Public Disciplinary Actions

Name Violated Date Action Duration Status Description of Violation
             
Ted Annenberg 1A-309(17) 1/22/2015 reprimand  n/a  license is in good standing inadequate record keeping
             
             
David Wurzel 1A-309 5/13/2014 Stayed 90 day suspension & probation 1 Year Probation  § 1A-309           
            (3) Is guilty of immoral or unprofessional conduct in the practice of  acupuncture;
            (16) Commits any act of gross negligence, incompetence; or misconduct in the practice of acupuncture
            (17) Engages in a course of conduct that is inconsistent with generally  accepted professional standards in the practice of acupuncture.
            COMAR 10 .26.03.
            .05 Professional Boundaries.
            A. (1) Maintain professional boundaries, even when the patient initiates crossing the boundaries of the professional relationship;
            (2) Respect and maintain professional boundaries and respect the patient's reasonable expectation of  professional conduct; and
            (3) If the licensee and the patient mutually desire a personal relationship, immediately terminate the professional relationship, make an appropriate referral to another health care practitioner, and wait before engaging in such a relationship for a time when it is reasonably certain that the professional relationship  has no influence on the personal relationship.
Cohen, Yaron 1A-309 4/16/2012 Probation 24 months License is in good standing (7) Been convicted or pled guilt to a felony or to a crime involving moral turpitude. 
              
Turner, Kevin § 1A-309(17) 1/14/2014 Reprimanded  Completion of board approved supervision License is in good standing Engaged in a course of conduct that is inconsistent with generally accepted professional standards in the practice of acupuncture, and violated 
              
Zhu, Qu Hui 1A-309 3/10/2009 Reprimanded  2 years License is in good standing (3) Is guilty of immoral or unprofessional conduct in the practice of acupuncture;
             (6) Knowingly violates any provision of this title or any rule or regulation of the Board adopted under this title, to wit:
            COMAR 10.26.03.03C A licensee shall: (5) At all times respect the patient’s dignity, autonomy and privacy;
            COMAR 10.26.03.03D A licensee may not: (2) Knowingly engage in or condone behavior which is fraudulent, dishonest, or deceitful,
            or involves moral turpitude;
            COMAR 10.26.03.04A A licensee shall: (4) Maintain a written record of treatment of the patient under the licensee’s care for at least 5 years
            after the termination of treatment; 
            18) Engages in a course of conduct that is inconsistent with generally an accepted professional standards in
            the practice of acupuncture.
Hachenberg, Stacey §§ 1A-309    10/27/2011 Suspended  18 months License is in good standing (3)Is guilty of immoral or unprofessional conduct in the practice of acupuncture;
             (6) “Knowingly violates any provision of this title or any rule or regulation of the Board adopted under this title,
            (16) “Commits any act of gross negligence, incompetence, or misconduct in the practice of acupuncture”), 1A-309(17) (Engages in a course of conduct that is inconsistent with generally accepted professional standards in the practice of acupuncture”, and
            COMAR 10.26.03.05B “The licensee may not…[e]ngage in a sexually intimate act with a patient”.
Liao, Albert  1A-309 10/2/2007 Reprimanded   License is in good standing (8) Practices acupuncture with an unauthorized person or assists an unauthorized person in the practice of acupuncture
              
Lee, William H. 1A-309  11/30/2003 Suspended  3 years Non- renewed (4) Is professionally, physically, or mentally incompetent;
             (5) Provides professional services while:
            (7) Is convicted of or pleads guilty or nolo contendere to a felony or to a crime involving moral turpitude,
            whether or not any appeal or other proceeding is pending to have the conviction or plea set aside;
            (16)Commits any act of gross negligence, incompetence, or misconduct in the practice of acupuncture;
            COMAR 10.26.03.03 C (1), (2), (8), (9), (10); D (3), (4)
            10.26.03.04 A (4); B (3)
            10.26.03.07 A (1); B
            10.26.03.08 B (1), (7)
Nordell, Patricia 1A-309  6/15/2010 Probation  1 year License is in good standing (17) acted in an unprofessional manner in the practice of acupuncture
              
Maines, Alex  1A-309  2/27/2008 Reprimanded  2 yrs. License is in good standing (3) Is guilty of immoral or unprofessional conduct in the practice of acupuncture;
             (16) Commits any act of gross negligence, incompetence, or misconduct in the practice of acupuncture;
Garland, Neil  1A-309  9/9/1997 Revoked   Non-renewed 2) Fraudulently or deceptively:
             (i) Uses a license; or
            (ii) Solicits or advertises;
            (3) Is guilty of immoral or unprofessional conduct in the practice of acupuncture;
            (4) Is professionally, physically, or mentally incompetent;
            (5) Provides professional services while:
            (i) Under the influence of alcohol; or
            (ii) Using any narcotic or controlled dangerous substance, as defined in § 5-101 of the Criminal Law Article, or other drug
            that is in excess of therapeutic amounts or without a valid medical indication;
            Willfully makes or files a false report or record in the practice of acupuncture;
Kramer, Bruce 1A-309  5/14/2009 Suspended  18 months Non- renewed (3) Is guilty of immoral or unprofessional conduct in the practice of acupuncture;
              
Chang, Fonghsein 1A-309 12/6/1999 Suspended  30 days License is in good standing (3) Is guilty of immoral or unprofessional conduct in the practice of acupuncture;
             (10) Willfully makes or files a false report or record in the practice of acupuncture;
Ellison, Raeford  1A-309  8/29/2000 Suspended  1 year Non- renewed Is guilty of immoral or unprofessional conduct in the practice of acupuncture;
              
Yang, Vivid 1A-309 11/10/1998 Suspended  1 year Non-renewed (7) IIs convicted of or pleads guilty or nolo contendere to a felony or to a crime involving moral turpitude, whether
             or not any appeal or other proceeding is pending to have the conviction or plea set aside
Roberts, William §§ 1A-309 9/12/2011 Denied Licensure n/a Not Licensed (2) Is guilty of immoral or unprofessional conduct in the practice of acupuncture;
             (3); and engaging in conduct that is inconsistent with generally accepted professional standards in the practice of acupuncture (16) “Commits any act of gross negligence, incompetence, or misconduct in the practice of acupuncture”), 1A-309(17) (Engages in a course of conduct that is inconsistent with generally accepted professional standards in the practice of acupuncture”, and
            COMAR 10.26.03.05B “The licensee may not…[e]ngage in a sexually intimate act with a patient”.
Choi, Eun Yil §§ 1A-401 9/11/2007 Probation 1 Year License is in good standing Practicing without a license
              
Pescetto, Louis Giovanni 1A-309  6/17/2003 Suspended 6 months License is in good standing (3)Is guilty of immoral or unprofessional conduct in the practice of acupuncture;
             (Violation of 05/08/2001 Consent Order)
Schmidt, Raymond  1A-309  5/8/2001 Suspended  1 year License is in good standing (3) IIs guilty of immoral or unprofessional conduct in the practice of acupuncture;
              
Schmidt, Raymond 1A-309 4/1/2004 Suspended 6 months License is in good standing (3) Is guilty of immoral or unprofessional conduct in the practice of acupuncture;
              
Serejski, Eric 1A-309  10/27/2004 Reprimanded   License is in good standing (3) Is guilty of immoral or unprofessional conduct in the practice of acupuncture
             (10) Willfully makes or files a false report or record in the practice of acupuncture; 
Wang, Sheng 1A-309 1/14/2003 Reprimanded   License is in good standing (8) Practices acupuncture with an unauthorized person or assists an unauthorized person in the practice of acupuncture
              
Pescetto, Louis Giovanni 1A-309  5/8/2001 Suspended  Suspended  License is in good standing (3) Is guilty of immoral or unprofessional conduct in the practice of acupuncture;
            
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