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1995 Minutes of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board
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January 27, 1995 MINUTES,
North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board, Greensboro, North Carolina


President Lowry called the regular meeting of the Board to order at 8:32 A.M.  Others In attendance were Board members Drs. Barnes, Brooks, Edwards, Gordon, Padgett and Mrs. Jones. The Board Attorney, Mr. George Hearn, and Executive Director, Mr. Thomas Mickey, were also present. 

Mr. Mickey read the minutes of the November 18, 1994, Board meeting in Raleigh, N.C. On a motion by Dr. Barnes, and seconded by Dr. Padgett, the minutes were approved unanimously.

Under old business the Board reviewed the letter of December 12, 1994, from John Womble, Unit Supervisor, Controlled Substance Regulatory Branch. This letter was in response to the Executive Director's letter of December 2, 1994, concerning the use of euthanasia solution by SPCAs. The Board also reviewed the memorandum of Mr. Hearn to the Board with respect to the Womble correspondence. The Board took no action other than to consider and discuss Mr. Womble's conclusions.

Dr. Gordon reviewed Mr. Hearn's letter to the Insurance Committee. In that letter, Mr. Hearn recommended that the Board ask Joseph Rippard, with the North Carolina Department of Insurance, to obtain the following insurance quotations:

1. General Liability Insurance Coverage.
2. Directors and Officers Liability Coverage.
3. Errors and Omissions Coverage (Negligence Coverage).
4. Automobile Liability Coverage in favor of the Board, if available.

Obtaining a quotation from Mr. Rippard would not obligate the Board to purchase insurance. Dr. Padgett motioned that Mr. Hearn should proceed with requesting the recommended quotations. Dr. Barnes seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

At the request of Dr. Larry Gore, of Cashiers North Carolina, the Board reviewed the method of using microchipping as a means of pet identification. Dr. Edwards motioned that this method of identification should not be considered the practice of veterinary medicine. Dr. Barnes seconded the motion. The motion passed on a four to three vote, with Drs. Barnes, Edwards, Gordon, and Lowry voting for the motion and Dr. Brooks, Mrs. Jones, and Dr. Padgett voting against the motion.

The Board reviewed the request of Dr. Christian E. Newcomer for an exemption from being required to retake the Clinical Competency Test. Dr. Newcomer, a 1977 graduate from the University of Pennsylvania, has successfully passed the National Board Examination. In addition, he is certified as a Diplomate by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. Dr. Barnes motioned, seconded by Dr. Edwards, that Dr. Newcomer be allowed to take the State Examination without retaking the CCT. The motion passed unanimously.

The Board reviewed the application to sit for the State Examination of Dr. Shirley Sara Hoshi. After review, the Board determined that her application was received just prior to her scores being over five years old. Dr. Barnes motioned that since her application was received prior to the five year deadline, she be allowed to take the next State Examination. Dr. Padgett seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

The Board reviewed the letter from Dr. Sara Lash concerning registered veterinary technicians. Mr. Hearn presented a draft letter for the Board to review in response to Dr. Lash's questions pertaining to the duties which a registered technician may perform. Dr. Gordon motioned that Mr. Hearn send the letter to Dr. Lash as modified. Dr. Padgett seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

The Board reviewed Dr. Michael J. Brown's request to be allowed to administer rabies shots in conjunction with him performing large animal medicine in Avery county. Dr. Brown had been granted a limited license by the Board at its November meeting for large animal work in Avery County, subject to certain conditions. He maintains a practice in Elizabethon, Tennessee. Dr. Barnes motioned to deny Dr. Brown's request. Mrs. Jones seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Investigative Committee Reports

Report of Committee on Investigations No. 7.

94002-8-7   Ms. Patti Lewis (Complaint of Dr. Robert Nix) - Letter by Mr. Hearn to Ms. Lewis communicating the Board's concerns as to whether non-veterinarians are making medical decisions at the Humane Society of Charlotte-Spay and Neuter Clinic.

94030-1-7   Dr. Margaret M. Alexander (Complaint of Mr. Ralph Ingle, Jr.) - Dismissed. No probable cause. Letter to be written by Mr. Hearn.

94032-1-7   Dr. Eric Eugene Headley (Complaint of Ms. Karen Romesburg) - Dismissed. No probable cause. Letter to be written by Mr. Hearn.

94035-1-7   Dr. Michael L. Huggins (Complaint of Mrs. Pamela P. Bailey) - Dismissed. No probable cause. Letter to be written by Mr. Hearn.

94037-1-7   Dr. Carrie Carman (Complaint of Ms. Pam Waters) - Dismissed the first part of the complaint concerning the two poodle puppies. A Letter of Caution is to be issued concerning the third dog, Handy Man. Letter to be written by Mr. Hearn.

94039-1-7   Dr. John A. Lauby (Complaint of Mrs. Lynne B. Bunce) - Strong Letter of Caution to be written by Mr. Hearn.

The meeting adjourned at 10:03 a.m. for a mid-morning break.

The meeting reconvened at 10:20 a.m.

Report of Committee on Investigations No. 9.

94021-1-9   Dr. Thomas J. Todd (Complaint of Mrs. Julie M. Reader) - Letter of Caution to be written by Mr. Hearn.

94036-1-9   Dr. Daniel Elliott Nordland (Complaint of Mr. Edwin T. Vernon) - Dismissed. No probable cause. Letter to be written by Mr. Hearn.

94038-1-9   Dr. John Thomas McLean, IV & Dr. G. W. Jones (Complaint of Mr. & Mrs. Larry Embree) - Dismissed. No probable cause. Letter to be written by Mr. Hearn.

94040-1-9   Dr. Sandra Marie Grant (Complaint of Mrs. Carol Martin) - Letter of Reprimand to be written by Mr. Hearn.

95001-2-9   Dr. Mark J. Stehr - Letter of Reprimand to be written by Mr. Hearn.

95033-3-9   Dr. Marc T. Schoenfield (Complaint of Dr. Paul A. Moss) - Dismissed. No probable cause. Letter to be written by Mr. Hearn.

The Board reviewed the status of the deferred compensation agreement with Mrs. Barbara Perryman. At Mrs. Perryman's request the Executive Director is to close out the account with the Guardian Insurance & Annuity Company, Inc. Mr. Hearn is prepare the appropriate amendment to the deferred compensation agreement with Mrs. Perryman. Once the account is closed, the Executive Director is to deposit funds received from Guardian as well as the amount of the surrender charge in a new bank account. Once Mrs. Perryman returns the signed amendment to the deferred compensation agreement the Executive Director is to start paying Mrs. Perryman, as she requested, the sum of $500 per month minus the appropriate taxes until such time that she receives the full amount that is to be initially deposited.

The Executive Director distributed a Financial report to the Board Members.

The Executive Director reported on the projected cost associated with the printing and mailing of the Animal Welfare Act to licensed veterinarians living in North Carolina. The printing cost will be $1,145.15 and the mailing cost approximately $825.00 Dr. Gordon motioned to approve the projected costs. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Jones. The motion passed unanimously.

The Executive Director reviewed the material received from the North Carolina State Board of Certified Public Accountant Examiners concerning a Board Member and Administrator Seminar. Once the date of the seminar has been set the Executive Director is to inform the Board.

The Board reviewed a report from the Legislative Research Commission, which is responsible for studying proposed changes to the Administrative Procedures Act. The Board took no action.

The Executive Director and Mr. Hearn reviewed the Open Meeting Laws for North Carolina with the Board. Dr. Barnes motioned to approve the Closed Session form as written. Dr. Gordon seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:55 a.m. for lunch.

The meeting was reconvened at 1:22 p.m.

Mr. Hearn reported on a proposed administrative rule by the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy. This rule, as proposed, is listed below:

.2505 VETERINARY PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

A drug that under federal law is required, prior to being dispensed, to be labeled with the statement: "Caution: Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian" may be dispensed only by a licensed veterinarian or by a pharmacist from a pharmacy.

After deliberation the Board concluded that it would be appropriate to add the phrase, "pursuant to the prescription or order of a licensed veterinarian" at the end of the rule. Mr. Hearn is to write to the Board of Pharmacy to convey this.

Dr. Gordon motioned that the Board enter into closed session for the purpose of approving the minutes of the June 24, 1994 closed session, which concerned personnel matters. The motion was seconded by Dr. Barnes. The motion passed unanimously. The open meeting was adjourned at 2:41 p.m.

The open session of the Board Meeting reconvened at 2:53 p.m.

Mr. Hearn presented his draft of a letter to Guilford Pathology Associates. The Board directed Mr. Hearn to send his letter.

Mr. Hearn presented his draft of a letter to Dr. Mark Green concerning the filling of prescriptions. Dr. Green questioned whether or not a veterinarian could fill the prescription of another veterinarian if that veterinarian has a valid veterinarian-client-patient relationship. The Board approved Mr. Hearn's letter as written.

Dr. Barnes motioned to allow Dr. Brian Huntsman to withdraw his request for an Administrative Hearing, and accept his Letter of Reprimand. Dr. Gordon seconded the motion. The motion passed.

Mr. Hearn reviewed his response to a letter from Dr. John Martin. Dr. Martin had written to the Board asking if rectal palpation is considered the practice of veterinary medicine. The Board took no action.

Mr. Hearn reported on his conversation and correspondence with Mr. Walter Gemeinhardt, who is an Animal Cruelty Investigator in Stokes County. Mr. Gemeinhardt reported to the Board that a Mr. Frank Harding Henning has performed a standing castration of horses in Stokes County. Mr. Hearn as written to Mr. Harding advising him of this activity, if true, is considered the practice of veterinary medicine and a violation of General Statute § 90-187.12. The Board took no further action.

Mr. Hearn reviewed the final draft of the Consent Order with Dr. Cynthia Lynn Branch. The Board took no action.

Mr. Hearn presented, for review, his draft of the civil complaint against Fran and Hall Keys.

Mr. Hearn, obtained an agreement from the Board Hearing Panel for dates of the hearing concerning Dr. Bruce Simmons. The primary dates are March 2 & 3, and secondary dates are March 9 & 10, 1995.

The Board reviewed the discussions and relevant committee meetings with the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association, attended by certain members from the Board. The Board determined that by holding its January Board meeting in the same location as the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association, it provided Board Members with communication, discussion and learning opportunities that did and will enable the Board to more effectively fulfill its responsibilities. While the Board considers its office in Raleigh to be its regular and preferred meeting site, the Board determined that meetings in the same general locations where other professional veterinary groups are convening can be a communications resource for the Board. Upon motion by Dr. Barnes, seconded by Mrs. Jones, the Board approved the actual expenses incurred for travel, meals, and lodging for Board Members, the Executive Director, and Board Attorney.

Dr. Lowry set the dates for the next meeting to be March 23 & 24, 1995, in Raleigh.

The meeting was adjourned on a motion by Dr. Barnes and seconded by Dr. Padgett at 2:55 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted, 
Thomas M. Mickey
Executive Director


March 14, 1995, MINUTES,
North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board, Raleigh, North Carolina


President Lowry called the meeting to order at 8:15 A.M.  Others in attendance were Board members Drs. Barnes, Brooks, Edwards, Gordon, Padgett and Mrs. Jones. The Board Attorney, Mr. George Hearn, and Executive Director, Thomas Mickey, were also present.

On a motion made by Dr. Brooks, and seconded by Dr. Gordon, the minutes of the January 27, 1995, Board meeting in Greensboro, NC were approved.

Under old business Dr. Gordon gave the Board an insurance update. The necessary forms for obtaining insurance quotations have been received. The Executive Director and Mr. Hearn are to complete and return the forms.

Dr. Lowry presented an AVMA publication on microchipping. Dr. Gordon made a motion to reconsider the Board's previous decision that microchipping is not the practice of veterinary medicine. Dr. Brooks seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. After discussion, Dr. Barnes made a motion that in light of the AVMA position that microchipping is the practice of veterinary medicine, that the Board consider microchipping the the practice of veterinary medicine. Mrs. Jones seconded the motion. The motion passed with Dr. Gordon opposed.

The Board reviewed the letters from Drs. Julian H. Edwards and William E. Plummer, concerning Dr. Gerald D. Neeley. He has requested a limited veterinary license to practice swine medicine. Based on the information received, Dr. George Edwards motioned to grant him a limited veterinary license to practice swine medicine provided that Dr. Neeley passes the state examination. Dr. Barnes seconded the motion. The motion passed with Mrs. Jones opposed.

The Board reviewed a request for an exemption from being required to retake the Clinical Competency Examination from Dr. Robert E. O'Neil, of South Florida, Florida. Dr. O'Neil is the Chairman on the Florida Board of Veterinary Medicine and is a 1975 graduate of Auburn. Dr. Padgett motioned to deny his request. Dr. Edwards seconded the motion. The motion passed with Dr. Brooks opposed.

The Board reviewed a request for an exemption from being required to retake the Clinical Competency Examination from Dr. Richard A. Mansmann, of Apex, North Carolina. Dr. Brooks made a motion to grant his request on the basis of the following.

For Dr. Mansmann to become licensed he is required to successfully pass the State Examination. Mrs. Jones seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

The Executive Director presented the contract with the Professional Examination Service for the Veterinary Technician Licensing Examination for the Board to review. This contract includes a fee increase from the present $70.00 to $80.00 effective on July 1, 1995. Dr. Gordon made a motion to approve the contract. Dr. Barnes seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Dr. Brooks moved to reconsider the previous motion in which Dr. Mansmann was granted an exemption from the CCT. The motion was seconded by Dr. Edwards. The motion passed with Mrs. Jones opposed.

Dr., Brooks made a motion to amend the original motion so that Dr. Mansmann will receive a limited veterinary license to practice equine medicine upon his successfully passing the State Examination, rather than a full license. Dr. Barnes seconded the motion. The motion passed with Mrs. Jones opposed.

The Board reviewed the letter from Dr. Stan Griffith concerning the new flea control medication, "Program", by Ciba Geigy. The Executive Director and Mr. Hearn are to draft a response to his letter.

The meeting adjourned at 9:15 a.m. for a mid-morning break.

The meeting reconvened at 9:30 a.m.

Investigative Committee Reports

Report on Committee on Investigations No. 7

94002-8-7   Mrs. Patti Lewis (Complaint of Dr. Robert Nix) - Letter by Mr. Hearn to Ms. Lewis communicating the Board's concerns have been satisfied. Letter of Caution to Dr. Nix for misrepresentation in dealing with the Board.

94033-1-7   Dr. Mark Grossman (Complaint of Ms. Sandra Floyd) - On three separate occasions Mrs. Floyd has been contacted requesting a reply to Dr. Grossman's response. Ms. Floyd has failed to respond to the Board's inquiry. Due to the lack of response the Board can come to no other conclusion than that the client is satisfied with Dr. Grossman's response. Therefore, the complaint is dismissed. The Executive Director is to write to Dr. Grossman and inform him of such.

94041-1-7   Dr. Claudia Rea Sims (Complaint of Ms. Susan G. Feir) - Dismissed. No Probable cause. Letter to be written by Mr. Hearn.

95004-1-7   Dr. Richard Gregory Burkett (Complaint of Ms. Mary Margot Bowers) - Continued pending additional information.

95006-1-7   Dr. Dana W. Eddings (Complaint of Mr. Neal L. Dieterle) - Letter of Reprimand to be written by Mr. Hearn.

Report of Committee on Investigations No. 9

94031-1-9   Dr. Harold Pearce (Complaint of Mrs. Jacqueline Fitzpatrick) - Dismissed. No probable cause. Letter to be written by the Executive Director.

95005-1-9   Dr. Johnson V. Russell (Complaint of Mr. & Mrs. James N. Appleton) - Dismissed. No probable cause. Letter to be written by the Executive Director.

Dr. Lowry discussed the content of the next President's letter with the Board. No further action was taken.

Dr. Lowry set the dates of the June meeting to be June 29 & 30, 1995, in Atlantic Beach, NC. This will coincide with the summer conference of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association. At the time the Board members will make a two hour presentation, consisting of the case histories of recent complaints to the Board. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer period.

Dr. Lowry set the dates of the next meeting to be May 11 & 12, 1995, in Raleigh. This will be for work on the administrative rules and planning for the Board's presentation at the June 1995 North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association's meeting.

The Executive Director distributed a Financial report to the Board Members.

The Executive Director reported on the March 1996, expiration of the lease for the Board Office. In anticipation that the office will continue to grow and require more space, the Executive Director is to request a first right of refusal on any adjacent space that becomes available. The Executive Director is to also actively seek information on the costs involved with renewing the current lease.

The Executive Director requested the Board to allow the installation of a voice mail system for the office. Dr. Edwards made a motion to allow the installation. The motion was seconded by Dr. Padgett. The motion passed unanimously.

The Board reviewed the request of Dr. Jeffrey Kent Wells to have his license reinstated. Dr. Wells let his license lapse in 1992. Dr. Barnes made a motion to allow Dr. Wells to reinstate his license upon paying all back fees and listing the required continuing education hours for that time. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Jones. The motion passed unanimously.

The Board reviewed the request of Dr. Gordon D. Rahmes to have his license reinstated. Dr. Rahmes let his license lapse in 1981 and has since been in the military. Dr. Barnes made a motion to require that Dr. Rahmes pass the Clinical Competency Test and State Examination before he be relicensed. Dr. Padgett seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

The Executive Director reviewed with the Board the information available on Dr. Timothy Jordan's pending license. After discussion the Executive Director is to contact Dr. Jordan and request additional information.

The Executive Director reviewed with the Board the information available on Dr. Barry A. Goldberg's application for license. After discussion the Executive Director is to inform Dr. Goldberg that he will not be allowed to sit for licensure until he provides additional information about his previous and pending complaints with the Florida Board of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Barnes made a motion that the Board enter into closed session for the purpose of consulting with the attorney concerning pending litigation involving the Board and reviewing personnel matters. The motion was seconded by Dr. Gordon. The motion passed unanimously. The open meeting was adjourned at 12:05 p.m.

The open session of the Board meeting reconvened at 12:30 p.m.

On a motion by Dr. Brooks, seconded by Dr. Padgett, the Board approved the actual expenses for this meeting.

The meeting was adjourned on a motion by Dr. Gordon and seconded by Dr. Padgett at 12:40 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted, 
Thomas M. Mickey
Executive Director


May 12, 1995, MINUTES,
North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board, Raleigh, North Carolina


President Lowry called the meeting to order at 8:20 A.M.  Others In attendance were Board members Drs. Barnes, Brooks, Edwards and Padgett.  The Board Attorney, Mr. George Hearn, and Executive Director, Mr. Thomas Mickey, were also present. 

On a motion made by Dr. Padgett and seconded by Dr. Brooks, the minutes of the March 24, 1995, Board meeting in Raleigh, NC were approved.

The Board reviewed the request of Dr. George L. Hunnicutt to have his veterinary license reinstated. In 1987, he had his license placed on inactive status. Dr. Barnes made a motion to reinstate his license. Dr. Brooks seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

The Board reviewed the request of Dr. Edward F. Kluber for a limited veterinary license to practice swine medicine. Dr. Edwards made a motion to grant his request, provided that he pass the state examination. This license will be valid only while Dr. Kluber is employed by Brown's of Carolina. Should Dr. Kluber wish to practice elsewhere, or other than swine medicine, he will have to pass the Clinical Competency Test. Dr. Barnes seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

The Board reviewed the request of Dr. Michael G. Davidson for an exemption from retaking the Clinical Competency Test. Based on his previously passing the National Board Exam and the Clinical Competency Test in 1983, his having worked in the veterinary profession for three of the last five years, and his status as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists, Dr. Brooks made a motion to grant his request. Dr. Barnes seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

The Board reviewed the request of Dr. Robert Lee Pyle for an exemption from retaking the Clinical Competency Test. Based on his being a 1965 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania College of Veterinary Medicine, his having worked in the veterinary profession for three of the last five years, and his status as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Dr. Brooks made a motion to grant his request. Dr. Padgett seconded the motion. The matinee passed unanimously.

The Executive Director presented the contract with the Professional Examination Service for the National Board Examination and Clinical Competency Test. This contract includes a fee increase of $65.00 per examination July 1, 1995. Dr. Barnes made a motion to approve the contract and raise candidate fees $65.00 per examination to cover the increase required by PES. Dr. Padgett seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

The meeting adjourned at 8:40 a.,. so that the hearing panel in the matter involving Dr. Bruce Simmons could conduct a conference telephone call with Mr. Thomas C. Morphis, attorney for Dr. Simmons. The purpose of the conference call was to further discuss a proposed consent order in the pending administrative matter relating to the administrative hearing held on March 9th & 10th.

The Board meeting reconvened at 8:50 a.m.

Dr. Edwards made a motion to request that the Executive Director attend, at Board expanse, the annual American Veterinary Medical Association meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, July 9th through July 12th. Dr. Padgett seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

The Board reviewed the letter of Dr. Timothy Taylor Emery in which he requested that the Board consider his passing scores in 1989 on the National Board Examination and the Clinical Competency Test as sufficient grounds for licensure. He is licensed in Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. In view of the fact that Board Rules require a passing score on the Clinical Competency Test within five years, Dr. Edwards made a motion to deny his request. To become licensed he will have to pass the Clinical Competency Test and the State Examination. Dr. Padgett seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

The Executive Director distributed a Financial report to the Board Members.

The Board Attorney Mr. George Hearn reviewed with the Board eighteen possible cases to be used in the Board's presentation to the licensees who are attending the summer conference of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association on June 30, at Atlantic Beach, NC. At that meeting copies of the General Statutes and Administrative Rules will be distributed.

Dr. Brooks made a motion that the Board enter into closed session for the purpose of consulting with the attorney concerning pending litigation against Fran and Hall Keys. The motion was seconded by Dr. Edwards. The motion passed unanimously. The open meeting was adjourned at 11:05 a.m.

The open session of the Board Meeting reconvened at 11:15 a.m.

Dr. Lowry appointed Dr. Barnes and Dr. Brooks as a nominating committee for new officers. The committee is to present a slate of officers at the next Board Meeting.

On a motion by Dr. Brooks, seconded by Dr. Barnes, the Board approved the actual expenses for this meeting.

The meeting was adjourned on a motion by Dr. Barnes and seconded by Dr. Padgett at 11:25 a.m.

Respectfully Submitted, 
Thomas M. Mickey
Executive Director


June 30, 1995, MINUTES,
North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board, Sheraton Resort, Atlantic Beach, North Carolina


President Lowry called the regular meeting of the Board to order at 10:30 A.M.  Others In attendance were Board members Drs. Barnes, Brooks, Edwards, Gordon, Padgett and Mrs. Jones.  The Board Attorney, Mr. George Hearn, and Executive Director, Mr. Thomas Mickey, were also present.

On a motion made by Dr. Gordon, and seconded by Dr. Edwards, the minutes of the May 12, 1995, Board meeting in Raleigh, NC were approved.

The Board reviewed the presentation to the members of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association concerning complaints received and investigated by the Board. Dr. Mark Green suggested that the Board continue to make this kind of presentation at future meetings of the Association. Dr. Gordon suggested the reading material describing the actual cases be made available to the members of the Association prior to the actual presentation. This would allow the members to review the material and pose questions to the Board.

The Board reviewed the request of Dr. Eric Charles Gondor for an exemption from retaking the Clinical Competency Test. Based on his having previously passed the National Board Examination, his having worked in the veterinary profession for three of the last five years, and his status as a Diplomate of the American College of Poultry Veterinarians, Dr. Padgett made a motion to grant his request. Dr. Barnes seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

The Board reviewed the request of Dr. Melvin L. Helphrey for an exemption from retaking the Clinical Competency Test. Based on his having previously passed the National Board Exam and the Clinical Competency Test in 1983, his having worked in the veterinary profession for three of the last five years, and his status as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, Dr. Gordon made a motion to grant his request. Dr. Barnes seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

The Board reviewed a request for a temporary permit from Dr. Keith D. Wiggins. Dr. Brooks made a motion to allow Dr. Wiggins to have a temporary permit. The motion was seconded by Dr. Edwards. The motion passed on a four to two vote, with Dr. Padgett and Mrs. Jones opposed. Dr. Lowry did not vote.

The Board reviewed a request from Dr. Cesea Heide-Haaf-Lawson for a temporary permit. Dr. Haaf-Lawson is a graduate of Ross University and as such is required to complete the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates program of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Haaf-Lawson has not completed this program or passed the National Board Examination or Clinical Competency Test. Dr. Barnes made a motion not to grant her request based on Administrative Rule .0305(b). This rule states that temporary permits will not be issued to applicants who are not graduates of an accredited school of veterinary medicine as defined by the American Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Gordon seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Dr. Gordon made a motion to enter into closed session to review the licensure of Dr. Timothy Jordon [sic]. This motion was made pursuant to General Statute 143-318.11(a)(7). The motion was seconded by Dr. Brooks. The motion passed unanimously.

The meeting entered into closed session at 10:50 a.m.

The open session of the Board Meeting reconvened at 11:05 a.m.

The Board reviewed the request of Barbara Eagles, with Dogtrain Inc., for approval of their seminars for continuing education credit. Their seminars are geared towards developing training skills and behavioral knowledge as it relates to a veterinarian job. Dr. Padgett made a motion to deny the request. Dr. Brooks seconded the motion. The motion passed on a five to one vote, with Dr. Edwards opposed. Dr. Lowry did not vote.

The Board reviewed the letter from Dr. Mark Green, an officer with the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association, concerning vaccination histories, heartworm checks, and the filling of prescriptions written by another veterinarian. After discussion the Board determined that no action would be appropriate, without Mr. Hearn conducting a full review of the questions raised by Dr. Green.

Dr. Gordon made a motion to initiate a formal investigation against Dr. Norman Baird concerning the unauthorized practice of veterinary medicine. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Jones. The motion passed unanimously with Dr. Brooks abstaining. The investigation is to be assigned to Committee on Investigations No [sic] 9.

Dr. Edwards made a motion to have the Executive Director contact the most prevalent drug companies in Dr. Baird's area and obtain information on the quantities and types of drugs that Dr. Baird has ordered. The motion was seconded by Dr. Padgett. The motion passed unanimously with Dr. Brooks abstaining.

The meeting adjourned at 12:00 p.m. for a morning break.

The meeting reconvened at 12:15 p.m.

Investigative Committee Reports

Report of Committee on Investigations No. 7

95004-1-7  Dr. Richard Gregory Burkett (Complaint of Ms. Mary Margot Bowers) - Dismissed. No probable cause. Letter to be written by Mr. Hearn.

95002-1-7  Dr. Gretchen Hutt (Complaint of Ms. Teresa Carden) - On three separate occasions Mrs. Carden has been contacted requesting a reply to Dr. Hutt's response. Ms. Carden has failed to respond to the Board's inquiry. Due to the lack of response the Board can come to no other conclusion than that the client is satisfied with Dr. Hutt's response. Therefore, the complaint is dismissed. The Executive Director is to write to Dr. Hutt and inform her of such.

95011-1-7  Dr. Bruce K. Widdowson (Complaint of Ms. & Mrs. Dale Sparrow) - Dismissed. No probable cause. Letter to be written by Mr. Hearn.

Report of Committee on Investigations No. 9

96003-3-9  Dr. Mark T. Schoenfield (Complaint of Dr. Paul A. Moss) - After reviewing additional information from both Dr. Schoenfield and Dr. Moss the Board chose not to reverse its original decision to dismiss the complaint. Mr. Hearn is to inform all of the parties involved.

95007-1-9  Dr. David H. Truban (Complaint of Mr. John Hill) - Letter of Caution Letter to be written by Mr. Hearn.

95010-1-9  Dr. Phillip William Lanzi (Complaint of Ms. Karen Labaw) - Dismissed. No probable cause. Letter to be written by Mr. Hearn.

95012-1-9  Dr. Mark Silvers (Complaint of Mr. Anthony Kiss) - Dismissed. No probable cause. Letter to be written by Mr. Hearn.

95009-1-9  Dr. Karen G. Robertson (Complaint of Ms. Francoise M. Gay) - On three separate occasions Ms. Gay has been contacted requesting a reply to Dr. Robertson's response. Ms. Gay has failed to respond to the Board's inquiry. Due to the lack of response the Board can come to no other conclusion than that the client is satisfied with Dr. Robertson's response. Therefore, the complaint is dismissed. The Executive Director is to write to Dr. Robertson and inform her of such.

Dr. Lowry reviewed with the Board the Occupational Licensing Board seminar which he attended in Raleigh On June 26, 1995. The report of Andrew A. Vanore, Chief Deputy Attorney General at the North Carolina Department of Justice concerning Board liability was also discussed.

Dr. Lowry requested that Mr. Hearn complete the disposition letters to all parties involved in complaints in a timely manner.

The Executive Director distributed a Financial report to the Board Members.

Mr. Hearn reported that the suit against Fran and Hall Keys has been filed in Guilford Superior Court.

The slate of officers proposed by the nominating committee, consisting of Dr. Barnes & Dr. Brooks, was presented.

President                  Dr. E. Clinton Lowry
Vice-President           Dr. David E. Brooks
Secretary-Treasurer    Dr. Kenneth R. Padgett

Dr. Edwards moved that the nominations be closed. The motion was seconded by Dr. Gordon. The motion passed unanimously.

Dr. Edwards made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Jones, that the proposed officers be elected. The motion passed unanimously.

The Board reviewed the discussions and relevant committee meetings with the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association, that were attended by certain members from the Board. Dr. Edwards, Dr. Gordon, and Mr. Mickey also attended the meeting with the Central Carolina Community College advisory committee. The Board determined that by holding its June Board meeting in the same location as the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association meeting, it provided Board Members with communication, discussion and learning opportunities that did and will enable the Board to more effectively fulfill its responsibilities. While the Board considers its office in Raleigh to be its regular and preferred meeting site, the Board determined that meetings in the same general locations where other professional veterinary groups are convening can be a communications resource for the Board. Upon motion by Dr. Brooks, the Board approved the actual expenses incurred for travel, meals, and lodging for Board Members, the Executive Director, and Board Attorney.

The next meeting of the Board will be held in its Raleigh office in September 1995. The exact date will be determined by the Board President and the Executive Director.

The meeting was adjourned on a motion by Dr. Edwards and seconded by Dr. Padgett at 1:30 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted, 
Thomas M. Mickey
Executive Director


September 8, 1995, MINUTES,
North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board, Raleigh, North Carolina


President Lowry called the regular meeting of the Board to order at 8:15 A.M.  Others In attendance were Board members Drs. Brooks, Gordon, and Padgett.  The Board Attorney, Mr. George Hearn, and Executive Director, Mr. Thomas Mickey, were also present.

The Executive Director read the minutes of the June 30, 1995 meeting. On a motion by Dr. Gordon, seconded by Dr. Padgett the minutes were approved.

The Board reviewed the letter from Dr. Mark Green, an officer with the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association, concerning vaccination histories, heartworm checks, and the filling of prescriptions written by another veterinarian. Mr. Hearn recommended that the Board not make a statement of policy, but refer Dr. Green to Dr. James Wilson''s book entitled, Law and Ethics of the Veterinary Procession. Dr. Brooks made a motion that Mr. Hearn write a letter to Dr. Green that the established standards of veterinary care, as determined by the veterinary profession, should be followed for the administration of heartworm checks. The motion was seconded by Dr. Padgett. The motion passed unanimously.

Dr. Gordon reviewed with the Board the possibility of the North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, assisting in the review of continuing education programs. Dr. Oscar Fletcher, Dean of the College, has agreed to assist the Board. Dr. Ames, with the American Veterinary Medical Association Council of Education, has also agreed to assist the Board.

The Executive Director reviewed the memorandum from Mr. Robert N. Brooks, Executive Director, N.C. State Board of CPA Examiners, regarding the sale of yellow page advertising space for licensed professionals to non-licensees. The Board took no action.

The Board reviewed the letter from Edward A. Sharpless, M.D., Pathologist, concerning the building of a laboratory to provide veterinary laboratory work. Dr. Brooks made a motion to require that a veterinary pathologist to be on staff. Mr. Hearn is to write a letter to Dr. Sharpless. The motion was seconded by Dr. Padgett. The motion passed unanimously.

The Board reviewed the request of Dr. Cynthia L. Branch to have her consent order with the Board amended to conform with the consent order of the Virginia Board. Dr. Padgett made a motion, seconded by Dr. Gordon, to approve her request. Mr. Hearn is to prepare the necessary amendments.

The Board reviewed the request of Dr. Roman O. Bohonowych for an exemption from retaking the Clinical Competency Test. Based on his having previously passed the National Board Examination, his having worked in the veterinary profession for three of the last five years, and his status as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Practitioners, Dr. Padgett made a motion to grant his request. Dr. Gordon seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

The Board reviewed the request of Dr. Darren L. Holman for an exemption from retaking the Clinical Competency Test. Both his National Board Exam and the Clinical Competency Test scores are over five years old and he is not a Diplomate. Based on this Dr. Gordon made a motion to deny his request. Dr. Padgett seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Dr. Gordon discussed the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association substance abuse program with the Board. Time is to be allotted for a presentation to be made at the January 1996 Board Meeting. No further action was taken.

The Board reviewed the request of Dr. Robert Neunzig, chief officer of Ivey Oaks, P.A., for a name change to all of the following clinics:

From All Pet Care Clinic- Matthews to PETsMART Veterinary Services - Matthews
From All Pet Care Clinic - Pineville to PETsMART Veterinary Services - Pineville
From All Pet Care Clinic- Winston Salem to PETsMART Veterinary Services - Winston Salem

Dr. Padgett made a motion to deny the request because the names do not conform to G.S. 90-181.1, entitled, Practice facility names and levels of service and Administrative Rule .202, Name of Practice. Specifically the names does not contain one of the descriptive terms as defined in subsection (b) of G.S. 90-181.1 and the name itself is confusing and misleading, being that PETsMART is a nationally recognized chain dealing in pet sales, supplies and food, and that under North Carolina law cannot engage in the delivery of veterinary medical services. The motion was seconded by Dr. Brooks. The motion passed unanimously.

Dr. Edwards joined the meeting.

The Board reviewed the request from Dr. Scott G. McGinness for a temporary permit. He wished to perform relief work for equine practitioners in the state. Dr. Padgett made a motion to deny his request for the temporary permit on the basis that his work as a relief veterinarian he would be unsupervised. Dr. Brooks seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

The Board reviewed the request from Dr. Hugh M. Powell for a limited license to perform poultry consulting work. Dr. Edwards made a motion to grant his request. Dr. Padgett seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Report of Committee on Investigations No. 7

95015-1-7  Dr. Kenneth E. Kobalka and Dr. Suzanne K. Miller (Complaint of Ms. Frances Ansley) - Dismissed. No probable cause. Letter to be written by Mr. Hearn.

95016-1-7  Dr. Joseph K. Gordon (Complaint of Ms. Faith Norwood) - Dismissed with Dr. Gordon not participating in the discussion. No probable cause. Letter to be written by Mr. Hearn.

95022-1-7  Dr. William H. White (Complaint of Ms. Joyce E. Rastatter) - Dismissed. No probable cause. Letter to be written by Mr. Hearn.

Report of Committee on Investigations No. 9

95014-1-9  Dr. Laura Anne Kaylor (Complaint of Ms. Kim Davis) - Letter of Caution, the Committee felt that the therapy was not aggressive enough. Letter to be written by Mr. Hearn.

95017-1-9  Dr. Dennis L. Jackson (Complaint of Ms. Rosemary Davino) - Dismissed. No probable cause. Letter to be written by Mr. Hearn.

95023-1-9  Dr. Norman G. Baird (Complaint by the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board) - Letter of Reprimand. Letter to be written by Mr. Hearn.

Dr. Gordon made a motion to amend the minutes of the June 30, 1995, meeting to reflect a formal investigation, not a formal complaint, against Dr. Norman G. Baird and to write a letter to Dr. Baird telling him to cease and desist from practicing veterinary medicine in a practice facility that has not passed inspection. The motion was seconded by Dr. Padgett. The motion passed unanimously, with Dr. Brooks abstaining from participating in the discussion.

The president set the date of the next Board meeting to be November 9 and 10. The Board will meet at 9:00 A.M. on November 9th to review and discuss practice facility inspections. The Committees on Investigations will meet at 1:00 P.M. The Board meeting on November 10th will convene at 8:00 A.M.

The Board adjourned at 11:55 A.M. for a 15 minute break.

The meeting reconvened at 12:10 P.M.

The Executive Director distributed a Financial report to the Board Members.

The Executive Director reported on his trip to the American Veterinary Medical Association in Pittsburgh.

The Executive Director reported on investigations that have taken place during the past three months. The Board directed the Executive Director not to undertake investigations without a formal written complaint to the Board and the direction of a Committee on Investigations.

Dr. Gordon stated that he will contact Dr. Gail Bowman about her and or her staff informing the public that she is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist. Dr. Bowman is not a Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.

Dr. Brooks and Dr. Padgett reported on their inspection of Bragtown Veterinary Hospital. The facility did not pass inspection. Mr. Hearn is to write to Dr. Karen G. Robertson and inform her of the deficiencies. She will have thirty days to correct the deficiencies or the Board will be forced to close her clinic and take disciplinary action. She will also have to respond with a written plan of action to correct these deficiencies within five days of receiving the letter of the Board. A follow-up inspection of the facility will be conducted shortly after the thirty day deadline.

Mr. Hearn reported on the status of the suit against Fran and Hall Keys.

Mr. Hearn reported a case of unauthorized practice of veterinary medicine in Shelby,NC Mr. Lee Denny will be retained to investigate this situation if Mr. Hearn feels the Board has a case.

The Executive Director presented a calendar of meetings for the board's approval.

On a motion by Dr. Padgett, seconded by Dr. Brooks, the board approved the actual expenses of this meeting.

The meeting was adjourned on a motion by Dr. Brooks and seconded by Dr. Gordon at 1:35 P.M.

Respectfully Submitted, 
Thomas M. Mickey
Executive Director

November 10, 1995, MINUTES,
North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board, Raleigh, North Carolina


President Lowry called the regular meeting of the Board to order at 8:15 A.M.  Others In attendance were Board members Drs. Brooks, Edwards, Gordon, Justus, and Padgett and Mrs. Jones.  The Board Attorney, Mr. George Hearn, and Executive Director, Mr. Thomas Mickey, were also present.

The Executive Director read the minutes of the September 8, 1995 meeting. Mr. Hearn requested the minutes to be amended to state that he will respond on behalf of the Board to Edward A. Sharpless, M.D. On a motion by Dr. Gordon, seconded by Dr. Brooks the minutes were approved.

Mr. Hearn reviewed the status of the complaint against Mr. Max Simmons. At this time Mr. Simmons is not practicing veterinary medicine or employed at a veterinary practice facility. As such the Board determined that is would not take any action at this time. The Executive Director is to review the status of the dosimetry reports that are to be received from Dr. Bruce Simmons as part of his consent order with the Board.

Mr. Hearn reviewed the signed consent order of Fran and Hall Keys with the Board. He will be filing the order in Guilford County Superior Court.

Dr. Gordon reported on his conversation with Dr. Gail Bowman concerning the use of the term Board Certified when dealing with clients. She has written a memorandum to her staff and has corrected the problem.

The Board reviewed the information received concerning the administration of a rabies vaccination by Mr. Russell Sanderson in Duplin county. Mr. Sanderson appears to be a certified rabies vaccinator in Duplin county. Dr. Gordon is to contact Dr. Lee Hunter, the State Public Health Veterinarian, to confirm the training of Mr. Sanderson. Dr. Gordon is to follow-up with the Health Director of Duplin county.

The Board reviewed the request of Dr. Jeffrey Kent Wills to have his veterinary license reinstated. His license was revoked March 1, 1992 for failure to renew. He has earned the required hours of continuing education and sent the Board the required fees. Dr. Gordon made a motion to reinstate his veterinary license. The motion was seconded by Dr. Brooks. The motion passed unanimously.

The Board reviewed the request of Dr. Arun K. Bahl for a limited license to practice poultry medicine. Dr. Bahl is a Diplomate in the American College of Poultry Veterinarians, a 1969 graduate of the Uttar Pradesh Agricultural University and has worked exclusively in poultry medicine and the poultry industry for the last twenty-six years. Dr. Gordon made a motion, seconded by Dr. Brooks, to grant the request, provided that a passing score is achieved on the North Carolina State Examination.

The Board reviewed the request of Dr. Martha L. Ewing for an exemption from retaking the Clinical Competency Test. Based on her having previously passed the National Board Examination, her having worked in the veterinary profession for three of the last five years, and her status as a Diplomate of the American College of Poultry Veterinarians, Dr. Gordon made a motion to grant her request. Dr. Padgett seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

The Board reviewed the request of Dr. Rebecca S. McConnico for a temporary permit to practice veterinary medicine (equine exclusive) until a permanent license can be obtained. In addition, she requested an exemption from being required to retake the Clinical Competency Test. The Board took no action as the Board has not received all of the necessary paperwork to complete her file.

The Board reviewed the request of Dr. Elizabeth A. Laudert for a limited veterinary license to practice poultry medicine. Dr. Laudert is a Diplomate in the American College of Poultry Veterinarians, and 1987 graduate of the Colorado State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. The Board took no action as the Board has not received all of the necessary paperwork to complete her file.

The Board reviewed the request of Dr. Benjamin C. Johnson for a limited veterinary license to practice poultry medicine. Dr. Johnson is a Diplomate in the American College of Poultry Veterinarians, and 1992 graduate of the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine. The Board took no action as the Board has not received all of the necessary paperwork to complete her file.

The Board reviewed the contract for the renewal of the office lease. The new annual rental will be $11,990, and janitorial services will be $100 per month. The length of the new lease will be three years. Dr. Padgett made a motion to approve the lease. The motion was seconded by Dr. Brooks. The motion passed unanimously.

The Board reviewed the information provided by Dr. Kurt Zimmerman concerning Mr. Billy Guinn performing micro-current equine electrotherapy. The Board determined that the types of treatment that Mr. Guinn is providing is the practice of veterinary medicine. Dr. Gordon made a motion, seconded by Dr. Padgett, to have Mr. Hearn send Mr. Guinn a letter telling him to cease and desist the practice of veterinary medicine. The motion passed unanimously.

The Board adjourned at 9:30 A.M. for a 10 minute break.

The meeting reconvened at 9:40 A.M.

Dr. Padgett made a motion to enter into closed session to hear a report by Mr. George Hearn on the investigation of unlicensed practice of veterinary medicine. The motion was seconded by Dr. Gordon. The motion passed unanimously.

The meeting entered into closed session at 10:00 A.M.

The open session of the Board Meeting reconvened at 10:30 A.M.

The Board reviewed the letter from Mr. John Martenis, of the Animal Protection Society of Orange County concerning Dr. MacDonald, of Hillsborough Veterinary Clinic, prescribing heartworm preventative medicine even though he knew that the dog was heartworm positive. The Board realizes that in some cases this is an acceptable, or reasonable, method of treatment. Mr. Hearn is to write to Mr. Martenis conveying this and send a copy of his letter to Dr. MacDonald.

The Board reviewed the letter from Tim and Terry Brooks concerning microchip implantation of transponders into horses, for the purpose of identifying true owners. Dr. Gordon made a motion, seconded by Dr. Padgett, to have Mr. Hearn write to Mr. and Mrs. Brooks and inform them that his is considered the practice of veterinary medicine.

The Board reviewed the request of Kimberly Murphy. Legal Assistant for Joyce L. Davis and Associates, concerning if artificial insemination, invitro fertilization and embryo transfer are considered the practice of veterinary medicine. Artificial insemination is not the practice of veterinary medicine per G.S. 90-187.10(6). The Board tabled for further information the discussion of invitro fertilization, and embryo transfer. Dr. Gordon is to gather information and present this to the Board at its next meeting for consideration.

The Board reviewed the current practice facility inspection forms, procedures and length of time between inspections. The Board discussed, but took no action on, changing the scheduling of inspections from two years following the first inspection to one year. After two years the inspections are currently scheduled every three years. The Board discussed, but took no action on, changing this to two years.

The meeting adjourned at 10:45 A.M. for a ten minute break.

The meeting reconvened at 10:55 A.M.

Dr. Padgett made a motion, seconded by Dr. Gordon, to raise the practice facility inspection fee from $50.00 to $75.00, effective December 1, 1995. The motion passed unanimously.

Investigative Committee Reports

Report of Committee on Investigations No. 7

95018-1-7  Dr. Frank G. Parker (Complaint of Mrs. Janace Baine) - Letter of Reprimand to be written by Mr. Hearn.

95020-1-7  Dr. Joel M. Barden (Complaint of Ms. Kaye S. Scholar) - Dismissed. No probable cause. Letter to be written by Mr. Hearn.

95024-1-7  Dr. Rodger W. Kleish (Complaint of Mr. Joseph F. Staehly) - Letter of Caution to be written by Mr. Hearn.

95027-2-7  Dr. Karen Robertson (Complaint by the Board concerning practice facility) - Dismissed, provided that Dr. Robertson provides proof to the Board that her radiology equipment has been inspected and is registered with the North Carolina Department of Environmental, Health and Natural Resources.

95029-2-7  Mr. Millard Watson (Complaint by the Board concerning the unauthorized practice of veterinary medicine) - Mr. Hearn is to send Mr. Watson a letter to cease and desist the unauthorized practice of veterinary medicine. Mr. Hearn is to proceed with an injunction against Mr. Watson. In addition, Mr. Hearn is to file a criminal action for cruelty to animals. Mr. Hearn has the authority from the Board to use Mr. Denney in investigating the case.

95033-1-7  Dr. John E. Dowler (Complaint of Mr. Ricky Quick) - Dismissed. No probable cause. Letter to be written by Mr. Hearn.

Report of Committee on Investigations No. 9

95019-1-9  Dr. Emma J. Lackey (Complaint of Ms. Ann G. DeAngelis) - Letter of Caution to be written by Mr. Hearn.

95021-1-9  Dr. Michael J. Puckett (Complaint of Mrs. Carol Ann Darnell) - Letter of Reprimand concerning the examination of the horse, a Letter of Caution concerning misrepresentation to the Board, and a dismissal concerning the altering of medical records. Letters to be written by Mr. Hearn.

95023-2-9  Dr. Norman G. Baird (Complaint by the Board concerning his practice facility) - The facility does not pass inspection and cannot be opened. He will be re-inspected when he feels that he has satisfied all of the requirements of administrative rules .0207 and .0208.

95025-9-9  Dr. Amy R. Campbell (Complaint of Ms. Ara Jones) - Dismissed. No probable cause. Letter to be written by Mr. Hearn.

95030-2-9  Mr. Roy Harker (Complaint by Board concerning the unauthorized practice of veterinary medicine) - Mr. Hearn is to send Mr. Harker a letter to cease and desist the unauthorized practice of veterinary medicine.

The Executive Director distributed a financial report to the Board Members.

The Executive Director requested that the Board allow him to purchase a laptop computer and portable printer. Dr. Gordon made a motion to allow the Executive Director to spend up to $4000.00 on the purchase. The motion was seconded by Dr. Padgett. The motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Hearn reported that the administrative rule changes have been filed for publication in the November 15, 1995, issue of the North Carolina Register. The next step in the process is for the Board to hold a public hearing. The date of this meeting is January 9, 1996 at the Board office. The meeting will convene at 10:00 A.M. Any person interested in these rules should submit written comments to the board office no later than 9:30 A.M. on January 9, 1996. Persons planning to present oral comments relative to the proposed-rulemaking should notify the Board office in writing by 5:00 P.M. January 4, 1996. Speakers may be limited to a total of ten minutes, subject to the discretion of the hearing office of the Board. Dr. Padgett made a motion, seconded by Dr. Gordon, to appoint Mr. Hearn as the hearing officer, with Mr. Mickey servicing as a back-up. The motion passed unanimously.

Mrs. Jones made a motion that the Board present Dr. Mitchell K. Barnes with a plaque of appreciation for his years of service on the Board. The motion was seconded by Dr. Lowry. The motion passed unanimously.

On a motion by Dr. Padgett, seconded by Dr. Brooks, the board approved the actual expenses of this meeting.

The Executive Director informed the Board that there is a scheduling conflict with the June Board meeting and the technician examinations on June 14, 1996. Dr. Gordon made a motion to administer the technician examinations on Wednesday, June 12, 1996. The motion was seconded by Dr. Padgett. The motion passed unanimously.

The meeting was adjourned on a motion by Dr. Brooks and seconded by Dr. Gordon at 1:35 P.M.

Respectfully Submitted, 
Thomas M. Mickey
Executive Director

 

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