Agenda - Asheville, NC November 09-12 2017

AGENDA
NORTH CAROLINA STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS IN OPTOMETRY

NOVEMBER 09-12, 2017

HOOVER ROOM
GROVE PARK INN
ASHEVILLE, NC

      

Thursday, November  

8:30 a.m

Call to Order – Michael Johnson, O.D., President

  • ETHICS AWARENESS & CONFLICT OF INTEREST REMINDER
  • Approval of Minutes of the August 22, 2017, Video Conference Meeting
  • President’s Report - Dr. Johnson
  • Secretary-Treasurer’s Report - Dr. Cook
    • Budget Report
    • Auditor’s Report for FYE 06/30/2017
      • Audit, Letter #1, Letter #2
  • Executive Director’s Report - Dr. Rafferty
    • Annual Report
    • Financial Report
  • President and President-Elect of NC State Optometric Society - Drs. Hearn and Dr. Haines
  • Report of the Candidate Review Committee - Philippe and Rafferty
  • Report of the Examination Development Committee
  • Winter 2018 Examinations - Jane McKimmon Center, Raleigh, NC, February 8-12, 2018
  • Application Deadline
    • Reserved Dates for the Examination
    • Clinical Examiners
  • 2018 Continuing Education Policy - COPE requirement re: NCSOS District
  • Board Policy - Externships and unlicensed ODs awaiting Clinical/Practicum Examination
  • Final Review of Reinstatement of Revoked License Policy - Rafferty
  • Review and approve Meetings Policy
  • 10 a.m. Legal Update - Mr. Loper
  • Law and Rules Review - Loper and Rafferty
  • Board Orders posting on website
  • Confirm Board Meeting dates to determine Winter 2018 Exam Results
  • Confirm dates and attendees - FARB Annual Forum Meeting, Coronado, CA, January 25-28, 2018
  • Confirm dates and attendees - SECO Educational Congress & Regional ARBO Regional Meeting, Atlanta, GA, February 28 - March 4, 2018
  • Old Business
  • New Business
  • Sign Certificates as time permits
    • All Certificates are to be signed by each Member of the Board prior to the recess for the day.
  • Recess**

  

Friday, November

  • Monitoring Continuing Education Program

 

Saturday, November

  • Monitoring Continuing Education Program

  • 10 a.m. New Licensee Seminar

    • State Board / Relationship / Responsibility

    • Presentation of Licenses to New Licensees

 

 

  • 6:15 p.m.New Licensee Welcome Reception (Board Members roles)


 

Sunday, November 13, 2016

  • Monitoring Continuing Education Program
  • Adjourn Meeting at noon



 

* While no further business sessions are anticipated, should it become necessary to reconvene a NOTICE of the time and place will be posted at the Registration Desk of the NC State Optometric Society                                                                      

 

Notice of Hearing - September 8, 2017

The Board will hold a hearing under Board Rule 42L .0102(h) pursuant to the request of a party subpoenaed by the Board and objection to the subpoena filed by the party subpoenaed.  The hearing will take place on Friday September 8, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the law offices of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP, 555 Fayetteville Street, Suite 1100, Raleigh, North Carolina.

 

Minutes - Summer 2017 Examinations

Minutes
North  Carolina State Board of Examiners in Optometry
August 3-6, 2017
Raleigh, NC                  

              

 

The North Carolina State Board of Examiners in Optometry met at the Jane McKimmon Center on the campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina on August 3-6, 2017 for the purposes of conducting the Summer 2017 Clinical/Practicum Examinations, meeting with its Clinical Examiners, to receive a legal update, to review complaints, and for other purposes.

Present were Dr.  Michael Johnson, President, Dr. Andy Cook, Secretary-Treasurer, Drs. Scott Philippe, Jerry Ellington, Michael Haines, Mrs. Susan Watson and Mr. James Raynor, members of the Board, William Rafferty, Executive Director, Janice K. Peterson, Executive Administrator and Mrs. Samantha Hardison, Administrative Coordinator.  Clinical Examiners were:  Drs. Kenny Bumgarner, Ania Hamp, Melanie Denton, David King, Lee McPherson, John Miller, Brett Munn, Sandra Schrader-Moore, Mark Newman, and Samantha Ward.  Thirty-two candidates appeared for the Summer 2017 Clinical/Practicum Examination and one Military applicant seeking licensure.

 

Call to Order.   
At 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 3, 2017, the meeting was called to order by the President, Dr. Michael Johnson, who read the Conflict of Interest reminder as required by the State Government Ethics Commission of all State Boards and Commissions at the beginning of the meetings, a copy of which was on the intranet of the Board Meeting Agenda.  Before addressing the first item on the Agenda for the meeting, Dr. Johnson took a moment to announce he had been reappointed to the Board by the Governor for a second term.

Approval of Minutes.   
Dr. Johnson asked if there were any corrections to the Minutes of the Annual Meeting on June 8-11, 2017.
On a motion by Mr. Raynor, seconded by Mrs. Watson, and carried unanimously,  the Minutes of the June 8-11, 2017 meeting were approved.

 

Report of the President.   
Dr. Johnson did not have a formal report; instead, he took the opportunity to remind the Board of a number of very serious and complicated issues that, in his opinion, present challenges to the Board and the profession over the term of his Presidency and his time on the Board.  Dr. Johnson stated he will reserve his comments as we proceed through the agenda; however, he asked that everyone refrain from individual conversations which are somewhat disruptive, and stated that all will be recognized and given the opportunity to speak so that everyone will be able to hear and participate. On a motion made by Dr. Philippe, seconded by Dr. Cook, and carried unanimously, the report of the President was accepted

 

Report of the Secretary-Treasurer.
Dr. Cook, Secretary-Treasurer, presented the report that covered the period beginning 07/01/17.  Dr. Cook reported that since the Board was slightly less than one month into its fiscal year at the time the report was prepared, there was little for him to review with the Board at this time.  He did remind the Members that the Board’s income was derived mainly from licensing fees and that those fees do not arrive in significant amounts until the sixty-day period following the mailing of the license renewal forms in October of each year. There being no questions from the Members of the Board concerning the report, a motion was made by Dr. Ellington, seconded by Mrs. Watson, and carried unanimously that the report of the Secretary-Treasurer was accepted.

 

Budget 2017 -2018
After discussion and review; on a motion made by Dr. Philippe, seconded by Dr. Ellington, and carried unanimously the Board approved the 2017 -2018 Budget.

 

Depreciation of Office Computer Equipment
On a motion made by Dr. Ellington, seconded by Dr. Haines, and carried unanimously the Board approved a three-year depreciation schedule.

 

New Secure Router and Associated Service Fee
On a motion was made by Dr. Ellington, seconded by Dr. Philippe, and carried unanimously, the Board approved expenditures for this item and service.

 

Audit Firm
On a motion was made by Dr. Cook, seconded by Dr. Philippe, and carried unanimously, the Board approved the firm of Shelton Hawley, CPA, P.A. to perform the audit for FY 2016 - 2017 and for the next two years with a three-year agreement.

 

Audit and Investment Committee
A motion was made by Mr. Raynor and seconded by Dr. Ellington to form an Audit and Investment Committee and that Committee be composed of the Secretary-Treasurer as Chair of the Committee, the Executive Director and one additional member of the Board appointed by the President. The motion passed unanimously and Dr. Johnson immediately appointed Mr. Raynor to the Committee. The Committee should make a report to the Board at each face to face Board meeting.

 

Report Of the Executive Director
Dr. Rafferty discussed the following issues and topics:

  • Federation of State Medical Boards - IMLC (The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact) voluntary initiative dealing with physician license mobility

  • North Carolina Medical Board - Physician license monitoring program using AOC (Administrative Office of the Courts) public records.

  • Directors and Officers Insurance - has been secured at the same rate as last year

  • Office lease - a three-year lease was approved by the state has been signed  

  • Other issues for Board consideration will be forthcoming as separate agenda items  

On a motion made by Dr. Haines, seconded by Dr. Ellington and carried unanimously, the report of the Executive Director was accepted.


 

Legal Update with Board Attorney
Mr. Johnny Loper, attorney for the Board, met to provide counsel and advice to the Board on the following matters:

  • Monitoring of Licensees Program

  • Rules and Law Review conducted with Dr. Rafferty on July 25, 2017

  • Forms of recording Board minutes

On a motion by Dr. Philippe, seconded by Mrs. Watson, and carried unanimously the Board went into Executive Session pursuant to N.C.G.S. 143-318.11 (1), (3), and (6). During Executive Session, Mr. Loper provided a Legal and Legislative Update to the Board.

On a motion by Dr. Philippe, seconded by Dr. Haines, and carried unanimously the Board returned to open session. There were no motions coming from Mr. Loper’s report.

 

Workmans Compensation Insurance
On a motion was made by Dr. Ellington, seconded by Dr. Philippe, and carried unanimously the Board approved the Workers Compensation Insurance Plan presented to the Board.

 

Update of New Database and Website
Mrs. Peterson and Mrs. Hardison indicated the system is working well and provides much greater versatility than the old system. Additionally, the new website is now operational and invite feedback from the Board for suggested tweaks to the format.

 

Report of ARBO Annual Meeting
Drs. Haines, Ellington, and Rafferty reported on their attendance at the ARBO Annual Meeting held in Washington, DC in June, and updated the Board members on many of the issues addressed during that meeting, some of which will be discussed later on the agenda.  Drs. Ellington and Haines agreed the information shared between the State Boards along with the meeting agenda was very valuable and strongly recommended that each new Board member would greatly benefit in attending the ARBO Annual Meeting.

 

Exam Development Committee
The Exam Development Committee is planning to meet on September 22 and 23 in Durham, NC. The purpose of the meeting is to follow up on the initiatives approved by the Board at its June 8, 2017, for implementation at the winter 2018 License Examinations. On a motion made by Dr. Ellington, seconded by Mrs. Watson, and carried unanimously the Board approved travel, subsistence, two days per diem and one hotel night for the Committee members.

 

Report of the Continuing Education Committee
Dr. Rafferty updated the Board on the COPE approval process. Dr. Haines recused himself from this discussion due to a conflict of interest he has serving on the Executive Committee of the North Carolina Optometric Society.


 

Board Policy Updates
The following Board Policies were updated by the Board staff and reviewed by the Board:

  • Reimbursement Policy

  • Office and Employment Policy

  • Screening Policy

On a motion was made by Dr. Phillippe, seconded by Dr. Cook, and carried unanimously the Board approved the updates to the above Policies.

 

Monitoring - Contract with ISS Agency  

On a motion was made by Dr. Philippe, seconded by Dr. Haines, and carried unanimously, the Board approves moving forward with the nightly monitoring by ISS located in Charlotte including set-up fees with the monthly fees not to exceed $1,500 per month. The Board authorized Dr. Rafferty the Executive Director to make an arrangement with ISS consistent with the parameters above.This is the same company the Medical Board used in its monitoring.

 

Meeting Dates to Determine the Summer 2017 Examination Results

The meeting to determine the results of the Summer 2017 Clinical/Practicum Examinations will be held via video conference beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 22, 2017.

 

Clinical Examiners Honorarium & Travel Expenses

On a motion by Mr. Raynor, seconded by Dr. Ellington, and carried unanimously the Board approved 5 days per-diem/honorarium, travel, and meal expenses for the Clinical Examiners.

Without objection, the President declared that the Board Members receive 4 days per-diem, travel, and meal expenses for their attendance at this meeting.

 

Meeting Date for Candidates to Review their Results of the Summer 2017  Examination

The date for any candidates who fail the Summer 2017 examination to review their results will be decided when the Board meets on August 22, 2017.  Any candidates failing the examination will have the date of the review announced in the letter they receive announcing their results, along with instructions as to what they must do to schedule a time for the review.

 

Dr. Johnson appointed Drs. Rafferty and Philippe to serve as the Committee to review the results of the examination with candidates who fail the examination and who notify the Board office in a timely manner that they desire to do so.

 

Meeting with Clinical Examiners

The Board Members and Clinical Examiners met and Dr. Rafferty reviewed the examination format and the use of the software developed by Topsail Technologies.

Each Board Member and Clinical Examiner signed the appropriate “Guidelines” document, all of which will become part of the official Summer 2017 examination records.

 

Summer 2017 Clinical/Practicum Examinations

For the remainder of the time in Raleigh at the McKimmon Center, the Board and the Clinical Examiners conducted the Summer 2017 Clinical/Practicum Examinations for 32 candidates whose applications had been approved, and for 1 military applicant.  Drs. Rafferty, Miller, and King served as the Committee assigned to represent the Board to review the credentials and question the military applicant’s knowledge and clinical skills, following which they will make recommendations to the Board as to whether this applicant should be licensed in this state.

 

Adjournment

There being no further business, on a motion by Mr. Raynor, seconded by Dr. Philippe, and carried unanimously it was announced that the Board would officially adjourn at noon on Sunday, August 6, 2017.  The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board will be by video conference call beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 22, 2017.





 

APPROVED 8/22/2017
Video Conference

Agenda Via Video Conference 8/22/2017

AGENDA
North Carolina State Board of Optometry
Via Video Conference
August 22,  2017


 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017:

7:00 p.m. Call to Order - Dr. Michael Johnson, President

NC Board of Ethics – Conflict of Interest Statement

Approval of the Minutes of the August 3-6, 2017  Meeting

Report of the President – Dr. Johnson

Report of the Secretary-Treasurer – Dr.  Cook

Report of Executive Director - Dr. Rafferty

Update on ISS Monitoring Program
Update on Exam Development Meeting
Update regarding complaints
Update on COPE and ACCME Equivalency Accreditation

Review of the Scoring of the Summer 2017 Examinations*

Determination of the Results of the Summer 2017 Examinations*

Report of the Committee on Licensure of Military Applicants – Dr. Rafferty

Determination of Date to Review Examinations -  Drs. Philippe, Rafferty

Board meeting schedule

  • Interim Meeting - September/October 2017
  • Asheville, NC - November 9, 2017 


Old Business

New Business

 

Good and Welfare

Adjourn

 

*some portions may be in closed session

 

Archive

Minutes from February 10-12, 2017 Meeting

Minutes of the North Carolina State Board of Optometry

February 10-12, 2017

Jane McKimmon Center -North Carolina State University

Raleigh, North Carolina

 

The North Carolina State Board of Examiners in Optometry met at the Jane McKimmon Center on the campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina on Friday, February 10 through Sunday, February 12, 2017 to conduct the Board’s Winter 2017 examinations and for other purposes.  Present were Dr. Michael Johnson, President; Dr. Andy Cook, Secretary-Treasurer; Drs. Scott Philippe, Jerry Ellington, Michael Haines, Mrs. Susan Watson, and Mr. James Raynor, Members of the Board;  Dr. William Rafferty, Executive Director; Mr. Johnny Loper, Board Attorney; Mrs. Janice Peterson, Executive Administrator; and Mrs. Samantha Hardison, Administrative Coordinator.  Also present were Dr. Brett Foley of Alpine Testing Solutions, Dr. Jill Bryant, President of the N. C. Optometric Society; Dr. Jamie Casper, Past President of the NCOS; and Ms. Adrianne Drollette, Executive Director of the NCOS.   Present as Clinical Examiners were Drs. Kenny Bumgarner, Michael Carstens, Jamie Casper, Ania Hamp, David King, Lee McPherson, Brett Munn, John Miller, Sandra Schrader-Moore, and Samantha Ward.

 

Meeting of the Board.  

At 10:06 A.M. the President called the meeting of the Board to order after which he read from the ‘conflict of interest statement’, as required by the State Board of Ethics.  The meeting was then turned over to Mr. Johnny Loper, the Board attorney.

 

Mr. Loper conducted a training session for the Board and Board staff.  The subject matter of that training consisted of instruction by Mr. Loper on the topics required by G.S. 93B-5:

 

1.      The Administrative Procedures Act;

2.      The Public Records Act;

3.      The Open Meetings Act;

4.      The State Tort Claims Act and The Defense of State Employees Law;

5.      The State Government Ethics Act; and,

6.      Lobbying.

 

Mr. Loper also provided a briefing on the background and holdings of the North Carolina Dental Board vs. Federal Trade Commission case from the United States Supreme Court, and the possible implications of that decision on Board business such as  licensing, discipline, contacts and communications with non-optometrists regarding the unlawful practice of optometry, and similar issues.  The session lasted over two hours and was interactive, with Mr. Loper responding to questions and providing clarification in response to inquiries from Board members and Board staff.

 

Mr. Loper provided Board and Board staff with a detailed outline of his presentation (updated from his last training session for the Board and staff held on August 29, 2015) for reference.

 

Approval of Minutes.  

On a motion by Dr. Cook, seconded by Dr. Philippe, and carried unanimously the Minutes of the November 10-13, 2016 meeting in Asheville were approved.

Report of the President.    

Dr. Johnson mentioned that he, Mr. Loper (Board Attorney) and Dr. Rafferty (Executive Director) met with parties interested in discussing reasons for the declining applicant pool to take the NC Clinical Exam. He described the meeting as productive and beneficial in that useful information and dialog was exchanged by all parties. He mentioned that we would continue this dialog in the future.

Dr. Johnson stated he would comment on items as the Board moved through its agenda. On a motion by Dr. Ellington seconded by Dr. Cook, the report of the President was unanimously accepted.

Report of the Secretary/Treasurer.  

Dr. Cook reviewed the Budget Report dated 07/01/16 thru 02/06/17.  

He announced that the personal vehicle travel reimbursement, related to official Board business was adjusted to $0.535 per mile for 2017. This adjustment was consistent with federal guidelines.

After addressing specific questions from members of the Board by the Secretary /Treasurer and the Board staff, on a motion by Mr. Raynor, seconded by Dr. Philippe, the motion carried unanimously to accept the report of the Secretary/Treasurer.

Report of the Executive Director.   

Dr. Rafferty thanked the Board and other staff for their kind thoughts and sentiments regarding the recent passing of his mother.

Dr. Rafferty echoed Dr. Johnson’s comments about the meeting held in Raleigh with parties concerned about the declining applicant pool to take the North Carolina Clinical Exam. Many reasons were exchanged including not having a North Carolina Optometry School and termination of NC subsidized contracts for decreased tuition for NC residents to attend schools outside of the state. It was also suggested that several other states’ scopes of practice now approach or exceed North Carolina’s scope of practice, and this was felt to be a limiting factor in attracting recent graduates to our state.

Dr. Rafferty also mentioned he was getting more and more questions regarding Internet sale of contact lenses and issues surrounding telemedicine.

Dr. Rafferty then introduced Dr. Brett Foley from Alpine Testing Solutions and that he was here to observe our examination. Dr. Foley further introduced himself as a psychometrician and explained the role of psychometrics in the exam development and delivery process. Dr. Rafferty explained the plan was to convene the Examination Development Committee in April 2017 and have Dr. Foley involved in process as future changes are made to the examination. A motion was made to approve the Examination Development Committee meeting in the Spring 2017 including participation of  Dr, Foley, Mr. Lowe, Board staff, two clinical examiners and a Board Member Liaison. The motion was made by Dr. Philippe, seconded by Dr. Cook and passed unanimously.      

Dr. Rafferty also discussed, that on a recommendation of the Board’s counsel (Mr. Loper), instead of developing a “Policy on Reinstatement of a Revoked Licence”, the Board should consider propagating this as a “Rule” as it was substantive to the Board’s responsibility of public protection. A motion was made by Dr. Philippi, seconded by Dr. Cook to direct Dr. Rafferty to work with Mr. Loper to make this an initiative for 2017. The motion passed unanimously.

A motion was then made by Dr. Haines, seconded by Mr. Raynor and passed unanimously to accept the report of the Executive Director.

 

Meeting with NC Optometric Society

Dr. Jill Bryant, President; Dr. Jamie Casper, Past President and Ms. Adrianne Drollette, Executive Director

The Society is invited to each meeting of the Board to discuss issues of common interest to both groups. The primary discussion again centered around State and District continuing education Programs and the Board’s continuing education requirements for Maintenance of Licensure. The Society also mentioned HB 36. The Board and Society agreed that should this legislation become law, the Board would implement a high level of credentialing standards and that no optometrist would be permitted to do any procedure(s), technique(s) or treatment(s) until they complete all aspects of the credentialing process including demonstrated clinical proficiency in any procedure, technique or treatment desired to perform.     

 

Legal and Legislative Update.  

Motion made by Dr. Ellington, seconded by Dr. Haines and passed unanimously to go into Executive Session to discuss updates regarding ongoing investigations and other legal issues of importance to the Board. Following these discussions, a motion made by Dr. Cook, seconded by Mr. Raynor and passed unanimously to come out of executive session.

The following motion was made by Dr. Philippe, seconded by Dr. Ellington and passed unanimously: “Instruct Mr. Loper (Board’s counsel) to draft a letter, speaking to the Board’s responsibility of public protection, it’s intention to develop and implement appropriate credentialing standards should optometry’s scope of practice as defined in GS 90-114 be expanded in the future.”

Mr. Loper recommended that the Board appoint an “Ethics Liaison”. A motion made by Dr. Philippe, seconded by Mr. Raynor and passed unanimously to appoint Dr. Rafferty to fulfill the duties of this role.

Mr. Loper also indicated that he had received an invitation from the Medical Board for he and/or someone from the Board or Board staff to attend a full day seminar on “How to Investigate Sexual Impropriety Cases”. Mr. Loper indicated he was on vacation that week so could not attend. He recommended Dr. Rafferty attend representing the Board. A motion to that effect was made by Dr. Philippe, seconded by Dr. Cook and passed unanimously.    

                           

Expired Licenses.  

On a motion by Dr. Philippe, seconded by Dr. Cook, and carried unanimously the following licenses have not been renewed since 12/31/2015; and, therefore, were declared to have expired due to non-payment of the 2016 license renewal fees:

  • Dale Garland, O.D. #0996
  • Charles Kinney, O.D. #1074
  • Summer Lara, O.D. #2289
  • Derek Scott Maroun, O.D. #1766
  • Bobby Wayne Wood, O.D. #1519
  •  

Background Checks for New Applicants applying to take the Board and for Licensed Optometrists seeking to renew their License Annually.

After legal review by the Board’s counsel (Mr. Loper) it was determined the Board would need to obtain statutory authority to implement such a standard. Going forward, the Board will consider the appropriate time to initiate this objective.

 

Clinical Examiners Honorariums.  

On a motion by Dr. Cook, seconded by Dr. Philippe, and carried unanimously the Board approved an honorarium for each of the Clinical Examiners in the amount of $ 800.00, in addition to reimbursement for their meals and travel expenses for their participation in the Winter 2017 Clinical Examination.

 

Examination Review for any Unsuccessful Candidate(s).  

Drs. Scott Philippe and William Rafferty will conduct the examination review(s) for any unsuccessful candidate(s). A candidate must submit a request in writing for a review within two weeks after the announcement of the exam results.  The review will take place at a time and place to be determined once requests are received.

 

Clinical Examiners Orientation and Stations Set-Up.  

Dr. Rafferty conducted an orientation with the Board and Clinical Examiners regarding roles of each in the examination process.

Ms. Peterson (Executive Administrator) and Ms. Hardison (Administrative Coordinator) conducted a review and update of the examination schedule.

Richard Low (Topsail Technologies) reviewed the Case Development Program and answer any questions posed by the clinical examiners.  

All stations were set up by Board staff in preparation for the first session on Saturday morning.

 Clinical/Practicum Examinations.  

The first examination session began promptly as scheduled on Saturday morning, February 11, 2017, at 7:45 A.M. and the final session concluded on Sunday morning, February 12, 2017 at 10:40 A.M.  All candidates whose applications had been approved appeared for examination over the two-day period.  

 Next meeting of the Board; Adjournment.  

The next meeting of the Board for the purpose of reviewing the results of the Winter 2017 examinations and for other purposes will be held via video conferencing on Saturday, February 25, 2017.

 At the conclusion of the last examination session, there being no further business to come before the Board, the meeting was adjourned.

 

 Approved 02/25/17

 

Minutes from November 10-13, 2016

 

Minutes of the North Carolina State Board of Optometry

November 10-13, 2016

Grove Park Inn

Asheville, North Carolina

 The North Carolina State Board of Examiners in Optometry met at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina on November 10-13, 2016 to hold its regularly scheduled Fall Meeting, to participate in the North Carolina State Optometric Society’s orientation program for new licensees, to monitor the Educational Program at the Fall Educational Congress of the Society, and for other purposes.  Present were Drs.  Michael Johnson, President, Andrew Cook, Scott Philippe, Jerry Ellington, Michael Haines, Mrs.Susan Watson, and Mr. James Raynor                 Members of the Board, and Dr. William Rafferty, Executive Director.  Also present via video conference were Board Staff:  Mrs. Janice Peterson, Executive Administrator and Mrs. Samantha Hardison, Administrative Coordinator. Mr. Johnny Loper, the Board’s attorney, joined the meeting on Thursday morning at the time certain of 11 a.m..by way of conference telephone.

 The President called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, November 10, 2016 after which he read the ‘ETHICS AWARENESS & CONFLICT OF INTEREST REMINDER’ as required by the North Carolina State Ethics Commission.

 Approval of Minutes.  On a motion by Dr. Cook, seconded by Dr. Philippe and carried unanimously the Minutes of the Meeting held on August 19, 2016 were approved.

 Report of the President   Dr. Johnson expressed his appreciation to the Members of the Board and Staff for their work on behalf of the Board and for their support to this point in his Presidency. He commented that the Board has been in transition since the passing of Dr. Robinson, the Board’s longstanding Executive Director. He welcomed Dr. Haines to the Board as Dr. Rafferty’s replacement and the new public members, Ms. Watson and Mr. Raynor.  He congratulated Dr. Rafferty on becoming the new Executive Director. Dr. Johnson expressed his appreciation for all the extra work members of the Board and staff  had assumed during this transition period. He further expressed his enthusiasm moving forward with the full complement of Board and staff.

 Motion to Accept: Dr. Philippe, seconded Mr. Raynor; Unanimous vote

 Report of the Secretary/Treasurer.  Dr. Rafferty reviewed the Budget Report for the period beginning 07/01/16 as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Board during this period.

 Motion to Accept: Dr. Haines and seconded Dr. Philippe; Unanimous vote

 The Independent Auditors’ Report and Financial Statement for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2016 was reviewed by Drs. Rafferty and Johnson.

 Motion to Accept: Dr. Ellington and seconded Dr. Philippe; Unanimous vote

 Report of the Executive Director. Dr. Rafferty reviewed the results of the “Strengths Finder” exercise and complemented everyone for completing the initiative. The exercise reviewed the top five strengths of each member of the staff and Board. Dr. Rafferty pointed out, knowing each individual’s strengths can be exceptionally helpful in making assignments on projects in the future.

Dr. Rafferty then reviewed with the Board “Projects and Initiatives” that he and the other staff reflected as both important and critical to the Board’s responsibilities and operation in the near and not as near future.

Dr. Rafferty also expressed his appreciation to the staff and Board for all the assistance they had given him over the past several months.

 Motion to Accept: Dr. Philippe and seconded Dr. Haines; Unanimous vote

 Topsail Technologies Update.  Richard Lowe was conferenced in on the Board Meeting.

Subjects discussed were implementation of the new office data base system, website, cyber security, and clinical examination format.

 Background Checks/Criminal Records Checks. A motion was made by Dr. Philippe, duly seconded by Dr. Haines, and carried unanimously that the Board begin to require background checks for all applicants to the Summer 2017 clinical examinations and for all licensees for the 2018 renewals, contingent upon discussions with the Board attorney to ascertain the legal authority for the requirement.

 Alpine Testing Solutions. Dr. Rafferty mentioned that Brett Foley, an Alpine Testing psychometrician, would be attending the Winter 2107 Board Examination to review and make suggestions for the Examination Review Committee of the Board.

 2017 Continuing Education Policy - COPE requirement re: NCSOS Districts. Because of changes to the COPE Program beginning in January 2017, the following motion was moved by Dr. Philippe and seconded by Dr. Ellington and passed unanimously:

“For 2017, the NC Board will adhere to the current Continuing Education Policy but will delay implementation of the COPE requirement for the NC District Societies. Implementation will be revisited at the Board’s Fall Meeting in Asheville in 2017.”  

 Meeting with President and President-Elect of NCSOS - Drs. Bryant and Hearn

At the time certain of 11:30 a.m. - This is a set meeting to discuss issues of common interest to both groups. The primary discussion centered around State and District continuing education and the Board’s continuing education requirements for Maintenance of Licensure with the change of the COPE Program for 2017.

 Report of the Examination Review Committee.   Drs. Rafferty and Philippe reported that they reviewed examination results with several unsuccessful candidates from the Summer 2016 Examination. No changes were suggested as a result of the reviews. However, all candidates expressed appreciation for the opportunity to identify their areas of weakness. Motion to Accept: Dr. Ellington and seconded Dr. Haines; Unanimous vote

 

Winter 2017 Clinical/Practicum Examinations.   

Application deadline: December 12, 2016

Jane McKimmon Center, Raleigh, NC - reserved dates February 9-13, 2017

Approval of Clinical Examiners

Motion to Approve: Dr. Ellington and seconded Dr. Philippe; Unanimous vote

 

Board Meeting To Determine the WINTER 2017 Examination Results.  

Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. via video conference.

(Approval of via video conference will be based on the Agenda being suitable for this type of meeting)

 

Board Meeting To Determine the SUMMER 2017 Examination Results.  

August 19, 2017


Southern Council of Optometrists Educational Congress (SECO 2017) and

Regional ARBO Meeting: March 1-5, 2017. The Board approved expenses to send two representatives to these meetings.

Date To Review Examination Results with Any Applicant Who Might Fail The Examination.   No date was confirmed at this meeting; however, the President will work with the Executive Director and Dr. Philippe to confirm a date, most likely in April.

Request to Reinstate a Revoked License - At the request of the Board, Dr. Rafferty was asked to develop a Statement regarding Reinstatement of a Revoked License for the Board to review and consider. After Dr. Rafferty developed the Statement, it was approved, pending legal review by a motion from Dr. Ellington and seconded by Dr. Cook and passed unanimously.

Election of Secretary-Treasurer - Dr. Cook was nominated to fulfill the remainder of Dr. Rafferty’s term who left the Board to become the Executive Director. Dr. Cook was elected unanimously by acclamation.

Legal/Litigation Update by Board Attorney.  At the time certain of 4:00 p.m. The Board went into Executive Session on a motion by Dr. Philippe, seconded by Dr. Haines and passed unanimously. Mr. Loper reviewed several issues regarding disciplinary cases. The Board came out of Executive session on a motion by Dr. Philippe, seconded by Dr. Ellington and passed unanimously. No motions were made coming from discussions in Executive Session.

The remainder of the time in Asheville was spent in a meeting with the new licensees, formal presentation of licenses, and in monitoring the continuing education program of the North Carolina State Optometric Society at its Fall Educational Conference.

Next Meeting of the Board; Adjournment.  The next meeting of the Board for the purposes of conducting the Winter 2017 Clinical/Practicum Examinations and other business that might come before the Board will be held at the Jane McKimmon Center in Raleigh, North Carolina

The Meeting was adjourned on a motion made by Dr. Ellington, seconded by Dr. Cook and passed unanimously.

   

 

Approved 2/10/17

Raleigh, NC

Minutes from August 19, 2016 Meeting

Minutes of the North Carolina State Board of Optometry

August 19, 2016

Wallace, North Carolina

The North Carolina State Board of Optometry met in the Board office in Wallace, North Carolina on August 19, 2016 for the purpose of determining the results of the Summer 2016 Clinical/Practicum Examinations and for other purposes.   President Johnson called the meeting to order at 8:40 a.m. Present were Drs. Michael Johnson President, William Rafferty, Secretary-Treasurer, Andrew Cook, Scott Philippe, and Jerry Ellington, Mr. Roger Mitchell, and Ms. Mary Richardson, Members of the Board.  Also present were Janice Peterson, the Board’s Executive Administrator and Samantha Hardison, the Board’s Administrative Coordinator.   

 

In accordance with the N.C. Board of Ethics, the President read ““Ethics Awareness & Conflict of Interest Reminder” statement and reminded the Members of the Board of their responsibilities in avoiding those situations where there may be a conflict of interest or appearance of a conflict of interest.  A copy of that statement was in each of the Board Members’ meeting notebook.

 

Distribution of Chromebooks and Orientation.  The Chromebooks that had been purchased and formatted for each of the Board Members were distributed.  Ms. Hardison reviewed the setup, features, accessibility, and functions.  Each Board Member was able to click through the agenda items, access accompanying documents, and make notes.  Future meetings and communications will be more compatible and easily accessible since everyone will be utilizing the same programming and Board intranet.

     

Approval of Minutes. On a motion by Dr. Philippe, seconded by Mr. Mitchell, and carried unanimously, the Minutes of the July 28-31, 2016 meeting were approved.

 

Report of the President.  Given the short period of time since the last meeting, Dr. Johnson did not have a formal report; however, he did indicate that he would have remarks to make on specific matters at the appropriate time as this meeting progressed.  Dr. Johnson took this opportunity to express the Board’s appreciation to Mrs. Richardson and Mr. Mitchell for their years of service on the Board.  Their replacements had recently been appointed by the Governor; however, they have yet to be sworn and each declined to attend this meeting on such short notice.

Report of the Secretary/Treasurer.  Dr. Rafferty reviewed the Budget Report,  a copy of which was linked to the Board’s agenda on their Chromebook..   He noted that by far the greater amount of the Board’s income is received during the months of November, December and January of each fiscal year when the annual license renewal fees are paid. On a motion by Mr. Mitchell, seconded by Dr. Ellington, and carried unanimously, the report of the Secretary-Treasurer was accepted.

 

Legal Update.  President Johnson updated the Board in the absence of Mr. Loper:

The binder is in effect for the Board’s D&O Insurance;

The proposed Board rule regarding the fees increase is awaiting further communication from the Joint Legislative Commission on Government Operations

Dr. Rafferty was pointed to an investigations committee involving a recent complaint filed against a licensee.

N.C. Board of Opticians proposed rule amendment

Orientation/training session to be scheduled for new Board members

 

Review of the Scoring of the Summer 2016 Clinical/Practicum Examinations.   Having had an opportunity to initially review the scoring and results of the Summer 2016 Clinical/Practicum Examinations, on a motion by Mr. Mitchell, seconded by Mrs. Richardson, and carried unanimously the Board went into closed session in accordance with the provisions of NCGS 143-318.11(a)(1),  NCGS 93b-8(c) and NCGS 93b-8(d) to conduct a final review of the scoring of the Summer 2016 Clinical/Practicum Examinations to determine those who passed and those who failed the examination.

 

In closed session following the review of the scoring and the answering of questions posed by the Members of the Board, on a motion by Mr. Mitchell, seconded by Dr. Cook, and carried unanimously the Board returned to open session.

 

Determining the Results of the Summer 2016 Clinical/Practicum Examinations.  In open session, Dr. Philippe moved and Mr. Mitchell seconded a motion that carried unanimously that the following applicants who achieved a passing score on the Summer 2016 Clinical/Practicum Examinations be granted a license to practice the profession of optometry in the State of North Carolina.  Further, in accordance with Article 6 of Chapter 90 of the General Statutes of North Carolina that their names and license numbers as assigned be entered in the Board Registry as follows:

 

2449 Robert John Africano, O.D.
2450 Brittney J. Angelo, O.D.
2451 Matthew Christopher Bryant, O.D.
2452 Cerina Leigh Buchanan, O.D.
2453 Nathan Lollins Cheung, O.D.
2454 Clayton Davis, O.D.
2455 Anthony R. Fioravanti, O.D.
2456 Cameron Street Hamrick, O.D.
2457 Stefanos Kotsokalis, O.D.
2458 Rosemary Ying-Hwa Liao, O.D.
2459 Natalie Brown McIntosh, O.D.
2460 Scott Joseph McIntosh, O.D.
2461 Logan Joseph Oliver, O.D.
2462 Amber S. Parham, O.D.
2463 Shalini Girish Patel, O.D.
2464 Thomas A. Pinkston, O.D.
2465 Carrie Moore Quilla, O.D.
2466 Jamin David Quilla, O.D.
2467 Ruhina Riyaz Shemna, O.D.
2468 Cassandria Elizabeth Warr, O.D.
2469 Robert William Woodard, O.D

 

Report of the Committee on Licensure of Military Applicants.  A motion was made by Mr. Mitchell, seconded by Dr. Ellington and carried unanimously to accept the recommendation presented by Dr. Rafferty on behalf of the Committee on Licensure of Military Applicants.

 

Determination of Date to Review Examinations.  Candidates have two weeks from the date of the notice of their results to request a review.  Drs. Rafferty and Philippe will schedule a date to meet with those candidates who request a review.

 

Board Staffing - Executive Director On a motion by Mr. Mitchell, seconded by Dr. Cook, and carried unanimously the Board went into Executive Session to discuss the proposed Executive Director employment agreement to be presented to Dr. Rafferty.  Dr. Rafferty, Mrs. Peterson, and Mrs. Hardison were excused from the meeting and did not participate in any discussions, evaluations, or recommendations..  After discussion, on a motion by Mrs.

Richardson, seconded by Dr. Cook and carried unanimously the Board returned to open session.      

 

While in open session, a motion was made by Mr. Mitchell, seconded by Dr. Philippe, and carried unanimously that Dr. Johnson and Dr. Rafferty continue to discuss the details of the employment agreement and report back to the Board for approval.

 

Monitoring Services/Background Checks.  President Johnson appointed Dr. Philippe and Mrs. Peterson to a committee to investigate and report to the Board at its meeting in Asheville in November regarding recommendations for the Board’s utilization of monitoring services, background and criminal records checks.

 

Psychometric Consulting Services.  Dr. Rafferty updated the Board regarding the proposal by Alpine Testing Solutions.  A motion was made by Dr. Cook, seconded by Dr. Philippe, and carried unanimously for Dr. Rafferty to continue discussions with Alpine in order for them to be prepared and available to attend the Board’s Winter 2017 practicum examinations.

 

Next Regularly Scheduled Meeting.  The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board will be in Asheville at the Grove Park Inn beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 10, 2016 and ending at noon on Sunday, November 13, 2016.  On a motion by Dr. Philippe, seconded by Mr. Mitchell, and carried unanimously reimbursement for this meeting was approved for travel, 4 hotel nights, 5 days’ meal expenses, and 5 per diems for each member of the Board.

 

On a motion by Mr. Mitchell, seconded by Mrs. Richardson, and carried unanimously the meeting was adjourned at 3:55 p.m.

 

Approved:

November 10, 2016

Asheville, NC

Minutes from July 28-31, 2016 Meeting

Minutes North Carolina State Board of Examiners in Optometry

July 28-31, 2016

Raleigh, NC                                    

The North Carolina State Board of Examiners in Optometry met at the Jane McKimmon Center on the Campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina on July 28 - 31, 2016 for the purposes of conducting the Summer 2016 Clinical/Practicum Examinations, meeting with its Clinical Examiners and representatives of Topsail Technologies, to receive a legal update, to review complaints, and for other purposes. Present were Dr.  Michael Johnson, President, Dr. William Rafferty, Secretary-Treasurer, Drs.  Andrew Cook, Scott Philippe and Jerry Ellington, Mrs. Mary Richardson and Mr. Roger Mitchell, members of the Board, Janice K. Peterson, Administrative Secretary,  and Mrs. Samantha Hardison, Administrative Coordinator. Also present were Dr. Michael Clark, immediate Past President of the Board, and Dr. David Anderson, former Board member.  Mr. Richard Low and Nathan Cox were present from Topsail Technologies.  Clinical Examiners were:  Drs. Kenny Bumgarner, Jamie Casper, Ania Hamp, David King, Lee McPherson, John Miller, Brett Munn, Sandra Schrader-Moore, Mark Newman, and Samantha Ward.  Thirty candidates appeared for the Summer 2016 Clinical/Practicum Examination and one Military applicant seeking licensure.

Call to Order.   At 12:10 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, 2016, the meeting was called to order by the President, Dr. Michael Johnson, who read the Conflict of Interest reminder as required by the State Government Ethics Commission of all State Boards and Commissions at the beginning of the meetings, a copy of which was in each Member’s meeting notebook.  Before addressing the first item on the Agenda for the meeting, Dr. Johnson took a moment to welcome Dr. Jerry Ellington as the newest Board Member, replacing Dr. Michael Clark who had served two terms.

Approval of Minutes.   Dr. Johnson asked if there were any corrections to the Minutes of the June 9-12, 2016 Meeting,  the Annual Meeting on June 9, 2016, or the conference call meeting on July 6, 2016.

On a motion by Dr.  Philippe, seconded by Dr. Rafferty, and carried unanimously,  the Minutes of the June 9-12, 2016 meeting were approved.

On a motion by Dr. Cook, seconded by Mrs. Richardson, and carried unanimously the Minutes of the Annual Meeting on June 9, 2016, were approved.

On a motion by Dr. Philippe,  seconded by Dr. Cook, and carried unanimously the Minutes of the Conference Call Meeting on July 6, 2916 were approved.

 Report of the President.   Dr. Johnson did not have a formal report; instead he took the opportunity to remind the Board of a number of very serious and complicated issues that, in his opinion, present challenges to the Board and the profession over the term of his Presidency and his time on the Board.  Dr. Johnson stated he will reserve his comments as we proceed through the agenda; however, he asked that everyone refrain from individual conversations  which is somewhat disruptive, and stated that all will be recognized and given the opportunity to speak so that everyone will be able to hear and participate.

Report of the Secretary Treasurer. Dr. Rafferty, Secretary-Treasurer, presented the Budget Report that covered the period beginning 07/01/16.  Dr. Rafferty reported that since the Board was slightly less than one month into its fiscal year at the time the Budget Report was prepared, there was little for him to review with the Board at this time.  He did remind the Members that the Board’s income was derived mainly from licensing fees and that those fees do not arrive in significant amounts until the sixty day period following the mailing of the license renewal forms in October of each year. There being no questions from the Members of the Board concerning the Budget Report, a motion was made by Mr. Mitchell, seconded by Dr. Cook, and carried unanimously that the report of the Secretary-Treasurer was accepted.

Legal Update with Board Attorney

 Mr. Johnny Loper, attorney for the Board, met to provide counsel and advice to the Board on the following matters:

  • Update of status of proposed amendment to Board Rule 21 NCAC 42J .0101

  • Types of discipline the Board may impose, controlled by N.C.G.S. 90-121.2

  • Additional language added to the online complaint form and filing instructions that is accessible via the Board’s website

  • Approval of Cost Collection Worksheet for Civil Penalties, Fines and Forfeitures as submitted to the Office of State Budget and Management

  • Disclaimer to be included in all Board emails indicating that the correspondence is subject to the North Carolina Public Records Act

  • Recording/documentation of Board meetings

  • Background checks

  • “Kiosks” legislation and ongoing communication with the North Carolina State Optometric Society

  • D&O insurance

 

On a motion by Mr. Mitchell, seconded by Mrs. Richardson, and carried unanimously the Board went into Executive Session pursuant to N.C.G.S. 143-318.11 (1), (3), and (6) in order to hear additional information from Mr. Loper:

 

  • Proposed Consent Orders for two licensees

  • Proposed Amended Private Letter of Concern

  • Update of bankruptcy involving a licensee

  • Executive Director search update

Following the answering of questions from Members of the Board, on a motion by Mr. Mitchell, seconded by Mrs. Richardson, and carried unanimously the Board returned to open session.  No motions were made nor any vote taken while the Board was in closed session.  Once again in open session the following action was taken:

  • A motion was made by Dr. Philippe, seconded by Dr. Cook, and carried unanimously that the President execute the Consent Orders in the matters of Dr. Benjamin Hobbs and Dr. Samuel Hobbs

  • Dr. Philippe made a motion, seconded by Mr. Mitchell, and carried unanimously to approve the Amended Private Letter of Concern

  • A motion was made by Dr. Philippe and seconded by Mr. Mitchell that a letter be sent to Dr. Jill Bryant, President of the North Carolina State Optometric Society, regarding the possible necessity for an election to replace the unexpired term of a Board member.  The motion carried by a majority vote, with Dr. Rafferty abstaining from discussion or voting on this issue.

Topsail Technologies Update

Mr. Richard Low and Mr. Nathan Cox reviewed the status of the licensing development system and website, including a schedule of tasks and “go live planning”.

Report of ARBO Annual Meeting

Drs. Philippe and Rafferty reported on their attendance at the ARBO Annual Meeting held in Boston in June, and updated the Board members on many of the issues addressed during that meeting, some of which will be discussed later on the agenda.  Dr. Philippe strongly recommended that each new Board member would greatly benefit in attending the ARBO Annual Meeting.

Background Checks/ Criminal Records

After brief discussions regarding candidate/licensee/staff monitoring services and background/criminal records checks, Dr. Johnson appointed a committee of Dr. Philippe and Ms. Peterson to seek three companies offering such services, and report to the Board at its next meeting.

Psychometric Consulting Services

Dr. Rafferty reported on a proposal for psychometric consulting services submitted by Alpine Testing Solutions. After some discussion and since the Board members did not have time to adequately study the proposal, Dr. Johnson requested that this matter be placed on the agenda of the Board’s next meeting.

American Optometric Association’s research project

The meeting notebooks contained a letter from Daniel Carey, Director of State Government Relations of the American Optometric Association regarding a research project, and seeking input from the State Boards of Optometry.  Dr. Johnson appointed Dr. Rafferty/Philippe to work with Mr. Loper in formulating a reply on behalf of the Board.

Board Examinations Statistics

Dr. Johnson instructed this agenda item be postponed until the Board’s next meeting.

Report of the Continuing Education Committee

Dr. Rafferty updated the Board on the COPE approval process.

Meeting Dates to Determine the Summer 2016 Examination Results

The meeting to determine the results of the Summer 2016 Clinical/Practicum Examinations will be held in the Board’s office in Wallace beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, August 19, 2016

Clinical Examiners Honorarium & Travel Expenses

Dr. Johnson informed the members that the federal reimbursable mileage rate for 2016 was set at $0.54 per mile, and the Board’s reimbursement rate would be set accordingly.

On a motion by Mr. Mitchell, seconded by Dr. Philippe, and carried unanimously the Board approved 5 days per-diem/honorarium, travel, and meal expenses for the Clinical Examiners.

Without objection the President declared that the Board Members receive 4 days per-diem, travel, and meal expenses for their attendance at this meeting.

Meeting Date for Candidates to Review their Results of the Summer 2016  Examination

The date for any candidates who fail the Summer 2016 examination to review their results will be decided when the Board meets in August.  Any candidates failing the examination will have the date of the review announced in the letter they receive announcing their results, along with instructions as to what they must do to schedule a time for the review.

Dr. Johnson appointed Drs. Rafferty and Philippe to serve as the Committee to review the results of the examination with candidates who fail the examination and who notify the Board office in a timely manner that they desire to do so.

 

Office Repairs

Dr. Johnson and Ms. Peterson reported on the repairs done by the landlord to the office building.  In view of the fact that the Board installed the carpet when they occupied the building 23 years ago, a motion was made by Mr. Mitchell, seconded by Dr. Cook and carried unanimously that the Board authorize the expenditure to replace the existing carpeting.

Purchase of Chromebooks

On a motion by Mr. Mitchell, seconded by Dr. Philippe, and carried unanimously the Board authorized the purchase of ChromeBooks for each of the Board Members.  Training will be held during the Board meeting on Friday, August 19th.

Meeting with Clinical Examiners and Representatives from Topsail Technologies

The Board Members and Clinical Examiners met with Richard Low and Nathan Cox from Topsail Technologies to review the examination format and the use of the software developed by Topsail Technologies, including use of the iPads that will be in each of the five stations.

Each Board Member and Clinical Examiner signed the appropriate “Guidelines” document, all of which will become part of the official Summer 2016 examination records.

Summer 2016 Clinical/Practicum Examinations

For the remainder of the time in Raleigh at the McKimmon Center, the Board and the Clinical Examiners conducted the Summer 2016 Clinical/Practicum Examinations for 30 candidates whose applications had been approved, and for 1 military applicant.  Drs. Rafferty, Miller and King served as the Committee assigned to represent the Board to review the credentials and question the military applicant’s knowledge and clinical skills, following which they will make recommendations to the Board as to whether this applicant should be licensed in this state.

Adjournment

There being no further business, on a motion by Dr. Cook, seconded by Mr. Mitchell, and carried unanimously it was announced that the Board would officially adjourned at noon on Sunday, July 31, 2016.  The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board will be in Wallace in the Board office beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, August 19, 2016.

 

APPROVED:

August 19, 2016

Wallace, NC

Minutes from July 6, 2016 Special Meeting

Special Meeting of the Board

Via Conference Telephone

July 6, 2016

 

 

At 5:17 p.m., on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, Dr. Michael Johnson, President of the Board, called the meeting to order in special session pursuant to notice duly given as required by G.S.  143-318.12(b)(2).  Present on the call were Drs. Michael Johnson, President, William Rafferty, Secretary-Treasurer, Andrew Cook, Scott Philippe , Roger Mitchell, and Mary Richardson, members of the Board, Mr. Johnny Loper, Board Attorney, and Janice Peterson, Administrative Secretary.

Dr. Johnson called the Board Member’s attention to the North Carolina Ethics Commission’s Conflict of Interest Statement, after which he stated the purpose of the meeting was to discuss which, if either, of two “directors and officers” insurance policies the Board will purchase and the adoption of previously published revisions to Board Rule 21 NCAC 42J .010.  Dr. Johnson then turned the meeting over to Mr. Loper.

After discussions,  a motion was made by Dr. Rafferty, seconded by Mrs. Richardson, and carried unanimously that the Board approve the Ace insurance policy, and further instructed Mr. Loper and Mrs. Peterson to contact Ms. Lisa Weatherly at the NC Association of Insurance Agents, to see if any updated information is required.

Mr. Loper updated the Board on the revisions to Board Rule 21 NCAC 42J .010.  A motion was made by Dr. Cook, seconded by Mr. Mitchell, and carried unanimously that the Board adopt the amended rule.  Mr. Loper will submit it, as required, to the North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings, Rules Review Commission.

On a motion by Mrs. Richardson, seconded by Dr. Cook, and carried unanimously the meeting was adjourned at 5:41 P.M.  

The next meeting of the Board is scheduled for July 28-31, 2016, in Raleigh, North Carolina.

 

APPROVED:

July 28, 2016

Raleigh, NC

Archived Minutes

Minutes from June 09, 2016 Annual Meeting 

Minutes from June 9-12, 2016 Meeting 

Minutes from May 11, 2016 Special Meeting 

Minutes from March 11 - 12, 2016 Meeting 

Minutes from February 12 - 14, 2016 Meeting 

Minutes from November 5 - 8, 2015 Meeting 

Minutes from August 28 - 29, 2015 Meeting 

Minutes from July 30- August 1, 2015 Meeting 

Minutes from June 11, 2015 Annual Meeting 

Minutes from June 11-14, 2015 Meeting 

Minutes from March 20-21, 2015 Meeting 

Minutes from February 13-15, 2015 Meeting 

Minutes from January 15, 2015 Meeting

Minutes from November 13-16, 2014 Meeting

Minutes from September 5-6, 2014 Meeting 

Minutes from July 31-August 4, 2014 Meeting

Minutes from June 11-15, 2014 Annual Meeting 

Minutes from June 12-15, 2014 Meeting 

Minutes from May 7, 2014 Special Meeting 

Minutes from March 21-22, 2014 Meeting 

Minutes from February 14-16, 2014 Meeting 

Minutes from November 14-17, 2013 Meeting

Minutes from September 13-14, 2013 Meeting 

Minutes from July 25-29, 2013 Meeting 

Minutes from July 11, 2013 Special Meeting 

Minutes from June 6, 2013 Annual Meeting 

Minutes from June 6-9, 2013 Meeting 

Minutes from March 8-9,  2013 Meeting

Minutes from February 15-17, 2013 Meeting

Minutes from November 8-11, 2012 Meeting

Minutes from August 24-25, 2012 Meeting 

Minutes from July 26-30, 2012 Meeting 

Minutes from June 7, 2012 Annual Meeting 

Minutes from June 7-10, 2012 Meeting 

Minutes from May 2, 2012 Special Meeting 

Minutes from March 9-10, 2012 Meeting 

Minutes from February 9-12, 2012 Meeting 

Minutes from November 10-13, 2011 Meeting 

Minutes from September 19, 2011 Special Meeting 

Minutes from August 26, 2011 Meeting 

Minutes from July 28-31, 2011 Meeting 

Minutes from June 2, 2011 Annual Meeting 

Minutes from June 2-5, 2011 Meeting 

Minutes from March 25-26, 2011 Meeting 

Minutes from February 18-20, 2011 Meeting 

Minutes from November 11-14, 2010 Meeting 

Minutes from October 19, 2010

Minutes from September 16-17, 2010 Meeting 

Minutes from July 29 - August 1, 2010 Meeting 

Minutes from June 3, 2010 Annual Meeting 

Minutes from June 3-6, 2010 Meeting 

Minutes from March 26-27, 2010 Meeting 

Minutes from February 12-13, 2010 Meeting 

Minutes from November 12-15, 2009 Meeting 

Minutes from September 3-4, 2009 Meeting 

Minutes from July 30 - August 3, 2009 Summer Exams 

Minutes from June 11, 2009 Annual Meeting 

Minutes from June 11-14, 2009 Meeting 

Minutes from March 29, 2009 Meeting 

Minutes from February 13-15, 2009 Meeting 

Minutes from November 6-9, 2008 Meeting 

Minutes from August 22-23, 2008 Meeting

Minutes from July 31 - August 4, 2008 Meeting 

Minutes from June 5, 2008 Annual Meeting 

Minutes from June 5-8, 2008 Meeting 

Minutes from May 31, 2008 Meeting 

Minutes from March 28-29, 2008 Meeting 

Minutes from February 14-17, 2008 Meeting 

Minutes from November 8-11, 2007 Meeting 

Minutes from September 7-8, 2007 Meeting 

Minutes from July 26-31, 2007 Meeting 

Minutes from June 14, 2007 Annual Meeting 

Minutes from May 31-June 3, 2007 Meeting 

Minutes from March 30-31, 2007 Meeting 

Minutes from February 16-18, 2007 Meeting 

Minutes from November 9-12, 2006 Meeting 

Minutes from August 18-19, 2006 Meeting 

Minutes from July 27-30, 2006 Meeting 

Minutes from June 7, 2006 Meeting 

Minutes from June 1-4, 2006 Meeting 

Minutes from March 24-25, 2006 Meeting 

Minutes from February 17-19, 2006 Meeting 

Minutes from December 12, 2005 Meeting 

Minutes from November 10-13, 2005 Meeting 

Minutes from September 19, 2005 Meeting 

Minutes from September 10-11, 2005 Meeting 

Minutes from July 28-August 1, 2005 Meeting 

Minutes from June 1-5, 2005 Meeting 

Minutes from June, 2005 Annual Meeting 

Minutes from March 19-20, 2005 Meeting 

Minutes from February 11-13, 2005 Meeting 

Minutes from November 10-14, 2004 Meeting 

Minutes from August 27-28, 2004 Meeting 

Minutes from August 5-9, 2004 Meeting 
 

Minutes from June 30, 2004, Meeting 

Minutes from June 2-6, 2004 Meeting 

Minutes from March 2004 Meeting 

Minutes from February 23, 2004, Meeting 

Minutes from February 13-15, 2004 Meeting 

Minutes from November 2003 Meeting 

Minutes from October 2003 Meeting 

Minutes from September 2003 Meeting 

Minutes from July 2003 Meeting 

Minutes from June 2003 Meeting 

Minutes from June 2003 Annual Meeting 

Minutes from April 2003 Meeting 

Minutes from March 2003 Meeting 

Minutes from February 2003 Meeting 

Minutes from January 2003 Meeting 

Minutes from November 2002 Meeting 

Minutes from September 2002 Meeting 

Minutes from August 2002 Meeting 

Minutes from June 2002 Meeting 

Minutes from June 2002 Annual Meeting 

Minutes from April 2002 Meeting

Minutes from March 2002 Meeting 

Minutes from February 2002 Meeting 

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