MINUTES OF MEETING
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD
FRIDAY, April 4, 2014


A Meeting of the Medical Examining Board was held on Friday, April 4, 2014, at the office of the State Comptroller, 55 Elm Street, Room 208, Hartford, Connecticut, 06106.

PRESENT:
Wilner Samson, M.D., CO-CHAIRPERSON
Steven Singer, M.D.
Marc Croteau, M.D.

ABSENT:
Mark Buchanan, M.D., CO-CHAIRPERSON
Ariane Sirop, M.D.
Carolyn Drazinic, M.D.
Robert Fitzpatrick, M.D.


OTHERS PRESENT:
Annette Sadlowski, Supervisor, Disability Retirement Unit
Colin Newman, Assistant Division Director

Please note that a portion of the meeting was conducted in executive session as the focus of the meeting was the medical condition(s) of each Disability Retirement applicant.

CALL TO ORDER

The Chairperson called meeting to order at 9:00 am.

Dr. Samson motioned to go into the Executive Session to discuss medical condition(s) related to the applications for Disability Retirement, seconded by Dr. Singer at 9:01 am. Members of the Retirement Services Division were allowed to remain.

Dr. Samson motioned to come out of Executive Session, seconded by Dr. Singer at 11:45 AM.

MARCUS BROWN D- 11299 SERVICE-CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Singer moved, seconded by Dr. Croteau, to stand by the Board's previous decision to deny Marcus Brown's entitlement to Service-ConnectedRetirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JOHN CROWDIS D- 11132 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (POSTH.)
Dr. Singer moved, seconded by Dr. Croteau, to deny John Crowdis' entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

CHARLES DALY D- 11553 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Singer moved, seconded by Dr. Croteau, to approve Charles Daly's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

GAYLE DAMON D- 11476 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Singer moved, seconded by Dr. Croteau, to approve Gayle Damon's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

WILLIAM EDWARDS D- 11444 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Singer moved, seconded by Dr. Croteau, to approve William Edwards' entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

GEORGETTE FOUNTAIN D- 11281 SERVICE-CONNECTED(RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Singer moved, seconded by Dr. Croteau, to stand by the Board's previous decision to deny Georgette Fountain's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

BENJAMIN FREEMAN D- 11677 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Singer moved, seconded by Dr. Croteau, to approve Benjamin Freeman's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

SANDRA FRIERS MD- 1386 SERVICE-CONNECTED(RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Singer moved, seconded by Dr. Croteau, to stand by the Board's previous decision to deny Sandra Friers' entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

RAMON GONZALEZ D- 11481 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Singer moved, seconded by Dr. Croteau, to approve Ramon Gonzalez's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JAMES HYLAND D- 10916 SERVICE-CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Singer moved, seconded by Dr. Croteau, to approve James Hyland's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

LAUREL KAHAK D- 11136 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Singer moved, seconded by Dr. Croteau, to approve Laurel Kahak's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

SHERRY LANG D- 11096 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Singer moved, seconded by Dr. Croteau, to approve Sherry Lang's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

GREGG LAURIA D- 11213 SERVICE-CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Singer moved, seconded by Dr. Croteau, to deny Gregg Lauria's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

GAIL LONGEY D- 11127 CHANGE TO NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Singer moved, seconded by Dr. Croteau, to approve Gail Longey's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

FRANKIE MARTIN D- 11376 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Singer moved, seconded by Dr. Croteau, to approve Frankie Martin's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

DOROTHY MCAULEY D- 11467 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Singer moved, seconded by Dr. Croteau, to approve Dorothy McAuley's entitlement for a Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ALEXIS OTERO D- 11414 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Singer moved, seconded by Dr. Croteau, to deny Alexis Otero's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

LISA PARRELLA D- 11277 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Singer moved, seconded by Dr. Croteau, to approve Lisa Parrella's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

DAVID POND D- 11274 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Singer moved, seconded by Dr. Croteau, to approve David Pond's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

DOUGLAS RICHARDSON D- 11321 SERVICE-CONNECTED (POSTH.)
Dr. Singer moved, seconded by Dr. Croteau, to approve Douglas Richardson's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JESUS RODRIGUEZ D- 10520 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Singer moved, seconded by Dr. Croteau, to deny Jesus Rodriguez's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

MARK ROSETTI MD- 1452 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Singer moved, seconded by Dr. Croteau, to deny Mark Rossetti's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

EDNA VILLANUEVA MD- 1437 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Singer moved, seconded by Dr. Croteau, to approve Edna Villanueva's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

TERRY WARD D- 11666 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Singer moved, seconded by Dr. Croteau, to approve Terry Ward's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ANNIKA WARREN D- 11576 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Singer moved, seconded by Dr. Croteau, to approve Annika Warren's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

EARL WILSON D- 11394 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Singer moved, seconded by Dr. Croteau, to approve Earl Wilson's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT:

Dr. Singer moved, seconded by Dr. Croteau to adjourn the meeting at 11:47 a.m.

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