MINUTES OF MEETING
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD
FRIDAY, November 13, 2015

A Meeting of the Medical Examining Board was held on Friday, November 13, 2015, at the Office of the State Comptroller, 55 Elm Street, Room 208, Hartford, Connecticut, 06106.

PRESENT:
Lynn Rudich, M.D., CO-CHAIRPERSON
Nikolai Lieders, M.D., CO-CHAIRPERSON
Manny Katsetos, M.D.

ABSENT:
Albert Geetter, M.D.
Richard Blum, M.D.
Debra Pollack, M.D.
Kamel Ghandour, M.D.
Amarjeet Dargan, M.D.

OTHERS PRESENT:
Annette Sadlowski, Supervisor, Disability Retirement Unit
Colin Newman, Assistant Division Director
Antoinette Alt, Ombudsman

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. Rudich at 9:05 am. Members of the Retirement Services Division were allowed to remain.

Dr. Lieders motioned to come out of Executive Session, seconded by Dr. Rudich at 11:46 AM.

ROBERT BARBUTO     D- 11888     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Katsetos moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to approve Robert Barbuto's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

LUIS CALDERON     D- 11953     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Katsetos moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to deny Luis Calderon's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

DEBORAH CRONIN     D- 11743     SERVICE-CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Katsetos moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to stand by the Board's previous decision to deny Deborah Cronin's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JOHN DAISEY     D- 11503     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Katsetos moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to stand by the Board's previous decision to deny John Daisey's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

BRIAN DONAHUE     D- 11837     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Katsetos moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to approve Brian Donahue's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

DONNA DOTY     D- 11919     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Katsetos moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to approve Donna Doty's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JAMES GRACE     MD- 1488     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Katsetos moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to deny James Grace's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

RAMONITA IRIZARRY     D- 11882     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Katsetos moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to approve Ramonita Irizarry's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JOHN MILLER     MD- 1426     SERVICE-CONNECTED(CLARIFICATION)
Dr. Katsetos moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to clarify the MEB's previous decision to the deny John Miller's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

DELANNA MUSE     D- 11949     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Katsetos moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to approve Delanna Muse's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

KATHLEEN SCHNEIDER     MD- 1485     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Katsetos moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to approve Kathleen Schneider's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

AJAY SEHGAL     D- 11951     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Katsetos moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to approve Ajay Sehgal's entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

CHRISTIAN SOTO     D- 11784     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Katsetos moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to deny Christian Soto's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

RONDELL TYSON     D- 11783     SERVICE-CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Katsetos moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to approve Rondell Tyson's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

DEBORAH VALENTINE     D- 11829     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Katsetos moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to deny Deborah Valentine's entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT:

Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich to adjourn the meeting at 11:49 a.m.

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