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September 13. 2013 11:26PM
Times Leader staff

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HARRISBURG — Five people from Luzerne County were among the 134 licensed or commissioned professionals and organizations that received disciplinary actions in August from the Pennsylvania Department of State.

They were:

• Froilan Fabian of West Hazleton was suspended for failing to pay a civil penalty imposed by the Board of Barber Examiners in June.

• Feroz A. Sheikh of Mountain Top was indefinitely suspended based upon his failure to comply with an order by the Board of Medicine in June.

• Angela Jean Breznak of Hazleton was suspended for a period of six months by the Board of Notaries Public, but it was stayed in favor of probation. She was ordered to successfully complete a six-hour notary practice and procedure course and pay a $250 civil penalty and probation assessment fees in the amount of $300 for failing to keep or maintain a copy of the driver’s license of the person who appeared before her.

• Nicole M. Czech of Mountain Top was indefinitely suspended by the Board of Nursing, but it was stayed in favor of probation. She was determined to be unable to practice the profession with reasonable skill and safety to patients by reason of mental or physical illness or condition or physiological or psychological dependence upon alcohol, hallucinogenic or narcotic drugs or other drugs which tend to impair judgment or coordination.

• Jeff Fremont of Forty Fort was ordered by the Board of Psychology to pay a $3,000 civil penalty and $1,453 for the costs of investigation. His license was placed on probation for no less than nine months, and he will be required to take and complete a minimum of 20 contact hours of remedial education in patient record keeping and child custody law and ethics.

He failed to maintain professional records used in a child custody evaluation report, failed to create and maintain professional records in accordance with ethical and legal obligations, displayed gross incompetence, negligence, or misconduct in carrying on the practice of psychology, failed to conform to the standards of acceptable and prevailing psychological practice when he destroyed and/or failed to maintain records, and failed to focus his evaluation on parenting capacity, the psychological and developmental needs of the child, and the resulting fit.

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