STATE OF MICHIGAN  
DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS  
LANSING  
GRETCHEN WHITMER  
GOVERNOR  
ORLENE HAWKS  
DIRECTOR  
MICHIGAN BOARD OF PODIATRIC MEDICINE & SURGERY  
APRIL 28, 2021  
Meeting  
UNAPPROVED MINUTES  
In accordance with the Open Meetings Act, 1976 PA 267, as amended, the Michigan  
Board of Podiatric Medicine & Surgery met in regular session on April 28, 2021. The  
meeting was held via Zoom, pursuant to MCL 15.263, 15.263a, and Ingham County  
Resolution #21-138.  
CALL TO ORDER  
Jay Meyer, DPM, Chairperson, called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m.  
ROLL CALL  
Members Present: Jay Meyer, DPM, Chairperson  
Attended remotely from the city of Okemos, Ingham County,  
Michigan.  
Ali Safiedine, DPM, Vice Chairperson  
Attended remotely from the city of Franklin Village, Oakland  
County, Michigan.  
Erik Kissel, DPM  
Attended remotely from the city of Warren, Oakland County,  
Michigan.  
Courtney Morris, Public Member  
Attended remotely from the city of Clinton Township, Macomb  
County, Michigan.  
Tino Smith, Public Member  
Attended remotely from the city of Battle Creek, Calhoun County,  
Michigan.  
BUREAU OF PROFESSIONAL LICENSING  
611 W. OTTAWA P.O. BOX 30670 LANSING, MICHIGAN 48909  
www.michigan.gov/bpl 517-241-0199  
LARA is an equal opportunity employer/program  
Michigan Board of Podiatric  
Medicine & Surgery  
Meeting Minutes  
April 28, 2021  
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Members Absent: Harvey Lefkowitz, DPM  
Brandon Weber, PA  
Staff Present:  
Laury Brown, Analyst, Compliance Section  
Kimmy Catlin, Board Support, Boards and Committees Section  
Dena Marks, Analyst, Boards and Committees Section  
Kerry Przybylo, Manager, Boards and Committees Section  
Rick Roselle, Analyst, Compliance Section  
APPROVAL OF AGENDA  
MOTION by Smith, seconded by Safiedine, to approve the agenda with the addition of  
Rules Discussion.  
A roll call vote was held:  
Yeas – Kissel, Morris, Safiedine, Smith, Meyer  
Nays – None  
MOTION PREVAILED  
APPROVAL OF MINUTES  
MOTION by Smith, seconded by Safiedine, to approve the January 27, 2021, meeting  
minutes as written.  
A roll call vote was held:  
MOTION PREVAILED  
Yeas – Kissel, Morris, Safiedine, Smith, Meyer  
Nays – None  
REGULATORY CONSIDERATIONS  
Regina Spears, DPM – Board’s Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law  
MOTION by Smith, seconded by Kissel, to discuss the matter.  
A roll call vote was held:  
Yeas – Kissel, Morris, Safiedine, Smith, Meyer  
Nays – None  
MOTION PREVAILED  
Discussion was held.  
MOTION by Safiedine, seconded by Smith, to accept the Board’s Findings of Fact and  
Conclusions of Law and grant reinstatement.  
A roll call vote was held:  
Yeas – Kissel, Morris, Safiedine, Smith, Meyer  
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Nays – None  
MOTION PREVAILED  
MOTION by Safiedine, seconded by Smith, to discuss the matter.  
A roll call vote was held:  
Yeas – Kissel, Morris, Safiedine, Smith, Meyer  
Nays – None  
MOTION PREVAILED  
Discussion was held.  
MOTION by Safiedine, seconded by Smith, to place the Petitioner on probation for 3  
years, not to exceed 5 years, starting on the date of relicensure. The terms of probation  
include 12 quarterly reports from a board-approved podiatric physician that include  
review of Petitioner’s practice and records with a focus on Petitioner’s billing and  
receivables. The Board-approved reviewer shall review a minimum of 10 patient records  
quarterly. As an additional term of probation, the Petitioner must submit satisfactory  
quarterly statements to the Department demonstrating restitution payments of $500 per  
month to the 9th Judicial Circuit Court – Kalamazoo that were paid during the period of  
probation toward the court-ordered restitution.  
A roll call vote was held:  
Yeas – Kissel, Morris, Safiedine, Smith, Meyer  
Nays – None  
MOTION PREVAILED  
Rules Discussion  
Meyer explained that the rules currently require an exam that is not available which  
prohibits licensure for current applicants for limited licensure.  
Marks presented the draft rule and informed the Board of the promulgation process and  
timeline.  
MOTION by Morris, seconded by Safiedine, to discuss the matter.  
A roll call vote was held:  
Yeas – Kissel, Morris, Safiedine, Smith, Meyer  
Nays – None  
MOTION PREVAILED  
Discussion was held.  
Michigan Board of Podiatric  
Medicine & Surgery  
Meeting Minutes  
April 28, 2021  
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Russ J. Stoner, Executive Director, Federation of Podiatric Medical Boards, introduced  
himself to the Board and suggested the removal of the specific reference to the portion of  
the exam that is currently unavailable.  
Derek Dalling, Federation of Podiatric Medical Boards, thanked the Board for allowing  
input from the federation.  
MOTION by Safiedine, seconded by Smith, to remove Rule 109 subpart 2(c)(iii).  
A roll call vote was held:  
MOTION PREVAILED  
Yeas – Kissel, Morris, Safiedine, Smith, Meyer  
Nays – None  
MOTION by Safiedine, seconded by Smith, to open the rules after the current draft is  
promulgated.  
A roll call vote was held:  
Yeas – Kissel, Morris, Safiedine, Smith, Meyer  
Nays – None  
Committee Assignments  
Meyer made the following committee assignments:  
DSC  
Morris- Chair  
Lefkowitz  
Weber  
Kissel – Alternate  
Smith – Alternate  
Rules  
Meyer  
Kissel  
Allegations  
Meyer  
Kissel  
Smith  
Chair Report  
None  
Department Update  
Michigan Board of Podiatric  
Medicine & Surgery  
Meeting Minutes  
April 28, 2021  
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Marks announced that the Department will be holding a board member training on July  
13, 2021, and all members are welcome to attend.  
Marks informed the Board that the profession of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery is  
currently not represented on the Health Professional Recovery Committee.  
Catlin reminded the Board to use their state email addresses.  
PUBLIC COMMENT  
None  
ANNOUNCEMENTS  
The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held July 28, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. in the Ottawa  
Building, 611 W. Ottawa Street, Conference Room 4, Upper-Level Conference Center,  
Lansing, Michigan.  
ADJOURNMENT  
MOTION by Smith, seconded by Safiedine, to adjourn the meeting at 11:08 a.m.  
A roll call vote was held:  
MOTION PREVAILED  
Yeas – Kissel, Morris, Safiedine, Smith, Meyer  
Nays – None  
Minutes approved by the Board on: ____________________.  
Prepared by:  
Kimmy Catlin  
Board Support  
Bureau of Professional Licensing  
April 29, 2021