STATE OF MICHIGAN  
DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS  
LANSING  
RICK SNYDER  
GOVERNOR  
SHELLY EDGERTON  
DIRECTOR  
MICHIGAN BOARD OF MEDICINE  
January 17, 2018 MEETING  
APPROVED MINUTES  
In accordance with the Open Meetings Act, 1976 PA 267, the Michigan Board of Medicine  
met on January 17, 2018 at the Ottawa Building, Conference Room 3, 611 West Ottawa  
Street, Lansing, Michigan 48933.  
CALL TO ORDER  
Weston MacIntosh, Board Analyst called the meeting to order at 10:07 a.m.  
ROLL CALL  
Members Present: Michael Chafty, MD  
Michelle Gormas, PA  
Renee Johnston, Public Member  
Louis Prues, PhD, Public Member  
Venkat Rao, MD  
James Rogers, MD  
Paul Sophiea, Public Member  
Eric Stocker, MD Public Member  
Dennis Szymanski, MD  
Terri Tahnoose, Public Member  
Rosalie Tocco-Bradley, MD, PhD  
Members Absent: Mohammed Arsiwala, MD, Vice Chairperson  
Michael Chrissos, MD  
Stacey Frankovich, Public Member  
Staff Present:  
Weston MacIntosh, Analyst, Boards and Committees Section  
Kiran Parag, Analyst, Compliance Section  
Forrest Pasanski, Enforcement Division Director  
LeAnn Payne, Board Support, Board and Committees Section  
Michele Wagner-Gutkowski, Assistant Attorney General  
ELECTIONS  
MacIntosh ran the election for Chairperson.  
BUREAU OF PROFESSIONAL LICENSING  
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MOTION by Rogers, seconded by Tahnoose, to elect Arsiwala as Chairperson.  
A roll call vote was taken: Yeas: Chafty, Gormas, Johnston, Prues, Rao, Rogers,  
Sophiea, Stocker, Szymanski, Tahnoose, Tocco-Bradley  
Nays: None  
MOTION PREVAILED  
MacIntosh ran the election for Vice Chairperson.  
MOTION by Rogers, seconded by Sophiea, to elect Prues, as Vice Chairperson.  
A roll call vote was taken: Yeas: Chafty, Gormas, Johnston, Prues, Rao, Rogers,  
Sophiea, Stocker, Szymanski, Tahnoose, Tocco-Bradley  
Nays: None  
MOTION PREVAILED  
Prues chaired the remainder of the meeting.  
APPROVAL OF AGENDA  
MOTION by Tocco-Bradley, seconded by Johnston, to approve the agenda as presented.  
A voice vote followed.  
MOTION PREVAILED  
APPROVAL OF MINUTES  
MOTION by Rogers, seconded by Sophiea, to approve the November 14, 2017 meeting  
minutes as presented.  
A voice vote followed.  
MOTION PREVAILED  
Drug Monitoring Section Update  
Forrest Pasanski introduced himself and Andrew Hudson to the Board. Pasanski  
presented the Board with information regarding the current activities of the Drug Monitoring  
Section, as well as historical information regarding the section. He indicated that with the  
APPRISS system, a provider can pull a report in less than one second.  
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REGULATORY CONSIDERATIONS  
Cheryl Benita Wingate - Petition for Reinstatement  
MOTION by Szymanski, seconded by Johnston, to discuss.  
A voice vote followed.  
MOTION PREVAILED  
Discussion was held.  
MOTION by Rogers, seconded by Chafty, to deny the Petition for Reinstatement.  
A roll call vote was taken:  
Yeas: Chafty, Gormas, Johnston, Rogers,  
Sophiea, Stocker, Szymanski, Tahnoose,  
Tocco-Bradley, Prues  
Nays: None  
Abstain: Rao  
MOTION PREVAILED  
Nikunj C. Patel – Proposal for Decision  
MOTION by Chafty, seconded by Gormas, to discuss.  
A voice vote followed.  
MOTION PREVAILED  
Discussion was held.  
MOTION by Szymanski, seconded by Gormas, to accept the Proposal for Decision and  
grant an educational limited license. Respondent will be placed on probation for two years  
and must contact HPRP to enter into and comply with terms of a disciplinary HPRP  
monitoring agreement that also incorporates and complies with the requirements of the  
Missouri Physicians Health Program agreement.  
A roll call vote was taken:  
Yeas: Chafty, Gormas, Johnston, Rao, Rogers,  
Sophiea, Stocker, Szymanski, Tahnoose, Prues  
Nays: None  
Recuse: Tocco-Bradley  
MOTION PREVAILED  
Mohamad Mosalam Teran, MD – Boards Findings of Facts and Conclusions of Law  
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MOTION by Chafty, seconded by Sophiea, to accept the Board’s Findings of Fact and  
Conclusions of Law and deny reinstatement.  
Discussion was held.  
A roll call vote was taken:  
Yeas: Chafty, Gormas, Johnston, Rogers,  
Sophiea, Stocker, Szymanski, Tahnoose,  
Tocco-Bradley, Prues  
Nays: None  
Recuse: Rao  
MOTION PREVAILED  
COMMITTEE REPORTS  
Investigations and Complaints  
Rogers reported that the Investigations and Complaints (I&C) Committee reviewed fifty five  
(55) files in December 2017. Thirty six (36) files were authorized for investigation and  
eighteen (18) files were closed. One (1) file was returned for additional records. There  
were six (6) reviewers.  
The Investigation & Complaints Committee reviewed twenty (20) files in January 2018.  
Thirteen (13) files were authorized for investigation and seven (7) files were closed. No  
files were returned for additional records. There were three (3) reviewers.  
Operations Committee  
Tocco-Bradley reported that the Committee met with MacIntosh. Tocco-Bradley highlighted  
the discussion topics as follows:  
The need for more members on the Operations Committee.  
Opioid Awareness Training  
The Committee discussed requiring one CME in tobacco cessation.  
Nurse Practitioners are requesting a rules revision to allow for multiple prescriptions  
of Schedule II drugs.  
Disciplinary Subcommittee  
Johnston reported that the Disciplinary Subcommittee (DSC) met today and considered  
twenty three (23) matters: three (3) Administrative Complaints, one (1) Proposal for  
Decision, thirteen (13) Consent Orders and Stipulations, and three (3) Requests for  
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Dismissal, one (1) Request for Rehearing, one (1) Court Order Affirming Violation  
Determination, Vacating Fine and Remanding for Consideration of Fine Amount.  
Chairperson’s Report  
Prues thanked the Board for voting him as Vice Chair. Prues asked the new Board  
members to introduce themselves.  
OLD BUSINESS  
None  
NEW BUSINESS  
Committee Assignments  
Arsiwala will handle committee assignments at a later date.  
HPRP Reappointment  
Dena Marks introduced herself as a HPRC Contract Representative with the Bureau.  
Marks notified the Board that Vita McCabe, the Board-appointed HPRC representative, is  
interested in re-appointment to the position.  
MOTION by Tocco-Bradley, seconded by Chafty, to re-appoint Vita McCabe, as the  
Board’s HPRC Representative.  
Discussion was held.  
A roll call vote was taken:  
Yeas: Chafty, Gormas, Johnston, Rao, Rogers,  
Sophiea, Stocker, Szymanski, Tahnoose,  
Tocco-Bradley, Prues  
Nays: None  
MOTION PREVAILED  
MICNP Rules Petition  
MacIntosh informed the Board that the Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners is  
requesting that the rules be revised to allow for multiple prescriptions of Schedule II drugs  
to continue patient access to previous treatment regimens and allow for future care  
regimens for patients requiring such treatment. They are also requesting that the rules be  
revised to allow for up to three 30 day prescriptions.  
MOTION by Szymanksi, seconded by, Tocco-Bradley, to open the rules.  
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Discussion was held.  
A roll call vote was taken:  
Yeas: Chafty, Gormas, Johnston, Rao,  
Sophiea, Stocker, Szymanski, Tahnoose,  
Tocco-Bradley  
Nays: Prues, Rogers  
MOTION PREVAILED  
Julianna Zei, MD – Continuing Education Waiver  
MOTION by Tocco-Bradley seconded by Gormas, to discuss.  
A voice vote was held.  
MOTION PREVAILED  
Discussion was held.  
MOTION by Tocco-Bradley, seconded by Szymanski, to approve the Continuing Education  
Waiver.  
A roll call vote was taken:  
Yeas: Gormas, Johnston, Sophiea, Stocker, Szymanski,  
Tahnoose, Tocco-Bradley  
Nays: Prues, Rogers  
Abstain: Chafty, Rao  
MOTION PREVAILED  
Rules Discussion  
None  
Department Update  
MacIntosh informed the Board that the FSMB annual meeting is scheduled for April 26-28,  
2018. FSMB will reimburse up to $1,800 for travel expenses. The Board Chair or a  
designated professional Board member alternate may attend. There are also scholarships  
available to allow for public members to attend. He advised board members to contact  
Chair, Arsiwala, if they are interested. The deadline to apply is February 2, 2018.  
MacIntosh also let the Board know that Dr. Arsiwala was nominated by Dr. Graham for a  
position with the FSMB.  
PUBLIC COMMENT  
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None  
ANNOUNCEMENTS  
The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held March 14, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., at the  
Ottawa Building, 611 West Ottawa Street, Upper Level Conference Center, Conference  
Room 3, Lansing, Michigan.  
ADJOURNMENT  
MOTION by Tocco-Bradley, seconded by Chafty, to adjourn the meeting at 11:30 a.m.  
A voice vote followed.  
MOTION PREVAILED  
Minutes approved by the Board on: __3-14-18___________________.  
Prepared by:  
LeAnn Payne  
January 26, 2018  
Bureau of Professional Licensing