Winter 2015
Volume 4, Issue 1

“SHADY, M.D.?”

CONVICTION OF WILLFUL FAILURE TO FILE A REPORT OF FOREIGN BANK FINANCIAL ACCOUNTS 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. 


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CONVICTION OF CONSPIRING TO COMMIT MONEY LAUNDERING 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 been convicted in the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, West Palm Beach Division of conspiring to commit money laundering.   

CONVICTION OF THEFT AND ENGAGING IN FRAUDULENT PRACTICE 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 proceeding. The physician is charged with having been convicted in Denver Criminal District Court of theft and engaging in fraudulent practice. .

CONVICTION OF PAYMENT FOR REFERRALS 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 been convicted in the United States District Court, District of New Jersey of Accepting Payments for Referrals and having been disciplined by the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners. 

CONVICTION OF AGGRAVATED DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED, RECKLESS DRIVING AND HAVING GIVING FALSE INFORMATION ON HIS REGISTRATION RENEWAL DOCUMENT Censure and reprimand with probation for sixty months and a $5,000 fine. The physician did not contest the charges of having been convicted in the District Court of Nassau County, New York of aggravated driving while intoxicated, reckless driving and having giving false information on his registration renewal document. During the period of probation the physician may only practice medicine if he is being monitored by qualified health care professionals and his practice is being supervised by a physician board certified in an appropriate specialty. 

CONVICTION OF CONSPIRING TO COMMIT HEALTH CARE FRAUD; FILING A FALSE REPORT AND INCOME TAX EVASION License revocation. Both parties may request a review of the Hearing Committee's Decision.The Hearing Committee sustained the charge finding the physician guilty of having been convicted in the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York of conspiring to commit health care fraud; filing a false report and income tax evasion. 
 
NEGLIGENCE ON MORE THAN ONE OCCASION Censure and reprimand, conditions for four years and $5,000 fine. The physician's license is limited prohibiting the prescribing of controlled substances to herself or to a family member. The physician did not contest the charge of negligence on more than one occasion.  Specifically, the physician prescribed controlled substance to a member of physician’s family on more than one occasion without adequate medical indications and/or without maintaining a medical record.  Physician also inappropriately issued two scripts for the same controlled substance during the same time period to a member of physician’s family.  Furthermore, physician personally used controlled substances which she had prescribed to a member of her family. The physician's license is limited prohibiting the prescribing of controlled substances to herself or to a family member. The physician shall practice medicine only when supervised in her practice by an on-site licensed physician; and she is being monitored by qualified health care professional monitors.   


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