Minutes of the
North Carolina State Board of Examiners in Optometry
June 1, 2017
Video Conference Meeting
The North Carolina State Board of Examiners in Optometry met by video conference on Thursday, June 1, 2017. Present on the call wee Dr. Michael Johnson, President; Dr. Andrew Cook, Secretary-Treasurer, Dr. Scott Philippe, Dr. Jerry Ellington, Dr. Michael Haines, Mr. Jim Raynor and Mrs. Susan Watson, members of the Board. Also present were Dr. William Rafferty, Executive Director. Mr. Johnny Loper, Board counsel, and Mrs. Janice Peterson, Executive Administrator.
At 5:34 p.m. President Johnson called the meeting of the Board to order after which he read from the “conflict of interest statement”, as required by the State Board of Ethics.
On a motion by Dr. Cook, seconded by Dr. Philippe, and passed unanimously, the Board went into closed session in accordance with GS 143-318.11. The purpose of the closed session was for Mr. Loper to provide counsel to the Board.
The Board came out of closed session on a motion by Dr. Haines, seconded by Dr. Philippe, and passed unanimously. No motions were made and no action was taken during closed session.
At 6:04 p.m., a motion was made by Dr. Cook, seconded by Dr. Philippe, and carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting.
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board will be held at 8:00 a.m., June 8, 2017, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
** Closed session in accordance with NCGS 143-318.11