VETERINARY MEDICAL EXAMINERS
APRIL 26, 2006 PUBLIC SESSION MINUTES
SUSSEX ROOM

A. CALL TO ORDER

This scheduled meeting of the Board was called to order at 9:40 a.m. in the Sussex Conference Room, 124 Halsey Street, Newark, New Jersey.

B. ROLL CALL

The following Board Members were present for this meeting:

Board President Alfred Scerni, Esq.
Board Vice President Mark Logan, V.M.D
Board Member Barry M. Adler, D.V.M.
Board Member Christopher P. Laffoon, V.M.D.
Board Member Nancy E. Halpern, D.V.M.
Board Member Daniel P. Keenan, D.V.M.
Board Member Marc A. Rosenberg, V.M.D.
Board Member Jeffrey Warsh, Esq.

Staff present:

Executive Director Leslie G. Aronson
Deputy Attorney General Olga Bradford
Isaura Roman, Secretarial Assistant

Public present: Charlotte LaCroix, D.V.M. representative from the New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association.

A quorum was present for the entire meeting.
The meeting was presided over by Alfred Scerni, Esq.

In accordance with Chapter 231 of P.L. 1975, more commonly referred to as the Sunshine Law, adequate notice of this meeting was provided by mailing to the Office of the Secretary of State, the Star Ledger, the Trenton Times, the Bergen Record and the Courier Post.

C. APPROVAL OF PUBLIC MINUTES

On a motion of Dr. Adler, seconded by Mr. Warsh, the March 29, 2006 Public Session Minutes were approved with corrections. All in favor.

D. PUBLIC COMMENTS

(None)

E. LEGISLATIVE/REGULATORY

1. FYI/Legislative Report - The Board reviewed the Legislative Report and accepted as informational.

2. Review of Draft of Regulations 13:44-4.9 Patient Records/ Confidentiality Rule Additions

The Board held a lengthy discussion on the draft copy of Patient Records / Confidential Rule Addition. They reviewed the language submitted by the Patient records committee and Chuck Manning, Regulatory Analyst. In addition they reviewed both the written submission and oral presentation by Dr. Charlotte LaCroix, representative for the NJVMA. Also they reviewed language used by the Pennsylvania Board that states that Veterinarians and their staff shall protect the personal privacy of clients, unless the veterinarians are required by law to reveal the confidence or it authorized by client consent or it becomes necessary to reveal the confidences to protect the health of an individual, the animal or others whose health may be endangered.

F. CREDENTIALING

1. Robert P. Juliano, V.M.D. /JP/State Exam

On a motion of Dr. Laffoon and seconded by Dr. Logan the Board determined to schedule Dr. Juliano for an Investigative Inquiry. All in favor.

2. Laura Murphy, D.V.M. JP/State Exam

On a motion of Dr. Laffoon and seconded by Dr. Logan the Board determined to approve Dr. Murphy to sit for the next JP/State Exam. All in favor.

G. CORRESPONDENCE

(None)

H. NEXT MEETING

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board is May 31, 2006 at 9:30 a.m. in the Somerset Room, 6th floor, 124 Halsey Street, Newark, New Jersey.

I. EXECUTIVE SESSION

The Board unanimously moved to executive session to consider new consumer complaints and new and pending disciplinary matters.

J. ADJOURNMENT

This meeting of the Board was adjourned at 4:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

LESLIE G. ARONSON
Executive Director

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