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

Board Meeting minutes of July 19, 2005 


ROLL CALL:                   Bobbie Birdsall, Ph.D. Chairman
                                        Roberta Crockett, M.A., 
                                        Eric Jones, PH.D
                                        Brenda Freeman, Ph.D.
                                        Kathryn T. Hill

ABSENT/EXCUSED       Jerome Fischer, PH.D. 

ALSO PRESENT:           Rayola Jacobsen, Bureau Chief
                                        Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief
                                        Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney
                                        Stephanie Guyon, Deputy Attorney General
                                        Janice Wiedrick, Technical Records Specialist I
                                        Kevin Malveaux, Technical Records Specialist I 

Piper Field, President, Idaho Association of Marriage & Family Therapists
Heidi DesChamps, Media Chairman For Idaho Counseling 

Chairman Bobbie Birdsall opened the meeting at 9:04a.m.  

Ms. Crockett moved to approve the minutes of May 3rd – 4th, 2005 as amended. Dr. Freeman seconded the motion, and it carried. 

Stephanie Guyon, Deputy Attorney General  

COU-2005-3 - Ms. Guyon presented the Stipulated Agreement and Consent Order to the Case Number COU-2005-3.  Respondent failed to disclose discipline in another state. Respondent's license was revoked in two other states. Respondent's Idaho license is not current but eligible for reinstatement. Dr. Jones moved to accept the Stipulated Agreement and Consent Order and signed by Chairman Birdsall on behalf of the Board. Dr. Freeman seconded the motion, and it carried.  

COU 2005-4 - Ms. Guyon presented a recommendation in Case Number COU-2005-4. Respondent admitted to a relationship with a client. Respondent exploited position of authority, and violated employer policies. Ms. Crockett moved that the Board find the Respondent in violation of the Code of Ethics, and recommended a Consent Order whereby Respondent obtain mandatory supervised training by a Board approved Supervisor, pay all cost and fees, attend a 3 credit accredited graduate level training class in the subject of ethics, and a 1 year probation. Dr. Jones seconded the motion, and it carried. 


Rayola Jacobsen - Ms. Jacobsen presented the Legislative Report and the Bureau has three new Boards and one expanded Board. The contractor Registration, Liquid Petroleum Dealers, Naturopaths and the Hearing Aid Dealer and Fitter Board expanded to include Audiologists and Speech/ Language Pathologists. At this time Bureau is remodeling the Office so new staff can be hired. August 1St is the final date for rules submissions and September 1st is the date law submissions for 2006 Legislative session. 

Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief - Mr. Hetrick presented the financial report showing a positive balance of $71914.88 at the end of Fiscal year 2005. The Board was informed on the financial status, past, present and future trends and payroll expenses. Mr. Hetrick proposed a recommendation for increasing fees for licensures for the projected date 2007. He advised the Board that increasing investigations and legal actions have resulted in increased costs. 

Mr. Hetrick presented the Investigative Report. The report shows the following:

FY: 2005      24 Complaints, 1 Formal action, 19 Under investigation
FY: 2004      26 Complaints, 8 Under investigation
FY: 2003       21 Complaints, 3 Under investigation, 4 Disciplinary action.
FY: 2002       14 Complaints, none remain open.

There will be a conference call later for the contract between the Board and the Bureau. 

Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney - Mr. Hales presented the proposed Rule changes, and they were amended.

Dr. Jones moved to accept the proposed Rules as amended for Legislative session in 2006. Ms. Crockett seconded the motion, and it carried. 


Election of Officers -
Dr. Jones moved to nominate Roberta Crockett as Chairman. Dr. Freeman seconded the motion, and it carried.

Chairman Crockett assumed the chair.

Dr. Jones moved to elect Dr. Fischer as Vice-Chairman. Dr. Freeman seconded the motion, and it carried.

Dr. Brenda Freeman questions the interpretation of the  (7) day rule, which applies to all applications with the potential of review. Janice Wiedrick interpreted the (7) day rule for the board. Ms. Wiedrick stated,  “that all applications must be in the possession of the Bureau of Occupational Licenses and completed no later than, (7) calendar days or (5) business days, prior to the convening of the Board. If an application fails to meet that requirement, the application will be re-scheduled for the next upcoming meeting to be reviewed by the Board. Dr. Jones confirmed the interpretation that Ms. Wiedrick had articulated to the board.  


Association meetings in 2006 and who will attend was discussed. This will be discussed further at the October meeting. A tentative list includes:

AMFTRB    - Dr. Jones, Dr. Fischer and Ms. Crockett
AASCB       - Ms. Hill
NBCC         - Dr. Birdsall and Dr. Freeman

Dr. Freeman moved to approve three Board members to attend the AMFTRB meeting. Dr. Birdsall seconded the motion, and it carried.  Those that are attending the AMFTRB and CLEAR are to register at one time for both conferences.

Dr. Birdsall moved recess for lunch and reconvene at 1:15p.m.

Chairman Crockett called the meeting to order at 1:25 p.m. with Board members: Dr. Jones, Dr. Freeman, Ms. Hill and Dr. Birdsall present.

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

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

The Board requests that the information on Examinations be changed on the website and the form itself is changed to reflect the new National Clinical Mental Health Counselor Exam.

Dr. Jones moved to License those applicants who were approved by the Board and to send explanation letters to those not approved. Dr. Freeman seconded the motion, and it carried.

The meeting adjourned at 4:20p.m.

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