2016 Citations and Disciplinary Actions

Last Updated: 10/10/2017

CITE AND FINE

Cheifer, Arne
Los Angeles, CA

Effective April 18, 2016, by Proposed Decision, the $2,500 citation issued to Arne Cheifer on December 13, 2013, with an address in Los Angeles, CA was affirmed because Arne Cheifer advertised and controlled an optometry practice (BPC §3040.) Click here to obtain a copy of the action

Hua, Samantha Phuong (OPT 11656)
Covina, CA

Effective February 24, 2016, by Stipulated Settlement, Citation No. CC 2013-126 was withdrawn and a $3000 First Amended Citation was issued to Samantha Phuong Hua (OPT 11656) with an address of record in Covina, CA, for failure to include the complete specifications of the dioptric power of the lens on an eyeglass prescription and Violating any Provision of the Optometry Practice Act (BPC §2541.1 and 3110(a)). 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

Armstrong, Richard Paul (OPT 9196)
Valencia, CA

On April 26, 2016, Richard Paul Armstrong (OPT 9196), with an address of record in Valencia, CA, filed a Petition for Early Termination of Probation (Petition). Respondent’s optometry license had been placed on probation effective April 1, 2015, by Final Decision After Rejection of Proposed Decision for Conviction of a Substantially Related Crime, Use of Alcohol and Drugs in a Manner Dangerous to Self or Others, Any Action or Conduct that would have Warranted the Denial of a License, and Violating any Provision of the Optometry Practice Act (BPC §§490, 3110(a), (f), (l), and (k)). A quorum of the California State Board of Optometry heard the Petition on May 27, 2016. The Petition was granted and is effective August 11, 2016. Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

Butchert, David J (OPT 10190)
Cerritos, CA

On May 28, 2015, David J. Butchert (OPT 10190), with an address of record in Cerritos, CA, filed a Petition for Reduction of Penalty or Early Termination of Probation (Petition). Respondent’s optometry license was placed on probation effective May 28, 2014, by Stipulated Settlement for a Prohibited Business Arrangement with an RDO, 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 title 16 §§1505, 1513, and 1514). A quorum of the California State Board of Optometry heard the Petition on November 20, 2015. The Petition was granted and is effective May 25, 2016. Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

PROBATION


Awraha, Aeven (D7523, SL6167)
El Cajon, CA

Effective July 21, 2016, the Registered Dispensing Optician and Spectacle Lens Dispensing registrations of Aeven Awraha (D7523, SL6167), with addresses of record in El Cajon, CA, were revoked, the revocation was stayed, and his registrations were placed on three years probation, and immediately suspended for a period of thirty days for a Conviction Substantially Related to the Qualifications, Functions, and Duties of a Registered Dispensing Optician and a Spectacle Lens Dispenser (BPC §§2555.1, 2559.3, and CCR title 16 §1399.270). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the registrant's profile

Weisz, Wade Winfield (OPT 9966)
Alta Loma, CA
Effective February 24, 2016, the license of Wade Winfield Weisz (OPT 9966), with an address of record in Alta Loma, CA, was revoked, the revocation was stayed, and his license was placed on three years probation for Conviction of a Substantially Related Crime, and Dangerous Use of Alcohol (BPC §§3110(k), 490, CCR title 16 §1517, BPC §3110(l)). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

Waldrop, Gary Daniel (D6726, SL4661)
Shasta Lake, CA

Effective December 15, 2016, the registrations of Gary Daniel Waldrop, (D6726, SL4661), with addresses of record in Shasta Lake, CA, were revoked, the revocation was stayed, and his registrations were placed on three years probation for Conviction of a Crime Substantially Related to the Qualifications, Functions, or Duties of a Registered Spectacle Lens Dispenser and Registered Dispensing Optician (BPC §§490, 2555.1, and CCR title 16 §1339.270). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the registrant's profile

SURRENDERED

Applegarth, Alfred Legrid (OPT 7714)
San Luis Obispo, CA
Effective December 8, 2016, the license of Alfred Legrid Applegarth (OPT 7714), with an address of record in San Luis Obispo, CA, was voluntarily surrendered for Failure to Comply with Probation Conditions: File Quarterly Reports, Cooperate with the Board’s Probation Monitoring Program, Pay Probation Monitoring Costs, Pay Cost Recovery, Abstain from Controlled Substances/Alcohol, and Participate in Biological Fluid Testing. Dr. Applegarth’s license was placed on probation for three years effective May 28, 2014 for 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

Breen, Lisa Elizabeth (OPT 14075)
Escondido, CA 92029

Effective July 1, 2016, the license of Lisa Elizabeth Breen (OPT 14075), with an address of record in Escondido, CA, was voluntarily surrendered for Convictions of Substantially Related Crimes, and Dangerous Use of Alcohol and/or Controlled Substances/Dangerous Drugs (BPC §§490, 3110(k), (l), and CCR title 16 §1517.) Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

Rispaud, Joseph Robert (SL6033, CL1969)
Quartz Hill, CA
Effective July 1, 2016, the registrations of Joseph Robert Rispaud (SL6033, CL1969), with an address of record in Quartz Hill, CA, were voluntarily surrendered for a Conviction of a Substantially Related Crime (BPC §§490, 2555, and 2555.1.) Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the registrant's profile

Weisz, Wade Winfield (OPT 9966)
Fresno, CA
Effective October 12, 2016, the license of Wade Winfield Weisz (OPT 9966), with an address of record in Fresno, CA, was voluntarily surrendered. Respondent’s optometry license was placed on probation effective February 24, 2016, by Stipulated Settlement for Conviction of a Substantially Related Crime and the Dangerous Use of Alcohol (BPC §§490, 3110(k), and (l)). 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.