January 18, 2023 - Agenda & Minutes


First section of meeting is open to the public.  Actual review of mortality review cases is closed to the public.


9:00 a.m. - 12:00 pm




  • Welcome
  • Approval of Meeting Minutes:  October 19, 2022
  • Hello and Goodbyes
  • Announcements

Meeting Notes


  • Dennis Beedle, MD, Interim Chairperson
  • Stephen Dinwiddie, MD, Northwestern University
  • Anne Fitz, RN, Department of Human Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities
  • Justin Spring, MD, Northwestern University Fellow
  • Shane Burke, MD, Northwestern University Fellow
  • Stacey Aschemann, Equip For Equality
  • Randy Malan, RPh, Retired OCAPS
  • Chris Helfrich, RN, DD Homes Network
  • Amy Tarr, DHS/OIG Legislation
  • Sue Hughes, DHS/DMH Administrative Support

Welcome & Introductions

Dr. Beedle welcomed the group to the January 2023 meeting and thanked everyone for taking the time to attend. Dr. Beedle announced Dr. Dinwiddie, Northwestern Memorial Hospital gave his resignation to the board. Dr. Dinwiddie is the longest serving board member and will be greatly missed. Dr. Scott Gershan will be filling his position beginning with the next meeting.

Review of Previous Draft Meeting Report

The voting members approved the meeting report from October 19, 2022, as written.


Dr. Beedle has recommended to cut out on some of the redundancy of training as the training is very time consuming. He will keep the members up to date on this. Sue Hughes stated the new 2023 training is available on OneNet.

Case Reviews

o  Eleven Level II cases reviewed.

The open meeting adjourned at 9:12 a.m. and the closed meeting began at 9:13 a.m.

Next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 19, 2023, via Webex