MINUTES OF MEETING
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD
FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2017

A Meeting of the Medical Examining Board was held on Friday, May 5, 2017, at the Office of the State Comptroller, 55 Elm Street, Room 208, Hartford, Connecticut, 06106.

PRESENT:
Nikolai Lieders, M.D., CHAIRPERSON
Kamel Ghandour, M.D.
Richard Blum, M.D.

ABSENT:
Lynn Rudich, M.D.
Manny Katsetos, M.D.
Amarjeet Dargan, M.D.
Debra Pollack, M.D

OTHERS PRESENT:
Colin Newman, Retirement Division Director
Annette Sadlowski, Supervisor Disability Retirement
Jeffrey Bieber, Supervisor Investigations & Recovery Unit
Tanya Jasper, Disability Retirement Unit
Faith Murray, Investigations & Recovery Unit
Cindy Cieslak, General Counsel to the Commission Ford Harrison

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 9:04 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. Ghandour at 9:05 am. Members of the Retirement Services Division and the General Counsel to the Commission were invited to stay during Executive Session.

1. Michael Caron and Armand Faccini appeared before the Board, Mr. Faccini made a statement before the Board at 10:15 a.m. They were excused by the Board at 10:49 a.m.
2. Joseph Defrancesco and Attorney Jeff Ment appeared before the Board at 11:04 a.m. Atty. Ment made a statement and then they were excused by the Board at 11:21 a.m.
3. Stewart Hillman appeared before the Board at 11:26 a.m. He was excused by the Board at 11:41 a.m.
4. Stewart Hillman was recalled to appear before the Board at 11:55 a.m. and was excused by the Board at 11:57 a.m.

Dr. Lieders motioned to come out of Executive Session, seconded by Dr. Ghandour at 12:43 p.m.
A brief break was taken from 12:43p.m. to 12:49 p.m.

DANIEL CALLAGHAN     D-6758     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Ghandour, to discontinue the disability retirement of Daniel Callaghan. Motion approved unanimously.

MICHAEL CARON     D-5228     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Ghandour, to continue the disability retirement of Michael Caron. Motion approved unanimously.

JOSEPH DEFRANCESCO     D-9412     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Ghandour, to discontinue the disability retirement of Joseph Defrancesco. Motion approved unanimously.

STEWART HILLMAN     D-6497     CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Ghandour, to table the disability retirement of Stewart Hillman. Motion approved unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT:

Dr. Leiders moved, seconded by Dr. Ghandour to adjourn the meeting at 12:51 p.m.

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