MINUTES OF MEETING
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD
FRIDAY, February 22, 2013

A Meeting of the Medical Examining Board was held on Friday, February 22, 2013, at the Office of the State Comptroller, 55 Elm Street, Room 208, Hartford, Connecticut, 06106.

PRESENT:
Catherine Lewis, M.D., CHAIRPERSON
Oluremi Aliyu, M.D.
Ariane Sirop, M.D.

ABSENT:
Wilner Samson, M.D., SECRETARY
Douglas D'
Andrea, M.D.
Jayesh Kamath, M.D.
Marc Croteau, M.D

OTHERS PRESENT:
Annette Sadlowski, Supervisor, Disability Retirement Unit
Virginia Brown, Retirement Services Division Counsel
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 of each Disability Retirement applicant.

CALL TO ORDER

The Chairperson called meeting to order at 9:34 am.

Dr. Lewis motioned to go into the Executive Session to discuss medical condition(s) related to the applications for Disability Retirement, seconded by Dr. Aliyu at 9:35 am. Members of the Retirement Services Division were allowed to remain.

Dr. Lewis motioned to come out of Executive Session, seconded by Dr. Aliyu at 12:20 pm.

TERRANCE CALLINAN D- 11061 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Sirop, to deny Terrance Callinan'S entitlement for Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
MARY FASSIO D- 10676 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Sirop, to stand by the decision made previously by the Board that Mary Fassio was not entitled to Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
DONNA FLORES D- 11082 SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Sirop, to deny Donna Flores'
entitlement for Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously
ROSA FRANCO MD- 1320 SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Sirop, to recommend denial of Rosa Franco'S application for Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
BRIAN GARNETT D- 11424 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (POSTHUMOUS)
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Sirop, to approve Brian Garnett'S entitlement to Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
JAMES GLASPER D- 11133 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Sirop, to approve James Glasper'S entitlement to Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
THOMAS GRIFFEN D- 11032 SERVICE-CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Sirop, to stand by the decision made previously by the Board that Thomas Griffen was not entitled to Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
MAXINE HAUGHTON D- 11362 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Sirop, to approve Maxine Haughton'S entitlement to Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
JOHN HEATLEY MD- 11262 SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Sirop, to recommend denial of John Heatley'S application for Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
JAMES HYLAND D- 10916 SERVICE CONNECTED ( RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Sirop, to stand by the decision made previously by the Board that James Hyland was not entitled to Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
JEFFREY LAPORTO D- 11128 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Sirop, to stand by the decision made previously by the Board that Jeffrey Laporto was not entitled to Non-Service-Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
ROBERT LEONARD D- 11253 SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Sirop, to deny Robert Leonard'S entitlement to Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
KATHLEEN LINHARD D- 9245 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (POSTHUMOUS RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Sirop, to stand by the decision made previously by the Board that Kathleen Linhard was not entitled to Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
KATHLEEN MOFFITT D- 11272 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Sirop, to deny Kathleen Moffitt'S entitlement to Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
PHILLIP OTTOCHIAN D- 11110 SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Sirop, to stand by the decision made previously by the Board that Phillip Ottochian was not entitled to Service-Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
DENISE PARKHOUSE D-11257 SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Sirop, to approve Denise Parkhouse'S entitlement to Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
KAY PERRY D- 11251 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Sirop, to approve Kay Perry'S entitlement to Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
ANTHONY REDENTE MD- 1417 SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Sirop, to recommend denial of Anthony Redente'S application for Service-Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
EMILIA ROSARIO D- 11293 SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Sirop to approve Emilia Rosario'S entitlement to Service-Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
THERESA TAYLOR D- 11149 SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Sirop, to deny Theresa Taylor'S entitlement for Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.
NANCY WATT D- 11400 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (POSTHUMOUS)
Dr. Aliyu moved, seconded by Dr. Sirop, to approve Nancy Watt'S entitlement to Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT:

Dr. Lewis moved, seconded by Dr. Aliyu to adjourn the meeting at 12:21 p.m.

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