For Immediate Release - July 11, 2013

Massachusetts Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board Announces Enforcement Actions July 2013

BOSTON - The Board of Registration in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (“Board’) today announced disciplinary action against the following individuals:

Allison M. Gajewski, South Boston: The Board entered into a consent agreement with Gajewski, resolving allegations that she practiced speech-language pathology prior to becoming licensed by the Board. Under the terms of the agreement, Gajewski agreed to pay a $500 fine.

Meghan Greenberg, Hull: The Board entered into a consent agreement with Greenberg, resolving allegations that she practiced as a speech-language pathologist for approximately six months while her license was expired. Under the terms of the agreement, Greenberg agreed to pay a $250 fine.

Cathleen M. McDonald, Harvard: The Board entered into a consent agreement with McDonald, resolving allegations that she practiced speech-language pathology in public schools in Leominster and Shirley at various times from 1995 through 2003 without being licensed by the Board. Under the terms of the agreement, McDonald agreed to pay a $1,200 fine.

Brian McNulty, Chelmsford:  The Board entered into a consent agreement with McNulty, resolving allegations that he failed to adequately communicate with a patient and that he failed to conduct certain testing procedures. Under the terms of the agreement, McNulty agreed to accept a censure on his audiologist license, complete twelve hours of continuing education coursework in diagnostics, amplification, counseling, and documentation, and pay a $1,000 fine.   

Kimberly N. Roberts, Medford: The Board entered into a consent agreement with Roberts, resolving allegations that she practiced speech-language pathology for approximately four months while her license was expired. Under the terms of the agreement, Roberts agreed to pay a $250 fine.

Speech-Language pathologists screen, identify, assess and interpret, diagnose, rehabilitate, and work to prevent disorders of communication. These disorders can include articulation, fluency, voice, and language. Audiologists work with peripheral and central audiological systems and vestibular dysfunctions. Audiologists screen, identify, assess and interpret, diagnose, rehabilitate and work to prevent communication disorders.

The Board of Registration in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology works to license those applicants meeting its qualifications, to uphold standards within the professions, and to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public.  The Board currently licenses approximately 5,135 individuals to practice in the Commonwealth.

The Division of Professional Licensure (DPL) is a regulatory agency within the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation. The agency is responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance and the integrity of the licensing process for more than 370,000 licensees in trades and professions under the jurisdiction of 31 boards of registration. DPL also licenses and regulates private occupational schools.  

Consumers are urged to visit the DPL’s website at www.mass.gov/dpl and select the “Check a Professional’s License” link to determine whether a professional with whom they may do business is licensed and in good standing.  Follow DPL on Twitter @MassDPL.

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