2014 Citations and Disciplinary Actions

Last Updated: 7/24/2019

CITE AND FINE

Diep, My B. (OPT 12564)
San Jose, CA

Effective August 1, 2014, a $3,000 modified citation was issued against the license of My B. Diep (OPT 12564), with an address of record in San Jose, CA, for Permitting an Unlicensed Person to Use her Certificate of Registration to Practice Optometry, and Unprofessional Conduct (BPC §§ 3110 (f) and (u)). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

Kwon, Soon Hyung (OPT 11681)
Anaheim, CA

Effective September 24, 2014, by Stipulated Settlement, Accusation No. CC 2010-255 was withdrawn and a citation was issued to Soon Hyung Kwon (OPT 11681) with an address of record in Anaheim, CA, for Failure to Maintain Adequate and Accurate Records (BPC §3110(q)). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

PETITION FOR REDUCTION OF PENALTY OR EARLY TERMINATION OF PROBATION

Herzman, James Stuart (OPT 10935)
Truckee, CA

On August 30, 2013, James Stuart Herzman (OPT 10935), with an address of record in Truckee, CA, filed a Petition for Reduction of Penalty or Termination of Probation (Petition). Respondent’s optometry license was placed on probation effective March 10, 2006, by Stipulated Settlement for violations of Business and Professions Code (BPC) § 652 and 655(a): Prohibited Relationship between an Optometrist and Registered Dispensing Optician; BPC § 3090(a) and 3126: False Statement in Respondent’s Application for a Fictitious Name Permit; BPC § 3090(b) and 3096.6: False Representation of Facts; BPC § 3090(b) and 3103: Accepting Employment by Improper Person; and BPC § 3090(a) and 3095: Fraud in Securing Permit; A quorum of the California State Board of Optometry heard the Petition on November 1, 2013. The Petition for Early Termination of Probation was denied. The Petition for Reduction of Penalty was granted and is effective February 6, 2014. Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

Larson, Larrance Edwin (OPT 6725))
Folsom, CA

On January 17, 2014, Larrance Edwin Larson (OPT 6725), with an address of record in Folsom, CA, filed a Petition for Early Termination of Probation (Petition). Respondent’s optometry license was placed on three years probation effective January 17, 2013, by Stipulated Settlement. A quorum of the California State Board of Optometry heard the Petition on August 8, 2014. The Petition was granted and is effective November 12, 2014. Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

PROBATION

Applegarth, Alfred Legrid (OPT 7714)
San Luis Obispo, CA

Effective May 28, 2014, the license of Alfred Legrid Applegarth (OPT 7714), with an address of record in San Luis Obispo, CA, was revoked, the revocation was stayed, and his license was placed on three years probation for violations of Conviction of a Substantially Related Crime, and Dangerous Use of Alcohol and Drugs (BPC §§ 3110(k), (l), 490, CCR title 16 § 1517). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

Butchert, David J. (OPT 10190)
Cerritos, CA

Effective May 28, 2014, the license of David J. Butchert (OPT 10190), with an address of record in Cerritos, CA, was revoked, the revocation was stayed, and his license was placed on five years probation for violations of a Prohibited Business Arrangement, Assisting in and Abetting Violations of the Optometry Practice Act, Failure to Have Control Over Optometry Practice, Accepted Employment to Practice from an Unlicensed Person, Failure to Notify Board of Practice Location, Practicing Optometry under a False or Assumed Name, and Advertising without using Individual Name (BPC §§ 655(a), 3070(a), 3078, 3109, 3110(a), CCR §§ 1514, 1505, and 1513). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

REVOKED

Jackson, Karen Annmarie (OPT 14224)
Grass Valley, CA

Effective April 23, 2014, the license of Karen Annmarie Jackson (OPT 14224), with an address of record in Grass Valley, CA, was revoked due to mental and/or physical illness that impairs Respondent’s ability to safely practice her profession (pursuant to BPC § 822). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

STATEMENT OF ISSUES

Jensen, Jennifer Anne
Oklahoma City, OK

Effective March 20, 2014, the application for licensure as an optometrist of Jennifer Anne Jensen, with an address in Oklahoma City, OK, was denied due to Disciplinary Action by Another State (BPC §§ 3110(h) and 480(a)(3)(A)). To obtain a copy of the action, please go to:
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SURRENDERED

Blake, Thomas L. (OPT 4626)
Cerritos, CA

Effective May 28, 2014, the license of Thomas L. Blake (OPT 4626), with an address of record in Cerritos, CA, was voluntarily surrendered. Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

Cohen, Neville Stanley (OPT 6419)
San Diego, CA

Effective September 10, 2014, the license of Neville Stanley Cohen (OPT 6419), with an address of record in San Diego, CA, was voluntarily surrendered for violations of Fraud, Dishonesty or Corruption, Patient Abandonment, Use of Advertisement Related to Optometry that Violates Section 17500, Failure to Comply with Requests for Medical Records, Failure to Maintain Adequate and Accurate Medical Records, Failure to Inform the Board of Intention to Change Practice Locations, Unprofessional Conduct for Failure to Maintain Patient Records for Seven Years, and Unprofessional Conduct for Vandalism and Hit and Run (BPC §§ 3007, 3070, 3110, 3110(e), (g), (q), (x), and CCR § 1505). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

Peters, Jason Kenneth (OPT 10967)
Port Saint Lucie, FL

Effective September 17, 2014, the license of Jason Kenneth Peters (OPT 10967), with an address of record in Port Saint Lucie, FL, was voluntarily surrendered. Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

Polatis, Steven M. (OPT 10401)
Boise, ID

Effective March 12, 2014, the license of Steven M. Polatis (OPT 10401), with an address of record in Boise, ID, is voluntarily surrendered for violations of Business and Professions Code (BPC) § 3110(k) and 490: Criminal Convictions; BPC § 3110(l) and California Code of Regulations, title 16, § 1517: Use of Alcohol and Drugs in a Manner Dangerous to Self and Others; and BPC § 3110(a): Committed Crimes and Acts Violating Law and Regulation. Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

Tran, Danh Le (OPT 13824)
Newbury Park, CA

Effective June 4, 2014, the license of Danh Le Tran (OPT 13824), with an address of record in Newbury Park, CA, was voluntarily surrendered for violations of Conviction of a Substantially Related Crime, and Sexual Misconduct / Abuse (BPC §§ 3090, 3110(k), and 726). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

For a summary of the disciplinary action, please contact the Board at 916-575-7170.