MINUTES OF MEETING
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD
FRIDAY, October 28, 2016

A Meeting of the Medical Examining Board was held on Friday, October 28, 2016, at the Office of the State Comptroller, 55 Elm Street, Room 208, Hartford, Connecticut, 06106.

PRESENT:
Nikolai Lieders, M.D., CO-CHAIRPERSON
Lynn Rudich, M.D., CO-CHAIRPERSON
Amarjeet Dargan, M.D.


ABSENT:
Kamel Ghandour, M.D.
Debra Pollack, M.D.
Richard Blum, M.D.
Manny Katsetos, M.D.


OTHERS PRESENT:
Annette Sadlowski, Supervisor, Disability Retirement Unit
Tanya Jasper, Disability Retirement Unit

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 9:03 am.

Dr. Rudich motioned to go into the Executive Session to discuss medical condition(s) related to the applications for Disability Retirement, seconded by Dr. Dargan at 9:04 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 12:21 PM.

LARRY BARR     D- 12126     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED(POSTH.)
Dr. Dargan moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to approve Larry Barr’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

SANDRA BUSUMBRO     D- 11974     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Dargan moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to deny Sandra Busumbru’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

PATRICK COOK     D- 12142     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Dargan moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to approve Patrick Cook’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

SUSAN DEGANGE     D- 12059     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED(POSTH.)
Dr. Dargan moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to approve Susan Degange’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

MARIA DIAZ     D- 11151     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Dargan moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to table Maria Diaz’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

TIMOTHY DOWLING     D- 12100     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Dargan moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to approve Timothy Dowling’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

THOMAS HOWARD     D- 12163     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Dargan moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to deny Thomas Howard’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ROBERT HYLAND     D- 11328     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Dargan moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to approve Robert Hyland’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

KATHRYN KELLY     D- 11349     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Dargan moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to table Kathryn Kelly’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

SUZANNE KONOPELSKI     D- 11342     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Dargan moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to deny Suzanne Konopelski’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

IVETTE MEDINA     D- 12044     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Dargan moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to approve Ivette Medina’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

RICARDO RIVAS     D- 11484     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Dargan moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to approve Ricardo Rivas’ entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

CHARLES SMITH     D- 11422     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Dargan moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to approve Charles Smith’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

HARRY SOUCY     D- 11271     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Dargan moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to deny Harry Soucy’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

TERREL STEVENSON     D- 12105     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Dargan moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to approve Terrell Stevenson’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

DEBBIE SULLIVAN     D- 11295     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Dargan moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to stand besides the Board’s previous decision to deny Debbie Sullivan’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

RAYMOND SZAJKOWSKI     D- 11961     SERVICE-CONNECTED (RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Dargan moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to approve Raymond Szajkowski’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

MICHELE WALKER     D- 12035     CHANGE TO NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Dargan moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to approve Michele Walker’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

CARRIE WILLIAMS     D- 11348     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Dargan moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders, to deny Carrie Williams’ entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT:

Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Rudich to adjourn the meeting at 12:27 p.m.

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