North Carolina State Board of Examiners in Optometry
August 26, 2019
Video Conference Meeting
The North Carolina State Board of Examiners in Optometry met by video conference on Monday, August 26, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting was to determine the results of the Summer 2019 Clinical/Practicum Examinations and for other purposes as outlined in the Agenda. Board members participating on the call were Dr. Scott Philippe, President, Dr. Jerry Ellington, Secretary-Treasurer, Dr. H. Mike Johnson, Dr. Michael Haines, Dr. Charles Sikes, Mrs. Susan Watson. Dr. William Rafferty, Executive Director, Dr. Andrew Cook, retired Board member, and Mrs. Janice Peterson, Executive Administrator were also participants in the video conference.
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Dr. Philippe President of the Board, after which he read the “ETHICS AWARENESS & CONFLICTS OF INTEREST REMINDER” as required by the North Carolina State Ethics Commission. A copy of the”Reminder” was posted to the agenda so each member could review.
Approval of Minutes. On a motion by Dr. Sikes and seconded by Dr. Ellington , the Minutes of the August 14-18, 2019 meeting were unanimously approved.
Report of the President. Dr. Philippe did not have a formal report given the short period of time since the last meeting. However, he did indicate that he would have remarks to make on specific matters at the appropriate time as this meeting progressed. Dr,. Philippe commented that he thought the Examinations and Board Meeting in Raleigh earlier this month went well. On a motion by Dr. Ellington and seconded by Dr. Johnson the remarks of the President were unanimously accepted.
Report of the Secretary/Treasurer. Dr. Ellington presented the budget report as of 8/26/19 but indicated there was really nothing new to add to his report since his last report was only a little more than a week ago. On a motion by Dr. Sikes and seconded by Dr. Haines, the remarks of the Secretary/Treasurer were unanimously accepted.
Report of the Executive Director. Dr. Rafferty indicated a notice has been emailed to all licensed NC optometrists requiring them to go to the Board’s website and sign and attest they have read and reviewed both the Branch Office/Corporation Practice Memo and Telemedicine Policy Memo. The grace period for reporting will run from now until November 30, 2019. On a motion by Dr. Sikes and seconded by Mrs. Watson, the remarks of the Executive Director were unanimously accepted.
Review of the Scoring and Results of the Summer 2019 Clinical/Practicum Examinations. On a motion by Dr. Johnson, seconded by Dr. Ellington and carried unanimously, the Board went into Executive Session in accordance with NCGS 143-318.11(a)(1) to review the scoring and results of the Summer 2019 Clinical/Practicum Examination.
Determining the Results of the Examination. Having reviewed the scoring of the Summer 2019 Examinations in closed session, on a motion by Dr. Ellington and seconded by Dr Sikes, the Board voted unanimously to come out of closed session. In open session it was moved by Dr. Ellington, seconded by Dr. Sikes and carried unanimously, that the following applicants be notified of their having achieved a passing score on the Summer 2019 Clinical/Practicum Examination and that they are to be duly licensed to practice the profession of optometry in North Carolina; further, that their names be entered in the Board Registry with license numbers assigned as follows:
Doan Thuc M.
Determination of Date to Review Examinations. Candidates have two weeks from the date of the notice of their results to request a review. Dr. Rafferty will do a written review with those candidates
Next Regularly Scheduled Meeting - The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board will be in Charlotte, North Carolina, November 7-10, 2019 with arrival on November 6, 2019. On a motion by Dr. Ellington, seconded by Dr. Haines, and approved unanimously the Board members are authorized travel, subsistence, and 5 days per diem for attendance at the Board meeting and NCOS Fall Congress.
There being no further business, on a motion by Dr. Johnson seconded by Dr. Haines, and carried unanimously the meeting was adjourned at 8:05 p.m