Council (Virtual) September 17, 2020

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
  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
           b. MSSNYPAC Report
  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

 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