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2017 Minutes of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board

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 January 12, 2017 MINUTES
North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board, Raleigh, North Carolina

 

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At 8:00 a.m., President Kim D. Gemeinhardt, DVM. called to order the regular meeting of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board. In attendance were the following Board members: Drs. William K. Dean, Jane A. Barber, Susan K. Bull, Dwight E. Cochran, and R. Douglas Meckes.. Also present was Board Attorney Mr. George Hearn, Executive Director, Mr. Thomas Mickey, and Deputy Director, Dr. Tod Schadler. Board member Robin Lazaro, RVT joined the meeting shortly thereafter.

Dr. Gemeinhardt reviewed with the Board the Governor's and the North Carolina Board of Ethics' statement on recognizing and avoiding conflicts of interest. She also reviewed § G.S. 90-179 of the North Carolina Veterinary Practice Act.

The November 17, 2016 minutes, upon motion by Dr. Cochran and seconded by Dr. Barber were approved.

The Board welcomed newest staff member, Alice Anne Roberts, to the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board.

The Board Investigator reported on his activities since the last meeting. The Investigator left the meeting at 8:17 a.m.

The agreement with the North Carolina Physicians Health Program (NCPHP) is due for renewal February 1, 2017. A discussion was held on updating and reviewing the contract. A motion was made by Dr. Meckes, seconded by Dr. Cochran, to renew the contract with NCPHP for 60 days beginning February 1, 2017. The motion passed with Dr. Bull voting no. Dr. Dean and Dr. Barber will serve on a Committee to review and report to the Board any recommendations regarding N. C. Veterinary Health Program (NCVHP) and the ongoing relationship between the Board and NCPHP. Dr. Meckes and Dr. Schadler will attend the next meeting of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association to discuss its participation in the program.

At 9:30 a.m. the Board recessed for a break, reconvening at 9:40 a.m.

Mr. Hearn reported that as required by G. S. § 93B-5(g) he conducted in December a required new Board member training session with Robin Lazaro, RVT and Krissie Newman. Dr. Schadler also attended the training session.

Strategic planing for the Board was discussed, and the Board reaffirmed the need to move forward with this goal. Dr. Schadler was asked to determine the best method to achieve this goal and report to the Board.

The Executive Director reported on operational and administrative activities of the Board since the last Board meeting. He distributed a financial report which the Board reviewed and discussed.

Dr. Bull made a motion to send Ms. Lazaro to the American Association of Veterinary State Boards "New Member Training Program" scheduled for May 12-13, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Dean seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

At 12:08 p.m. the Board adjourned for lunch and reconvened at 1:03 p.m.

Dr. Joseph Jordan, PhD., Executive Director of he North Carolina Veterinary Health Program (NCVHP) joined the meeting. He presented an update of the status of the NCVHP since the last Board meeting. At 1:20 P.m. Dr Jordan left the meeting.

At 1:20 p.m., pursuant to G. S. § 143-318.11(a)(3), Dr. Meckes made a motion, approved by Dr. Barber, and unanimously passed, to enter into closed session for discussion of personnel issues.

At 1:40 p.m. the Board reconvened the meeting

Report of Committee on Investigations No. 1

2015039-1  Melissa Bame Massey, DVM (Alamance Countryside Mobile Veterinary Service) - Ms. Tina L. Brantley - Continued

Dr. Gemeinhardt left the meeting.

2016026-1  Adam Webb Sisk, DVM (Davie County Large Animal Hospital) - Ms. Shelley Lilly - No probable cause.

2016021-1  Paula Kay Bullock, DVM (Affordable Animal Care) - Mr. Justin Berry & Ms. Cheralyn Schmidt - Continued

2016033-1  Karen Leigh Brown, DVM (Jacksonville Veterinary Hospital) - Mr. John & Kim Petrowski - No Probable Cause

2016032-1  Quentin Malloy Hodges, DVM (Carpenter Animal Hospital & Pet Inn) - Mr. Brett Rosenstock - Letter of Reprimand

2016035-1  Kelly J. Sigle, DVM (CVS-Animal Emergency & Trauma Center) - Mr. & Mrs. John Ronchetti - Letter of Caution

2016037-1  Clinton Moran Berdeen, DVM (Pointe South Animal Hospital) - Ms. Angela Neldon - No Probable Cause

A motion to accept the report by the Committee for Investigations No. 1, with Dr. Gemeinhardt recusing herself from the discussion and voting on complaint 2016026-1, was made by Dr. Cochran and seconded by Ms. Lazaro. The motion passed unanimously.

The Board adjourned for a break at 2:41 p.m. and reconvened at 2:58 p.m.

Report of Committee on Investigations No. 2

2014054-2  Poppy Masterson, DVM, (Affordable Animal Care Spay Neuter Clinic) - Mr. and Mrs. Randy Nevils - No Probable Cause.

Dr. Bull made a motion, seconded by Dr. Cochran, to accept the report of Committee on Investigations No. 2. The motion passed unanimously.

Report of Committee on Investigations No. 5

2016009-5  Fernando Cardenas, DVM (3H Mobile Veterinary Services) - Ms. Kimberly Ely - Continued

2016011-5  Fernando Cardenas, DVM (3H Mobile Veterinary Services) - Ms. Leigh Crenshaw - No Probable Cause

2016029-5  Sean Robert Allers, DVM (North Meckleburg Animal Hospital) - Mr. Gary Evans and Paula Purvis - Originally reported at the last meeting as No Probable Cause - returned to the Committee in order to complete the investigation concerning two additional veterinarians named in the complaint.

Dr. Bull made a motion, seconded by Ms. Lazaro, to accept the report of Committee on Investigations No. 5. The motion passed unanimously.

Report of Committee on Investigations No. 7

2016031-7  Fred Edward Rosen, DVM and Theodore H. Owen, DVM (Western Carolina Regional Animal Hospital) - Mr. Daniel Lundahl - No Probable Cause as to both veterinarians

2016030-7  Joel M. Barden, Jr., DVM (Veterinary Medical Center) - Mr. Dale Makin - Continued

2016034-7  Melissa Ann Dean, DVM (VCA Seaside Animal Hospital) - Ms. Denise Bopp - No Probable Cause

Dr. Dean made a motion, seconded by Dr. Barber, to accept the report of Committee on Investigations No. 7. The motion passed unanimously.

Dr. Cochran made a motion to approve the expenses for the Board Meeting, which as seconded by Dr. Bull The motion was passed unanimously.

The Board having no further business, upon motion of Dr. Cochran, seconded by Dr. Barber, and unanimously passed, the meeting was adjourned at 3:50 p.m.


Respectfully Submitted,
Thomas M. Mickey
Executive Director

 

 March 9, 2017 MINUTES
North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board, Raleigh, North Carolina

 

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At 8:00 a.m., President Kim D. Gemeinhardt, DVM. called to order the regular meeting of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board. In attendance were the following Board members: Drs. William K. Dean, Jane A. Barber, Susan K. Bull, Douglas Meckes Robin Lazaro, TVT, and Mrs. Newman. , Also present was Board Attorney Mr. George Hearn, Executive Director, Mr. Thomas Mickey, and Deputy Director, Dr. Tod Schadler.

Dr. Gemeinhardt reviewed with the Board the Governor's and the North Carolina Board of Ethics' statement on recognizing and avoiding conflicts of interest. She also reviewed § G.S. 90-179 of the North Carolina Veterinary Practice Act.

The January 12, 2017 minutes, upon motion by Dr. Bull and seconded by Dr. Dean were approved.

Dr. Gemeinhardt introduced new Board member, Mrs. Newman.

Dr. Gemeinhardt recognized North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association (NCVMA) President, Dr. Tom Kuhn and Executive Director Claire Holley, who in turn, introduced: Dr. Chessie Green, past NCVMA President; Dr. Jennifer Jones Schultz; Dr. Brenda Stevens; Dr. Dianna Dunning; past NCVMA Presidents and current AVMA delegates Dr. Karen Davis and Dr. Phil McHugh, and NCVMA attorney and lobbyist Jon Carr.

Dr. Gemeinhardt opened a discussion of the Board's proposed amendments to Board Rule 21 NCAC 66.0206. The amendments would include changing the requirements for obtaining continuing education (CE) credits by allowing the annual credit hours required for license or registration renewal to be obtained through materials and media in lieu of attendance at approved seminars and meetings, although credits for attendance at seminars and meetings would still remain in the Rule. The NCVMA and others through correspondence and other communications had stated objections prior to and at the meeting to allowing more than 10 of the 20 hours required of licensees annually to be obtained by means other than attendance at approved seminars and meetings.,

Following the January meeting, the Board had filed the proposed draft amendments to Rule .0206 with the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) for consideration by the Rules Review Commission (RRC). Dr. Dean made a motion, seconded by Dr. Bull, to reopen the discussion on the proposed amendments to Rule .0206 as filed with OAH. The motion passed unanimously. Mr. Mickey explained the rulemaking process and that the proposed amended Rule was being reviewed by the RRC. Dr. Dean made a motion, seconded by Ms. Lazaro, to stop the rulemaking process and file a formal withdrawal of the proposed Rule .0206 amendments with OAH. The motion passed unanimously. The Board directed Mr. Mickey and Mr. Hearn, with review by Dr. Schadler, to prepare a revised draft of proposed Rule .0206 amendments that would incorporate suggestions from the NCVMA as well as proposed wording offered by Dr. Gemeinhardt during the discussion. The suggestions and new wording would limit to 10 the number of CE credit hours and could be obtained for annual renewal by methods other than attendance at approved seminars and meetings.

Dr. Dean made a motion, seconded by Dr. Meckes, that following the Board's review of the revised draft of Rule .0206 to be developed by staff, the draft be shared with any interested party so comments might be presented to the Board for its consideration before finalizing the draft. The motion passed unanimously.

At 9:05 a.m. the Board recessed for a break, reconvening at 9:12 a.m.

Representatives of the NCVMA were recognized for a discussion of drafts of two proposed legislative amendments to the Practice Act: (1) the first would permit certain surgical procedures on animals at shelters and similar organizations if the surgery if performed by a veterinarian licensed by the Board, through inspecting, confirms that the facility meets the minimum health and sanitary requirements imposed by Board rule on veterinary facilities; (2) the second would address aspects of telemedicine and amend part of the definition of "veterinary-patient relationship."

At 10:00 a.m. Shelton Hawley, CPA and Lauren Hawley, CPA presented information and answered questions about the annual audit that their firm conducts of the Board's finances. The discussed audit procedures and the information and documents they requested from Mr. Mickey to complete the audit. They answered questions from the Board about various aspects of the audit.

The Board recessed at 10:45 a.m. for a short break and reconvened at 10:53 a.m.

Board Investigator, Ken Wheeler, gave his report.

A motion was made by Dr. Meckes, seconded by Dr. Bull, to go into closed session pursuant to N.C.G.S. §143-318.11(5). The motion passed unanimously. At 11:10 a.m., Ken Wheeler and Deputy Director, Tod Schadler, were excused from the meeting.

The closed session concluded and the meeting reconvened in open session at 11:45 a.m. Dr. Susan Bull made a motion, seconded by Dr. Meckes, to offer to purchase the office condominium adjacent to the Board's offices, which has been the locations for the Let's Talk office, for the price of $255,000.00 plus standard buyer's closing costs. The motion also provided that the staff and Board member negotiating the purchase are authorized to spend up to $1,500.00 for unanticipated contingencies, if necessary. The motion passed unanimously.

The Board adjourned for lunch at 11:51 a.m. and reconvened at 12:15 p.m.

Dr. Gemeinhardt gave the President's report. The strategic planning meeting was discussed. It was also decided that Mrs. Newman will attend the AAVSB new member training in May in Kansas City.

Mr. Hearn presented the attorney's report. He continues to write complaint decision closing letters and he continues to meet with the attorneys' occupational licensing board group to monitor legislation. The group will sponsor a third annual Best Practices seminar in April for occupational board officers and attorneys. Mr. Hearn plans to attend along with Dr. Gemeinhardt and Mr. Mickey. Mr. Hearn presented a contract between the Board and with the North Carolina Physicians Health Program (NCPHP) for the period February 1 through March 31, 2017. It has been agreed to by NCPHP and needed approved by the Board. Dr. Meckes made a motion to sign the agreement and Dr. Dean seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. Dr. Gemeinhardt signed the contract. Mr. Hearn requested that the Board authorize him to draft an additional agreement to be submitted to NCPHP that would cover the period April 1, 2017 through January 31, 2018. A motion was made by Dr. Meckes, seconded by Dr. Bull to authorize the preparation of the new agreement. The motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Mickey gave the Executive Director's Report. As part of the report he noted that representatives from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) would be present at 1:30 p.m.

The Board recessed for a break at 1:15 a.m. [sic] and reconvened at 1:23 p.m.

At 1:30 p.m. representatives from the DEA, Bill Stockmann, and DHHS, John Womble, presented information, answered questions, and discussed with the Board issues relating to the disposal and prescribing of drugs, drug records, dispensing information and mobile unit guidelines. The presentation concluded at 2:45 p.m.

At 3:00 p.m., Dr. Gemeinhardt directed the Board's attention to a report from the NCVPH that gave statistics and progress. NCVHP is planning a workshop in April in conjunction with the NCVMA on the subject of "stress and burnout". NCVPH has several other projects in the works The discussion ended at 3:12 P.m.

Deputy Director, Tod J. Schadler, DVM, gave his report. There was discussion on temporary permit forms, but Dr. Bull motioned to table further discussion for the time being and Robin Lazaro, RVT, seconded. The motion passed unanimously. Dr. Bull also moved to table discussion of revisions to applications until the next Board meeting. Dr. Dean seconded and it passed unanimously. Dr. Schadler presented a definition of "lock box" for controlled substances. The definition is "secured in a substantially constructed cabinet under lock at all times." The new practice inspection from was discussed and approved for immediate use after two corrections are made. Dr. Schadler announced the implementation of a Regulatory Bulletin that will discuss issues in the veterinary profession. The Bulletin will be delivered electronically every three months.

Dr. Meckes and extension agents discussed the Equestrian Games coming to North Carolina and the number of interstate and out of the country veterinarians that will be attending along with NC veterinarians. Those not licensed by the Board will need temporary permits. These games will be held in Tryon and there will be 845 equine athletes attending.

The was a motion by Dr. Barber to proceed with the periodic review of rules and start the public comment period. Ms. Lazaro seconded. The motion passed unanimously.

Melissa Oglesbee, RVT, requested by letter, that the Board grand her an extension of time to obtain her CE credits for registration renewal as she has been very sick with a brain tumor. Dr. Meckes made a motion to grant the extension for six months and Dr. Bull seconded. The motion passed unanimously.

Dr. Gemeinhardt reported that Senator Trudy Wade has asked the Board to to opposed SB 196 that excludes horseshoeing from the practice of veterinary medicine; and it provides for a study of veterinary pharmaceutical compounding agents.

At 4:14 p.m., Dr. Bull made a motion, seconded by Dr. Barber to go into closed session pursuant to N.C.G.S. 143-318.11(6). The motion passed unanimously. At 7:00 p.m., the closed session concluded and the Board reconvened in open session. Dr. Bull made a motion to direct the President to follow through with was was discussed in closed session. Mrs. Newman seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

 

Report of Committee on Investigations No. 1

2015039-1  Melissa Bame Massey, DVM (Alamance Countryside Mobile Veterinary Service) - Ms. Tina L. Brantley - Mr. Hearn presented for Board approval a Consent Order on behalf of Committee No. 1 signed by Dr. Massey on March 6, 2017; the Consent Order's discipline is based in large part on her failure to obtain Board inspection and approval for her mobile facility and in part of her residence before she used these facilities to practice veterinary medicine in 2015. She also is found to have acted incompetently in the practice of veterinary medicine by failing to promptly notify the complainant of the death of her dog, which had escaped from Dr. Massey's custody. Dr. Massey's license will be suspended for 37 months, with the first month - April 1 - April 30, 2017 - being an active suspension. Beginning May 1 the balance of the suspension will be stayed, and is is placed on probation. She is to pay a $7500.00 civil monetary in monthly installments beginning May 1, 2017. A motion was made by Dr. Meckes to approve the Consent Order. Ms. Lazaro seconded the motion. It was unanimously passed. Dr. Gemeinhardt signed the Consent Order.

2016035-1  Kelly J. Sigle, DVM (Carolina Veterinary Specialists, Animal Emergency and Trauma Center) - Mr. & Mrs. Ronchetti - The Committee's decision of LOC reported to the Board January 11, 2017 was reconsidered by the Committee and changed to No Probable Cause/Dismissal.

Ms. Lazaro moved to accept Committee No. 1's report regarding Dr. Sigle. Dr. Meckes seconded the motion. It passed unanimously.

Report of Committee on Investigations No. 5

2016029-5  Sean Robert Allers, DVM; Dr. Lisa M. Pasquarello-Wyant; and Dr. Valeria Lydolph (North Mecklenburg Animal Hospital) - Mr. Gary Evans and Paula Purvis - This was reported at the November, 2016 meeting as No Probable Cause/Dismissal. The complaint at the time had been processed as only against Dr. Allers. At the January 11,m 2017 Board meeting, the Board agreed with the Committee's request to have the complaint investigation returned to it so that the investigation of Dr. Pasquarello-Wyant and Dr. Lydolph, also named in the complaint be completed. The Committee reported No Probable Cause/Dismissal as to all three veterinarians.

Dr. Bull moved to accept the report of Committee No. 5. Dr. Dean seconded the motion. It passed unanimously.

The Board having no further business, upon motion of Dr. Bull, seconded by Dr. Barber, and unanimously passed, the meeting was adjourned at 7:50 p.m.


Respectfully Submitted,
Tod J. Schadler, DVM
Executive Director

 

 

 April 18, 2017 PHONE MEETING MINUTES
North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board

 

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1. Call to Order - President Gemeinhardt 7:03 A.M.

In attendance: Drs. Gemeinhardt, Meckes, Bull, Barber, Dean, Cochran, Mrs. Lazaro RVT, Mrs. Newman, Mr. Hearn, and Dr. Schadler

2. Ethics Statement was read

3. Old Business:

a) Review the public comments on .0311 and vote to approve the language as written in order to complete rule making.

Motion: With the Board having received no public comment to the proposed rule amendment, Dr. Meckes made a motion to approve the rule change to 21 NCAC 66.0311 entitled, "Limited Veterinary License". Dr. Cochran seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

b) Update on the revised draft rule .0206 (Continuing Education/online education

The rule as presented by Mr. Hearn, discussed, and currently the NCVMB is awaiting feedback from interested parties prior to proceeding.

4. Request to sit for State Vet Tech Examination: guilty of DWI in 2015

Dr. Schadler presented information regarding an application for registration who was charged with a DWI, and was convicted in District Court in 2013; and appealed and was convicted in Superior Court in 2015. In discussion the Board decided to have Mr. Wheeler investigate the DWI and Dr. Schadler will request a written statement from the applicant explaining the circumstances behind the charge. After this information is obtained the Board will consider requesting the applicant to submit to an evaluation from the NCVHP. The issue will be addressed at the May Board meeting and that applicant will be invited to attend. Additionally, the Board appreciates that current wording needs to be updated in our Practice Act/Rules & Regulations in regards to this issue for both technicians and veterinarians. The Board requested Dr. Schadler and Robin Lazaro, RVT to work on potential wording to present at the may meeting.

5. NEW IRS requirement: Board member per diem considered as taxable compensation

Mr. Hearn presented information from Mr. Bob Brooks of the NC State Board of CPA Examiners regarding an IRS agent's decision stating that all Regulatory Board Members are to be considered for tax and workers compensation purposes as employees. The Board will await further clarification on this issue prior to making a decision.

6. Dr. Cecil Brown (Seaview Animal Hospital) complaint from Dr. Schmid

Dr. Schadler presented information received from Dr. Schmid regarding Dr. Cecil Brown and his attempted inspection of Seaview Animal Hospital July 2916. Recent information obtained from Dr. Schmid also indicated rumors of possible health issues with Dr. Brown and the rumored report of drug diversion in his hospital. The Board decided to have Ken Wheeler investigate for any available information and then Drs. Schmid, Schadler, and Mr. Wheeler will conduct an inspection of Seaview Animal Hospital. The results of this inspection will be reviewed at the May Board Meeting.

7. Committee on Investigations Committee 1: the following cases were presented by Dr. Dean

2016042-1 NPC [NPC=No Probable Cause] - Teresa Allen vs James Schmunk DVM

Ms. Allen could not afford to treat her dog and Dr. Schmunk facilitated treatment and adoption. Signed adoption from Ms. Allen

Dr. Gemeinhardt recused herself from this discussion.

2016040-1 LOR [LOR=Letter of Reprimand] - Morgan Simone's vs. Lindsay Joann Dzombar DVM

Dr. Dzombar accidentally injected cat with Immiticide IV which led to the cats [sic] death. DVM admitted mistake and did everything possible to save cats [sic] life.

2017001-1 - NPC [NPC=No Probable Cause] - Pamela Dixon vs Joanna Simons Tysor DVM

Dr. Tysor performed a negative exploratory but took an intestinal biopsy which confirmed feline parovirus. The cat continued to deteriorate over time as [sic] was euthanized 12 days later.

Motion to approve the recommendations of Committee 1 made by Dr. Cochran and seconded by Robin Lazaro RVT. The motion passed unanimously with Dr. Gemeinhardt abstaining from the vote with respect to 2016042-1

8. WRAL Interview

Mr. Hearn and Dr. Schadler discussed the WRAL interview that took place April 11th as the Board Office. Misters Kerr and Browder from WRAL's Investigative Reporting team conducted the 1 1/2 hour interview. The segment is slated to air sometimes the first week of May.

9. Purchase of the "Let's Talk" Facility

Mr. Hearn presented information on the property purchase and indicated that due diligence ended April 17th. The issue of the roof's condition was discussed and it is believed that Franklin Oaks Business Park if responsible for the repair (if needed).

10. New NCVMB.org email addresses for the Board

Dr. Schadler mentioned that all Board members should have their new NCVMB.,org email addresses. Ideally, all Board communications will begin utilizing those email addresses starting on Monday, April 24th.

11. Final Review and Summary of Action Items

Dr. Schadler reviewed the meeting a gave a summary of action items

12. Adjourn

Motion to adjourn the meeting as made at 8 AM by Dr. Cochran and seconded by Dr. Barber. The motion passed unanimously.

The next regular Board meeting is scheduled for May 4th, 2017.

 

 May 3, 2017 MINUTES
North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board, Raleigh, North Carolina

 

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At 5:00 p.m., President Kim D. Gemeinhardt, DVM. called to order the regular meeting of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board. In attendance were the following Board members: Drs. William K. Dean, Jane A. Barber, Susan K. Bull, R. Douglas Meckes Robin Lazaro, RVT. . Also present was Board Attorney Mr. George Hearn, Executive Director, Tod J. Schadler. DVM.

Dr. Gemeinhardt reviewed with the Board the Governor's and the North Carolina Board of Ethics' statement on recognizing and avoiding conflicts of interest. She also reviewed § G.S. 90-179 of the North Carolina Veterinary Practice Act.

At 5:15 p.m. Mrs. Krissie Newman joined the Board meeting.

Dr. Kim Gemeinhardt introduced Carl Engelbrecht, IT Services Consultant for the Board.

Janice Schoew and Dr. Schadler have a report on two different software packages the Board is considering purchasing. ThoughtSpan Technology and GL Solutions. Pros, cons, and price quotes for each company were given. It was brought to the Board's attentions, that our present software, IBI, was not contacted for a quote.

The Board gave the Executive Committee the power to make a decision on the new software package depending on the due diligence of further research.

Dr. Meckes made a motion for Dr. Schadler to investigate a similar type of computer program with IBI as with the programs from ThoughtSpan Technology and GL Solutions. The Executive Committee would authorize up to $100K for purchase. Dr. Bull seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.

Janice Schoew brought up the issue of needing a new printer that would replace an old printer that both Janice and Dr. Schadler share. The cost would be approximately $1,200.

Dr. Dean, seconded by Dr. Bull made a motion to buy a new printer. It was passed unanimously.

At 6:25 p.m. the Board recessed for a working dinner. At 6:40 p.m. the Board reconvened.

Carl Engelbrecht helped the Board members set up their new NCVMB email accounts on their computers and phones.

Dr. Bull questioned how to submit expenses and the Board discussed this issued. Dr. Bull, seconded by Dr. Barber, and unanimously passed. The meeting was adjourned at 7:20 p.m.


Respectfully Submitted,
Tod J. Schadler, DVM
Executive Director

 

 

 May 4, 2017 MINUTES
North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board, Raleigh, North Carolina

 

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At 8:00 a.m., President Kim D. Gemeinhardt, DVM. called to order the regular meeting of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board. In attendance were the following Board members: Drs. William K. Dean, Jane A. Barber, Susan K. Bull, R. Douglas Meckes, Robin Lazaro, RVT and Mrs. Krissie Newman. Also present was Board Attorney Mr. George Hearn, and Executive Director, Tod J. Schadler, DVM.

Dr. Gemeinhardt reviewed with the Board the Governor's and the North Carolina Board of Ethics' statement on recognizing and avoiding conflicts of interest. She also reviewed § G.S. 90-179 of the North Carolina Veterinary Practice Act.

Dr. Gemeinhardt introduced guests attending the Meeting: Colon Willoughby, Claire Holley, Heather Hopkinson, RVT, and Thomas Mickey.

At 8:04 a.m., pursuant to G.S. § 143-318.11(a)(3), Dr. Dean made a motion to go into closed session.

At 9:15 a.m. the Board returned from closed session. Dr. Bull made a motion that Mr. Willoughby give the information discussed in closed session to proper agencies. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Newman. Motion carried.

Dr. Dean read a resignation letter sent to Dr. Gemeinhardt from Dr. Dwight Cochran dated April 25, 2017. In the letter Dr. Cochran stated, that effective April 25, he was resigning from the Board for personal reasons.

Mr. Mickey presented to the Board a schedule for rule making and the proposed revisions to Rule 21 NCAC 66.0206, Minimum Standards for Continuing Education. Dr. Barber made a motion to approve the proposed amendments to the Rule with a second by Dr. Meckes. It was approved unanimously.

Mr. Mickey also reported the status of the amended Rule 21 NCAC 66.0311 limited veterinary licenses. The 60-day public comment period is complete. The Rule goes back to the Rules Review Commission to be submitted on May 8, 2017 for technical corrections.

The periodic review of existing rules comment period will begin July 5, 2017.

Mr. Mickey left the Board meeting at 9:36 a.m.

The March 9, 2017 Board meeting minutes were reviewed. Several proposed corrections were discussed. Dr. Meckes made a motion to approve March 9, 2017 minutes with the corrections as discussed, seconded by Dr. Bull and passed unanimously.

Following review, Mrs. Newman made a motion, seconded by Dr. Barber, to approve April 18, 2017 Board meeting minutes. The motion passed unanimously.

Dr. Gemeinhardt, Dr. Schadler, and Dr. Bull are to attend the AAVSB meeting, September 14-17, 2017, in San Antonio. Texas. There is a possibility that Dr. Schadler will be appointed to a committee. In that case, another Board member can attend. Mrs. Newman will go if Dr. Schadler is appointed to a committee.

Mr. Hearn and Ms. Lazaro will attend the FARB RLS Meeting on October 5-8, 2017 in Savannah, Georgia.

Mr. Jim Penrod, from AAVSB, will be a guest at the August 24, 2017 Board Meeting.

At 10:00 a.m., Dr. Meckes and Mr. Hearn gave an update on the new employee manual. A draft of the manual will be sent to the Board for review prior to the June 29, 2017 Board meeting.

The Nominating Committee recommended the following officers for the term July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. Dr. Dean, President; Dr. Barber, Vice-President; and Dr. Bull, Secretary/Treasurer. These officers will serve as the Board's Executive Committee.

A motion to accept the nominations for the slate of officers was made by Dr. Meckes, and seconded by Ms. Lazaro. It passed unanimously.

Dr. Gemeinhardt was asked, and she agreed, to help with the transition of the new Executive Committee.

The Board discussed issues with applications from a veterinarian and from two registered veterinary technicians.

1. Hannah Rickard, RVT, submitted an application for the state examination on which she reported no arrest record. A standard background check revealed an appealed conviction for a DWI with the past 3 years. A motion was made by Dr. Meckes and seconded by Ms. Lazaro to deny her from sitting for exam because of apparent misrepresentation on her application until she sends the Board all court documents relating to the charge. Motion was passed.

2. Brittany Killins, RVT answered "yes" on renewal application regarding a charge or conviction within the previous two years. A background check revealed that Ms. Killins is on active probation for a felony conviction. Dr. Meckes made a motion, seconded by Dr. Bull, that because she failed to provide information to Board about her conviction, the application for renewal will remain pending until evaluation, investigation, and review of the criminal conviction information. The motion passed.

3. Dr. Patricia Bobenhouse submitted an application for license reinstatement. She answered "no" to the questions about past and pending charges within the previous two years. The Board obtained a South Carolina criminal record that showed a conviction and a pending charge. The motion was made by Dr. Bull, seconded by Mrs. Newman to deny reinstatement because of misrepresentation pending further review. Motion approved.

The Board recessed at 11:20 a.m. and reconvened at 11:30 a.m.

Attorney David Gadd joined the meeting to discuss the closing of the purchase of the office condominium property next door. He is an attorney with Satisky and Silverstein and has worked with John Silverstein on this project. A settlement statement was provided to the Board. A motion was made by Dr. Dean, seconded by Dr. Bull, to approve the settlement statement confirming the purchase and have Dr. Gemeinhardt sign the statement. The Board approved the motion.

At 11:50 a.m. Dr. Joe Jordan, CEO of he North Carolina Veterinary Health Program (NCVHP), joined the meeting. He gave a report of activities since the last Board meeting. Dr. Jordan also reported on a presentation he recently made partnering with Road Runner Pharmacy. There were positive remarks following the presentation. He will be presenting one at the NCVMA fall conference and he hopes more in 2018.

The new contract between the Board and NCVHP for the term April 1, 2017 through January 31, 2018 was been signed by Dr. Jordan and Dr. Schadler.

Dr. Jordan has met with Dr. Schadler to discuss issues of depression, burnout, and cognitive function impairment. In order to add these conditions/disorders to our existing program with NCVHP Dr. Jordan believes there would be a need to change the Veterinary Practice Act provisions in G.S. §90-187.8(c)(3) relating to discipline and also G.S. §90-187.15 Board agreement for programs for impaired veterinary personnel.

At 12:25 p.m. the Board recessed for lunch reconvening at 1:10 p.m.

The Board discussed additions to the lobby area of the Board office. It was decided that a photo of each Board member, with their pets, should be placed on the walls of the lobby.

The Board discussed having guidelines for reimbursement of expenses for Board meetings. The Board also discussed issues relating to per diem reimbursement, including whether it is possible for Board members' work on Committee investigations and materials outside of Board meetings can qualify for per diem compensation. Mr. Hearn was asked to further research this issue.

Dr. Meckes will invite Dr. Lunn, Dean of the NCSU-CVM and Dr. Linton, Dean of the NCSU College of Agriculture, Extension Service, to a Board meeting to discuss County Extension Agent's job duties.

The Board discussed the world equestrian event planned from outside the State and the United States. Dr. Bill Hay will be the veterinary services coordinator for the event.

The Board Inspector's monthly report was read. Dr. Meckes made a motion to accept this report, seconded by Ms. Lazaro. The motion was approved.

Tod Schadler, DVM, Executive Director, gave an updated financial report. Due to an increase in the number of licensees and registrants dealing with reported DWIs Dr. Schadler is also working on the pertinent NCVMB wording for rules and regulations.

He also reported that Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) is willing to consider a MOU [NOTE: MOU=Memorandum of Understanding] that would allow an NCVMB inspector to be present during disposal of controlled substances in place of a DHHS person.

Dr. Schadler reported on general issues arising out of the inspection of Seagrove Animal Hospital.

Dr. Schadler updated the Board on Strategic Planning. The first issue is non-veterinary ownership of facilities. He will investigate other states that have this in practice. After developing a proposal, the Board will share it progress with the NCVMA.

Another item of interest for Strategic Planning is the complaint process. The Board will work to create a more efficient method due to an increase in complaints.

At 3:30 p.m. the Board recessed for a break reconvening at 3:42 p.m.

Dr. Meckes made a motion for the Board to go into closed session concerning personnel issues at 3:42 p.m., pursuant to G.S. § 143-318.11(a)(6). Dr. Bull seconded the motion and it was approved by the Board.

At 6:00 p.m., the Board returned from closed session and resumed the regular meeting. Dr. Bull made a motion to approve personnel and related instructions discussed during the closed session. Dr. Barber seconded the motion and it was approved by the Board.

Report of Committee on Investigations No. 1

2016021-1  Paula Kay Bullock, DVM (Affordable Animal Care) - Mr. Justin Berry & Ms. Cheralyn Schmidt - The Board will schedule a hearing later this year.

2016043-1  Nicole Schnell Brinson, DVM (College View Veterinary Clinic) - Mr. & Mrs. Douglas L. Hayden - no probable cause/dismissed

2016046-1  Amanda Baruth Newton, DVM (Banfield - Brier Creek) - Ms. Stephanie Colon - letter of caution

2016008-1  Melissa Bame Massey, DVM (Alamance Countryside Mobile Veterinary Service) - Mr. & Mrs. Louis & Sherri Milliken - no probable cause/dismissal

2017003-1  Stephen Matthew Samson, DVM (Coastal Animal Hospital) - Mr. James Woodall - no probable cause/dismissed

2017015-1  Beverly Maybin Hargus, DVM (Animals R Us Veterinary Clinic) - Dr. Ralph Wiseman - no probable cause/dismissed

2017010-1  Scotty Alan Gibbs, DVM (Hilltop Animal Hospital) - Ms. Susan Galante - no probable cause/dismissed

2017013-1  Francis A. Cipullo, DVM (Andrews Veterinary Hospital) - Ms. Vicki Pruitt - no probable cause/dismissed

2017008-1  Madison Taylor Cloninger, DVM (Mooresville Animal Hospital ) - Ms. TerryBradfield - letter of caution

Mrs. Newman made a motion to approve the report from Committee on Investigations No. 1. Dr. Meckes seconded the motion, and it was approved unanimously.

Report of Committee on Investigations No. 2

2014054-2 [sic] Paula Kay Bullock, DVM, (Affordable Animal Care) - Mrs. Kay Nevils - The Board will initiate a Board complaint number in this case.

Dr. Bull made a motion to approve the report from Committee on Investigations No. 2. Mrs. Newman seconded that motion and was approved unanimously.

Report of Committee on Investigations No. 5

2016009-5  Fernando Cardenas, DVM (3H Mobile Veterinary Services) - Ms. Kimberly Ely - continued.

Dr. Dean made a motion to approve the report from Committee on Investigations No. 5. Dr. Bull seconded the motion and was approved unanimously by the Board.

Report of Committee on Investigations No. 7

2016030-7  Joel M. Barden, Jr., DVM (Veterinary Medical Center) - Mr. Dale Makin - letter of reprimand

2016039-7  Warren M. Smith, DVM (Cashiers Village Veterinary Clinic) - Ms. Nancy Lawson - letter of reprimand

2016038-7  Barrett Wade Gift, DVM (Animal Eye Care Vet Ophthalmology Practice) - Mr. Sperby Piner, Jr. - no probable cause/dismissed

2016041-7  Julia Egan Gigliotti, DVM (Forest Hills Veterinary Hospital) - Ms. Andrea Sefton & Ms. Amany Bebawy - letter of caution

2016036-7  Timothy Charles Steinman, DVM (Salisbury Animal Hospital) - Ms. Stacy Owens - no probable cause/dismissed

2016044-7  Lauren Eve Reid, DVM (CVS-Matthews) - Ms. Brenda Williams & Mr. Mike Borquez - no probable cause/dismissed

2016047-7  Gregory Jay Lowe, DVM; Rhodnick B. Lowe, DVM (Rowan Animal Clinic); and Rebekah Frick Julian, DVM; Ashley Elizabeth Myers, DVM (Lazy 5 Vets Animal Hospital) - Mr. Michael Leggett - no probable cause/dismissed for all veterinarians

2016047-7 [sic] Daniel Henry Johnson, DVM; Christine Eckermann Ross, DVM; Victoria Justine Bender, DVM  (Avian & Exotic Animal Care) - Ms. Monika Poole - no probable cause/dismissed

2017002-7  Meghan Marie Ellis, DVM (Family Veterinary Hospital) - Ms. Stacy Tarle - letter of caution

Dr. Dean made a motion to approve the report from Committee on Investigations No. 7. Mrs. Newman seconded the motion and was approved unanimously.

A motion by Mrs. Newman to approve expenses, seconded by Dr. Barber, was approved unanimously.

The Board having no further business, a motion to adjourn was made by Dr. Meckes, seconded by Dr. Barber, was unanimously passed. The meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.


Respectfully Submitted,
Tod J. Schadler, DVM
Executive Director

 

 

 June 29, 2017 MINUTES
North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board, Raleigh, North Carolina

 

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At 8:00 a.m., President Kim D. Gemeinhardt, DVM. called to order the regular meeting of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board. In attendance were the following Board members: Drs. William K. Dean, Jane A. Barber, Susan K. Bull (via Skype), R. Douglas Meckes, Robin Lazaro, RVT and Mrs. Krissie Newman. Also present was Board Attorney Mr. George Hearn, and Executive Director, Tod J. Schadler, DVM.

Dr. Gemeinhardt reviewed with the Board the Governor's and the North Carolina Board of Ethics' statement on recognizing and avoiding conflicts of interest. She also reviewed § G.S. 90-179 of the North Carolina Veterinary Practice Act.

Dr. Gemeinhardt introduced Colon Willoughby as a guest attending the Meeting.

At 8:05 a.m., pursuant to G.S. § 143-318.11(a)(3), Dr. Dean made a motion to go into closed session, seconded by Dr. Barber.

At 8:30 a.m. the Board returned from closed session.

At 8:35 a.m., pursuant to G.S. § 143-318.11(a)(6), Dr. Dean made a motion to go into closed session, seconded by Dr. Barber.

At 11:10 a.m. the Board returned from closed session. Dr. Barber made a motion to have Mr. Vinegar, Mr. Hearn and Dr. Schadler proceed as discussed in the closed session. The motion was seconded by Dr. Dean. Motion carried.

Dr. Gemeinhardt appointed Mrs. Newman and Dr. Bull to the finance committee.

Dr. Meckes, seconded by Dr. Dean, made a motion to adopt the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board Personnel Handbook including the discussed corrections. Motion passed unanimously.

Dr. Dean made a motion to request Mr. Hearn to contact Mr. Mickey concerning all future rules, rulemaking, and dates. Seconded by Dr. Barber and passed unanimously.

Dr. Bull, seconded by Dr. Barber, moved to approve, with corrections, the March 9, 2017 meeting minutes which has been preliminarily approved at the May 4, 2017 Board Meeting. Approval passed unanimously.

Dr. Barber moved to approve the May 3, 2017 Board minutes, seconded by Dr. Dean. Motion passed.

Ms. Lazaro, seconded by Dr. Barber moved to approve the May 4, 2017 Board minutes with corrections. Minutes were approved unanimously.

Dr. Schadler presented the proposal from Shelton Hawley, CPA to audit the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board from 2017 through 2019 fiscal years. Dr. Barber, seconded by Ms. Lazaro, made a motion to accept the proposal for 2017 only and to schedule the audit prior to August 24, 2017 Board meeting. Motion passed unanimously.

Mrs. Newman and Ms. Lazaro attended the AAVSB Board Training, reporting that it was very helpful in their insight as a Board Member.

It was announced that Ronald J. Komich, DVM will be the newly appointed Board Member by the President Pro-Tempore. Robin Lazaro, RVT has been reappointed until 2021.

At 12:10 p.m. the Board recessed for lunch, reconvening at 1:15 p.m.

Dr. Joe Jordan, CEO of he North Carolina Veterinary Health Program (NCVHP) and Cindy Clark, Clinical Coordinator joined the meeting. Dr. Jordan presented an updated report to the Board. As a result of the 2014 audit to the NCVHP, changes have been made and will be reported at the next Board Meeting.

At 1:25 p.m. Dr. David Marshall, Chief Inspector, gave a report. Due to the increase in the number of facilities and change of ownerships, it was decided that the third inspector is needed to help with the workload. Dr. Dean, seconded by Dr. Barber made a motion to hire a third inspector. This motion passed unanimously. The Personnel Committee, along with Dr. Marshall and Dr. Schadler, will start advertising for this position.

Dr. Schadler will also obtain further clarification from the Department of Health & Human Services, on having the NCVMB inspectors on site at a facility to oversee the destruction of controlled drugs.

There was a discussion about hiring an investigator for the Board on a contract as-need basis.

Dr. Marshall is doing a comprehensive study for minimal requirements for mobile inspections.

at 1:50 p.m., Mrs. Katie Morgan joined the meeting. Dr. Gemeinhardt presented a plaque to her for her years of service on the Board.

Janice Schoew, Office Manager, gave her report. She reported that: ThoughtSpan was progressing on the installation of new software, the ice maker is broken, ideas on how to dispose of old equipment, and the recommendation to consider replacing old lighting fixtures with new LED fixtures.

The Consultant report was read concerning recent proposed statutes and rules.

Ms. Lazaro moved, seconded by Dr. Meckes, that a letter be sent to Dr. Dennis Johnson concerning payment default of monies owed from past disciplinary actions against him. He is to bring these payments current by July 20, 2017. Motion passed.

Discussion about per diem for Board members took place. Mr. Hearn is still researching other Boards and will report at the August 24, 2017 meeting.

A motion made by Dr. Dean and seconded by Dr. Meckes to have the Board pay for Mrs. Newman to attend the AAVSB meeting, September 14-17, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. Motion passed unanimously.

An update was presented by Executive Director, Dr. Tod Schadler, on monies owed by Dr. Massey for her civil monetary fines. She is up-to-date.

Dr. Schadler is working on wording for DWI's for the Practice Act. He raised the issue about mental health increasingly becoming a problem for the veterinary profession.

Seagrove Animal Hospital has corrected the violations from the last visit.

Dr. Patricia Bobenhouse would like to be re-instated but has not provided all the information necessary for the Board to make a decision.

Brittany Killins, RVT submitted requested information about past actions and will be allowed to take the exam to become re-instated. Additionally, the NCVMB would like permission from her to contact her probation officer. The NCVMB office will hold the exam results until she is evaluated by NCVHP.

Hannah Rickard, RVT has been forthcoming with information and will be allowed to receive her exam results (passed) and become registered. Motion made by Dr. Meckes and seconded by Mr. Lazaro. Motion approved unanimously.

Non-veterinary ownership of a facility is still being researched by Dr. Schadler. A consideration of using Skype for future committee meetings was discussed.

At 3:50 p.m. the Board recessed for a break, reconvening at 4:00 p.m.

Lori Gammon wrote to the Board asking permission to do pet massage as long as she does not offer massage for treatment, diagnosing, or therapy. Dr. Meckes made a motion, seconded by Mr. Lazaro to approve Ms. Gammon to do pet massage. Motion passed.

Dr. Gemeinhardt changed the date of Committee 7 in October from October 5 to October 3, 2017.

At 4:45 p.m., Matt Skidmore, attorney for Dr. Cardenas joined the meeting.

Dr. Dean, seconded by Mrs. Newman made a motion to approve and accept the report and consent order from Committee on Investigations #5. Motion approved unanimously.

Mr. Skidmore was given a Consent Order signed by the Board President, Dr. Gemeinhardt to give to Dr. Cardenas concerning complaint 2016009-5.

Mr. Skidmore read a letter of regret from Dr. Cardenas to the Board.

Dr. Gemeinhardt dissolved Committee 5 as there were no more cases under Committee 5.

Dr. Meckes will invite Dr. Lunn, Dean of the NCSU-CVM and Dr. Linton, Dean of the NCSU College of Agriculture, Extension Service, to a Board meeting in the fall to discuss County Extension Agent's job duties.

Report of Committee on Investigations No. 1

2017006-1   Michelle Renee Nanfelt, DVM; Jennifer Lyn Merlo, DVM; Robert Loring Bergman DVM; Amelia Hamilton Huff, DVM; Sara Beth Schillinger, DVM; Glen Anthony Bonin, DVM; Shannon McFall Bass, DVM (CVS-Matthews/Huntersville) - Mr. Christopher B. Manecke - continued

2017009-1   John R. Puette, DVM (Brigadoon Animal Hospital) - Ms. Rachel A. Ellis - continued

2017018-1   Kimberley Saline Barth, DVM & Cora Beth Bridges Lanier, DVM (EC Vets) - Mr. Steven Koonce - letter of caution

2017019-1   James Norman Ross Lupton, DVM (Wilson Veterinary Hospital) - Mr. & Mrs. Norm Hogg - letter of caution

2017024-1   Joshua David Barkman, DVM (Highland Animal Hospital) - Ms. Carolyn Sue Davis - letter of caution

2017022-1   Thomas Jesse Watson, DVM (Carolina Veterinary Medical Hospital) - Mr. Hamid Ejlali - no probable cause/dismissed

2017016-1   Roger R. Holt, DVM (Yadkin Veterinary Hospital) - Ms. Jacquelin Sheridan - letter of caution

Dr. Meckes made a motion to approve the report from Committee on Investigations No. 1. Ms. Lazaro seconded the motion, and it was approved with Dr. Gemeinhardt recusing herself from the vote on complaint 2017016-1.

Report of Committee on Investigations No. 2

2014054-2 [sic] Paula Kay Bullock, DVM, (Affordable Animal Care) - Mrs. Kay Nevils - Hearing scheduled for November 8, 2017.

Report of Committee on Investigations No. 7

2017004-7  Jami Nichole George, DVM (Brigadoon Animal Hospital) - Ms. Dorothy Tant - letter of reprimand

2017011-7  Kevin Lewis Brophy, DVM - NCVMB - continued

2017005-7  Stacey Leonatti Wilkinson, DVM (Avian & Exotic Animal Care) - Ms. Natasha Brammer - no probable cause/dismissed

2017007-7  Susan Ries Valashinas, DVM (Banfield-Jacksonville) - Mr. Dale & Mrs. Monica Montford - no probable cause/dismissed

2017014-7  Ashley Kelsey Emanuele, DVM (Avian & Exotic Animal Care) - Ms. Ashley Hargreaves - no probable cause/dismissed

2017012-7  Clayton Charles Watkins, DVM (Commonwealth Animal Hospital) - Ms. Emi Miller, RN, HN-BC - letter of reprimand

2017017-7  David Charles Brazik, DVM (Leland Veterinary Hospital) - Ms. Shanell Armstrong - letter of reprimand

Dr. Bull made a motion to approve the report from Committee on Investigations No. 7. Mrs. Newman seconded the motion and was approved unanimously.

Dr. Schadler relayed a message from Mrs. Terry Bradfield that her dog Lucy died. Mrs. Bradfield had a complaint against Dr. Cloninger which resulted in a letter of caution.

A motion by Dr. Dean to approve expenses, seconded by Ms. Lazaro, was approved unanimously.

The Board, having no further business, a motion to adjourn was made by Dr. Gemeinhardt, seconded by Dr. Barber, was unanimously passed. The meeting adjourned at 6:45 p.m.


Respectfully Submitted,
Tod J. Schadler, DVM
Executive Director

 

 

July 25, 2017 MINUTES
North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board, Raleigh, North Carolina

 

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At 12 noon, President Kent Dean, DVM called to order the meeting of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board. In attendance (by phone) were the following Board members: Drs. William K. Dean, Jane A. Barber, Susan K. Bull, R. Douglas Meckes, Kim D. Gemeinhardt, Ronald Komich, Robin Lazaro RVT, and Mrs. Krissie Newman. Also present were Board attorney, George Hearn, Board Consultant, Thomas Mickey, and Executive Director, Tod Schadler, DVM.

Dr. Dean reviewed with the Board the Governor's and the North Carolina Board of Ethics' statement on recognizing and avoiding conflicts of interest.

Dr. Dean introduced and welcomed Dr. Ronald Komich (new Board Member).

Motion, by Dr. Barber and 2nd by Mrs. Newman, to withdraw from rule making 21 NCAC 66.0206 - Continuing Education (which incorrectly had listed the number of hours allowed for on-line continuing education). The motion passed unanimously.

Motion, by Dr. Gemeinhardt and 2nd by Dr. Barber, to initiate rule making on 21 NCAC 66.0206 - Continuing Education (which uses a percentage of hours allowed for on-line continuing education). The motion passed unanimously.

Motion by Mrs. Newman and seconded by Dr. Bull, with respect to the Board's published intention to readopt the current rules, upon receiving no public comments that the Board adopt the Rule classifications as previously published and requests the Rule Review Commission grant the Board's request to have the rules reviewed earlier than schedules. The motion passed unanimously.

Motion by Dr. Gemeinhardt and 2nd by Dr. Bull, upon receiving no public comments, to adopt rule 21 NCAC 66.0108 - Fees (increase veterinary license renewal fee from $150 to $170). The motion passed unanimously.

Dr. Dean updated the Board on the recent posting of an advert for the Board's 3rd Inspector position.

At 12:20 p.m., pursuant to G.S. § 143.318.11(a)(6), Dr. Bull made a motion to go into closed session, seconded by Dr. Barber. The motion passed unanimously.

At 12:25 p.m. the Board ended the closed session and reconvened the meeting.

At 12:30 p.m. Motion to adjourn by Dr. Bull and 2nd by Dr. Gemeinhardt. The motion passed unanimously.

 

August 24, 2017 MINUTES
North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board, Raleigh, North Carolina

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North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board, Raleigh, North Carolina

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