State takes disciplinary actions against professional and vocational license holders


Editor’s note: This log of disciplinary actions taken against Hawaii individuals and entities with state professional and vocational licenses is a feature of West Hawaii Today. It is compiled from summaries released by the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs and various state boards and commissions, and complaint information from the state Regulated Industries Complaint Office.

Professional Engineers and Architects Board

Patrick T. Cantrell was fined $500 on June 12 for allegedly violating state law by being disciplined in another jurisdiction for any reason provided by the licensing laws and failing to report in writing to the licensing authority any disciplinary decision issued against him within 30 days. Cantrell was allegedly disciplined in Arkansas, but did not report the action to the Hawaii board within 30 days.

Hawaii Medical Board

Darwin G.H. Okinaka on June 12 had his Hawaii Island emergency medical technician license placed on probation for 18 months for allegedly violating state law by submitting a false or untrue statement or misrepresentation to the board.

Nursing Board

Tiffany V. Payne, RN, on June 5 admitted she violated state law by being unfit or incompetent by reason of negligence, habit or other causes and engaging in unprofessional conduct. The case arose from administering morphine to patients while working at Hale Makua in May 2011. She voluntarily had her license suspended for three years and was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine, as well as attend and complete continuing education courses on ethics and principals of professional conduct of registered nurses.

Real Estate Commission

Douglas S. Konishi admitted he violated state law by failing to ensure that his license was current and active. He was fined $2,500 on June 27.

Raymond N. Oishi admitted that he violated state law by failing to ensure that associated real estate licensees were current and active. He was fined $1,000 on June 27.

Agustina C. Salon admitted she violated state law by failing to ensure that her license was current and active. She was fined $1,000 on June 27.

Motor Vehicle Repair Industry Board

Gregory Keone Valencia was fined $1,000 on June 3 for allegedly procuring a license through fraud, misrepresentation or deceit in violation of state law by allegedly failing to disclose that he had an assault 3 misdemeanor conviction dated Jan. 29, 2001, on his mechanic’s application for licensure when asked if in the past 20 years he had been convicted of a crime in which the conviction had not been annulled or expunged.

Autotech Maui Inc. was fined $1,000 on June 3 for allegedly violating state law by failing to provide a customer with a written estimate for parts and labor prior to the commencement of the repair work.

Contractors License Board

Stauffer Enterprises Inc. and Scott Stauffer were fined $500 on June 20 for allegedly violating state law by failing to provide notice to the board within 30 days of any judgment which finds that the licensee is liable for loss caused by the licensee’s conduct in the practice of the profession and willfully violating any law of the state or any county relating to building, including violations of any applicable rule of the Department of Health or of any applicable safety or labor law. Stauffer Enterprises Inc. and Scott Stauffer were allegedly issued a Notification for Violation and Suspension and Suspension Order by the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations based on work performed on the Pahoa Police Station and Vehicle Registration and Licensing Division.