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ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS 
PROFESSIONAL PRACTITIONERS

ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES

Buckley, Jane M., A.P.R.N. / Lic. #: 002431/Wallingford
Petition No.2018-725/Licensure in other states:  MA
Consent Order – February 19, 2020 
-Reprimand; $500.00 civil penalty; one-year probation; written supervisory reports.

 
BARBERS, COSMETICIANS, and HAIRDRESSERS
 
Chamoures, Lori A., H.C. / Lic. #: 032699/New Fairfield
Petition No.2019-1444/ Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Reinstatement Consent Order – January 14, 2020
- Reprimand; $400.00 civil penalty 

Martinez, Alise D., H.C./ Lic. #: 060347/Bethel
Petition No.2019-1443/ Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Reinstatement Consent Order – February 18, 2020
- $250.00 civil penalty; reprimand.

Schneider, Miguelina, H.C. / Lic. #: 047989/New Fairfield
Petition No.2020-82/Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Reinstatement Consent Order – February 25, 2020 
-$600.00 civil penalty; reprimand. 

Adkins, Timothy W., Barber / Lic. #: 004071/Hartford
Petition No.2020-169/Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Reinstatement Consent Order – March 06, 2020
- $800.00 civil penalty; reprimand. 


CERTIFIED NURSE AIDES

West, Tiaja, N.A. / NA# 91295550/Meriden
Petition No.2018-223/Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Memorandum of Decision – January 10, 2020
- Patient neglect to be listed on nurse aide registry. 

 
DENTISTS

Gulino, Jr., Dante, D.D.S. / Lic. #: 008353/Groton
Petition No.2019-969/Licensure in other states:  RI
Consent Order – January 08, 2020
- Reprimand 


 
EMBALMERS/FUNERAL HOMEs

National Cremation Service LLC., F.H. / Lic. #: 000620/New Britain
Petition No.2020-34/Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Reinstatement Consent Order – January 27, 2020
- $760.00 civil penalty; reprimand. 

 
EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIANS

Hany Sr., Peter C., E.M.T./Lic. #: 800748/Ellington
Petition No.2019-3 & 2019-10/  Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Consent Order – January 31, 2020
- 6 months’ probation; coursework in proper patient lifting and moving; reprimand.

Jehnings, James F., E.M.T./Lic. #: 950763/Newington 
Petition No.2019-20/ Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Consent Order – January 31, 2020
- one-year probation; coursework in EMS-protocol, Ethics, Documentation Standards and Communication; reprimand; supervisory reports.

Machnicz, Kiana, E.M.T. / Lic. #: 021606/Seymour
Petition No.2018-4/Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Consent Order – February 26, 2020
- Reprimand; $250.00 civil penalty.
 
Bruce, Allison M., E.M.T. / Lic. #: 020837/Middletown
Petition No.2020-9/Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Voluntary Surrender  - March 02, 2020


ENVIRONMENTAL
 
MDW Abatement Services LLC, Lead Abatement Contractor/ Lic. #: 002341/East Haven Petition No.2019-20/ Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Consent Order – January 07, 2020
- $250.00 civil penalty; reprimand.


Stateside Environmental Group Inc., Lead Consultant Contractor
 Lic. #: Unlicensed Practice
Petition No.2019-18/Licensure in other states:  UnknownConsent Order – January 17, 2020
- cease and desist.

Pero, James, Supervisor/ Lic. #: 001164/Madison
Petition No.2019-26/Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Voluntary Surrender – February 21, 2020

J&A Lead Abatement and Home Improvement LLC/ Lic. #: 002309
Petition No.2019-19/Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Consent Order – February 21, 2020
- $250.00 civil penalty; reprimand.

 
LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPISTS

Fairley, William G., M.T. / Lic. #: N/A
Petition No.2019-1276/ Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Prelicensure Consent Order – January 03, 2020
- Reprimand; Order shall be provided to probation officer; respondent shall remain in compliance with all terms of criminal probation. 

Giuffre, Kimberly H., M.T./ Lic. #: Unlicensed
Petition No.2018-831/Licensure in other states:  NY
Memorandum of Decision – March 10, 2020
- cease and desist. 

Prins, Catherine L., M.T. / Lic. #: 000567/Fairfield
Petition No.2020-205/Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Reinstatement Consent Order – March 17, 2020
-Reprimand; $1,020.00 civil penalty.


LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSES

Acosta, Daisy, L.P.N. / Lic. #: 036047/WTBY
Petition No.2019-1379/ Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Summary Suspension Order – January 15, 2020
-Suspended-pending further action

Asto, Luz A., L.P.N. / Lic. #: 039758/New Haven
Petition No.2018-133/Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Consent Order – January 15, 2020
- Reprimand. 

Crouse, Lauren K., L.P.N. / Lic. #: 036897/Canaan
Petition No.2019-511/Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Interim Consent Order – January 02, 2020
-License suspended until such time as this petition is resolved.

Lambert, Ashley E., L.P.N. / Lic. #: 040682/Thompson
Petition No.2019-537/ Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Consent Order – January 15, 2020
- 4 years’ probation; random urine screens; therapy and counseling; employer reports; no solo practice; narcotics restriction for the first year after returning to work; support group meetings.

Marcy, Brenden C., L.P.N. / Lic. #: Unlicensed
Petition No.2019-720/Licensure in other states:  TX, FL
Prelicensure Consent Order – January 27, 2020
- $250.00 civil penalty; reprimand. 


Orzco, Matthew, L.P.N. / Lic. #: 036153/Plantsville
Petition No.2019-302/ Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Reinstatement Consent Order – January 23, 2020
-4 years’ probation; random urine screens; therapy and counseling; employer reports; narcotics restriction for the first after returning to work; licensed restriction until LPN refresher course is completed. 

Neupaver, Buenna R., L.P.N. / Lic. #: 035040/Bristol
Petition No.2019-477/ Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Consent Order – February 19, 2020
- Reprimand; $1,000.00 civil penalty; upon completion of coursework in Professional boundaries, Professional Ethics, Social media in nursing, probation will be deemed terminated. 

Klies, Joshua P., L.P.N. / Lic. #: 037621/Torrington
Petition No.2019-1434/ Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Reinstatement Consent Order – February 11, 2020
- 4 years’ probation; random urine
 
Gallagher, Colleen, L.P.N. / Lic. #: 027133/Stratford
Petition No.2020-76/Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Summary Suspension Order – March 18, 2020
-Suspended-pending further action

Mely, Dianne F., L.P.N. / Lic. #: 026915/W.Suffield
Petition No.2019-835/ Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Consent Order – March 18, 2020
- Reprimand; 6 months’ probation; coursework in Advance Directives, and Critical Thinking. 

Rivers-Biltultte, Jennifer, L.P.N. / Lic. #: 037945/Quaker Hill
Petition No.2017-1043/ Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Memorandum of Decision – March 18, 2020
one-year probation; employer reports; coursework in Medication Administration and Documentation; random urine screens; no solo practice. 


PARAMEDICS
 
Patel, Jaymine A., Paramedic/ Lic. #: 003746/Branford
Petition No.2019-35/Licensure in other states:  UnknownConsent Order – January 23, 2020
-Reprimand; 6 months’ probation; written employer reports; coursework in Ethics. 

Mason, Melissa J., Paramedic/ Lic. #: 003416/Newtown
Petition No.2018-70/Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Consent Order – February 18, 2020
- Reprimand; one- year probation; coursework in caring for combative patients.


PHYSICIANS
 
Balachandran, Sundaramurthy, M.D. / Lic. #: 037442/Putnam
Petition No.2019-486/Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Consent Order – January 21, 2020
- $1,000.00 civil penalty. 

Drocea, Charles W., M.D. / Lic. #: 035884
Petition No.2019-241/Licensure in other states: NY, FL, NJ, PA
Voluntary Agreement not to Renew/Reinstate – January 14, 2020

Lynch, John D., M.D. / Lic. #: 018686 
Petition No.2019-100/Licensure in other states:  NH, MA,
Memorandum of Decision – January 21, 2020
- SPEX examination; licensed shall be reinstated and place on 3 years’ probation; clinical skills evaluation within first six months; therapy and management of psychotropic medication; random urine screens; support group attendance; no solo practice; employer reports. 

Marks, David R., M.D. / Lic. #: 032912/Weston
Petition No.2016-791/Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Consent Order – January 21, 2020
- Reprimand; $7,500.00 civil penalty; one-year probation; may only prescribe controlled substances in a hospital-based practice; supervisory reports; coursework in diagnosis and management of chronic pain by a primary care physician in cooperation with specialized physicians.

Biles, William, M.D. / Lic. #: 035949/New Fairfield
Petition No.2018-1259/ Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Consent Order – March 17, 2020
- Reprimand; 2 years’ probation; employer reports; coursework in Prescribing controlled substances and Diagnosing and Managing diabetes and its complications.

Cruz, Jorge, M.D. 
Petition No.2018-293/Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Consent Order – March 17, 2020
- cease and desist. 

Handley, Erwin C., M.D. / Lic. #: 056627
Petition No.2020-74/Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Voluntary Surrender – March 26, 2020

McCusker, Meagen M., M.D. / Lic. #: 050238/Granby
Petition No.2019-862/Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Consent Order – March 17, 2020
-$1,000.00 civil penalty.
 

Zebrowski, Stephen E., M.D. / Lic. #: 027212/Plainville
Petition No.2019-278/Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Consent Order – March 17, 2020
- Reprimand; 4 months’ probation shall terminate upon completion of coursework in Ethics. 

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS

McDonald, Cheryl A., P.A. / Lic. #: 000864/Middletown
Petition No.2017-1495/ Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Consent Order – January 21,2020
- $2,500.00 civil penalty. 


PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS

Melley, Mark A., P.C. / Lic. #: 001670/Vernon
Petition No.2020-231/Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Voluntary Surrender – March 02, 2020

PSYCHOLOGISTS

Werner, Arlene B., Psychologist/ Lic. #: 001644/Norwich
Petition No.2018-836/Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Consent Order – March 16, 2020
- Reprimand; 6 months’ probation; 6 hours of continuing education units in Billing Practices. 


RADIOGRAPHERS

Brown, Kristen L., Radiographer/ Lic. #: 004778/Putnam
Petition No.2019-792/licensure in other states:  Unknown
Voluntary Surrender – February 11, 2020


REGISTERED NURSES
 
Cardozo, Maria, R.N. / Lic. #: 073965/Higganum 
Petition No.2019-1282/ Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Voluntary Surrender – January 31, 2020 

Cochran, Deborah J., R.N. / Lic. #: E60003/N.Stonington
Petition No.2019-809/Licensure in other states:  Unknown
interim Consent Order – January 13, 2020
-License suspended until such time as this petition is resolved. 

Franco, Rosemary, R.N. / Lic. #: E25234/Branford
Petition No.2018-134/Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Consent Order – January 15, 2020
-Reprimand.

Hart, Amanda V., R.N. / Lic. #: 090939/Glastonbury
Petition No.2019-1360/ Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Summary Suspension Order – January 15, 2020
-Suspended-pending further action

Simms-Walton, Elaine B., R.N. / Lic. #: R36494/Enfield
Petition No.2019-834/Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Consent Order – January 15, 2020
- Reprimand; 6 months’ probation; coursework in Advance Directives, and Critical Thinking. 

Werden, Jennifer, R.N. / Lic. #: 085144/Hamden 
Petition No.2019-75/Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Voluntary Surrender – January 21, 2020

Johnson, Jessica L., R.N. / Lic. #: 075380/Avon
Petition No.2018-1363/ Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Reinstatement Consent Order – February 10, 2020
- 4 years’ probation; therapy and counseling; random urine screens; therapy reports; no self-employment or work for personnel provider service during the period of probation. 

Martin, David H., R.N. / Lic. #: 143914/Thomaston
Petition No.2019-31/Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Interim Consent Order – February 24,2020
-Suspended-pending further action

McAuliffe, Jaime A., R.N. / Lic. #: 123395/Oxford
Petition No.2019-1201/ Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Voluntary Agreement not to Reinstate/Renew – February 24, 2020

Sewell, Allison C., R.N. / Lic. #: 134500/Storrs
Petition No.2020-53/Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Interim Consent Order – February 11, 2020
-Suspended-pending further action

Vallas, Christopher A., R.N. / Lic. #: 101720/Clinton
Petition No.2017-638/Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Consent Order – February 19, 2020
- Reprimand.

Cavanaugh, Jill E., R.N. / Lic. #: E48577/Bristol
Petition No.2018-443/Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Consent Order – March 18, 2020
Reprimand; one-year probation; employer reports; no solo practice.
 
Clough, Vanessa E., R.N. / Lic. #: 115854/Shelton
Petition No.2020-111/Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Voluntary Surrender – March 16, 2020

Francis, Karina C., R.N. / Lic. #: 084101/Colchester
Petition No.2020-157/Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Summary Suspension Order – March 18, 2020
-Suspended-pending further action

Meister, William D., R.N. / Lic. #: 102986/North Haven
Petition No.2018-733/Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Consent Order  - March 18, 2020
- 4 years’ probation; therapy and counseling; written therapist reports; random urine screens; narcotics key restrictions; support group meetings.

Romatzick, Susan L., R.N. / Lic. #: R28820/Stratford
Petition No.2019-628/Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Consent Order – March 18, 2020
- Reprimand; 6 months’ probation; coursework in Documentation and in adult and pediatric assessment and trauma. 

SantaMaria, Joseph T., R.N. / Lic. #: 137004/Southington
Petition No.2020-170/Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Interim Consent Order – March 02, 2020
-Suspended until such time as this petition is resolved.

Cole, Felicita, R.N. /Lic. #: E51262/West Haven
Petition No.2014-1185/Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Completed Probation – March 06, 2020

Hany, Peter Sr., E.M.T. /Lic. #: 800748/Ellington
Petition No.2019-3 & 2019-10/ Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Completed Probation – March 23, 2020

Maluk, Tracy A., R.N. /Lic. #: 063687/Hamden
Petition No.2015-38/Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Completed Probation – March 02, 2020

Schmidt, Kelly A., Ph.D/Lic. #: 002411/Ellington
Petition No.2016-1055/ Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Completed Probation – March 10, 2020

Simms-Walton, Elaine,R.N./Lic. #: R36494/Enfield
Petition No.2019-834/Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Completed Probation – March 27, 2020


SPEECH AND LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

O’Connor, Jean-Ann, S.L.P. / Lic. #: 002524/Ivoryton 
Petition No.2019-1278/ Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Reinstatement Consent Order – January 02, 2020
- Reprimand; $5,000.00 civil penalty. 

Wiener, Amanda L., S.L.P. / Lic. #: 004560/Stamford
Petition No.2019-1442/ Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Reinstatement Consent Order – January 13, 2020
-Reprimand; $1,230.00 civil penalty.

McKee, Laura A., S.L.P. / Lic. #: 003410/Niantic
Petition No.2020-184/Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Reinstatement Consent Order – February 21, 2020
- $2,000.00 civil penalty; reprimand. 


COMPLETION OF DISCIPLINARY TERMS

Guinan, William P., M.D. /Lic. #: 028847/Windsor
Petition No. 2017-1476/ Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Completed Probation – January 16, 2020

Leone, Lenore, A.P.R.N. /Lic. #: 000581/Avon
Petition No.2017-6/Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Completed Probation – January 01, 2020

Pacheco, Maria, Nurse Aide/NA#9996912/Naugatuck 
Petition No.2018-1372/ Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Completed Probation – January 07, 2020

DiMaria, Luke F., Embalmer/Lic. #: 002214/Rocky Hill
Petition No.2014-948 & 2015-1402/ Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Completed Probation – February 01, 2020

Bruchenal David, M.D., /Lic. #: 032153/Stonington
Petition No.2015-1094/Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Completed Probation – February 04,2020

Cole, Felicita, R.N. /Lic. #: E51262/West Haven
Petition No.2014-1185/Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Completed Probation – March 06, 2020

Hany, Peter Sr., E.M.T. /Lic. #: 800748/Ellington
Petition No.2019-3 & 2019-10/ Licensure in other states:  Unknown
 Completed Probation – March 23, 2020

Maluk, Tracy A., R.N. /Lic. #: 063687/Hamden
Petition No.2015-38/Licensure in other states:  UnknownCompleted Probation – March 02, 2020


Schmidt, Kelly A., Ph.D/Lic. #: 002411/Ellington
Petition No.2016-1055/Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Completed Probation – March 10, 2020

Simms-Walton, Elaine,R.N./Lic. #: R36494/Enfield
Petition No.2019-834/Licensure in other states:  Unknown
Completed Probation – March 27, 2020


HEALTH CARE INSTITUTIONS
ADVERSE LICENSURE ACTIONS
 
Brookside Residential Care Home, LLC.
131 Franklin Street Ext.
Danbury, CT  06810
-Consent Order – February 20, 2020
-Civil Monetary Fine - $1,000.00
CIVIL FINES
Pendleton Health & Rehab Center
44 Maritime Drive
Mystic, CT  06355
- Class B Civil Fine, $6,120.00 – January 8, 2020
- Related to nursing staff and services

Arden House
850 Mix Avenue
Hamden, CT  06514
- Class B Civil Fine, $7,800.00 – December 10, 2019
- Related to nursing staff and services

Western Rehabilitation Care Center
107 Osborne Street
Danbury, CT  06810
- Class B Civil Fine, $10,000.00 – December 19, 2019
- Related to nursing staff and services

Bel- Air Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
256 New Britain Avenue
Newington, CT  06111
- Class B Civil Fine, $6,960.00 – January 29, 2020
- Related to nursing staff and services 

Apple Rehab - Rocky Hill
45 Elm Street
Rocky Hill, CT  06067
- Class B Civil Fine, $4,800.00 – 12/02/19
- Related to nursing staff and services


Apple Rehab - West Haven
308 Savin Avenue
West Haven, CT  06516
- Class B Civil Fine, $6.960.00 – 12/20/19
- Related to patient accident/incident

Portland Care and Rehabilitation Centre, Inc.
333 Main Street
Portland, CT  06480
- Class B Civil Fine, $9.060.00 –08/02/19
- Related to nursing staff and services

Regalcare At Southport
930 Mill Hill Terrace
Southport, CT  06890
- Class B Civil Fine, $10,000.00 –12/17/18
- Related to nursing staff and services; infection control;   
  infection control nurse       

Maefair Health Care Center
21 Maefair Court
Trumbull, CT  06611
- Class B Civil Fine, $6,960.00 – 12/18/19
- Related to patient accident/incident

New London Sub-Acute and Nursing
88 Clark Lane
Waterford, CT  06385
- Class B Civil Fine, $6,960.00 –12/23/19
- Related to nursing staff and services

Orchard Grove Specialty Care Center, LLC.
5 Richard Brown Drive
Uncasville, CT  06382
- Class B Civil Fine, $9,480.00 – February 26, 2020
- Related to nursing staff and services 

Skyview Rehab and Nursing
35 Marc Drive
Wallingford, CT  06492
- Class B Civil Fine, $10,000.00 – February 7, 2020
- Related to nursing staff and services

Salmon Brook Rehab & Nursing
72 Salmon Brook Drive
Glastonbury, CT  06033
- Class B Civil Fine, $6,120.00 – February 13, 2020
- Related to nursing staff and services

Nathaniel Witherell, The
70 Personage Road
Greenwich, CT  06830
- Class B Civil Fine, $10,000.00 – March 12, 2020
- Related to nursing staff and services 








WATER SUPPLY ENFORCEMENT 

ACTIONS TAKEN
       
 Public Water System: HOP RIVER HOMES, ANDOVER, CT
-Enforcement action: CONSENT ORDER
-Type of violation: maximum contaminant level 
-Date: 1/17/2020

Public Water System: HEMLOCK APARTMENTS, ESSEX, CT
-Enforcement action: ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER
-Type of violation: lead consumer notice and consumer confidence reports 
-Date: 1/17/2020

Public Water System: THE WESTON FIELD CLUB - WELL #1, WESTON, CT
-Enforcement action: CONSENT ORDER
-Type of violation: lead action level exceedance 
-Date: 1/24/2020

Public Water System: MUNSONS CANDY KITCHEN, BOLTON, CT
-Enforcement action: ADMINSTRATIVE ORDER
-Type of violation: lead action level exceedance 
-Date: 3/12/2020

Public Water System: 39 HOP BROOK ROAD, BROOKFIELD, CT
-Enforcement action: ADMINSTRATIVE ORDER
-Type of violation: maximum contaminant level 
-Date: 3/12/2020


Last updated 7-9-2020