Public Disciplinary Actions

  
  
  
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Description of Violation
Lynne A. CortCOMAR 10.26.03.03D(2)4/20/2023Probation1 YearLicense is in good standing

E​ngage in or condone behavior which is fraudulent, dishonest or deceitful or involves moral turpitude.

Keri A. JonesViolated - 10-226(c)(2)2/27/2023Summary SuspensionSuspension
 Poses risk of harm to the public health, safety and welfare​
Keri A. Jones1A-309(3), 1A-309(16), 1A-309(17)6/22/2023Probation2 YearsProbation

(3) ...unprofessional conduct in the practice of acupuncture;
(16) act of gross negligence, incompetence, or misconduct in the practice of acupuncture; and
(17) engaged in a course of conduct that is inconsistent with generally accepted professional standards in the practice of acupuncture;


Eric Serejski1A-30910/27/2004ReprimandedLicense is in good standing
  • (3) Is guilty of immoral or unprofessional conduct in the practice of acupuncture

  • (3) Is guilty of immoral or unprofessional conduct in the practice of acupuncture

Sheng Wang1A-3091/14/2003ReprimandedLicense is in good standing

(8) Practices acupuncture with an unauthorized person or assists an unauthorized person in the practice of acupuncture

Louis Giovanni Pescetto1A-3095/8/2001SuspendedLicense is in good standing

(3) Is guilty of immoral or unprofessional conduct in the practice of acupuncture;

Sang H. Kim​1A-3096/9/2020Surrender of License2 YearsNot Licensed
Immoral Unprofessional Conduct
Sang H. Kim​1A-3096/9/2020Suspension TerminatedNot Licensed

​Immoral Unprofessional Conduct

Jennifer​ Yocum1A-3103/3/2020Probation1 YearLicense is in good standing

Professional Boundaries​

Ian Noel1A-3091/8/2019Cease & Desist, FineNot Licensed

​Practicing without a license

​Aimee Grahe​ 1-A-3091/3/2019Probation, FineLicense is in good standing

​Filing false reports

Ted Annenberg1A-309(17)1/22/2015ReprimandedLicense is in good standing
David Wurzel1A-3095/13/2014Probation, Stayed 90 Day Suspension1 YearLicense 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

  • (17) Engages in a course of conduct that is inconsistent with generally  accepted professional standards in the practice of acupuncture

  • COMAR 10 .26.03.

  • 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

  • (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

Yaron Cohen1A-3094/16/2012Probation2 YearsLicense is in good standing

(7) Been convicted or pled guilt to a felony or to a crime involving moral turpitude. 

Kevin Turner§ 1A-309(17)1/14/2014ReprimandedLicense 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 

Qu Hui Zhu1A-3093/10/2009Reprimanded2 YearsLicense 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; 

  • after the termination of treatment; 

  • the practice of acupuncture.

Stacey Hachenberg§§ 1A-30910/27/2011Suspended18 MonthsLicense 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”.

Albert Liao1A-30910/2/2007ReprimandedLicense is in good standing

(8) Practices acupuncture with an unauthorized person or assists an unauthorized person in the practice of acupuncture

William H. Lee1A-30911/30/2003Suspended3 YearsNon-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)

Patricia Nordell1A-3096/15/2010Probation1 YearLicense is in good standing

(17) acted in an unprofessional manner in the practice of acupuncture

Alex Maines1A-3092/27/2008Reprimanded2 YearsLicense 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;

Neil Garland1A-3099/9/1997RevokedPermanentNon-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;

Bruce Kramer1A-3095/14/2009Suspended18 MonthsNon-Renewed

(3) Is guilty of immoral or unprofessional conduct in the practice of acupuncture;

Fongshein Chang1A-30912/6/1999Suspended30 DaysLicense 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;

Raeford Ellison1A-3098/29/2000Suspended1 YearNon-Renewed

Is guilty of immoral or unprofessional conduct in the practice of acupuncture;

Vivid Yang1A-30911/10/1998Suspended1 YearNon-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​

William Roberts§§ 1A-3099/12/2011Denied LicensureNot 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”.

Eun Yil Choi§§ 1A-4019/11/2007Probation1 YearLicense is in good standing

Practicing without a license

Louis Giovanni Pescetto1A-3096/17/2003Suspended6 MonthsLicense is in good standing
  • (3)Is guilty of immoral or unprofessional conduct in the practice of acupuncture;

  • (Violation of 05/08/2001 Consent Order)

Raymond Schmidt1A-3095/8/2001Suspended1 YearLicense is in good standing

(3) IIs guilty of immoral or unprofessional conduct in the practice of acupuncture;

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