Fall 2014
Volume 3, Issue 4

“HARASSING THIEF?”

CONVICTION OF PETIT LARCENY AND CRIMINAL TRESPASS Indefinite license suspension of a period of no less than twelve months; after which the physician assistant may petition for a modification order staying the suspension. The modification order may include probationary terms and/or further conditions concerning her practice of medicine. The physician assistant admitted guilt to the charge of having been convicted in the Hopewell Town Court, Ontario County, New York of Petit Larceny and Criminal Trespass. 


IN OTHER NEWS...

CONVICTION OF TRAFFICKING IN ILLEGAL DRUGS Pursuant to New York State Public Health Law Section 230 (12)(b), the physician may not practice medicine in New York State or in any other jurisdiction where his practice is predicated on holding a valid New York State medical license. Unless modified by the Commissioner, this order remains in effect until the conclusion of the New York State Board for Professional Medical Conduct hearing proceedings. Physician has been charged by the Circuit Court of the County of Orange, Florida of trafficking in illegal drugs and having been disciplined by the Florida State Board of Medicine for having been convicted of a crime and his inappropriate prescribing of controlled substances. 

CONVICTION OF CONSPIRING TO DEFRAUD THE UNITED STATES RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD The physician is charged with having been convicted in United States District Court, Southern District of New York of conspiring to defraud the United States Railroad Retirement Board; conspiring to commit mail fraud, wire fraud and health care fraud. Pursuant to New York State Public Health Law Section 230 (12)(b), the physician may not practice medicine in New York State or in any other jurisdiction where his practice is predicated on holding a valid New York State medical license. Unless modified by the Commissioner, this order remains in effect until the conclusion of the New York State Board for Professional Medical Conduct hearing proceedings.

DISCIPLINED FOR HARASSING A PATIENT AND FAILING TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE RECORDS Censure and Reprimand with $10,000 fine. Additionally, the physician’s license to practice medicine in New York State shall be limited to preclude the examination of female patients except in the presence of a chaperone. The physician did not contest the charge of harassing a patient and failing to maintain adequate records.

DISCIPLINED FOR FAILING TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE RECORDS; PRESCRIBING MEDICATIONS TO PATIENTS WITHOUT PERFORMING AND EVALUATION AND PRESCRIBING MEDICATIONS OVER THE INTERNET FOR OTHER THAN MEDICALLY ACCEPTED THERAPEUTIC PURPOSES The physician is precluded from the practice of medicine in New York State and will never activate his registration or reapply for a medical license in New York State. The physician did not contest the charge of having been disciplined by the Illinois State Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for failing to maintain adequate records; prescribing medications to patients without performing an evaluation and prescribing medications over the internet for other than medically accepted therapeutic purposes. 

DISCIPLINED FOR PRACTICING MEDICINE DUE TO ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE AND SEVERE MENTAL ILLNESS Pursuant to New York State Public Health Law Section 230(12)(b), the physician may not practice medicine in New York State or in any other jurisdiction where his practice is predicated on holding a valid New York State medical license. Unless modified by the Commissioner, this order remains in effect until the conclusion of the New York State Board for Professional Medical Conduct hearing proceedings. The physician is charged with having an emergency restriction issued by the Florida State Department of Health which prohibited the physician from practicing medicine due to alcohol dependence and severe mental illness. 
 
CONVICTION OF FILING A FALSE REPORT License suspension for five years, stayed with probation for five years. Both parties may request a review of the Hearing Committee Decision. The Hearing Committee sustained the charges finding the physician guilty of filing a false report and having been convicted in the Supreme Court of the State of New York State, Queens County of Criminal Facilitation.  


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