Minutes of the
The North Carolina State
The President called the meeting to order at and called upon Mrs. Mitchell for the opening prayer.
On a motion by Dr. Baxter and seconded by Mrs. Mitchell the
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The Budget Report for the period covering
On a motion by Mrs. Mitchell, seconded by Dr. Baxter the report of the Secretary/Treasurer was accepted.
The Executive Director brought to the
(1) A request by one licensee as to eliminate the requirement for obtaining branch office licenses for nursing homes by those optometrists who choose to provide services at those locations.
(2) Global Systems
Inc. (GSI) the company which has been providing ISDN and DSL service to the
(3) Our consultants
have advised that the main server that has been in use for over three years is
in need of replacement. In keeping with
the planned replacement schedule that we have followed, they plan to order and
install a replacement server some time within the next three to six months,
depending upon the availability of factory upgrades and pricing. The server in use now will be moved to the
oldest workstation to replace the one currently in use. The
(4) There is a
continuing need to address the examination format and scoring to assure
currency of content and soundness of the scoring methodology. While no specific problems have been
identified it should remain
Finally, I would suggest that the time has come that the
practice of optometry in North Carolina has arrived at a level that the words,
“optometry” or “practice of optometry” are no longer descriptive in all that
today’s scope of optometric practice encompasses. Even by allowing the use of words and phrases
such as “treatment and management of injuries and diseases of the eye” fall
short. I would therefore recommend that
On a motion by Dr. Banks seconded by Dr. Rafferty and carried unanimously the report of the Executive Director was accepted.
Following lengthy discussions concerning the requirement of
obtaining branch office certificates for nursing home practices that included a
review of the relevant Laws and Regulations, the consensus of the Members of
Dr. Rafferty announced in
On a motion by Dr. Edwards seconded by Dr. Baxter and
carried unanimously, the Executive Director with the help of Dr. Hendrix was
instructed to draft a resolution on behalf of the
There was a brief update and discussion of potential
litigation. Since no action was required
Dr. Baxter presented the proposed consent order in the
matter of Drs. Barker and Harrold that had been sent earlier to each Member of
Review of the scoring of the Winter 2003 Clinical/Practicum Examinations*
Following a review of each applicant’s scores on the Winter
2003 Examinations it was moved by Dr. Baxter
and seconded by Mrs. Mitchell and carried unanimously that those names that
appear below were successful in passing the Examinations, that they be so
informed and that their names be entered into the
Joyce N. Adeleke, O.D. 1885
Jana L. Crim, O.D. 1886
Jay D. Crim, O.D. 1887
Rachel S. Dobbs, O.D. 1888
Eric C. Dudley, O.D. 1889
Larry S. Golson, O.D. 1890
Lisa E. Graybeal, O.D. 1891
Leanne A. Levitt, O.D. 1892
Kelly C. MacDonnell, O.D. 1893
Tracy L. MacIntyre, O.D. 1894
Dustan C. Martin, O.D. 1895
Patrick M. McLaren, O.D. 1896
Craig M. Poole, O.D. 1897
On a motion by Dr. Banks and seconded by Mrs. Mitchell and carried unanimously it was determined that the following candidates failed the Winter 2003 Examinations and that they be so notified:
Lila A. Cantrell, O.D.
Perry J. Castellano, O.D.
Tiffany L. Chase, O.D.
Terry W. Ellington, O.D.
Patrick K. Fahey, O.D.
Lisa Barnhart Fox, O.D.
Stephanie L. Fox, O.D.
Steven L. Haleo, O.D.
Nima A. Naik, O.D.
Revocation of licensees for non-renewal.
The following licenses were revoked in accordance with
Article 6 of Chapter 90 of the General Statutes of
Charles Holtzclaw, O.D. 0708
Ivan Lee, O.D. 1683
Paul Schrum, O.D. 0780
There will be a specially called meeting to be held in
There being no further business at on Saturday, Dr. Baxter moved and Dr. Banks seconded a motion that the meeting be adjourned. The motion carried unanimously.
In the absence of any member of the public being present
during the meeting it was not necessary for the