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.



July 28, 2016

Raleigh, NC

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