MINUTES OF MEETING
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD
FRIDAY, June 7, 2013


A Meeting of the Medical Examining Board was held on Friday, June 7, 2013, at the Office of the State Comptroller, 55 Elm Street, Room 208, Hartford, Connecticut, 06106.

PRESENT:
Wilner Samson, M.D., SECRETARY
Marc Croteau, M.D.
Steven Singer, M.D.

ABSENT:
Catherine Lewis, M.D. CHAIRPERSON
Douglas D'
Andrea, M.D.
Ariane Sirop, M.D.


OTHERS PRESENT:
Annette Sadlowski, Supervisor, Disability Retirement Unit
Virginia Brown, Retirement Services Division Counsel

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 9:18 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. Croteau at 9:19 am. Members of the Retirement Services Division were allowed to remain.

Dr. Samson motioned to come out of Executive Session, seconded by Dr. Croteau at 1:20 pm.

BONITA BARTELL D- 11160 SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Croteau moved, seconded by Dr. Singer, to approve Bonita Bartell'S entitlement to Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

WALTER BERTOTTI D- 11254 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Croteau moved, seconded by Dr. Singer, to approve Walter Bertotti'S entitlement to Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved by majority. Dr. Samson dissents.

JAMES DANIELS D- 11031 SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Croteau moved, seconded by Dr. Singer, to approve James Daniels'
entitlement to Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved by unanimously.


MINUTES OF THE MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD -2- JUNE 7, 2013

SHARON GIGUERE D- 11125 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Croteau moved, seconded by Dr. Singer, to stand by the Board'S previous decision to deny Sharon Giguere'S entitlement to Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

THOMAS GRIFFEN D- 11032 SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Croteau moved, seconded by Dr. Singer, to deny Thomas Griffen'S entitlement to Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ANTHONY GUERRERA D- 11225 SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Singer moved, seconded by Dr. Samson, to deny Anthony Guerrera'S entitlement to Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved by majority. Dr. Croteau dissents.

YVONNE HENRY D- 11171 SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Croteau moved, seconded by Dr. Singer, to approve Yvonne Henry'S entitlement to Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

DIANE HOTCHKISS D- 11346 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Croteau moved, seconded by Dr. Singer, to deny Diane Hotchkiss'
entitlement to Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

CHERYL MCCANN D- 10953 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Croteau moved, seconded by Dr. Singer, to stand by the Board'S previous decision to deny Cheryl McCann'S entitlement to Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

DARLEEN MCGRATH D- 11461 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (POSTHUMOUS)
Dr. Croteau moved, seconded by Dr. Singer, to approve Darleen McGrath'S entitlement to Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ANTHONY MCRAE D- 11141 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Croteau moved, seconded by Dr. Singer, to deny Anthony McRae'S entitlement to Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

PAUL NEUGEBAUER MD- 1422 SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Croteau moved, seconded by Dr. Singer, to recommend denial of Paul Nuegebauer'S application for Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

HOWARD O'
NEIL D- 11340 SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Croteau moved, seconded by Dr. Singer, to approve Howard O'
Neil'S entitlement to Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

MAUREEN PALMER D- 10992 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED(RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Croteau moved, seconded by Dr. Singer, to approve Maureen Palmer'S entitlement to Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.


MINUTES OF THE MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD -3- JUNE 7, 2013

JOANNE PALMIERI MD-1427 SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Croteau moved, seconded by Dr. Singer, to recommend approval of Joanne Palmieri'S application for Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved by majority. Dr. Samson dissents.

LISA PARRELLA D- 11277 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Croteau moved, seconded by Dr. Singer, to deny Lisa Parrella'S entitlement to Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

LAURA REIF D- 11239 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Croteau moved, seconded by Dr. Singer, to approve Laura Reif'S entitlement to Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JAMES RIZZIO D- 10846 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Croteau moved, seconded by Dr. Singer, to stand by the Board'S previous decision to deny James Rizzio'S entitlement to Non-Service Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

THOMAS RODGERS D- 5423 SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Croteau moved, seconded by Dr. Singer, to stand by the Board'S previous decision to deny Thomas Rodgers'
entitlement to Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JEANNINE SALVATORE D- 11137 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Croteau moved, seconded by Dr. Singer, to approve Jeannine Salvatore'S entitlement to Non-Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

SANDRA STAVENS D- 11318 SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Croteau moved, seconded by Dr. Singer, to approve Sandra Stavens'
entitlement to Service Connected Disability Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.



ADJOURNMENT:

Dr. Samson moved, seconded by Dr. Croteau to adjourn the meeting at 1:22 p.m.

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