Idaho State Licensing Board of Professional Counselors and Marriage & Family Therapists
Bureau of Occupational Licenses
1109 Main Street, Suite 220
Boise, Idaho 83702-5642
(208) 334-3233

 

Meeting minutes of May 3 &4, 2005 

ROLL CALL:     Bobbie Birdsall, Ph.D., Chairman

                          Roberta Crockett, M.A., Vice Chairman

                          Eric Jones, Ph.D.                          

                          Jun Shiosaki

                          Jerome Fischer, Ph.D.

                          Brenda Freeman, Ph.D.

 

ALSO PRESENT:     Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief

                                  Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                  Ken Stringfield, Deputy Attorney General

                                  Marcie McGinty, Administrative Assistant

                                  Mr. Stone, Attorney

 

Chairman Dr. Birdsall opened the meeting at 9:00a.m. to hear oral arguments in case COU-2004-1  Roberta Crockett and Dr. Jones recused themselves from the case.   

Dr. Fischer moved to go into executive session to consider and advise its legal representatives in pending litigation or where there is a general public awareness of probable litigation. Dr. Freeman seconded the motion, and it carried.

Mr. Shiosaki moved to come out of executive session.  Dr. Fischer seconded, and the motion carried.   

The Board will review the information and meet in the future by conference call to make a decision.    

Chairman Birdsall resumed the chair and called the meeting to order at 9:45a.m. 

Dr. Fischer moved to approve the minutes of February 1-2, 2005 as amended.  Mr. Shiosaki seconded the motion, and it carried. 

Dr. Freeman moved to approve the minutes of February 8, 2005 conference call   Dr. Fischer seconded the motion and it carried.         

BUREAU STAFF 

Mr. Hetrick reported that the law changes will take effect on July 1, 2005.  Three new Boards will be added to the Bureau (Contractors, Naturopaths and Petroleum Dealers) and one existing Board expanded (Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists added to the Hearing Aid Dealers and Fitters Board). This will involve hiring new staff and remodeling the office to accommodate the staff. Indirect costs to Boards will be spread out more and will impact all Boards within the Bureau. 

A letter from Idaho Mental Health Counselors Association was read.  The letter states that the structure of the Board is wrong and needs to be fixed by the Board.  An explanation of the process was made which included that nominations are sent into the Governor’s office and the Governor chooses the person or persons to fill the Board position.  Mr. Shiosaki stated that it takes time and commitment to serve on the Board and many people do not want to invest the time and loss of wages a Board position takes.  The primary work of the Board is to protect the public and Board members are not to be advocates of their profession. 

The Board goes on record to say that the Idaho Counseling Association and the Idaho Mental Health Counseling Association work together on nominations to the Board. 

Mr. Stringfield presented recommendations for a stipulated agreement and consent order for case COU-2004-5.  Dr. Fischer moved to accept the recommendations for the stipulated agreement and consent order.  Ms. Crockett seconded the motion and it carried. 

Dr. Fischer moved to amend the consent order to include six months of supervision by a Board approved supervisor.  The supervision would include developing or verifying studies in confidentiality, informed consent procedures and HIPPA policies and procedures. Ms. Crockett seconded the amendment and it carried. 

Mr. Stringfield presented recommendations for case COU 2005-03. Mr. Shiosaki moved to accept the recommendations.  Dr. Jones seconded the motion and it carried. 

Mr. Shiosaki moved to take a lunch break at 11:45a.m.  Dr. Fischer seconded the motion, and it carried. 

Chairman Birdsall called the meeting to order at 1:03p.m. with all Board members present.  Budd Hetrick, Roger Hales and Janice Wiedrick were also present. 

Mr. Hetrick presented the financial report showing a positive balance of $76,869.33.

Mr. Shiosaki moved to approve the financial report.  Ms. Crockett seconded the motion, and it carried. 

Mr. Hetrick presented the investigative report showing that for the year 2005, 23 complaints have been received.  Three have been closed, and one is waiting formal action.  For 2004, two are waiting Board action and for 2003 one is waiting for formal action. 

Mr. Hetrick presented recommendations for the following cases.

COU-P1-3-02-76   Dr. Fischer moved to accept the recommendations of the Bureau to flag the file and close the case. Dr. Freeman seconded the motion, and the motion carried. 

COU-P1-3-03-7   Dr. Fischer moved to accept the recommendations of the Bureau to flag the file and close the case.  Dr. Jones seconded the motion, and it carried. 

COU-L2B-2-04-01   Dr. Fischer moved to accept the recommendations of the Bureau to close the case.  Dr. Freeman seconded the motion, and it carried. 

COU-S6A-3-04-3   Ms. Crockett moved to accept the recommendations of the Bureau to close the file.  Mr. Shiosaki seconded the motion, and it carried. 

COU-P3B-1-05-11   Dr. Jones moved to accept the recommendations of the Bureau to close the file.  Dr. Fischer seconded the motion, and it carried. 

Discussion was held on the use of the word “Counselor” that was recently in the media, and the Associations are more appropriate to advocate the use of the word and to help with wording and definitions. 

Mr. Hetrick explained the complaint process to the Board and guests. 

Mary Barros Bailey met with the Board on media counseling and media supervision. 

Dr. Fischer moved to go into executive session to consider records that are exempt from disclosure as provided in chapter 3, title9, Idaho Code. Dr. Freeman seconded the motion, and it carried. 

Dr. Fischer moved to come out of executive session.  Mr. Shiosaki seconded the motion, and it carried. 

NEW BUSINESS 

Discussion was held on Out-of-State Supervisors. Out-of-state supervisors do not have to meet the requirements for Idaho Supervision; but must meet their home state’s requirements for supervision. 

Dr. Fischer moved to change rule 200.03.b. from three supervisees per supervisor to no more than six supervisees per supervisor.  Dr. Freeman seconded the motion, and it carried. 

The July meeting date has been set for July 19 and if necessary July 20, 2005. 

Dr. Fischer moved to amend rule 149 to require that completed applications be submitted at least seven (7) days prior to the next meeting.  All others will be held until the next scheduled meeting. Ms. Crockett seconded the motion, and it carried. 

Dr. Jones moved to go into executive session to consider records that are exempt from disclosure as provided in chapter 3, title 9, Idaho Code. Ms. Crockett seconded the motion, and it carried. 

Mr. Shiosaki moved to come out of executive session.  Dr. Fischer seconded the motion and it carried. 

Dr. Fischer moved to adjourn the meeting at 4:20p.m.  Mr. Shiosaki seconded the motion, and it carried. 

May 4, 2005 

Chairman Birdsall called the meeting to order at 9:06a.m.  All Board members were present and Guests included Piper Field, President of Idaho Marriage and Family Therapy Association; Todd Frye, President of Idaho Counseling Association; Pat Alexander, President of Idaho Mental Health Counseling Association; and Ervin Booth, AASCB National Credential Committee.  Bureau Staff included Budd Hetrick, Roger Hales, and Janice Wiedrick. 

Mr. Booth spoke on portability of licenses and the Registry that is to give licensees a format for portability.  The American Association of State Counseling Boards (AASCB) is in negotiations with the National Board for Certified Counselors.  This would be a stabilized holding place for candidate information with no costs to Boards.  There are two tiers of licensure: tier one requires a 48 semester hour degree and tier two requires a 60 semester hour degree.  Both require supervised experience and tier two does allow for equivalencies. 

Law and Rule changes would be required in Idaho to adopt the Registry.  The Associations will be asked for feedback on this.  The Board would like time at the January Idaho Counselor Association Convention for discussion on this.  

Discussion was held on Service Extenders for Counselors. 

Mary Barros Bailey presented the Board with information on the National Board for Certified Counselor (NBCC) requirements.  NBCC is the first to take up media counseling and is working on a second revision for technology assisted counseling.  Crossing state lines has not been addressed. Confidentiality is the most important aspect and this has not been  fully addressed at this time.  Consumers must be informed of the potential problems with confidentiality.  HIPPA is another problem with record keeping.  For HIPPA the records must be maintained for six years.  Disclosure statements must be signed and kept.  E-mails can be encrypted but this has expenses involved.  Informed consents are available on-line but transference of information is difficult because someone could break in. Technical failure will have protocols in place.  Insurance billing will be available.  Confidentiality and verification of clients and counselors become part of the informed consent for media counseling. 

Mr. Hetrick stated that issue may require clarification in rules. 

The meeting recessed for lunch at 11:45a.m. 

Chairman Birdsall called the meeting to order at 1:15p.m. with all Board members, Budd Hetrick and Janice Wiedrick present. 

A subcommittee of Dr. Fischer and Dr. Freeman was formed to work on the informed consent for media based counseling. This will include an adequate time frame, information to the Board before the meeting and where other states are in adopting media based counseling. 

Dr. Jones moved to go into executive session to consider records that are exempt from disclosure as provided in chapter 3, title 9, Idaho Code. Dr. Fischer seconded the motion, and it carried. 

Dr. Freeman moved to come out of executive session.  Dr. Fischer seconded the motion, and it carried. 

Dr. Jones and Ms. Crockett’s terms of office are up in July.  Letters from the Bureau are to be sent to the Governor’s office and Associations.  Mr. Shiosaki’s appointment is also up in July and he has sent a letter to the Governor.  

Rayola Jacobsen reported on the Legislative session and the Bureau is gaining new Boards and expanding one Board.  This will require more staff and remodeling the office to make more space for staff. 

Dr. Jones moved the Board is to pay the lunch expenses for Jun Shiosaki and Ervin Booth. Dr. Fischer seconded the motion, and it carried. 

Ms. Crockett moved to go into executive session to consider records that are exempt from disclosure as provided in chapter 3, title 9, Idaho Code.  Dr. Jones seconded the motion, and it carried. 

Mr. Shiosaki moved to come out of executive session.  Dr. Fischer seconded the motion, and it carried. 

Dr. Fischer moved to issue licenses to those applicants approved by the Board and send letters to those not approved.  Ms. Crockett seconded the motion, and it carried. 

The Board thanked Mr. Shiosaki for his service to the Counseling profession and noted that his service will be missed. 

Mr. Shiosaki moved to adjourn the meeting at 4:45p.m.  Dr. Fischer seconded the motion, and it carried. 

 

Licenses Issued 

LPC 

Crystal L. Anderson                     LPC-3148                05/05/05

Sarah Olson-Slavick                    LPC-3154                05/05/05         

Darren A. Bushee                         LPC-3350                05/19/05

Linda Kocic                                   LPC-3420                05/23/05

Ann Marie Waibel                         LPC-3158                05/05/05

Brenda Lynea Hall                        LPC-3205                05/05/05

Gwenda Renee Morrison             LPC-3238                05/05/05

Linda K. Graves                            LPC-3301                05/05/05

Linwood Glenn Vereen                LPC-3305                05/05/05

Lynnee Friberg Rogers               LPC-3349                06/16/05

Marcy J. Sprague                        LPC-3349                07/07/05

Joseph L. Van Winkle                 LPC-3355                05/29/05

Sharon Cleveland                        LPC-3381                05/05/05

Rebecca K. Johnson                   LPC-3391                05/05/05

Jessica Carin Carlson                 LPC-3413                05/05/05         

Jared Andrew Tonks                   LPC-3423                05/05/05

Sara A. Aquilar                              LPC-3425                05/05/05

 LCPC 

Nancy C. Billington                       LCPC-3424                05/13/05

Krystine E. Miley                           LCPC-3430                05/12/05

Joseph G. Beckett                        LCPC-3435                05/13/05

Stephen K. Gitonga                       LCPC-3440                05/13/05

Leah-Felice Reagan                      LCPC-3441                05/13/05

Flora Marie Pedersen                    LCPC-3445                05/13/05

Travis Dean Wilson                        LCPC-3432                05/14/05

Sharon Lyn Moehle                        LCPC-3433                06/15/05

Julia R. Myers                                 LCPC-3406                05/15/05

Donna Marie Stalley                       LCPC-3443                05/23/05

Steven R. Sharp                             LCPC-3416                05/27/05

Christopher A. Lawson                  LCPC-3429                06/02/05

Shawn K. Jensen                           LCPC-3442                06/13/05

Amy Jo Lounsbury-Enk                 LCPC-3453                06/13/05

Christine L. Klover                         LCPC-3402                05/12/05

Jack D. Newsome                          LCPC-3403                05/12/05

Sandra Jean Hatzfeld                    LCPC-3404                05/13/05

 LMFT 

Darin Charles Perry                        LMFT-3286                05/27/05


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