STATE OF MICHIGAN  
DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS  
LANSING  
GRETCHEN WHITMER  
GOVERNOR  
ORLENE HAWKS  
DIRECTOR  
MICHIGAN BOARD OF MEDICINE  
MAY 19, 2021 MEETING  
UNAPPROVED MINUTES  
In accordance with the Open Meetings Act, 1976 PA 267, the Michigan Board of Medicine  
met on May 19, 2021. The meeting was held via Zoom, pursuant to MCL 15.263, 15.263a,  
and City of Lansing Resolution #2021-081.  
CALL TO ORDER  
Michael Chafty, MD, Chairperson called the meeting to order at 10:05 a.m.  
ROLL CALL  
Members Present: Michael Chafty, MD, Chairperson  
Attended remotely from the city of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County,  
Michigan.  
Paul Sophiea, Public Member, Vice Chairperson  
Attended remotely from the city of Dearborn, Wayne County,  
Michigan.  
Richard Bates, MD  
Attended remotely from the city of Midland, Midland County,  
Michigan.  
Holly Gilmer, MD  
Attended remotely from the city of Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan.  
Renee Johnston, Public Member  
Attended remotely from the city of Saginaw, Saginaw County,  
Michigan.  
Michael Lewis, MD  
Attended remotely from the city of Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan.  
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John McGinnity, MS, PA-C  
Attended remotely from the city of East Lansing, Ingham County,  
Michigan.  
Ali Moiin, MD  
Attended remotely from the city of Grosse Pointe Park, Wayne County,  
Michigan.  
Venkat Rao, MD  
Attended remotely from the city of Flint, Genesee County, Michigan.  
Teresa Robinson, PhD, Public Member  
Attended remotely from the city of Ferndale, Oakland County,  
Michigan.  
Traci Ruiz, MA, Public Member  
Attended remotely from the city of Bath, Clinton County, Michigan.  
James Sondheimer, MD  
Attended remotely from the city of Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan.  
Shereen Tabrizi, PhD, Public Member  
Attended remotely from the city of Traverse City, Grand Traverse  
County, Michigan.  
Terri Tahnoose, Public Member  
Attended remotely from the city of West Bloomfield, Oakland County,  
Michigan.  
Angela Trepanier, MS, CGC  
Attended remotely from the city of Livonia, Wayne County, Michigan.  
Donald Tynes, MD  
Attended remotely from the city of Benton Harbor, Berrien County,  
Michigan.  
Members Absent: Stacey Frankovich, Public Member  
Bryan Little, MD  
Cara Poland, MD  
Staff Present:  
Laury Brown, Senior Analyst, Compliance Section  
Kim Gaedeke, Chief Deputy Director, Licensing and Regulatory Affairs  
Kerry Przybylo, Manager, Boards and Committees Section  
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Weston MacIntosh, Senior Policy Analyst, Boards and Committees Section  
Michele Wagner-Gutkowski, Assistant Attorney General  
Stephanie Wysack, Board Support, Boards and Committees Section  
APPROVAL OF AGENDA  
MOTION by Sophiea, seconded by Lewis, to approve the Agenda, removing item 5. “Egress  
Training” and replacing it with “Canadian Reciprocity Discussion.”  
A roll call vote was held: Yeas: Bates, Gilmer, Johnston, Lewis, McGinnity, Moiin, Rao,  
Robinson, Sondheimer, Tabrizi, Tahnoose, Trepanier,  
Tynes, Sophiea, Chafty  
Nays: None  
Absent: Ruiz  
MOTION PREVAILED  
APPROVAL OF MINUTES  
MOTION by Lewis, seconded by Sondheimer, to approve the March 17, 2021 meeting minutes  
as written.  
A roll call vote was held: Yeas: Bates, Gilmer, Johnston, Lewis, McGinnity, Moiin, Rao,  
Robinson, Sondheimer, Tabrizi, Tahnoose, Trepanier,  
Tynes, Sophiea, Chafty  
Nays: None  
Absent: Ruiz  
MOTION PREVAILED  
Canadian Reciprocity Discussion  
Gaedeke explained that legislation passed recently, allowing for Canadian licensees to apply by  
endorsement, provided that their examination is equivalent. She stated that the Department  
would be asking the Board to vote on a resolution, stating that the Board adopts the Canadian  
examination as equivalent to the USMLE. She stated that the resolution would be temporary,  
until a revised draft of the Medicine – General Rules could be promulgated. Gaedeke stated  
that a special meeting of the Full Board would need to be scheduled to do this, prior to the next  
regularly scheduled on July 21, 2021.  
REGULATORY CONSIDERATIONS  
Proposal for Decision – Guven Uzun  
MOTION by Lewis, seconded by Robinson, to discuss.  
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MOTION WITHDRAWN  
MOTION by Robinson, seconded by Moiin, to accept the Proposal for Decision and deny the  
application for licensure.  
Discussion was held.  
A roll call vote was held: Yeas: Bates, Gilmer, Johnston, Lewis, McGinnity, Moiin, Rao,  
Robinson, Ruiz, Sondheimer, Tabrizi, Tahnoose, Trepanier,  
Tynes, Chafty  
Nays: None  
Recuse: Sophiea  
MOTION PREVAILED  
OLD BUSINESS  
None  
COMMITTEE REPORTS  
Board Review Panel  
No report.  
Disciplinary Subcommittee  
Johnston provided an overview of the Disciplinary Subcommittee agenda.  
NEW BUSINESS  
HPRC Update  
MacIntosh explained that Peter Scuccimarri, MD, FASAM, had resigned from the HPRC  
Committee. He stated that Board members should have candidates email a letter of interest  
and curriculum vitae to the Department. MacIntosh will email the requirements to the Board.  
Rules Discussion  
MacIntosh stated that both the Genetic Counseling – General Rules and the Medicine – General  
Rules recently completed the promulgation process, but that it is necessary to re-open both  
administrative rules sets to begin work on revisions.  
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Genetic Counseling – General Rules  
MOTION by Lewis, seconded by Trepanier, to open the Genetic Counseling – General Rules.  
A roll call vote was held: Yeas: Bates, Gilmer, Johnston, Lewis, McGinnity, Moiin, Rao,  
Robinson, Ruiz, Sondheimer, Tabrizi, Tahnoose, Trepanier,  
Tynes, Sophiea, Chafty  
Nays: None  
MOTION PREVAILED  
Medicine – General Rules  
MOTION by Robinson, seconded by Tynes, to open the Medicine – General Rules.  
A roll call vote was held: Yeas: Bates, Gilmer, Johnston, Lewis, McGinnity, Moiin, Rao,  
Robinson, Ruiz, Sondheimer, Tabrizi, Tahnoose, Trepanier,  
Tynes, Sophiea, Chafty  
Nays: None  
MOTION PREVAILED  
Chair Report  
Chafty stated that he tried to use conferees equally, but that is not always the case as he also  
assigned cases based on the physician’s specialty.  
Rao stated that the Federation of State Medical Boards Annual Meeting was held virtually April  
29 through May 1, 2021. He stated that Mohammed Arsiwala, MD, was re-elected to his position.  
Rao and Tabrizi stated that the meeting was highly informative.  
Department Update  
MacIntosh stated that material had been uploaded to Egress, under Resources, to provide  
board members with more information on how the Board and Department function.  
MacIntosh stated that the Bureau will hold the next new Board Member Training on July 13,  
2021 via Zoom. All Board members are welcome to attend.  
Wysack reminded the Board Members to check their state email address regularly as it is the  
source of communication with the Department.  
PUBLIC COMMENT  
None.  
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ANNOUNCEMENTS  
The next regularly scheduled meeting is July 21, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at 611 West Ottawa Street,  
Upper-Level Conference Center Room 3, Lansing, Michigan 48933.  
ADJOURNMENT  
MOTION by Tynes, seconded by Sondheimer, to adjourn the meeting at 11:20 a.m.  
A roll call vote was held: Yeas: Bates, Gilmer, Johnston, Lewis, McGinnity, Moiin, Rao,  
Robinson, Ruiz, Sondheimer, Tabrizi, Tahnoose, Trepanier,  
Tynes, Sophiea, Chafty  
Nays: None  
MOTION PREVAILED  
Minutes approved by the Board on: _____________________.  
Prepared by:  
Stephanie Wysack  
May 19, 2021  
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