Disciplinary Actions by the California Acupuncture Board


This information was downloaded from the Web site of the California Acupuncture Board on March 2, 2009. It summarizes actions from May 1996 through September 2008. About 80% of the actions resulted in revocation or surrender of the accused person's license.


Disclaimer

The Acupuncture Board provides information regarding administrative disciplinary actions for immediate access and the convenience of interested persons. While the Board believes the information to be reliable, human or mechanical error remain a possibility, as does possible delay in the posting or updating of information. Therefore, the Board makes no guarantee as to the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, currency or correct sequencing of the information.

Neither the California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA), the Acupuncture Board or any of the sources of information shall be responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the use or results obtained from the use of this information. Please contact the Acupuncture Board by mail, e-mail, telephone, or fax if you find any inaccuracies.

To order copies of any of the disciplinary actions, send your written request, including the name and license number of the licensee, to: Consumer Protection Program, Acupuncture Board, 444 North 3rd Street, Suite 260, Sacramento, CA 95811 or fax it to (916) 445-3015.

Explanation of Disciplinary Language

Accusation — A formal, written statement of charges filed against a licensee.

Cite and Fine Order — Licensee is issued a citation and required to pay a fine commensurate with the violation committed.

Default Decision — Licensee fails to respond to an accusation by filing a Notice of Defense or fails to appear at an administrative hearing.

Effective decision date — The date the disciplinary decision/order goes into operation.

Letter of Public Reprimand — A formal reprimand issued by the Board, which could be in lieu of filing a formal accusation.

Revoked — The license is voided and the right to practice has ended.

Revoked, stayed, probation — "Stayed" means the revocation is postponed, put off. Professional practice may continue so long as the licensee complies with specified probationary terms and conditions. Violation of probation may result in the revocation that was postponed by the stay.

Statement of Issues — Charges filed against an applicant to deny licensure due to alleged violations of the Acupuncture Licensure Act.

Stipulated settlement — The case is negotiated and settled prior to hearing.

Surrender of license — While charges are still pending, the licensee agrees to turn in the license — subject to acceptance by the board.

Suspension — The licensee is prohibited from practicing for a specific period.

Writ — An appeal filed by the licensee in Superior Court asking the court to overturn the Board's decision.

Disciplinary Actions

AHUJA, Suresh (Applicant)
Los Angeles, CA
Statement of Issues filed: 01/10/07
Decision: License application denied
Decision effective: 10/18/07
Violation: License application denied based on: conviction of a crime of moral turpitude, substantially related to the duties, qualifications, and functions of an acupuncturist; prior discipline by the Board, including for gross negligence; unprofessional conduct toward a patient.

BAKHTMINOO, Reza (AC 4675)
Studio City, CA
Accusation filed: 03/15/99
Default decision: License revoked.
Decision effective: 08/22/99
Violation: Conviction of a crime substantially related to the qualifications, functions or duties of an acupuncturist; gross negligence; and incompetence.

BEI, Run P. (AC 4507)
Arcadia, CA
Accusation filed: 08/05/03
Decision: Licensed revoked, stayed, 5 years probation with terms and conditions, and cost recovery.
Decision effective: 02/28/05
Violation: Making false or misleading statements, committing a fraudulent or dishonest act as an acupuncturist, the making of false medical records, unprofessional conduct and failing to properly register the new address of his practice.
Writ Petition filed: 02/24/05
Decision: Writ Petition denied
Decision effective: 07/13/05

CAI, Zuo Ping (AC 5418)
El Monte, CA
Accusation filed: 10/23/98
Stipulated decision: Surrender of license
Decision effective: 09/18/00
Violation: Accusation alleged that respondent had engaged in unprofessional conduct that was likely to endanger the public health, safety or welfare. Respondent stipulated that if the Board were to have gone to a hearing, it would have been able to prove the allegations.
Petition for Reinstatement filed: 04/26/04
Decision: Petition for reinstatement granted, license reinstated and immediately revoked, revocation is stayed and the license is placed on probation for a period of 3 years with terms and conditions.
Decision effective: 01/19/06

CHANG, Dong Hyun (AC 2244)
Newbury Park, CA
Accusation filed: 10/09/97
Decision: License revoked, stayed, 6 months suspension, 7 years probation with terms and conditions, cost recovery.
Decision effective: 01/28/99
Violation: Unprofessional conduct, conviction of a crime substantially related to the qualifications, functions, or duties of a licensed acupuncturist, and filing false insurance claims.
Accusation and Petition to Revoke Probation filed: 09/26/05
Stipulated decision: Surrender of license
Decision effective: 04/23/06
Violations: Accusation and Petition alleged that respondent had been convicted of a crime substantially related to the qualifications, functions, or duties of a licensed acupuncturist; committed acts involving dishonesty or corruption; and non-compliance with previously imposed terms andamp; conditions of probation.

CHANG, Shin-Shiong (AC 2273)
Manhattan Beach, CA
Accusation filed: 08/31/94
Stipulated decision: Surrender of license
Decision effective: 07/03/97
Violation: Conviction of a crime substantially related to the qualifications, functions or duties of a licensed acupuncturist.

CHEN, Guang Yan (AC 7872)
Irvine, CA
Accusation filed: 06/02/08
Default Decision: License revoked.
Decision effective: 11/6/08
Violation: Employees working under Respondent's acupuncture license engaged in prostitution business, failed to notify the board of his fictitious name, violated the terms of the Acupuncture Licensure Act, and unprofessional conduct.

CHEN, Guo Hua (AC 8795)
Monterey Park, CA
Accusation filed: 09/04/08

CHENG, Hung Hui (AC 1015)
San Francisco, CA
Accusation filed: 02/01/01
Decision: License revoked, cost recovery.
Decision effective: 09/21/01
Violation: Unprofessional conduct, knowingly permitted unlawful use of his license.
Petition for Reinstatement filed: 11/4/04
Decision: Petition for reinstatement granted, issued probationary license for 2 years with terms and conditions.
Decision effective: 12/7/05

CHI, Ching-Sheng Michael (AC 2860)
Hacienda Heights, CA
Accusation filed: 06/01/05
Default decision: License revoked.
Decision effective: 08/08/05
Violation: Accusation alleged that respondent had been convicted of a crime substantially related to the qualifications, functions, or duties of an acupuncturist, filed fraudulent insurance claims, was disciplined by a public agency, committed dishonest or corrupt acts, and had engaged in unprofessional conduct.

CHIN, Sang Il (AC 5016)
Los Angeles, CA
Accusation filed: 02/19/99
Amended accusation filed: 11/29/00
Decision: License revoked
Decision effective: 12/28/01
Violation: Unprofessional conduct.

CHO, Jin Sook (AC 5797)
Anaheim, CA
Accusation filed: 06/29/01
Default decision: License revoked.
Decision effective: 09/06/02
Violation: Unprofessional conduct that was likely to endanger the public health, safety or welfare, and aiding and abetting the violation of Penal Code section 647(b).
Petition for Reinstatement filed: 9/18/07
Decision: Petition for reinstatement denied
Decision effective: 5/30/08

CHO, Nam Kyung (AC 5488)
Los Angeles, CA
Accusation filed: 02/07/02
Decision: License revoked and cost recovery
Decision effective: 04/09/03
Violation: Aided and abetted the violation of Penal Code section 647(b); unprofessional conduct that was likely to endanger the public health, safety or welfare.
Petition for Reinstatement filed: 9/25/06
Decision: Petition for reinstatement denied
Decision effective: 5/30/08

DU, John Zheng (AC 3276)
Sacramento, CA
Accusation filed: 04/24/00
Stipulated decision: License revoked, stayed, 30 days suspension, 3 years probation with terms and conditions, cost recovery.
Decision effective: 06/21/01
Violation: Unprofessional conduct.
Petition to Revoke Probation filed: 01/09/02
Decision: License revoked.
Decision effective: 05/06/03
Violation: Failure to comply with terms and conditions of probation.

FANG, Yi Han (AC 4603)
Monterey Park, CA
Accusation filed: 10/24/05
Stipulated decision: Surrender License
Decision effective: 04/04/07
Violations: Accusation alleged that respondent had been convicted of a crime substantially related to the qualifications, functions, or duties of a licensed acupuncturist and false advertising/misuse of title.

FAROKHI, Mehrdad
Woodland Hills, CA
Statement of Issues filed: 07/11/06
Stipulated decision: Application for licensure is denied by the Board.
Decision effective: 02/01/07
Violation: Statement of Issues alleged that respondent had engaged in unprofessional conduct, attempted to subvert the licensing examination.

FIELDS, Mark Stephen (AC 2480)
Sacramento, CA
Accusation filed: 03/11/03
Stipulated decision: License revoked, stayed, 30 days actual suspension, 5 years probation with terms and conditions, and cost recovery.
Decision effective: 01/09/04
Violation: Unprofessional conduct, conviction of a crime substantially related to the qualifications, functions or duties of a licensed acupuncturist and committing fraudulent and/or dishonest acts.

GONZALEZ, Maria Angeles (AC 9001)
San Diego, CA
Accusation filed: 10/22/08

GRIGORYAN, Gratch (AC 7485)
Glendale, CA
Accusation filed: 09/18/06
Decision: License revoked, stayed, 7 years probation with terms and conditions, cost recovery
Decision effective: 10/18/07
Violation: Conviction of a crime, committing dishonest acts, committing acts involving dishonesty with respect to the functions and duties of an acupuncturist.

GWAK, Christina Soon-Un (AC 4264)
Redlands, CA
Accusation filed: 11/08/99
Decision: License revoked, cost recovery.
Decision effective: 12/17/00
Violation: Gross negligence, repeated negligent acts, fraudulent or dishonest acts, improper advertising, incompetence.
Petition for Reinstatement filed: 11/27/04
Decision: Petition denied.
Decision effective: 10/24/05
Petition for Reinstatement filed: 3/16/07
Decision: Petition for reinstatement granted then revoked, stayed, 3 years probation with terms and conditions.
Decision effective: 5/30/08

GWON, Samuel Sang Woo (AC 6284)
Los Angeles, CA
Accusation filed: 04/24/02
Amended Accusation filed: 10/22/02
Stipulated decision: Surrender of license.
Decision effective: 06/04/03
Violation: Aided and abetted the violation of sections 315 and 647(b) of the Penal Code; unprofessional conduct for permitting his license to be used to keep a house of prostitution; fraudulent or dishonest acts; unlawful use of license; improper advertising.

HA, Duong H. (AC 1500)
Santa Monica, CA
Accusation filed: 12/22/03
Stipulated Decision: License revoked, stayed, 30 days suspension, 5 years probation with terms and conditions, cost recovery.
Decision effective: 06/26/05
Violation: Accusation alleged that respondent had engaged in unprofessional conduct; failed to keep adequate records; gross negligence; repeated negligent acts; and incompetence.

HA, Jae Kyo (AC 3315)
Torrance, CA
Accusation filed: 05/30/96
Stipulated decision: License revoked
Decision effective: 12/10/97
Violation: Gross negligence; repeated negligent acts; incompetence; engaged in fraudulent or dishonest acts; administered a controlled substance or dangerous drugs in a manner dangerous to the public.

HONG, Seong Dae (AC 5864)
Fullerton, CA
Accusation filed: 12/18/02
Decision: License revoked, cost recovery.
Decision effective: 08/21/04
Violation: Aided and abetted the violation of Penal Code sections 266h (pimping), 266i (pandering), 315 (keeping house of ill-fame), 316 (keeping a disorderly house), 318 (operating a place of illegal prostitution),647(a) (disorderly conduct-lewd acts), and 647(b) (solicitation and/or engaging in acts of prostitution).

HUANG, Zhiying (AC 1615)
El Monte, CA
Accusation filed: 05/31/06
Stipulated decision: Surrender of license.
Decision effective: 08/09/06
Alleged violations: Unprofessional conduct, acts of insurance fraud, knowingly making or signing a false document.

HUGHES, Herschel (AC 419)
Riverside, CA
Accusation filed: 9/10/98
Stipulated Decision: License surrendered and cost recovery.
Decision effective: 07/11/99
Violation: The accusation alleged false advertising; failure to follow infectious disease guidelines; failure to appropriately dispose of needles; failure to post license in a conspicuous location; and misrepresented himself as a physician. Respondent stipulated that, if proven at a hearing, the charges and allegations would constitute cause for imposing discipline on his license and gave up his right to contest that cause for discipline exists.

HWANG, Sook Kyung (AC 7283)
Los Angeles, CA
Accusation filed: 05/17/06
Default decision: License revoked
Decision effective: 12/06/06
Violations: Accusation alleged that respondent had been convicted of a crime substantially related to the qualifications, functions, or duties of a licensed acupuncturist; unprofessional conduct for violation of laws or local ordinances by her employee(s) on her business premises; failed to register places of practice with the board; and committed acts involving dishonesty and corruption.

JEON, David Hongjune (AC 6314)
San Diego, CA
Accusation filed: 11/14/08

JIN, Jing (aka Mary) (AC 8101)
Irvine, CA
Accusation filed: 05/31/05
Stipulated decision: Surrender of license, cost recovery.
Decision effective: 04/23/06
Alleged violations: Conviction of a crime substantially related to the qualifications, functions or duties of an acupuncturist; unprofessional conduct likely to endanger public health, safety, or welfare; aiding and abetting prostitution in the work place; failure to maintain patient records.

JIN, Shao Hui (AC 8141)
San Gabriel, CA
Accusation filed: 09/17/08

JOO, Sun Ok (AC 3345)
Los Angeles, CA
Accusation filed: 07/26/05
First Amended Accusation: 11/15/06
Stipulated Decision: License revoked, stayed and placed on 5 years probation with terms and conditions, cost recovery.
Decision effective: 03/09/07
Violations: First amended accusation alleged that respondent had been convicted of a crime substantially related to the qualifications, functions, or duties of a licensed acupuncturist, unprofessional conduct and dishonesty/corruption as an acupuncturist.

JOO, Yong Wha (AC 5380)
Costa Mesa, CA
Accusation filed: 01/10/01
Stipulated decision: Surrender of license.
Decision effective: 08/31/01
Violation: Accusation alleged that respondent had permitted the unlawful use of his license; gross negligence; improper advertising; aiding prostitution; and conspiring to violation the terms of the Acupuncture Licensure Act. Respondent stipulated that if the Board were to have gone to a hearing, it would have been able to prove the allegations.

KANG, Jung Ho (AC 8427)
Los Angeles, CA
Accusation filed: 5/26/04
Default Decision: License revoked by default
Decision effective: 8/27/04
Violation: Unprofessional conduct by aiding and abetting the violation of a law or local ordinance and allowing another person the use of his license; committed a fraudulent or dishonest act and/or committed an act involving dishonesty or corruption; failed to register with the Board the place of his practice and failed to provide notification of changes in the place of practice.
Petition for Reinstatement filed: 12/18/07

KAO, Victor Chi-Chih (AC 7200)
Upland, CA
Accusation filed: 06/01/04
Decision: License revoked, cost recovery.
Decision effective: 06/26/05
Violation: Unprofessional conduct, conviction of a crime substantially related to the qualifications, functions, or duties of an acupuncturist, aided and abetted the commission of lewd acts and acts of prostitution, failed to register place of practice and failed to post license in a conspicuous location.

KIM, Byung Chang (AC 5207)
Diamond Bar, CA
Accusation filed: 01/19/00
Stipulated decision: Surrender of license.
Decision effective: 09/21/01
Violation: Permitted unlawful use of license.

KIM, Cheol (AC 4917)
Huntington Beach, CA
Accusation filed: 05/14/03
Default decision and Order filed: 07/24/03
Default Order Set Aside as Ordered by Superior Court: 04/29/05
First Amended Accusation filed: 08/28/05
Second Amended Accusation filed: 08/30/05
Decision: License revoked, stayed, 30 days suspension, 5 years probation with terms and conditions, cost recovery.
Decision effective: 06/30/06
Violation: Unprofessional conduct
Petition for Early Termination of Probation filed: 06/04/08

KIM, Hyun Bae (AC 7869)
Valencia, CA
Accusation filed: 9/10/03
Stipulated Settlement: Stipulated revocation, stayed, 90 days suspension, 5 years probation with terms and conditions, cost recovery
Decision effective: 5/22/04
Violation: Subversion of licensing exam; unprofessional conduct by aiding and abetting and committing an action or conduct that would have warranted the denial of a license.
Petition for Early Termination of Probation Filed: 12/19/06

KIM, Jason Young Mo (AC 8104)
Van Nuys, CA
Accusation filed: 10/13/04
Decision: License revoked, stayed, 30 days suspension, 5 years probation with terms and conditions, cost recovery.
Decision effective: 09/21/05
Violation: Aided and abetted prostitution on his work premises, unprofessional conduct, knowingly permitted the unlawful use of his acupuncturist license, and failed to register place of practice with the Board.

KIM, Kwang E. (AC 488)
Los Angeles, CA
Accusation filed: 05/01/03
Stipulated decision: License revoked, stayed, 30 days suspension, 5 years probation with terms and conditions, practice monitor, cost recovery.
Decision effective: 07/15/04
Violation: The accusation alleged that licensee engaged in unprofessional conduct which endangered or is likely to endanger the public health, safety, or welfare by committing acts of sexual misconduct; engaged in repeated acts of negligence in his care and treatment of patient; incompetence in his care and treatment of patient; and sexual abuse, misconduct, or relations with a patient in his care. Respondent stipulated that the Board could a establish a factual basis for the charges and gave up his right to contest those charges.
Petition for Early Termination of Probation Filed: 7/16/07
Decision: Petition denied
Decision effective: 5/30/08

KIM, Kyu Suk (Ray) (AC 1152)
Fullerton, CA
Accusation filed: 10/08/97
Decision: License revoked, cost recovery
Decision effective: 06/29/98
Violation: Sexual misconduct with patient(s), unprofessional conduct, gross negligence.

KIM, Ronald Rin (AC 4118)
Irvine, CA
Accusation filed: 01/24/01
Stipulated decision: Surrender of license
Decision effective: 06/01/01
Violation: The accusation alleged that respondent had been convicted of a crime substantially related to the qualifications, functions or duties of an acupuncturist; aided and abetted acts of or solicitation of prostitution; and unprofessional conduct likely to endanger public health, safety or welfare. Respondent stipulated that the Board could establish a factual basis for the charges and gave up his right to contest.

KIM, Suh Kyung (AC 8033)
Los Angeles, CA
Accusation filed: 05/26/03
Decision: License suspended for 180 days, suspension stayed, 3 years probation with terms and conditions, cost recovery.
Decision effective: 08/08/05
Violation: Unprofessional conduct that was likely to endanger the public health, safety or welfare, failure to register place of practice and aided and abetted violations of Penal Code 647(b) (prostitution).

KIM, Young Won (AC 5859)
El Monte, CA
Accusation filed: 02/19/99
Stipulated decision: Surrender of license.
Decision effective: 10/31/01
Violation: Unprofessional conduct likely to endanger public health, safety or welfare; permitted unlawful use of acupuncture license; failed to obtain or post a duplicate license.

KOO, Jahoo J. (AC 2426)
Santa Clara, CA
Petition to Revoke Probation filed: 10/09/97
Decision: License revoked, cost recovery
Decision effective: 06/04/98
Violation: Failure to comply with terms of probation.
Petition for Reinstatement filed: 11/11/01
Decision: Reinstatement of license granted after licensee takes and passes exam, 3 years probation with terms and conditions, cost recovery.
Decision effective: 11/15/02

KOSICH-ENKO, Svetlana (AC 7909)
Bakersfield, CA
Accusation filed: 05/08/07
Decision: License revoked
Decision effective: 9/14/07
Violation: Conviction of a crime; committing an action that would have warranted the denial of a license; committing a fraudulent or dishonest act; committing an act involving dishonesty or corruption; altering or modifying the medical record of any person, with fraudulent intent, or creating any false medical record; failing to maintain adequate and accurate records; and negligence.

KWAK, Choon Ja (AC 3850)
South Gate, CA
Accusation filed: 07/27/00
Decision: License revoked and cost recovery.
Decision effective: 03/14/02
Violation: Unprofessional conduct that was likely to endanger public health, safety, or welfare.

LAM, Tony (AC 241)
Diamond Bar, CA
Accusation filed: 10/02/03
Default decision: License revoked.
Decision effective: 04/24/05
Violation: Conviction of a crime; dishonesty/corruption as an acupuncturist; presentation of false and fraudulent claim.

LEE, Chang Deok (AC 5874)
Los Angeles, CA
Accusation filed: 08/27/01
Decision: License revoked and cost recovery.
Decision effective: 07/12/02
Violation: Unprofessional conduct that was likely to endanger the public health, safety or welfare, and aiding and abetting the violation of Penal Code section 647(f).

LEE, Chin-Hsiang Chen (AC 5507)
Rowland Heights, CA
Accusation filed: 07/08/03
Stipulated decision: Surrender of license, cost recovery.
Decision effective: 04/22/05
Alleged Violation: Unprofessional conduct.

LEE, David Henry (AC 8254)
Fountain Valley, CA
Accusation filed: 07/16/08
LEE, Ha Kil (AC 8135)
Los Angeles, CA
Accusation filed: 05/31/05
Stipulated decision: Surrender of license.
Decision effective: 11/27/05
Violation: Failure to register place of practice; false and misleading advertising; gross negligence; failure to maintain accurate patient records.

LEE, Heung Woo (AC 6238)
Anaheim, CA
Accusation filed: 08/22/06
Stipulated decision: Surrender of license
Decision effective: 12/06/06
Violations: Accusation alleged that respondent had been convicted of a crime substantially related to the qualifications, functions, or duties of a licensed acupuncturist; failed to register places of practice with the board; aided and abetted prostitution in the workplace; and unprofessional conduct for violation of laws or local ordinances by his employee(s) on his business premises.

LEE, Il Han (AC 4978)
Anaheim, CA
Accusation filed: 09/03/02
Decision: License revoked
Decision effective: 01/23/04
Violation: Unprofessional conduct that was likely to endanger the public health, safety or welfare, and aiding and abetting the violation of Penal Code section 647(b).

LEE, Jeong Pyo (AC 4628)
Corona, CA
Accusation filed: 02/10/00
Stipulated decision: Surrender of license.
Decision effective: 03/13/02
Violation: Unprofessional conduct that was likely to endanger the public health, safety or welfare; permitted unlawful use of acupuncture license; and, aided and abetted the violation of Penal Code section 647(b).

LEE, Nam Hoon (AC 6885)
Hollywood, CA
Accusation filed: 10/09/01
Default decision: License revoked.
Decision effective: 09/06/02
Violation: Unprofessional conduct that was likely to endanger the public health, safety or welfare, and aiding and abetting the violation of Penal Code section 647(b).

LEE, Katherine S. (AC 9973)
Los Angeles, CA
Accusation filed: 08/30/05
Stipulated decision: License revoked, stayed and placed on 3 years probation with terms and conditions.
Decision effective: 06/30/06
Violations: Conviction of a crime and dishonesty or corruption.

LEE, Yun Koo (AC 5474)
Gardena, CA
Accusation filed: 02/25/02
Decision: License revoked and cost recovery
Decision effective: 04/15/03
Violation: Aided and abetted the violation of Penal Code section 647(b); knowingly permitted unlawful use of license; failed to register place of practice; and, practiced acupuncture without possessing a current and valid acupuncture license.

LEE, Yun Sheng (AC 1237)
Redding, CA
Accusation filed: 02/19/99
Stipulated decision: License revoked
Decision effective: 05/21/99
Violation: Sexual misconduct with patient
Petition for Reinstatement filed: 05/22/02
Decision: Petition denied
Decision effective: 12/11/02

LI, Cheuk Bor (AC 5715)
Fremont, CA
Accusation filed: 08/13/01
Stipulated decision: License revoked, cost recovery.
Decision effective: 12/28/01
Violation: Unprofessional conduct likely to endanger the public health, safety or welfare; committed fraudulent or dishonest acts resulting in substantial injury to another; gross negligence; repeated negligent acts; incompetence; sexual abuse; misconduct or relations with a patient; and failure to keep complete and accurate records.

LI, Xin (AC 7795)
San Francisco, CA
Accusation filed: 07/30/03
Amended accusation filed: 03/30/04
Decision: License revoked, cost recovery.
Decision effective: 04/24/05
Violation: Conviction of a crime substantially related to the qualifications, functions or duties of an acupuncturist; fraudulent/dishonest act.

LIN, Jian (AC 6933)
San Diego, CA
Accusation filed: 09/16/08
LIN, John Kuo-Chiang (AC 2397)
Walnut Creek, CA
Accusation filed: 09/21/00
Decision: License revoked
Decision effective: 03/17/03
Violation: Conviction of a crime substantially related to the qualifications, functions and duties of an acupuncturist; and gross negligence.

LIU, Chao (AC 6372)
Cerritos, CA
Accusation filed: 01/03/06
Amended accusation filed: 03/27/06
Decision: License revoked, stayed, 180 day suspension, 7 years probation with terms and conditions, and cost recovery.
Decision effective: 06/30/06
Violations: Conviction of a crime substantially related to the qualifications, functions or duties of an acupuncturist; unprofessional conduct likely to endanger public health, safety, or welfare; aiding and abetting prostitution in the work place.
Petition to Revoke Probation filed: 09/26/07
Default Decision and Order: License Revoked
Decision effective: 06/15/08
Violation: Failure to comply with terms and conditions of probation

MA, Shau Hu (AC 3883)
Alhambra, CA
Accusation filed: 04/14/99
Stipulated decision: License revoked, stayed, 60 days suspension, 5 years probation with terms and conditions, cost recovery.
Decision effective: 08/13/02
Violation: Conviction of a crime substantially related to the qualifications, functions or duties of an acupuncturist.

MATSUOKA, Shizuo Ronald (AC 7118)
Alameda, CA
Accusation filed: 12/13/04
Amended accusation filed: 03/10/05
Stipulated decision: Surrender of license
Decision effective: 07/25/05
Violation: Accusation alleged that respondent had engaged in unprofessional conduct that was likely to endanger the public health, safety or welfare; sexual misconduct; gross negligence; and conviction of a crime substantially related to the qualifications, functions, or duties of an acupuncturist.

MOON, Joon Woong (AC 3098)
Los Angeles, CA
Accusation filed: 10/13/04
Stipulated Decision: License revoked, stayed, 3 years probation with terms and conditions, cost recovery.
Decision effective: 09/06/05
Violation: Failed to register place of practice and failed to post his license in a conspicuous location.

NAKHAI, Houshang (AC 4016)
Fairfax, CA
Accusation filed: 04/21/99
Decision: License revoked.
Decision effective: 06/27/00
Violation: Sexual misconduct with patient(s), gross negligence, repeated negligent acts.
Petition for Reinstatement filed: 10/02/03
Decision: Petition denied
Decision effective: 10/20/05

NIEN, Chen Yu (AC 1245)
Sunnyvale, CA
Petition to Revoke Probation filed: 10/02/97
Decision: License surrendered
Decision effective: 01/18/98
Violation: Noncompliance with terms and conditions of probation.

OUM, Chul (AC 4686)
Northridge, CA
Accusation filed: 11/12/98
Decision: License revoked and cost recovery.
Decision effective: 02/09/01
Violation: Unprofessional conduct; violating or conspiring to violate the terms of the Acupuncture Licensure Act; and knowingly permitted unlawful use of license.

PANG, Chao (AC 10529)
Gabriel, CA
Accusation filed: 09/09/08
PARK, Hae Gun (AC 5101)
Arcadia, CA
Accusation filed: 10/10/97
Decision: License revoked and cost recovery.
Decision effective: 12/19/98
Violation: Unprofessional conduct

PARK, Tae Ho (AC 7573)
Los Angeles, CA
Accusation filed: 04/07/05
Default decision: License revoked
Decision effective: 02/03/07
Violations: Aiding or abetting unlawful conduct, fraudulent or dishonest act, unlawful or improper use of license, failure to register place of business, aiding or abetting prostitution, unprofessional conduct.

POSNER, Donny (AC 4812)
Simi Valley, CA
Accusation filed: 10/17/02
Decision: License revoked
Decision effective: 07/07/04
Violation: Unprofessional conduct likely to endanger the health, safety or welfare of the public.

RASMUSSEN, Christopher James
San Jose, CA
Statement of Issues filed: 10/14/04
Stipulated decision: License revoked upon issuance, revocation stayed, 5 years probation with terms and conditions, and practice monitor.
Decision effective: 07/07/05
Violation: Statement of Issues alleged that respondent had engaged in unprofessional conduct; had been disciplined by another state for acts substantially related to the practice regulated by a California acupuncture license; and use of a controlled substance.

RISPOLI, Teresa Lynn (AC 5728)
Agoura Hills, CA
Accusation filed: 08/11/98
Stipulated decision: License revoked, stayed, 60 days suspension, 5 years probation with terms and conditions and cost recovery.
Decision effective: 06/21/99
Violation: Practicing acupuncture without a license
Accusation andamp; Petition to Revoke Probation filed: 07/05/01
Stipulated decision: License revoked, stayed, 90 day suspension, 5 years probation with terms and conditions and cost recovery.
Decision effective: 08/21/03
Violation: Improper advertising; failed to comply with corporate name requirements; and operated a school without approval.

SANCHEZ, Jorge Gallardo (AC 4781)
Downey, CA
Accusation filed: 09/10/01
Default decision: License revoked.
Decision effective: 03/07/02
Violation: Conviction of a crime substantially related to the qualifications, functions or duties of an acupuncturist; and unprofessional conduct — insurance fraud and preparation of fraudulent writing.

SHIN, Thomas S. (AC 6199)
Anaheim, CA
Accusation filed: 01/23/02
Decision: License revoked
Decision effective: 04/02/03
Violation: Unprofessional conduct by facilitating acts of prostitution or solicitation of prostitution at his business premises; permitted his license to be used in the commission of prostitution; and aided and abetted the solicitation of prostitution.

SMITHEE, Richard Baker (AC 6594)
Escondido, CA
Accusation filed: 02/06/02
Amended accusation filed: 08/29/02
Stipulated decision: License surrendered, cost recovery.
Decision effective: 04/15/03
Violation: Sexual misconduct w/patient, unprofessional conduct.

SON, Ka Myung (AC 5601)
Los Angeles, CA
Accusation filed: 06/20/01
Default decision: License revoked.
Decision effective: 03/14/02
Violation: Unprofessional conduct likely to endanger the public health, safety or welfare; aided and abetted violation of the Penal Code section 647(b); failure to post acupuncture license in a conspicuous location.

SONG, Kee Woon (AC 6048)
Lawndale, CA
Accusation filed: 02/05/99
Decision: License revoked, cost recovery.
Decision effective: 04/27/01
Violation: Unprofessional conduct, knowingly permitted unlawful use of his license.
Petition for Reinstatement filed: 02/16/05
Decision: License reinstated and immediately revoked, revocation stayed, 2 years probation with terms and conditions.
Decision effective: 10/24/05

SU, Maggie (AC 5995)
Rosemead, CA
Amended accusation filed: 02/07/06
Decision: License revoked, cost recovery.
Decision effective: 04/04/07
Violations: Accusation alleged that respondent had been convicted of a crime substantially related to the qualifications, functions, or duties of a licensed acupuncturist.

SU, Yong Fang (AC 3680)
Garden Grove, CA
Accusation filed: 04/22/98
Default decision: License revoked.
Decision effective: 01/08/99
Violation: Gross negligence; repeated negligent acts; incompetence; and unlawful practice of medicine.

SUGATO, Y. Thien (AC 3939)
Fountain Valley, CA
Accusation filed: 05/12/05
Decision: License revoked and cost recovery.
Decision effective: 02/16/07
Violations: Accusation alleged that respondent had been convicted of a crime substantially related to the qualifications, functions, or duties of a licensed acupuncturist; false and misleading advertising; aided and abetted another to engage in unlicensed activity; failed to disclose criminal conviction on license renewal application; fraudulent or dishonest acts; and unprofessional conduct.

TAUBE, Mark Randolph (AC 4718)
Redwood City, CA
Accusation filed: 12/27/01
Decision: License revoked, stayed, 90 days suspension, 5 years probation with terms and conditions, cost recovery.
Decision effective: 07/27/02
Violation: Unprofessional conduct and gross negligence
Petition to revoke probation filed: 12/12/02
Decision: License revoked.
Decision effective: 07/09/03
Violation: Non-compliance with previously imposed terms andamp; conditions of probation.

TRAN, Tong Chinh (AC 5877)
Westminster, CA
Accusation filed: 02/06/02
Amended accusation filed: 05/09/02
Decision: License revoked, cost recovery.
Decision effective: 01/29/03
Violation: Sexual misconduct with patient, unprofessional conduct, gross negligence.

TRIEU, Xuan Thi (AC 5635)
Westminster, CA
Accusation filed: 10/24/05
Stipulated Decision: License publicly reproved
Decision effective: 3/9/07
Charges: Accusation alleged that respondent had engaged in unprofessional conduct by aiding and abetting the unlawful use of an x-ray machine, false and misleading advertising, and failure to notify the board of the use of a false, assumed, fictitious name. Respondent stipulated that if the Board were to have gone to a hearing, it would have been able to prove the allegations.

TSAO, Mitchell (AC 2820)
Newark, CA
Accusation filed: 06/18/03
Amended Stipulated Settlement and Order: License revoked, stayed, 60 days suspension, 7 years probations with terms and conditions, practice monitor and cost recovery.
Decision effective: 06/01/05
Alleged violations: Accusation alleged that respondent had engaged in unprofessional conduct that was likely to endanger the public health, safety or welfare.

VALENTIN, Victor (aka Victor Miller) (AC 2441)
San Francisco, CA
Accusation filed: 02/22/05
Decision: License revoked, cost recovery.
Decision effective: 09/06/05
Violation: Sexual misconduct with a patient.

VINCENT, Neil Ronald (AC 7124)
Riverside, CA
Accusation filed: 8/17/07
Stipulated Decision: Surrender of license and cost recovery
Decision effective: 07/23/08
Charges: Sexual misconduct, unprofessional conduct, gross negligence, repeated negligent acts, incompetence and failure to keep complete and accurate records.

WANG, Bai Shan (AC 5204)
Rosemead, CA
Accusation filed: 04/14/99
Stipulated decision: Surrender of license
Decision effective: 10/18/00
Violation: Unprofessional conduct likely to endanger the public health, safety or welfare; conviction of a crime substantially related to the qualifications, functions or duties of an acupuncturist; and permitted unlawful use of license.

WANG, Qing (AC 8125)
Alhambra, CA
Accusation filed: 11/2/05
Stipulated decision: Surrender of license, cost recovery
Decision effective: 5/10/07
Violation: Aided and abetted the violation of sections 315 and 647(b) of the Penal Code; unprofessional conduct for permitting his license to be used to keep a house of prostitution; failed to notify the Board of the use of a false, assumed, or fictitious name; engaged in acts involving dishonesty; and failure to register place of practice and display license.

WANG, Xiao Hong (AC 6414)
San Jose, CA
Accusation filed: 3/27/06
Stipulated Settlement: Accusation dismissed, citation issued.
Decision effective: 2/21/08

WANG, Xin Nian (AC 6268)
Monterey Park, CA
Accusation filed: 10/02/02
Stipulated decision: License revoked
Decision effective: 08/31/03
Violation: Conviction of a crime substantially related to the qualifications, functions or duties of an acupuncturist; securing a license by fraud or deceit; failure to register place of practice; unprofessional conduct likely to endanger the health, safety or welfare to the public.

WANG, Yih-Ing (AC 8363)
Milpitas, CA
Accusation filed: 06/09/05
Stipulated decision: Surrender of license.
Decision effective: 12/28/05
Violation: Accusation alleged securing a license by fraud or deceit and conviction of a crime substantially related to the qualifications, functions or duties of a licensed acupuncturist.

WHON, Je Wan (AC 2825)
Los Angeles, CA
Accusation filed: 05/01/06
Default decision: License revoked.
Decision effective: 10/05/06
Alleged violations: Conviction of a crime; dishonesty/corruption as an acupuncturist; presentation of false or fraudulent claims.

YANG, Vivid (AC 158)
St. Petersburg, FL
Accusation filed: 08/07/98
Stipulated decision: License surrendered and cost recovery.
Decision effective: 12/19/98
Violation: Conviction of a crime substantially related to the qualifications, functions or duties of an acupuncturist.

YAU, Simon Wah-Hong (AC 8636)
Los Angeles, CA
Accusation filed: 03/27/06
Default decision: License revoked.
Decision effective: 10/05/06
Alleged violations: Conviction of a crime; dishonesty/corruption as an acupuncturist; presentation of false or fraudulent claims.

YEDVAB, Miriam (AC 4224)
Sherman Oaks, CA
Accusation filed: 03/15/99
Decision: License revoked and cost recovery
Decision effective: 03/24/00
Violation: Conviction of a crime substantially related to the qualifications, functions or duties of an acupuncturist; committed fraudulent or dishonest acts.

YOO, Kweon Young (AC 6721)
Los Angeles, CA
Accusation filed: 09/27/05
Decision: License revoked, stayed, 180 days suspension, 7 years probation with terms and conditions, and cost recovery.
Decision effective: 5/23/07
Violation: Conviction of a crime substantially related to the qualification, functions, and duties of an acupuncturist; unprofessional conduct; and gross negligence.

YU, Jing Shu (AC 10310)
Los Angeles, CA
Statement of Issues filed: 08/26/04
Stipulated decision: Three years probation with terms and conditions, practice monitor and reimbursement for monitor, ethics course.
Decision effective: 04/25/05
Alleged violations: Aiding or abetting, unprofessional conduct.

YU, Jun (AC 4824)
Rowland Heights, CA
Accusation filed: 01/16/02
Amended accusation filed: 01/25/02
Stipulated decision: Surrender of license.
Decision effective: 05/22/02
Violation: Unprofessional conduct; gross negligence; repeated negligent acts; incompetence; failure to provide patient records in a timely manner; dishonest acts; improper advertising; and improper use of the titles M.D. and Dr.

YU, Zion
Santa Monica, CA
Petition for Reinstatement filed: 07/30/01
Decision: Petition for Reinstatement denied.
Decision effective: 05/22/02

YUE, Kang Nam (AC 177)
San Francisco, CA
Accusation filed: 07/28/04
Stipulated decision: Surrender of license, cost recovery.
Decision effective: 04/24/05
Alleged Violation: Unprofessional conduct; false/misleading advertising.

ZHANG, Chun (AC 5796)
Santa Ana, CA
Accusation filed: 01/06/00
Decision: License revoked, however, revocation stayed upon reinstatement of license, 60 days suspension, 5 years probation, with terms and conditions, cost recovery.
Decision effective: 11/30/01
Violation: Unprofessional conduct, knowingly permitted unlawful use of his license.
Accusation andamp; Petition to Revoke Probation filed: 02/27/03
Decision: License surrendered.
Decision effective: 05/12/03
Violation: Non-compliance with previously imposed terms and conditions of probation.

ZHAO, Chun Fu (AC 6788)
Eureka, CA
Accusation filed: 10/23/98
Stipulated decision: License revoked, stayed, 3 years probation with terms and conditions, cost recovery.
Decision effective: 06/21/99
Violation: Unlawful practice of acupuncture
Accusation filed: 02/21/03
Decision: License revoked
Decision effective: 07/07/04
Violation: Practicing acupuncture without a license, gross negligence, sexual misconduct with a patient, false or misleading advertising.
Writ Petition filed: 11/29/04
Decision: Writ Petition denied
Decision effective: 2/17/06
Notice of Appeal filed: 2/6/06
Decision: Judgment affirmed
Decision effective: 12/3/07

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