MINUTES OF MEETING
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD
FRIDAY, May 23, 2014

A Meeting of the Medical Examining Board was held on Friday, May 23, 2014, at the office of the State Comptroller, 55 Elm Street, Room 208, Hartford, Connecticut, 06106.

PRESENT:
Mark Buchanan, M.D., CO-CHAIRPERSON
Ariane Sirop, M.D.
Carolyn Drazinic, M.D.

ABSENT:
Wilner Samson, M.D., CO-CHAIRPERSON
Robert Fitzpatrick, M.D.
Steven Singer, M.D.
Marc Croteau, 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 9:04 am.

Dr. Sirop motioned to go into the Executive Session to discuss medical condition(s) related to the applications for Disability Retirement, seconded by Dr. Drazinic at 9:06 am. Members of the Retirement Services Division were allowed to remain.

Dr. Sirop motioned to come out of Executive Session, seconded by Dr. Drazinic at 12:55 PM.

OLIVER ADAMS MD- 1436 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED

Dr. Sirop moved, seconded by Dr. Drazinic, to approve Oliver Adams' entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.


ANTONIO BIELLO D- 11186 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)


Dr. Sirop moved, seconded by Dr. Drazinic, to approve Antonio Biello's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

BEVERLY BROWN D- 8473 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED


Dr. Sirop moved, seconded by Dr. Drazinic, to deny Beverly Brown's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

DOROTHY CARMINE D- 8962 SERVICE-CONNECTED


Dr. Sirop moved, seconded by Dr. Drazinic, to deny Dorothy Carmine's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ARTHUR CARROLL D- 11243 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)


Dr. Sirop moved, seconded by Dr. Drazinic, to approve Arthur Carroll's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

SHARON CONDRY D- 11686 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (POSTH.)


Dr. Sirop moved, seconded by Dr. Drazinic, to approve Sharon Condry's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

SHARON DIXON-PEAY D- 11579 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED


Dr. Sirop moved, seconded by Dr. Drazinic, to deny Sharon Dixon-Peay's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

CHERYELLE EICHORST D- 11004 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)


Dr. Sirop moved, seconded by Dr. Drazinic, to stand by the Board's previous decision to deny Cheryelle Eichorst's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

MOLLY EPPS GAGNON D- 8740 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED


Dr. Sirop moved, seconded by Dr. Drazinic, to deny Molly Epps Gagnon's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

MARY FUREY D- 9994 SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)


Dr. Sirop moved, seconded by Dr. Drazinic, to approve Mary Furey's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

DAVID HINES D- 11489 SERVICE-CONNECTED


Dr. Sirop moved, seconded by Dr. Drazinic, to approve David Hines' entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

FRANK KUPIEC D- 11559 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED


Dr. Sirop moved, seconded by Dr. Drazinic, to deny Frank Kupiec's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

RICHARD LOWE D- 9430 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED


Dr. Sirop moved, seconded by Dr. Drazinic, to deny Richard Lowe's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ANTHONY MCRAE D- 11141 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)


Dr. Sirop moved, seconded by Dr. Drazinic, to approve Anthony McRae's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JANETTE MINGRONE D- 11015 SERVICE-CONNECTED


Dr. Sirop moved, seconded by Dr. Drazinic, to deny Janette Mingrone's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

CHARLES RICHARDSON D- 11464 SERVICE-CONNECTED


Dr. Sirop moved, seconded by Dr. Drazinic, to deny Charles Richardson's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

LORETTA RODRIGUES D- 11482 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED


Dr. Sirop moved, seconded by Dr. Drazinic, to deny Loretta Rodrigues' entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ALISON SCHEETZ D- 11542 SERVICE-CONNECTED


Dr. Sirop moved, seconded by Dr. Drazinic, to approve Alison Scheetz's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved by majority. Dr. Sirop dissents.

BARBARA SCHULD D- 10741 SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)


Dr. Sirop moved, seconded by Dr. Drazinic, to stand by the Board's previous decision to deny Barbara Schuld's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

THOMAS SMALL D- 11539 SERVICE-CONNECTED


Dr. Sirop moved, seconded by Dr. Drazinic, to deny Thomas Small's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

KENYA SPENCER D- 11457 SERVICE-CONNECTED


Dr. Sirop moved, seconded by Dr. Drazinic, to deny Kenya Spencer's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

RICHARD STEBBINS D- 11671 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED


Dr. Sirop moved, seconded by Dr. Drazinic, to approve Richard Stebbins' entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

GREGORY THORNER D- 11454 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED


Dr. Sirop moved, seconded by Dr. Drazinic, to deny Gregory Thorner's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.


ADJOURNMENT:

Dr. Buchanan moved, seconded by Dr. Sirop to adjourn the meeting at 1:00 p.m.

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