MINUTES OF MEETING
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD
FRIDAY, February 5, 2016

A Meeting of the Medical Examining Board was held on Friday, February 5, 2016, at the Office of the State Comptroller, 55 Elm Street, Room 208, Hartford, Connecticut, 06106.

PRESENT:
Nikolai Lieders, M.D., CHAIRPERSON
Richard Blum, M.D.
Amarjeet Dargan, M.D.


ABSENT:
Albert Geetter, M.D.
Manny Katsetos, M.D.
Debra Pollack, M.D.
Kamel Ghandour, M.D.
Lynn Rudich, 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 9:10 am.

Dr. Lieders motioned to go into the Executive Session to discuss medical condition(s) related to the applications for Disability Retirement, seconded by Dr. Blum at 9:12 am. Members of the Retirement Services Division were allowed to remain.

Dr. Lieders motioned to come out of Executive Session, seconded by Dr. Blum at 11:48 AM.

JOYCE ATTIANESE     D- 11670     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Blum moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to approve Joyce Attianese's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

BARBARA BAEDER     D- 11883     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Blum moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to deny Barbara Baeder's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

CLAIRCIA CALIXTE     D- 11070     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Blum moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to deny Claircia Calixte's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

KEVIN DAMBOISE     D- 11958     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Blum moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to approve Kevin Damboise's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved by majority decision. Dr. Dargan dissents.

ELIZABETH DESMOND     D- 11930     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Blum moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to approve Elizabeth Desmond's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

PHILIP DONOFRIO     D- 11798     SERVICE-CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Blum moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to approve Philip Donofrio's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

PRISCILLA GILES     D- 11954     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Blum moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to deny Priscilla Giles' entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

KAREN GINAND     D- 12062     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (POSTH.)
Dr. Blum moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to approve Karen Ginand's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

RASHEN HARRIS     D- 11963     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Blum moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to deny Rashen Harris' entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ANNACARINA JACOB     D- 11950     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Blum moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to approve Annacarina Jacob's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

DAWN PARKS     D- 11895     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Blum moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to approve Dawn Parks' entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

MARIA PEREIRA     D- 11343     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Blum moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to deny Maria Pereira's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JOHN STONE     D- 11263     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Blum moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to approve John Stone's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

RICHARD STOUGHTON     D- 12040     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (POSTH.)
Dr. Blum moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to approve Richard Stoughton's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

M. KATHLEEN SURRETTE     D- 11965     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Blum moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to deny M. Kathleen Surrette's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

SCOTT SYRIAC     D- 11652     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Blum moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to deny Scott Syriac's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

RAYMOND SZAJKOWSKI     D- 11961     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Blum moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to deny Raymond Szajkowski's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

DEBORAH VALENTINE     D- 11829     CHANGE TO NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Blum moved, seconded by Dr. Dargan, to approve Deborah Valentine's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT:

Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Blum to adjourn the meeting at 11:50 a.m.

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