2013 Citations and Disciplinary Actions

Last Updated: 7/30/2014

CITE AND FINE

Cheifer, Arne
Los Angeles, CA

Effective December 13, 2013, a $2500 citation was issued against Arne Cheifer with an address in Los Angeles, CA for a violation of Business and Professions Code (BPC) § 3040: Advertising and Controlling an Optometric Practice without being Licensed. To obtain a copy of the Citation, please go to:
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Chin, Radbert Jonas (OPT 13826)
Pleasanton, CA

Effective September 23, 2013, a $5,000 citation was issued against the license of Radbert Jonas Chin (OPT 13826), with an address of record in Pleasanton, CA for violations of Business and Professions Code (BPC) § 651: Disseminating False, Misleading and/or Deceiving Statements to the Public; BPC § 3110(e): The Commission of Fraud, Misrepresentation, or any Act Involving Dishonesty or Corruption, that is Substantially Related to the Qualifications, Functions or Duties of an Optometrist; BPC § 3110(g): The Use of Advertising Relating to Optometry that Violates Section 651 or 17500; and BPC § 3110(a): Violating any Provision of the Optometry Practice Act. Click here to view the doctor's profile and to obtain a copy of the action, please go to:
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Dobrushin, Valery
San Francisco, CA

Effective July 22, 2013, a $2,500 modified citation was issued against Valery Dobrushin, with an address in San Francisco, CA, for a violation of BPC § 3040: Engaging in the Practice of Optometry without a License. To obtain a copy of the citation, please go to:
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Fortner, Randal James (OPT 13215)
Coos Bay, OR

Effective December 27, 2013, a $2,000 modified citation was issued against the license of Randal James Fortner (OPT 13215), with an address of record in Coos Bay, OR, for violations of Business and Professions Code (BPC) § 3110(i): Procuring License by Misrepresentation; BPC § 3110(j): Making or Giving Any False Statement in Connection with the Application for Issuance of a License; and BPC § 3110(a): Violating any Provision of the Optometry Practice Act. Click here to view the doctor’s profile. To obtain a copy of the citation, please go to:
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Hill, Robin Ann
Livermore, CA

Effective October 18, 2013, a $3,000 citation was issued against Robin Ann Hill, with an address in Livermore, CA for violations of Business and Professions Code (BPC) § 3040: Engaging in the Practice of Optometry without a License; and BPC § 3042: Dispensing an Ophthalmic Device without a Prescription. To obtain a copy of the citation, please go to:
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Huynh, Jessica Thi (OPT 14380)
Roseville, CA

Effective July 22, 2013 a $1,500 citation was issued against the license of Jessica Thi Huynh (OPT 14380), with an address of record in Roseville, CA for violations of Business and Professions Code (BPC) § 3110(k); Conviction of a Substantially Related Crime; BPC § 3110(f): Engaging in Action or Conduct that would have Warranted a Denial of License; and BPC § 3110(a): Violating any Provision of the Optometry Practice Act. Click here to view the doctor's profile. To obtain a copy of the citation, please go to:
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Kendall, Jon Harding (OPT 6974)
Santa Ana, CA

Effective October 15, 2013, a $2,500 citation was issued against the license of Jon Harding Kendall (OPT 6974), with an address of record in Santa Ana, CA for violations of Business and Professions Code (BPC) § 136: Failing to Notify the Board within 30 days of a Change of Address; BPC § 3110(x): Failing to Comply with a Patient Request for Medical Records; and BPC § 3110(a): Violating any Provision of the Optometry Practice Act. Click here to view the doctor's profile. To obtain a copy of the citation, please go to:
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Kirk, Robert Thomas (OPT 7830)
Dana Point, CA

Effective October 11, 2013, a $2,000 modified citation was issued against the license of Robert Thomas Kirk (OPT 7830), with an address of record in Dana Point, CA for violations of Business and Professions Code (BPC) § 3110 (k); Conviction of a Substantially Related Crime; BPC § 3110(f): Engaging in Action or Conduct that would have Warranted a Denial of License; BPC § 3110(l): Use of Controlled Substances to an Extent or in a Manner Dangerous or Injurious to Self or Others; and BPC § 3110(a): Violating any Provision of the Optometry Practice Act. Click here to view the doctor's profile. To obtain a copy of the citation, please go to:
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Monetta, Robert Alan, License (OPT 7529)
San Francisco, CA

Effective September 11, 2013, a $5,000 citation was issued against the license of Robert Alan Monetta, (OPT 7529, with an address of record in San Francisco, CA for a violation of Business and Professions Code § 3110 (y): Failing to Refer a Patient to an Appropriate Physician. Click here to view the doctor's profile and to obtain a copy of the action, please go to:
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Zaw, Katherine
Diamond Bar, CA
Effective December 27, 2013, a $3000 citation was issued against Katherine Zaw with an address in Diamond Bar, CA for violations of Business and Professions Code (BPC) § 3040: Engaging in the Practice of Optometry without a License; and BPC § 3042: Dispensing an Ophthalmic Device without a Prescription. To obtain a copy of the Citation, please go to:
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PENDING ACCUSATIONS

Armstrong, Richard Paul, (OPT 9196)
Saugus, CA

On August 5, 2013, an Accusation was filed against the license of Richard Paul Armstrong (OPT 9196), with an address of record in Saugus, CA, alleging violations of Business and Professions Code (BPC) § 3110(a), (k), and 490, in conjunction with the California Code of Regulations (CCR) title 16 § 1517: Conviction of a Substantially Related Crime; and BPC § 3110(l): Dangerous Use of Alcohol, Controlled Substances, and Dangerous Drugs. Click here to view the doctor's profile and to obtain a copy of the action, please go to:
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Kwon, Soon Hyung (OPT 11681)
Anaheim, CA

On June 12, 2013, an Accusation was filed against the license of Soon Hyung Kwon (OPT 11681), with an address of record in Anaheim, CA, alleging violations of Business and Professions Code (BPC) § 810(a)(1) and (a)(2): Unprofessional Conduct – Insurance Fraud; BPC § 3105: Altering, Modifying or Creating Medical Record With Fraudulent Intent; BPC § 3106: Unprofessional Conduct – False Documents Related to Optometry; and BPC § 3110(e): Unprofessional Conduct – Fraud, Misrepresentation, Dishonesty or Corruption. To view the doctor's profile and to obtain a copy of the action, please go to:
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PETITION FOR REDUCTION OF PENALTY OR EARLY TERMINATION OF PROBATION

Anderson, Susanne Wilch (OPT 6613)
Nipomo, CA

On November 20, 2012, Susanne Wilch Anderson (OPT 6613), with an address of record in Nipomo, CA, filed a Petition for Reduction of Penalty or Early Termination of Probation (Petition). Respondent's optometry license was placed on probation effective October 12, 2011 by Stipulated Settlement for violations of Business and Professions Code (BPC) § 3090, 3110(a) and (l): Use of Alcoholic Beverages or Controlled Substances; BPC § 3090, 3110(a) and (c): Repeated Negligent Acts; BPC § 3090, 3110(a) and (f) and 480(a)(3): Acts or Conduct that Would Have Warranted Denial of License; and BPC § 3090, 3110(a), (k) and 490 in conjunction with California Code of Regulations, title 16, section 1517: Substantially Related Convictions. A quorum of the California State Board of Optometry heard the Petition on August 16, 2013. The Petition was granted and is effective November 5, 2013. Click here to view the doctor's profile. To obtain a copy of the action, please go to:
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Fisher, Svetlana (OPT 9936)
West Hollywood, CA

On March 27, 2013, Svetlana Fisher (OPT 9936), with an address of record in West Hollywood, CA, filed a Petition for Reduction of Penalty or Early Termination of Probation (Petition). Respondent's optometry license was placed on probation effective May 8, 2012 by stipulated settlement for a violation of Business and Professions Code § 3110(q): Failure to Maintain Adequate and Accurate Records. A quorum of the California State Board of Optometry heard the Petition on May 10, 2013. The Petition was granted and is effective August 1, 2013. Click here to view the doctor's profile and to obtain a copy of the action, please go to:
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Gibson, Brent Lee (OPT 10198)
Long Beach, CA

On August 28, 2012, Brent Lee Gibson (OPT 10198), with an address of record in Long Beach, CA, filed a Petition for Reduction of Penalty or Early Termination of Probation. Respondent's optometry license was placed on probation effective August 4, 2011 by stipulated settlement for violations of Business and Professions Code (BPC) § 490 and 3110(k): Criminal Convictions; and BPC § 3110(l): Unprofessional Conduct – Dangerous Use of Controlled Substances. A quorum of the California State Board of Optometry heard the petition on June 10, 2013. The Petition for Early Termination of Probation was denied. The Petition for Reduction in Penalty was granted subject to certain terms and conditions of probation. The decision of the Board is effective July 10, 2013. Click here to view the doctor's profile and to obtain a copy of the action, please go to:
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Hall, Jeffrey Allan (OPT 6242)
San Diego, CA

On April 7, 2013, Jeffrey Allan Hall (OPT 6242), with an address of record in San Diego, CA, filed a Petition for Termination of Probation (Petition). Respondent's optometry license was placed on probation effective April 4, 2012 by Stipulated Settlement for violations of Business and Professions Code (BPC) § 3110(b) and (q): Repeated Negligent Acts; and BPC § 3110(b) and (d): Gross Negligence/Incompetence. A quorum of the California State Board of Optometry heard the Petition on August 16, 2013. The Petition was granted and is effective November 29, 2013. Click here to view the doctor's profile and to obtain a copy of the action, please go to:
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PETITIONS TO REVOKE PROBATION

Nguyen, Huyen Mong, (OPT 10148)
Sacramento, CA

On September 25, 2013, a Petition to Revoke Probation was filed against Huyen Mong Nguyen (OPT 10148), with an address of record in Sacramento, CA, alleging she failed to comply with her probation terms. Dr. Nguyen's license was placed on probation for five years effective July 10, 2006, by stipulated settlement, for violations of Business and Professions Code (BPC) § 810(a)(1) and 810(a)(2): Knowingly Presenting False or Fraudulent Claims for Payment Under a Contract of Insurance; and BPC § 3090(b): Obtaining Fees by Fraud or Misrepresentation. On May 13, 2010, the Board filed a Petition to Revoke Probation for failing to comply with multiple probation terms. By stipulated settlement, effective May 18, 2011, her probation was extended by five years. Click here to view the doctor's profile and to obtain a copy of the action, please go to:
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PETITION FOR REINSTATEMENT

Thornton, Larry Franklin (OPT 6369)
Los Angeles, CA

On August 12, 2013, Larry Franklin Thornton (OPT 6369), with an address of record in Los Angeles, CA, filed a Petition for Reinstatement (Petition). Respondent’s optometry license was revoked effective July 14, 2003 by Default Decision for violations of Business and Professions Code § 3090(b) and 141(a): Unprofessional Conduct – Disciplinary Action by Another State. A quorum of the California State Board of Optometry heard the Petition on September 13, 2013. The Petition is denied and is effective December 11, 2013. To view the doctor’s profile and obtain a copy of the action, please go to:
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PROBATION

Anderson, Scott Tyler (OPT 10279)
Laguna Hills, CA

Effective December 11, 2013, the license of Scott Tyler Anderson (OPT 10279), with an address of record in Laguna Hills, CA was revoked, the revocation was stayed and his license was placed on three years probation for violations of Business and Professions Code (BPC) § 490 and 3110(k): Criminal Convictions for DUI and Driving with Blood Alcohol Level of 0.08% or More; and BPC § 3110(l): Use of Alcohol in a Manner Dangerous to Self or Others. To view the doctor's profile and obtain a copy of the action, please go to:
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Bradley, David Alan (OPT 7747)
Yuba City, CA

Effective December 11, 2013, the license of David Alan Bradley (OPT 7747), with an address of record in Yuba City, CA is revoked, the revocation is stayed, and his license is placed on three years probation for violations of Business and Professions Code (BPC) § 3110(b): Gross Negligence; BPC § 3110(d): Incompetence; BPC § 3110: Unprofessional Conduct and BPC § 3110(y): Failure to Refer. To view the doctor's profile and obtain a copy of the action, please go to:
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Brosnan, David Cameron (OPT 11410)
Daly City, CA

Effective June 27, 2013, the license of David Cameron Brosnan (OPT 11410), with an address of record in Daly City, CA, is revoked; the revocation is stayed, and his license is placed on five years probation for violations of the Business and Professions Code (BPC), the California Code of Regulations (CCR) and the Health and Safety Code (HSC) as follows: BPC § 136(a) and 3110(a): Failing to Notify the Board of Change of Mailing Address; BPC § 3007 and 3110(a): Failing to Retain Patient Records; BPC § 3070(a) and 3110(a): Failing to Notify the Board of Change of Address; BPC § 3098: Using the Title "Dr." Without "Optometrist," "Opt. D.," or "O.D." in Connection with Title; BPC § 3110 (b): Gross Negligence; BPC § 3110(c): Repeated Negligent Acts; BPC § 3110(q): Failing to Maintain Adequate and Accurate Records; BPC § 3110 (x): Failing to Comply with Request for Records; BPC § 3110 and HSC § 123110(a): Failing to Allow Inspection of Records; BPC § 3110 and HSC § 123110(b): Failing to Provide Copies of Records Subject to Inspection; and BPC § 3110(a) and CCR, title 16 § 1510: Failing to Keep an Accurate Record of Findings. Click here to view the doctor's profile and to obtain a copy of the action, please go to:
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Bui, Duc (OPT 11044)
Cupertino, CA

Effective December 11, 2013, the license of Duc Bui (OPT 11044), with an address of record in Cupertino, CA was revoked, the revocation was stayed, and his license was placed on five years probation. To view the doctor’s profile and obtain a copy of the action, please go to:
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Larson, Larrance Edwin (OPT 6725)
Folsom, CA

Effective January 17, 2013 the license of Larrance Edwin Larson (OPT 6725), with an address of record in Folsom, CA, is revoked, the revocation is stayed, and his license is placed on three years probation. To view the doctor’s profile and obtain a copy of the action, please go to:
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Nguyen, Mai-Anh Chtn (OPT 11482)
San Jose, CA

Effective December 11, 2013, the license of Mai-Anh Chtn Nguyen (OPT 11482), with an address of record in San Jose, CA is revoked, the revocation is stayed, and her license is placed on five years probation for violations of Business and Professions Code (BPC) § 810(a)(1) and (a)(2): Unprofessional Conduct: Insurance Fraud; BPC § 3105: Unprofessional Conduct: False Medical Record; BPC § 3106: Unprofessional Conduct: False Document Related to Optometry; and BPC § 3110(e): Unprofessional Conduct: Fraud, Misrepresentation or Dishonesty. To view the doctor's profile and obtain a copy of the action:
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Pham, Brittany Quynh (OPT 10398)
San Ramon, CA

Effective June 27, 2013, the license of Brittany Quynh Pham (OPT 10398), with an address of record in San Ramon, CA, is revoked, the revocation is stayed, and her license is placed on five years probation for violations of Business and Professions Code (BPC) § 810(a)(1) and (a)(2) in conjunction with 3110(a), (e), and (f): Unprofessional Conduct – Insurance Fraud; BPC § 3105 in conjunction with 3110(a) and (e): Unprofessional Conduct – Alteration of Medical Records; BPC § 3106 in conjunction with 3110(e): Unprofessional Conduct – False Representation of Facts. Click here to view the doctor's profile and to obtain a copy of the action, please go to:
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Pirmohamed, Salimah Moez, (OPT 13918)
San Diego, CA

Effective September 26, 2013, the license of Salimah Moez Pirmohamed, License No. OPT 13918, with an address of record in San Diego, CA, was revoked; the revocation was stayed, and her license was placed on three years probation for violations of Business and Professions Code (BPC) § 490 and 3110(k): Criminal Conviction for Driving with a Blood Alcohol Level of 0.08% or More; and BPC § 3110(l): Using Alcohol in a Manner Dangerous to Self or Others. Click here to view the doctor's profile and to obtain a copy of the action, please go to:
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Schroeder, Stephen G. (OPT 8321)
Lake Elsinore, CA

On August 1, 2013, Stephen G. Schroeder (OPT 8321), with an address of record in Lake Elsinore, CA, filed a Petition for Reinstatement (Petition). Respondent’s optometry license was revoked effective October 3, 2008 by stipulated settlement for violating Business and Professions Code (BPC) § 3110(a), (f), (l), and 480(a)(3): Self Administration of Controlled Substances; BPC § 3110(a), (e), (f), 480(a)(2), (a)(3), and 3106: False and Fraudulent Misrepresentation to the Board; BPC § 3110(a), (e), (f), (s), 480(a)(2) and (a)(3): Practicing Optometry without a Valid License; and failure to comply with multiple probation terms. A quorum of the California State Board of Optometry heard the Petition on September 13, 2013. The Petition is granted and is effective December 11, 2013. Respondent’s reissued license is immediately revoked, the revocation is stayed and his license is placed on four years probation. After being placed on probation, Respondent’s license is immediately suspended for a period of six months. To view the doctor’s profile and obtain a copy of the action, please go to:
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Stensland, Stig Eric (OPT 9172)
Stockton, CA

Effective December 11, 2013, the license of Stig Eric Stensland (OPT 9172), with an address of record in Stockton, CA, was revoked, the revocation was stayed, and his license was placed on five years probation for violations of Business and Professions Code (BPC) § 3110(k): Crime Convictions; and BPC § 3110(l): Use of Alcohol to an Extent or in a Manner Dangerous or Injurious to Himself or Others. To view the doctor's profile and obtain a copy of the action:
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Tom, Gregory Lawrence (OPT 10427)
Pleasanton, CA

On May 7, 2013, Gregory Lawrence Tom (OPT 10427), with an address of record in Pleasanton, CA, filed a Petition for Reinstatement (Petition). Respondent’s optometry license was revoked effective August 29, 2012, by Proposed Decision for failure to comply with multiple probation terms. A quorum of the California State Board of Optometry heard the Petition on September 13, 2013. The Petition is granted and is effective December 11, 2013. Respondent’s reissued license is immediately revoked, the revocation is stayed and his license is placed on five years probation. To view the doctor’s profile and obtain a copy of the action, please go to:
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Wei, Jolyn (OPT 13614)
Los Angeles, CA

Effective September 20, 2013, the license of Jolyn Wei, (OPT 13614), with an address of record in Los Angeles, CA was revoked, the revocation was stayed, and her license was placed on three years probation for violations of Business and Professions Code (BPC) § 3110(f), (k), and (l) and § 490 in conjunction with California Code of Regulations, title 16, § 1517: Convictions of a Substantially Related Crime. Click here to view the doctor's profile and to obtain a copy of the action, please go to:
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Young, Lawrence Edwin (OPT 8618)
Rowland Heights, CA

On August 28, 2013, Lawrence Edwin Young (OPT 8618), with an address of record in Rowland Heights, CA, filed a Petition for Reinstatement (Petition). Respondent’s optometry license was revoked effective February 12, 2011, by Proposed Decision for failure to comply with multiple probation terms. A quorum of the California State Board of Optometry heard the Petition on September 13, 2013. The Petition is granted and is effective December 11, 2013. Respondent’s reissued license is immediately revoked, the revocation is stayed and his license is placed on three years probation. To view the doctor’s profile and obtain a copy of the action, please go to:
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REVOKED

Lin, Jerry T. (OPT 11077)
Azusa, CA

Effective June 27, 2013, the license of Jerry T. Lin (OPT 11077), with an address of record in Azusa, CA, is revoked for violations of Business and Professions Code (BPC) § 3110(a), (e) and (f) in conjunction with 810(a)(1) and (a)(2): Unprofessional Conduct – False and Fraudulent Claim; BPC § 3105 in conjunction with § 3110(a) and (e): Unprofessional Conduct – Alteration of Medical Records; and BPC § 3106 in conjunction with 3110(e): Unprofessional Conduct – False Representation of Facts. Click here to view the doctor's profile and to obtain a copy of the action, please go to:
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Fry, Stephen Eugene (OPT 6220)
Chula Vista, CA

Effective December 11, 2013, the license of Stephen Eugene Fry (OPT 6220), with an address of record in Chula Vista, CA, was revoked for violations of BPC § 136(a): Failure to Notify the Board of Change of Mailing Address; BPC § 3007: Failure to Retain Patient Records; BPC § 3070(a): Failure to Notify the Board of a Change of Address; BPC § 3110(b): Unprofessional Conduct – Gross Negligence; BPC § 3110 (c): Unprofessional Conduct – Repeated Negligent Acts; BPC § 3110 (q): Unprofessional Conduct – Failure to Maintain Adequate and Accurate Records; CCR, title 16 § 1510: Professional Inefficiency for Failure to Keep an Accurate Record of Findings; and BPC § 3110(a): Unprofessional Conduct – Violation of Rules and Regulations Adopted by the Board. To view the doctor's profile and obtain a copy of the action:
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SURRENDERED

Armstrong, Robert Davern (OPT 4890)
Woodland Hills, CA

Effective June, 27, 2013, the license of Robert Davern Armstrong (OPT 4890), with an address of record in Woodland Hills, CA, is voluntarily surrendered for failing to comply with multiple probation terms. Respondent was placed on Probation for four years, effective May 5, 2012. Click here to view the doctor's profile and to obtain a copy of the action, please go to:
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Lau, George M. (OPT 11908)
Lake Forest, CA

Effective May 8, 2013, George Ming Lau's license is voluntarily surrendered for violations of BPC § 3110(k): Conviction of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs Causing Bodily Injury; and BPC § 3110(l): Using Alcohol in a Manner Dangerous to Himself and Others. To view the doctor's profile and obtain a copy of the action, please go to:
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For a summary of the disciplinary action, please contact the Board at 916-575-7170.