Council June 4, 2020

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