Councl January 14, 2021

MSSNY COUNCIL AGENDA
Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. (Virtual)

                                                                       

A. Call to Order and Roll Call

B. APPROVAL of the November 5, 2020 Council Minutes 

C. New Business
1. President’s Report
 a. MSSNY CME Action Item (For Council Approval)
 MSSNY Policy 1999.2 – Procedure for Processing Complaints/Inquiries 
 Concerning MSSNY Accredited CME Providers

 b. Legislative & Physician Advocacy Committee Resolutions
 Paul Pipia, MD Chair
 Action Items (For Council Approval) 
 Resolution 63  – Recommendations for Lowering Health Care Costs
 Resolution 69 – Office of Professional Medical Conduct Reform
 Resolution 106 – Piloting Use of Financial Incentives to Reduce
Unnecessary Emergency Room Visits
 Resolution 111 – Physician Assistance Parity With Lawyers
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.2 Board of Trustees Report – Dr. Andrew Kleinman will present the report
         (For Council Approval) Report will be posted prior to the Council meeting
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 3. Secretary’s Report – Dr.  Frank Dowling will present the report
         (For Council Approval)
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 4. MLMIC Update – Dr. John Lombardo will present a verbal report
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 5. AMA Delegation Report – Dr. John Kennedy will present the report
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 6. MSSNYPAC Report – Dr. Thomas Lee will present the report

7. County Federation Report Dr. Aaron Kumar will present the report

8. Telemedicine Presentation (10:00 am)
    Shahin John Korangy, MD, Founder & CEO of CareClix


ADJOURNMENT OF COUNCIL

Action Item- For Council Approval

Approval of the Empire State Medical, Scientific & Educational Foundation, Inc. Election of Directors

RECONVENE OF COUNCIL


D. Reports of Officers

  1. Office of the President – Bonnie L. Litvack, MD
  2. Office of the President-Elect – Joseph R. Sellers, MD
  3. Office of the Vice-President – Parag H. Mehta, MD
  4. Office of the Immediate Past President – Arthur C. Fougner, MD
  5. Office of the Treasurer – Mark J. Adams, MD, Financial Statement
    for the period 1/1/20 – 12/31/20 (For Council Approval
    6. Office of the Speaker – William R. Latreille, Jr., MD

E. Reports of Councilors (Informational)

  1. Kings & Richmond Report – Adolph B. Meyer, MD
  2. Manhattan & Bronx Report – David M. Jakubowicz, MD
  3. Nassau County Report – Paul A. Pipia, MD
  4. Queens County Report – Saulius J. Skeivys, MD
  5. Suffolk County Report – Daniel E. Choi, MD
  6. Third District Branch Report – Brian P. Murray, MD
  7. Fourth District Branch Report – Gregory L. Pinto, MD
  8. Fifth District Branch Report – Barry Rabin, MD
  9. Sixth District Branch Report – Robert A. Hesson, MD
  10. Seventh District Branch Report – Janine L. Fogarty, MD
    (no report submitted)
  11. Eighth District Branch Report – Mark R. Jajkowski. MD
  12. Ninth District Branch Report – Thomas T. Lee, MD
  13. Medical Student Section Report – Shireen Saxena (no report submitted)
  14. Organized Medical Staff Section Report – Stephen F. Coccaro, MD
    (no report submitted)
  15. Resident & Fellow Section Report – Raymond Lorenzoni, MD
    16. Young Physician Section Report – L. Carlos Zapata, MD
    (no report submitted)

F. Commissioners (Informational Items)
  1. Commissioner of Communications, Maria A. Basile, MD, MBA
     Report from the Division of Communications

  1. Commissioner of Continuing Medical Education, Mark J. Adams, MD
        Report from the Division of CME
  1. Commissioner of Governmental Relations, Gregory L. Pinto, MD
    Report from the Division of Governmental Affairs
  1. Commissioner of Membership, David M. Jakubowicz, MD
        Report from the Division of Membership
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  2. Commissioner of Science & Public Health, Joshua M. Cohen, MD
    a. Preventive Medicine and Family Health Committee- Action Item
        Final Climate Change Paper (For Council Approval)

    (To be presented by Dr. Emily Senay & Dr. Moshe Bressler)
    b. Preventive Medicine and Family Health Minutes, October 29, 2020
    c. Bioethics Minutes, October 23, 2020
  1. Commissioner of Socio Medical Economics, Brian P. Murray, MD
        (no report submitted)

G. Report of the Executive Vice President, Philip Schuh, CPA, MS

  1. Membership Dues Revenue Schedule
  2. Group Institutional Dues Report

H. Report of the General Counsel, Garfunkel Wild, Barry Cepelewicz, MD, Esq
    Approval of the Erie County Medical Society Bylaws

I. Report of the Alliance, Barbara Ellman
   (no report submitted)

J. Other Information/Announcements 
 1. A letter from the Big Four re 21st Century Cures Act: Interoperability, Information Blocking, and the ONC Health IT Certification Program Final Rule:  Request for Delay of Implementation
 2. Status of 2020 AMAF Excellence in Medicine Awards
 3. Sign On VA Letter – Authority of VA Professionals to Practice Health Care

K. Adjournment

       

 

 

 

 

Council Thursday, November 5, 2020, 9:00 AM

MSSNY COUNCIL AGENDA
Thursday, November 5, 2020, 9:00 a.m. (Virtual)

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A. Call to Order and Roll Call
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B.
APPROVAL of the September 17, 2020 Council Minutes.

C. New Business
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1. President’s Report
a. Presidential Appointments to the 2021 Nominating Committee
           (For Council Approval)

Chair: Arthur Fougner, MD
Immediate Past President
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First District: Adolph Meyer, MD
Second District: Paul Pipia, MD
Third District: Joseph Sellers, MD
Fourth District: Gregory Pinto, MD
Fifth District: Howard Huang, MD
Sixth District: Jerome Cohen, MD
Seventh District: Mark Adams, MD
Eighth District: Rose Berkun, MD
Ninth District: Thomas Lee, MD

Members-At-Large: Andrew Kleinman, MD
Daniel Young, MD

b. Legislative & Physician Advocacy Committee, Paul Pipia, MD, Chair
 2021 Legislative Program (For Council Approval)

c. Employed Physicians Committee Resolutions, Arthur Fougner, MD, Chair
Resolution 54 – End Restrictive Covenants (For Council Approval)
Resolution 55 – Restrictive Covenants (For Council Approval)

d. Presentation – Mr. David Mancione, Senior Vice President, Premier

2.  Board of Trustees ReportDr. Andrew Kleinman will present the report
     (For Council Approval) 

3.  Secretary’s ReportDr. Frank Dowling will present the report
     (For Council Approval)

4.  MLMIC UpdateDr. John Lombardo will present a verbal report

5.  AMA Delegation ReportDr. John Kennedy will present a verbal report

6.  MSSNYPAC ReportDr. Thomas Lee will present the report

7.  County Federation ReportDr. Aaron Kumar will present the report

D. Reports of Officers (Verbal)

  1. Office of the President – Bonnie L. Litvack, MD
  2. Office of the President-Elect – Joseph R. Sellers, MD
  3. Office of the Vice-President – Parag H. Mehta, MD
  4. Office of the Immediate Past President – Arthur C. Fougner, MD
  5. Office of the Treasurer – Mark J. Adams, MD, Financial Statement for the  period 1/1/20 – 9/30/20
    (For Council Approval)
  6. Office of the Speaker – William R. Latreille, Jr., MD

E.  Reports of Councilors (Informational)

  1.   Kings & Richmond Report – Adolph B. Meyer, MD
  2.   Manhattan & Bronx Report – David M. Jakubowicz, MD
  3.   Nassau County Report – Paul A. Pipia, MD
  4.   Queens County Report – Saulius J. Skeivys, MD
  5.   Suffolk County Report – Daniel E. Choi, MD
  6.   Third District Branch Report – Brian P. Murray, MD
  7.   Fourth District Branch Report – Gregory L. Pinto, MD
  8.   Fifth District Branch Report – Barry Rabin, MD
  9.   Sixth District Branch Report – Robert A. Hesson, MD
  10. Seventh District Branch Report – Janine L. Fogarty, MD
  11. Eighth District Branch Report – Mark R. Jajkowski. MD
  12. Ninth District Branch Report – Thomas T. Lee, MD
  13. Medical Student Section Report – Shireen Saxena (no report submitted)
  14. Organized Medical Staff Section Report – Stephen F. Coccaro, MD
          (no report submitted)
  15. Resident & Fellow Section Report – Raymond Lorenzoni, MD
          (no report submitted)
  16. Young Physician Section Report – L. Carlos Zapata, MD
          (no report submitted)

F. Commissioners (Informational Items)

  1. Commissioner of Communications, Maria A. Basile, MD, MBA
        Report from the Division of Communications
  1. Commissioner of Continuing Medical Education, Mark J. Adams, MD
        Report from the Division of CME
  1. Commissioner of Governmental Relations, Gregory L. Pinto, MD
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4. Commissioner of Membership, David M. Jakubowicz, MD
    Membership Committee Minutes October 8, 2020

5. Commissioner of Science & Public Health, Joshua M. Cohen, MD

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6. Commissioner of Socio Medical Economics, Brian P. Murray, MD
    (No written report submitted)

G. Report of the Executive Vice President, Philip Schuh, CPA, MS

  1. Membership Dues Revenue Schedule
  2. Group Institutional Dues Report

H. Report of the General Counsel, Garfunkel Wild, Barry Cepelewicz, MD, Esq
    (No written report submitted)

I. Report of the Alliance, Barbara Ellman
    (No written report submitted)

J. Other Information/Announcements
    (No reports submitted)

 K. Adjournment

       

    

Council (Virtual) September 17, 2020

MSSNY COUNCIL AGENDA
Thursday, September 17, 2020, 9:00 a.m. (Virtual)

A. Call to Order and Roll Call

B. APPROVAL of the June 4, 2020 Council Minutes

C. New Business

  1. President’s Report:
a. Executive Committee Minutes – July 23, 2020
(For Council Information)
b. Executive Committee Minutes – August 6, 2020
(For Council Information)

c. Reference Committee on Governmental Affairs A
(For Council Approval)

    • Resolution 2020-54 End Restrictive Covenants
    • Resolution 2020-55 Restrictive Covenants
    • Report of the Reference Committee on Governmental Affairs A Speaker Extraction

d. Reference Committee on Governmental Affairs B
(For Council Approval)

    • Resolution 2020-108 Access to Medication
    • Report of the Reference Committee on Governmental Affairs B Speaker Extraction

    e. Resolution Introduced by Dr. Frank Dowling (For Council Approval)
             Clarification of MSSNY Policy for Approval of any Amicus Brief

f. Public Health & Education Resolution (For Council Approval)
MSSNY Emergency Preparedness and Disaster/Terrorism Response Planning Committee – “Influenza Vaccination for School-Aged Children

g. 2020 HOD Resolutions Referred to Council (For Council Approval)

         h. Doctors Council Presentation – Doctors Unions
Why now? How does this benefit both patients and doctors?
Presented by:
Frank Proscia MD, President, Doctors Council
Mr. Kevin Collins, Executive Director, Doctors Council

   2. Board of Trustees ReportDr. Kleinman will present the report

  1.  Secretary’s ReportDr. Frank Dowling will present the report
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  2.  MLMIC UpdateDr. John Lombardo will present a verbal report
    .
  3.  AMA Delegation ReportDr. John Kennedy will present the report
    .
  4.  MSSNYPAC ReportDr. Thomas Lee will present the report
    a. List of recommendations for state/federal candidate endorsement
    (FOR COUNCIL APPROVAL
           b. MSSNYPAC Report
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  5.  County Federation Report Dr. Aaron Kumar will present the report

D. Reports of Officers (Verbal)

  1. Office of the President – Bonnie L. Litvack, MD
  2. Office of the President-Elect – Joseph R. Sellers, MD
  3. Office of the Vice-President – Parag H. Mehta, MD
  4. Office of the Immediate Past President – Arthur C. Fougner, MD
  5. Office of the Treasurer – Mark J. Adams, MD, Financial Statement
    ….for the period 01/01/2020 – 08/31/2020
  6. Office of the Speaker – William R. Latreille, Jr., MD

E. Reports of Councilors (Informational)

  1. Kings & Richmond Report – Adolph B. Meyer, MD
  2. Manhattan & Bronx Report – David M. Jakubowicz, MD
  3. Nassau County Report – Paul A. Pipia, MD
  4. Queens County Report – Saulius J. Skeivys, MD
  5. Suffolk County Report – Linda S. Efferen, MD
  6. Third District Branch Report – Brian P. Murray, MD
  7. Fourth District Branch Report – Gregory L. Pinto, MD
  8. Fifth District Branch Report – Barry Rabin, MD
  9. Sixth District Branch Report – Robert A. Hesson, MD
    (No written report submitted)
  1. Seventh District Branch Report – Janine L. Fogarty, MD
  2. Eighth District Branch Report – Mark R. Jajkowski. MD
  3. Ninth District Branch Report – Thomas T. Lee, MD
  4. Medical Student Section Report – Shireen Saxena
    (No written report submitted)
  5. Organized Medical Staff Section Report – Stephen F. Coccaro, MD
    (No written report submitted)
  6. Resident Fellow Section Report – Raymond Lorenzoni, MD
    (No written report submitted)
  1. Young Physician Section Report – L. Carlos Zapata, MD
    (No written report submitted)

F. Commissioners (Informational Items)

  1. Commissioner of Communications, Maria A. Basile, MD, MBA
    Report from the Division of Communications

 2. Commissioner of Continuing Medical Education, Mark J. Adams, MD
Report from the Office of CME (including Action Items) 

 3. Commissioner of Governmental Relations, Gregory L. Pinto, MD
 Report from the Division of Governmental Affairs
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 4. Commissioner of Membership, David M. Jakubowicz, MD
                Report from the Division of Membership

5. Commissioner of Science & Public Health, Joshua M. Cohen, MD
 a. Addiction & Psychiatric Medicine Minutes, May 1, 2020
 b. Emergency Preparedness & Disaster/Terrorism Response Minutes,
      May 7, 2020
 c. Health Disparities Minutes, May 29, 2020
 d. Heart, Lung Cancer Minutes, May 6, 2020
 e. Infectious Disease Minutes, April 29, 2020
 f.  Preventive Medicine & Family Health Minutes, May 14, 2020
 g. Public Health & Education Report
     Peer to Peer Interview, Dr. Frank Dowling & Dr. Charles Rothberg

6. Commissioner of Socio Medical Economics, Brian P. Murray, MD
(No written report submitted)

G. Report of the Executive Vice President, Philip Schuh, CPA, MS

  1. Group Institutional Dues Report
  2. Membership Dues Revenue Schedule

H. Report of the General Counsel, Garfunkel Wild, Barry Cepelewicz, MD, Esq
Medical Society of the County of St. Lawrence Bylaws  (For Council Approval)

This will confirm that in or about February/March 2019 Eunice Skelly and I reviewed a proposed “Constitution and Bylaws of the Medical Society of the County of St. Lawrence, Inc.” (“Bylaws”).  We recommended revisions to ensure that the Bylaws of the Medical Society of the County of St. Lawrence are not in conflict with the Bylaws of MSSNY.   We were informed that on or about May 22, 2019, our recommendations were accepted and the Bylaws were revised pursuant to such recommendations.  Accordingly, it is recommended that the St. Lawrence Bylaws be approved.

I. Other Information/Announcements

 1. AMA Letter re PPE shortages
 2. Dr. Litvack’s Letter to the AMA re PPE shortages  
 3. Sign-On Letter re Non-Profit Organizations provided access to
 PPE Loan Programs
 4. AMA Letter re Provider Relief Fund / CARES Act
 5. AMA Sign-On Letter re HHS Budget Neutrality
 6. Sign-On Letter re Veterans Affairs
 7. AMA Letter re Police Reform
 8. Letter to NYS Dept. of Financial Services re Electronic Billing by Health  
Care Providers for No-Fault Coverage Claims

 J. Adjournment

Council June 4, 2020

MSSNY COUNCIL AGENDA
Thursday, June 4, 2020, 4:00 p.m. (Virtual)

A. Call to Order and Roll Call

B. APPROVAL of the March 5, 2020 & May 7, 2020 Council Minutes

C. New Business (Informational/Action Items)

Introduction of AMA President, Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA by MSSNY President, Bonnie L. Litvack, MD 

1. President’s Report:

         Announcement – Certificate of Recognition

a. APPROVAL 2020/2021 Meeting Schedule
b. APPROVAL 2020/2021 Committee Selections

      (to reflect changes only)

c. APPROVAL – 2020/2021 At Large Members to MSSNY’s Executive Committee:

• Maria A. Basile, MD
• Brian P. Murray. MD

d. APPROVAL2020 HOD Resolutions referred to Council  

e. AMA Article -Police Brutality Must Stop

2. Board of Trustees Report – Dr. Kleinman will present the report

3. Secretary’s Report – Dr. Frank Dowling will present the report

4. MLMIC Update – Dr. John Lombardo will present the report (verbal)

5. AMA Delegation Report – Dr. John Kennedy will present the report

6. MSSNYPAC Report – Dr. Thomas Lee will present the report

7. County Federation Report – Dr. Aaron Kumar will present the report

D. Reports of Officers (Verbal)

  1. Office of the President – – Bonnie L. Litvack, MD
  2. Office of the President-Elect – Joseph R. Sellers, MD
  3. Office of the Vice President – Parag H. Mehta, MD
  4. Office of the Immediate Past President – Arthur C. Fougner, MD
  5. Office of the Treasurer – Mark J. Adams, MD, Financial Statement for the period January 1, 2020 to April 30, 2020
  6. Office of the Speaker – William R. Latreille, Jr., MD

E. Reports of Councilors  (Informational Items)

  1. Kings & Richmond Report – Adolph B. Meyer, MD (received)
  2. Manhattan & Bronx Report – David M. Jakubowicz, MD (received)
  3. Nassau County Report – Paul A. Pipia, MD (received)
  4. Queens County Report – Saulius J. Skeivys, MD (received)
  5. Suffolk County Report – Linda S. Efferen, MD (received)
  6. Third District Branch Report – Brian P. Murray, MD (received)
  7. Fourth District Branch Report – Gregory L. Pinto, MD(no report submitted)
  8. Fifth District Branch Report – Barry Rabin, MD (received)
  9. Sixth District Branch Report – Robert A. Hesson, MD (received)
  10. Seventh District Branch Report – Janine L. Fogarty, MD (received)
  11. Eighth District Branch Report – Mark R. Jajkowski MD (received)
  12. Ninth District Branch Report – Thomas T. Lee, MD (received)
  13. Medical Student Section Report –  Shireen Saxena (received)
  14. Organized Medical Staff Section Report – Stephen F. Coccaro, MD
    (no report submitted)
  15. Resident & Fellow Section Report – Raymond Lorenzoni, MD
    (no report submitted)
  16. Young Physician Section Report – L. Carlos Zapata, MD
             (no report submitted)

F. Commissioners (Informational Items)

1.  Commissioner of Continuing Medical Education, Mark J. Adams, MD
    a. Report from the Office of CME

2.  Commissioner of Communications, Maria A. Basile, MD, MBA
  a. Report from the Division of Communications

3.  Commissioner of Governmental Relations, Gregory L. Pinto, MD
  a. HIT Committee Minutes, May 8, 2020 & March 12, 2020
b. Budget Passes – Physician Advocacy Made MAJOR Impact On Outcome
c. MSSNY Press Releases

4. Commissioner of Membership, David M. Jakubowicz, MD
(no written report submitted)

5. Commissioner of Science & Public Health, Joshua M. Cohen, MD
(no written report submitted)

6. Commissioner of Socio Medical Economics, Brian P. Murray, MD
       (no written report submitted)

G. Report of the Executive Vice President, Philip Schuh, CPA, MS
1. Group Institutional Dues Comparison Report
2. Membership Dues Revenue Schedule

H.  Report of the General Counsel, Garfunkel Wild, P.C. Barry Cepelewicz, MD, Esq. (no written report submitted)

I. Other Information/Announcements

  1. AMA Letters – The Health Care at Home Act
  2. AMA Letter to US Dept. of Health & Human Services regarding federal funding to native populations
  3. Sign-On Letter – CARES Act
  4. USMLE Suspending Step 2 Clinical Skills Examination
  5. CDC Guidelines for COVID-19 Antibody Testing
  6. MSSNY Letter to Dr. Zucker – Peer to Peer Program
  7. MSSNY Letter to Governor Cuomo – COVID 19
  8. Scope of Practice Committee Minutes

J. Adjournment

 

 

 

 

Council – March 5, 2020

AGENDA
MSSNY Council Meeting
Thursday, March 5, 2020
Albany Renaissance Hotel
144 State Street
Albany, NY  12207

A. Call to Order and Roll Call

B. APPROVAL of the January 30, 2020 Minutes

C. New Business (Informational/Action Items)

1.  President’s Report (No Written Report Submitted)

2.  Board of Trustees Report – Dr. Sam Unterricht will present the report (handout)

3.  Secretary’s Report – Dr. Frank Dowling will present the report

4.  MLMIC Update –  Dr. Lombardo will present the report  (verbal)

5.  AMA Delegation Report – Dr. John Kennedy will present the report (verbal)

6.  MSSNYPAC Report– Dr. Thomas Lee will present the report (handout)

7.  County Federation Report – Dr. Aaron Kumar will present the report

8. Commissioners (Action Items – For Council Approval)
 a. Commissioner of Science & Public Health, Joshua M. Cohen, MD
•  Resolution 2019-73 – Hospice Recertification for Non-Cancer
Diagnosis (i.e.dementia)
•  Resolution 2019-274 – End of Life Care Payment
•  Resolution 2019-111 – MSSNY Support for Impairment Research
•  MSSNY Policy 125.996

D. Reports of Officers (Verbal)

  1. Office of the President – Arthur C. Fougner, MD
  2. Office of the President Elect – Bonnie L. Litvack, MD
  3. Office of the Vice President – Joseph R. Sellers, MD
  4. Office of the Immediate Past President – Thomas J. Madejski, MD
  5. Office of the Treasurer – Mark J. Adams, MD Financial Statement for the period 01/01/19 to 12/31/19
  6. Office of the Speaker – William R. Latreille, Jr., MD

E. Reports of Councilors  (Informational Items)

  1. Kings & Richmond Report – Adolph B. Meyer, MD
  2. Manhattan & Bronx Report – Joshua M. Cohen, MD
  3. Nassau County Report – Paul A. Pipia, MD
  4. Queens County Report – Saulius J. Skeivys, MD
  5. Suffolk County Report – Linda S. Efferen, MD
  6. Third District Branch Report – Brian P. Murray, MD (No Report Submitted)
  7. Fourth District Branch Report – Gregory L. Pinto, MD (No Report Submitted)
  8. Fifth District Branch Report –Howard H. Huang, MD
  9. Sixth District Branch Report – Robert A. Hesson, MD (No Report Submitted)
  10. Seventh District Branch Report – Janine L. Fogarty, MD
    (No Report Submitted)
  11. Eighth District Branch Report – Mark R. Jajkowski MD
  12. Ninth District Branch Report – Thomas T. Lee, MD
  13. Medical Student Section Report – Peter Joo (No Report Submitted)
  14. Organized Medical Staff Section Report – Stephen F. Coccaro, MD
  15. Resident & Fellow Section Report – Catherine Steger, DO
    (No Report Submitted)
  16. Young Physician Section Report – L. Carlos Zapata, MD
    (No Report Submitted)

F. Commissioners (Informational Items)

1.  Commissioner of Continuing Medical Education, Mark J. Adams, MD
   (No written report submitted)

2.  Commissioner of Communications, Maria A. Basile, MD, MBA
  a. Report from the Division of Communications

3.  Commissioner of Governmental Relations, Gregory Pinto, MD
  a. Physicians & Physician Assistants Discipline Sign-on Letter
  b. Letter addressed to Honorable Heastie & Stewart-Cousins regarding
patient care in New York State
  c. 2020-2021 Budget Priorities
  d. Testimony

  e. Long Term Care Minutes
  f.  Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Minutes

4. Commissioner of Membership, Parag H. Mehta, MD  
 Membership Committee Report (verbal)

5. Commissioner of Science & Public Health, Joshua M. Cohen, MD
 a. Addiction & Psychiatric Medicine Minutes
 b. Committee to Eliminate Health Disparities Minutes
 c. Heart, Lung & Cancer Minutes
 d. Infectious Diseases Minutes
 e. Physician Wellness & Resilience Minutes

6. Commissioner of Socio Medical Economics, Howard H. Huang, MD
    (No written report submitted)

G. Report of the Executive Vice President, Philip Schuh, CPA, MS

  1. Membership Dues Revenue Schedule
  2. Group Institutional Dues Comparison Report

H.  Report of the General Counsel, Garfunkel Wild, P.C. Sandra Jensen, Esq.

Approval – Queens County Medical Society Bylaws (Action Item)

I.  Report of the Alliance, Barbara Ellman
Alliance Report

J. Other Information/Announcements
1. Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation Letters
2. Prior Authorization Letters

K. Adjournment

 

 

 

 

Council January 30, 2020

AGENDA
MSSNY Council Meeting
Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.
Courtyard Marriott, Westbury Long Island
1800 Privado Road
Westbury, NY  11590

A.  Call to Order and Roll Call

B. Council Minutes of November 7, 2019

C.  New Business (All Informational/Action Items)

1 President’s Report:

a. Appointment of Mark Jajkowski, MD, New Eighth District Councilor to complete Dr. Bartels term which ends in 2021. (For Council Approval)

b. Honoring Dr. Steven Schwalbe with a Certificate of Appreciation for his many years of dedicated service as Chair of MSSNY’s Interspecialty Committee

c. Honoring Dr. Marina Caskey with the Albion Bernstein Award

Dr. Caskey is an Associate Professor of Clinical Investigation at The Rockefeller University. Her research focuses on the development and testing of a promising new strategy that uses broadly neutralizing antibodies to prevent or treat HIV infection. Dr. Caskey graduated from medical school at the Federal University of Sergipe, Brazil, in 1998. She then completed an internal medicine residency at Saint Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, in New York, followed by fellowship training in infectious diseases at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Dr. Caskey has led a series of early-phase clinical studies to evaluate the safety and efficacy of broadly neutralizing anti-HIV antibodies. These antibodies were isolated and characterized from patient blood cells by sophisticated cloning methods developed in the laboratory of Dr. Michel Nussenzweig.  The studies led by Dr. Caskey have revitalized this area of HIV research, which had been abandoned after first-generation antibodies failed to show significant effects in humans.  Broadly neutralizing antibodies are now considered one of the most promising strategies to achieve HIV remission, as well as potential alternatives to antiretrovirals for both therapy and prevention. Her seminal studies have shaped this new area of research and several groups in the US and abroad are now studying the antiviral and immune modifying effects of these molecules in combination with other strategies.

Dr. Caskey is also an attending physician in infectious diseases at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center. She was recently elected for membership in the American Society of Clinical Investigation.

2. Board of Trustees Report – Dr. Sam Unterricht will present the report (handout)

3. Secretary’s Report – Dr. Frank Dowling will present the report

4. MLMIC Update – Dr. John Lombardo will present the report (verbal)

5. AMA Delegation Report – Dr. John Kennedy will present the report

6. MSSNYPAC Report – Dr. Thomas Lee will present the report (handout)

7. County Federation Report – Dr. Aaron Kumar will present the report

D.  Reports of Officers  

  1. Office of the President  – Arthur C. Fougner, MD
  2. Office of the President Elect – Bonnie L. Litvack, MD
  3. Office of the Vice President – Joseph R. Sellers, MD
  4. Office of the Treasurer – Mark J. Adams, MD
    Financial Statement for the period 1/1/19 to 1/3019
    (For Council Approval)
  5. Office of the Speaker – William R. Latreille, Jr., MD

E.  Presentation

Mr. Tom D’Angelo, President-Elect of the Pharmacists Society of the State of New York
Verbal Discussion – “Pharmacy Benefit Managers and How They Affect the Capability to Fill Prescriptions”

F.  Reports of Councilors (Informational Items)

  1. Kings & Richmond Report – Adolph B. Meyer, MD
  2. Manhattan & Bronx Report – Joshua M. Cohen, MD
  3. Nassau County Report – Paul A. Pipia, MD
  4. Queens County Report – Saulius J. Skeivys, MD
  5. Suffolk County Report – Linda S. Efferen, MD
  6. Third District Branch Report – Brian P. Murray, MD
  7. Fourth District Branch Report – Gregory Pinto, MD
  8. Fifth District Branch Report –Howard H. Huang, MD
  9. Sixth District Branch Report – Robert A. Hesson, MD
  10. Seventh District Branch Report – Janine L. Fogarty, MD
  11. Eighth District Branch Report – Mark Jajkowski, MD
  12. Ninth District Branch Report – Thomas T. Lee, MD
  13. Medical Student Section Report – Peter Joo
         (no written report submitted)
  14. Organized Medical Staff Section – Stephen F. Coccaro, MD
         (no written report submitted)
  15. Resident & Fellow Section Report – Catherine E. Steger, MD
         (no written report submitted)
  16. Young Physician Section Report – L. Carlos Zapata, MD
         

G.  Commissioners (Informational Items)

  1. Commissioner of Continuing Medical Education, Mark J. Adams, MD
    a) Report from the Office of CME
  1. Commissioner of Communications, Maria A. Basile, MD, MBA
    a) Report from the Division of Communications
  1. Commissioner of Governmental Relations, Gregory Pinto, MD
    a)Scope of Practice Minutes, November 20, 2019
    b)Report from the Division of Governmental Affairs
  1. Commissioner of Membership, Parag H. Mehta, MD
    a) Membership Presentation
  1. Commissioner of Science & Public Health, Joshua M. Cohen, MD
        (no written report submitted)
  1. Commissioner of Socio Medical Economics, Howard H. Huang, MD
       a) Interspecialty Minutes, October 24, 2019

H.  Report of the Executive Vice President, Philip Schuh, CPA, MS
1. Membership Dues Revenue Schedule
2. Group Institutional Dues Comparison Report

I.  Report of the General Counsel, Garfunkel Wild, P.C. Andrew Zwerling, Esq.
    (no written report submitted)

J. Report of the Alliance, Barbara Ellman, AMSSNY Co-President
Alliance Report

K. Other Information/Announcements
1. Scope of Practice Letters

L.  Adjournment

 

 

 

 

Council November 7, 2019

AGENDA
MSSNY Council Meeting
Thursday, November 7, 2019, 9:00 a.m.
Courtyard Marriott, Westbury Long Island
1800 Privado Road
Westbury, NY  11590

A.  Call to Order and Roll Call

B.  APPROVAL of the Council Minutes of September 19, 2019

C.  New Business (All Action & Informational Items)

    1. President’s Report
      a.  Presidential Appointments to the 2020 Nominating Committee
                 (For Council Approval)
            b. New Eighth District Councilor, Mark Jajkowski, MD (For Council Approval)

2.  Board of Trustees Report – Dr. Sam Unterricht will present the report (handout)

3.  Secretary’s Report – Dr. Frank Dowling will present the report

4.  MLMIC Update  –  Dr. John Lombardo will present a verbal report

5.  AMA Delegation Report – Dr. John Kennedy will present a verbal report

6.  MSSNYPAC Report – Dr. Thomas Lee will present the report (handout)

7.  MESF Update – Dr. Thomas Madejski (nothing to report at this time)

8.  County Federation Report – Dr. Aaron Kumar will present the report

9. Commissioners/Councilors (Action Items – (For Council Approval)
    Commissioner of Governmental Relations, Fregery Pinto, MS, Commissioner
1. Legislative & Physician Advocacy Committee, Paul A. Pipia, MD, Chair
(For Council Approval)

a. 2020 Legislative Program
b. Resolution 70 – Physician Fees and Single Payer
c. Resolution 72 – Healthcare Cooperative Act
d. Resolution 117 – Parental Alienation Syndrome in Custody Cases
e. Resolution 122 – Physician-Owned Distributorships
f. Resolution 201 – Study of State and National Health Service
 Corp Needs

2.  Long-Term Care Subcommittee Resolution (For Council Approval)
     a. Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM)

3. Commissioner of Science & Public Health, Joshua Cohen, MD, Commissioner

  a. Committee on Infectious Diseases
  Resolution 166 – Strategies to Improve NYS Immunizations Rates in Children
Presented by Dr. Cohen/Dr. Fogarty/ Pat Clancy (For Council Approval)

b. Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Committee & Physician Wellness and Resiliency Committee
    Joint Resolution Supporting MSSNY Involvement in AMA’s Practice Transformation
Presented by Dr. Charles Rothberg, Co-Chair, Physician Wellness Committee
(For Council Approval)

10.  Presentation – Physician Wellness
Presented by:
Ms.  Nancy Nankivil, Director, AMA’s Practice Transformation
Ms. Kyra Cappelucci, Project Administrator, Practice Transformation at
American Medical Association

D. Reports of Officers (Verbal Reports)

1. Office of the President – Arthur C. Fougner, MD
2. Office of the President-Elect – Bonnie L. Litvack, MD
3. Office of the Vice-President – Joseph R. Sellers, MD
4. Office of the Treasurer – Mark J. Adams, MD – Financial Statement for the
period 1/1/19 to 9/30/19 (For Council Approval)
5. Office of the Speaker – William R. Latreille, Jr., MD

E.  Reports of Councilors (Informational)

  1. Kings & Richmond Report – Adolph B. Meyer, MD
  2. Manhattan & Bronx Report – Joshua M. Cohen, MD
    ACTION ITEM – Investigation of Impact of ZocDoc’s
    Business Practice on Violation of Public Accommodation Laws
    (For Council Approval)
  3. Nassau County Report – Paul A. Pipia, MD
  4. Queens County Report – Saulius J. Skeivys, MD
  5. Suffolk County Report – Linda S. Efferen, MD
  6. Third District Branch Report – Brian P. Murray, MD
  7. Fourth District Branch Report – Gregory Pinto, MD
  8. Fifth District Branch Report – Howard H. Huang, MD
  9. Sixth District Branch Report – Robert A. Hesson, MD
  10. Seventh District Branch Report – Janine L. Fogarty, MD
  11. Eighth District Branch Report – Edward Kelly Bartels, MD
  12. Ninth District Branch Report  – Thomas T. Lee, MD
  13. Medical Student Section Report – Peter Joo
  14. Organized Medical Staff Section – Stephen F. Coccaro, MD
    (no report submitted)
  15. Resident & Fellow Section Report – Catherine E. Steger, DO
    (no report submitted)
  16. Young Physician Section Report – L. Carlos Zapata, MD
    (no report submitted)

F. Commissioners (Informational Items)
1.   Commissioner of Communications, Maria A. Basile, MD, MBA
      Report from the Division of Communications

2.    Commissioner of Continuing Medical Education, Mark J. Adams, MD
       Report from the Office of CME

3. Commissioner of Governmental Relations, Gregory Pinto, MD
   a. HIT Committee Minutes, October 3, 2019
b. Long Term Care Minutes, September 26, 2019
c. Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Minutes,
September 25, 2019

 4. Commissioner of Membership, Parag H. Mehta, M
           PowerPoint Presentation – “Harnessing the Science of Persuasion” (handout)

 5. Commissioner of Science & Public Health, Joshua M. Cohen, MD
a.  Addiction and Psychiatric Medicine Minutes, October 4, 2019
b.  Bioethics Minutes, September 27, 2019
c.  End of Life Care Minutes, September 13, 2019
d.  Heart, Lung & Cancer Minutes, October 16, 2019
e.  Infectious Diseases Minutes, October 17, 2019
f.   Preventive Medicine & Family Health Minutes, October 10, 2019
g.  Physician Wellness & Resilience Minutes, October 18, 2019

   6. Commissioner of Socio Medical Economics, Howard H. Huang, MD
          (No written report submitted)

G.  Report of the Executive Vice President, Philip Schuh, CPA, MS
1. Membership Dues Revenue Schedule
2. Group Institutional Dues Comparison Report

H. Report of the General Counsel,
     Barry Cepelewicz, MD, Esq. Garfunkel Wild, P.C.
     (No written report submitted)

I. Report of the Alliance, Helena Mirza, Co-President
    Alliance Report

J. Other Information/Announcements

  1. Firearms Safety Letter to Michael Dowling, Northwell
  2. Surprise Bill Sign-On Letters
  3. Prior Authorization(PA) Sign-On Letter
  4. American Board of Internal Medicine Letter
  5. Physician Wellness Letter to Commissioner Zucker
  6. Scope of Practice Sign-on Letter
  7. 2020 PFS Final Rule Summary

K. Adjournment

 

 

 

 

Council – September 19, 2019

AGENDA
MSSNY Council Meeting
Thursday, September 19, 2019, 9:00 a.m.
Courtyard Marriott, Westbury Long Island
1800 Privado Road
Westbury, NY  11590

A.  Call to Order and Roll Call

B.  APPROVAL of the Council Minutes of May 30, 2019

C.  New Business (All Action & Informational Items)

    1. President’s Report
     a. Creation of Scope of Practice AD HOC Committee (For Council Approval)

Rose Berkun, MD, Co-Chair
Lisa Eng, DO, Co-Chair
Inderpal Chhabra, MD, Member
Atul Kumar Gupta, MD, Member
Julie Vieth, MD, Member
Richard Wissler, MD, Member

b. AMA Resolutions submitted by Dr. Michael Brisman
(For Council Approval)

  • Resolution 1&2 – AMA Position on Payment Provisions in Health Insurance Policies
  • Resolution 4 – AMA Should Provide a Summary of Its Advocacy Efforts on Surprise Medical Bills
  • Resolution 21 – AMA Will Specifically Seek to Improve the Current Medicare Fee Schedule for Physicians

2.  Board of Trustees Report – Dr. Sam Unterricht will present the report (handout)

3.  Secretary’s Report – Dr. Frank Dowling will present the report

4.  MLMIC Update  –  Dr. John Lombardo will present a verbal report

5.  AMA Delegation Report – Dr. John Kennedy will present the report

6.  MSSNYPAC Report – Dr. Thomas Lee will present the report (handout)

7.  MESF Update – Dr. Thomas Madejski will present the report

8.  County Federation Report – Dr. Aaron Kumar will present the report

9. Commissioners/Councilors (Action Items – (For Council Approval)

a. Commissioner of Socio Medical Economics, Howard H. Huang, MD
Committee on Health Insurance Resolutions

          Resolution 2019-255 Urgent Care in the Doctor’s Office
          Resolution 2019-266 Medicare Plan Survey for Patients

Committee on Workers’ Compensation & No Fault Resolution
(For Council Approval)

Resolution 2019-271 Shortage of Specialists in Workers’ Compensation System

b. Organized Medical Staff Section Resolution (For Council Approval)
Presented by:  Stephen Coccaro, MD, OMSS Councilor
Resolution SC 1 (AMA I-19) Hospital Website Voluntary Physician Inclusion

10. PresentationDr. Mitchell Katz, President and CEO of NYC Health & Hospitals
Verbal update on the following two topics:

  • Update on Physician Wellness
  • Update on the Health & Hospitals Access Program

D. Reports of Officers (Verbal Reports)

1. Office of the President – Arthur C. Fougner, MD
2. Office of the President-Elect – Bonnie L. Litvack, MD
3. Office of the Vice-President – Joseph R. Sellers, MD
4. Office of the Treasurer – Mark J. Adams, MD – Financial Statement for the period
(For Council Approval)

5. Office of the Speaker – William R. Latreille, Jr., MD
6. Report of the Immediate Past-President – Thomas J. Madejski, MD – MSSNY Committee Goals

E.  Reports of Councilors (Informational)

  1. Kings & Richmond Report – Adolph B. Meyer, MD
  2. Manhattan & Bronx Report – Joshua M. Cohen, MD
  3. Nassau County Report – Paul A. Pipia, MD
  4. Queens County Report – Saulius J. Skeivys, MD
    (no written report submitted)
  5. Suffolk County Report Linda S. Efferen, MD
  6. Third District Branch Report – Brian P. Murray, MD
  7. Fourth District Branch Report – Gregory Pinto, MD
  8. Fifth District Branch Report –Howard H. Huang, MD
  9. Sixth District Branch Report – Robert A. Hesson, MD
        (no written report submitted)
  10. Seventh District Branch Report – Janine L. Fogarty, MD
         (no written report submitted)
  11. Eighth District Branch Report – Edward Kelly Bartels, M
  12. Ninth District Branch Report  – Thomas T. Lee, MD
  13. Medical Student Section Report – Peter Joo
  14. Organized Medical Staff Section – Stephen F. Coccaro, MD
  15. Resident & Fellow Section Report – Catherine E. Steger, DO
         (no written report submitted)
  16. Young Physician Section Report – L. Carlos Zapata, MD

F. Commissioners (Informational Items)
1.   Commissioner of Communications, Maria A. Basile, MD, MBA
Report from the Division of Communications

2.Commissioner of Continuing Medical Education, Mark J. Adams, MD
Presented by Dr. Paul Pipia (on behalf of Dr. Mark Adams)

a. Report from the Office of CME (For Council Information)
b. MSSNY’s Annual Reporting Policy for MSSNY Accredited CME Providers
(For Council Approval)
c. Annual Fee for MSSNY Accredited Providers
(For Council Information – Discussed at the MSSNY BOT Meeting)
d. ACCME’s Menu of New Criteria for Accreditation with Commendation
(For Council Approval)

3. Commissioner of Governmental Relations, Gregory Pinto, MD
   a. Division of Governmental Affairs 2019 Legislative Summary

 4. Commissioner of Membership, Parag H. Mehta, MD
                 (No written report submitted)

 5. Commissioner of Science & Public Health, Joshua M. Cohen, MD
   a. Committee on Emergency Preparedness & Disaster/Terrorism Minutes 6/27/19
     b. Task Force on End of Life Care Minutes 7/19/19

   6. Commissioner of Socio Medical Economics, Howard H. Huang, MD 
                (No written report submitted)

G.  Report of the Executive Vice President, Philip Schuh, CPA, MS
1. Membership Dues Revenue Schedule
2. Group Institutional Dues Comparison Report

H. Report of the General Counsel, Barry Cepelewicz, MD, Esq. Garfunkel Wild, P.C.
(No written report submitted)

I. Report of the Alliance, Helena Mirza, Co-President
Alliance Report

J. Other Information/Announcements
1. MACRA Sign-on Letter
2. 2019 PDMP Update
3. Surprise Bill Sign-On Letter

4. The Physicians Foundation Board Meeting, August 2019
5. Accreditation Council for CME Letter & Highlights
6. AMA Letter – Nondiscrimination in Health & Health Education Programs or Activities
7. Coalition of State Medical Societies Letter – Request for Comment on Consumer Inflation Measures Produced by Federal Statistical Agencies
8. Amicus Brief Regarding Public Charge Rule

9. MSSNY Letter re IHA Anesthesia policy to DFS
10. Buffalo News – Another Voice: Protect against surprise medical bills, but preserve access, too, by Dr. Fougner
11.MSSNY Surprise Bill Letter to Senators Alexander & Murry

K. Adjournment

 

 

 

 

Council May 30, 2019

AGENDA
MSSNY Council Meeting
Thursday, May 30, 2019, 9:00 a.m.
Courtyard Marriott, Westbury Long Island
1800 Privado Road
Westbury, NY  11590

A. Call to Order and Roll Call

B. APPROVAL of the Council Minutes of Sunday, April 14, 2019 (HOD)

C. New Business (All Action & Informational Items)

1. President’s Report
a. 2019 HOD Resolutions referred to Council (For Council Approval)
b. Presidential Appointments to MSSNY’s Executive Committee of the Council:
 (For Council Approval)
Parag H. Mehta, MD (At-Large-Member)
Gregory L. Pinto, MD (At-Large-Member)

2. Board of Trustees Report –  Dr. Sam Unterricht will present the report                         (handout)

3. Secretary’s Report – Dr. Frank Dowling will present the report

4. MLMIC Update  – Mr. Michael Schoppmann, Esq. will present the report

5. AMA Report – Dr. John Kennedy will present the report

6. MSSNYPAC Report – Dr. Thomas Lee will present the report (handout)

7. MESF Update – Dr. Thomas Madejski will present the report (handout)

8. CME Update – Dr. Mark Adams will present the report

9. County Federation Report – Aaron Kumar, MD will present the report

10. Councilors’ Action Reports
   (No written reports submitted)

11. PresentationOverview of Stark and the Anti-Markup Rule
             Presented by Hayden Wool, Esq. Partner Director, Garfunkel Wild

D. Reports of Officers (Verbal Reports)   

  1. Office of the President – Arthur C. Fougner, MD
  2. Office of the President Elect – Bonnie L. Litvack, MD
  3. Office of the Vice President – Joseph R. Sellers, MD
  4. Office of the Treasurer – Mark J. Adams, MD
    Financial Statement for the period 1/1/19 – 4/30/19
  5. Office of the Speaker – William R. Latreille, Jr., MD

E. Reports of Councilors (Informational)

  1.   Kings & Richmond Report – Adolph B. Meyer, MD
  2.   Manhattan & Bronx Report – Joshua M. Cohen, MD
  3.   Nassau County Report – Paul A. Pipia, MD
  4.   Queens County Report – Saulius J. Skeivys, MD
  5.   Suffolk County Report – Linda S. Efferen, MD
  6.   Third District Branch Report – Brian P. Murray, MD
  7.   Fourth District Branch Report – Gregory Pinto, MD
    (no written report submitted)
  8.   Fifth District Branch Report –Howard H. Huang, MD
  9.   Sixth District Branch Report – Robert A. Hesson, MD
  10. Seventh District Branch Report – Janine L. Fogarty, MD
  11. Eighth District Branch Report – Edward Kelly Bartels, MD
  12. Ninth District Branch Report  – Thomas T. Lee, MD
  13. Medical Student Section Report – Peter Joo
    (no written report submitted)
  14. Organized Medical Staff Section – Stephen F. Coccaro, MD
  15. Resident & Fellow Section Report – Catherine E. Steger, DO
    (no written report submitted)
  16. Young Physician Section Report – L. Carlos Zapata, MD
    (no written report submitted)

F. Commissioners (Committee Informational Items)

  1. Commissioner of Communications, Maria A. Basile, MD, MBA
    a. Report from the Division of Communications
  2. Commissioner of Governmental Relations, Gregory Pinto, MD
    a. Collective Negotiation & Integration Minutes, May 17, 2019
             b. Governmental Affairs Report
  3. Commissioner of Membership, Parag H. Mehta, MD
        (No written report submitted)
  4. Commissioner of Science & Public Health, Joshua M. Cohen, MD
    a. Legislation Efforts on Medical Exemptions Due to the Measles Outbreak
    Presented by:
    Patricia Clancy, Vice President for Public Health & Education
    xx
    b. “ The Measles outbreaks in Orthodox Jewish Communities”
    Presented by:
    Dr. Awi Federgruen
    Charles E. Exley Professor of Management, Columbia University
    xx
    Dr. Daniel Berman
    Infectious Disease Specialist, Montefiore Medical Center & a member of          MSSNY
    xx

  5. Commissioner of Socio Medical Economics, Howard H. Huang, MD
    (No written report submitted)

G. Report of the Executive Vice President, Philip Schuh, CPA, MS

  1. Membership Dues Revenue Schedule
  2. Group Institutional Dues Comparison Report 

HReport of the General Counsel, Barry Cepelewicz, MD, Esq.
    Garfunkel Wild, P.C.
    (No written report submitted)

I. Report of the Alliance, Joan Cincotta, Co-President
 1. Alliance Report

JOther Information/Announcements

  1. MSSNY Executive Committee Minutes, April 11, 2019
  2. Sign On Letter – QPP Experience Report & Appendix
  3. PAI Letter – QPP Experience & Report
  4. AMA Letters – Concern about legalization of cannabis for recreational use

K. Adjournment

 

 

 

 

Council April 14, 2019

  AGENDA
Council Meeting – HOD
Sunday, April 14, 2019
                         Westchester Marriott, Tarrytown, NY                    

A. Call to Order and Roll Call

B. APPROVAL of the Council Minutes of March 5, 2019

C. New Business           

President’s Report:

Please welcome our MSSNY Officers, Councilors, Trustees, County Execs,
and MSSNY Staff
  1. APPROVAL – 2019/2020 Meeting Schedule
  2. APPROVAL – 2019/2020 Committee Appointments
     (Future changes only)

D.  Treasurer’s Report – Mark J. Adams, MD
Financial Statements
1/1/19 – 2/28/19 and 1/1/18 – 12/31/18

E. Report of the Executive Vice President, Philip Schuh, CPA, MS

1. Membership Dues Schedule
2. Group Institutional Dues Report

F. Report of the General Counsel, Garfunkel Wild, Barry Cepelewicz, MD, Esq.
APPROVAL Bylaws of the MSSNY Medical Student Section

G. Commissioner of Socio Medical Economics, Howard H. Huang, MD
Interspecialty Committee Minutes, February 28, 2019

H. Commissioner of Communications, Maria A. Basile, MD
 Social Media for Physicians

I.  Reports of Councilors
1. Seventh District Branch Report – Janine L. Fogarty, MD
2. Ninth District Branch Report – Thomas T. Lee, MD
3. Nassau County Report 
Paul A. Pipia, MD
4. Suffolk County Report – Linda S. Efferen, MD
5. Kings and Richmond Report Parag H. Mehta, MD
6. Manhattan and the Bronx Report – Joshua M. Cohen, MD

 J. Adjournment

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