IDAHO LICENSING BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS AND MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702-5642 

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 10/7/2008

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Roberta Crockett, M.A. - Chair

                                                             Brenda Freeman, Ph.D.

                                                             Eric F. Jones, Ph.D.

                                                             Jon W Glick, M. Ed.

                                                             Nina J Woods, M.Ed.

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:    Kathryn Jean Hill

                                                           

 

BUREAU STAFF:                           Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                            Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief

                                                            Dawn Hall, Deputy Bureau Chief

                                                            Emily Mac Master, Deputy Attorney General

                                                            Deborah Thompson, Attorney Generalís Office

                                                            James Stoll, Administrative Attorney

                                                            Deborah Sexton, Records Specialist

 

OTHERS PRESENT:                     Pat Alexander, Idaho Mental Health Counselor

                                                            Association

                                                            Dr. Jerome Fischer

                                                            Dr. Mary Barros-Bailey

                                                            Dr. Michael Graham

                                                            Rocio Ayala

                                                            Jacque Truax

                                   

Meeting was called to order at 9:02 a.m. MDT by Roberta Crockett, M.A.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

The Board reviewed the July 8th and 9th, 2008 minutes.  Dr. Jones moved to approve the minutes as written.  Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Ms. Hall gave the financial report, which showed a negative cash balance of $21, 381.91 with revenues of $42,760.00 and expenditures of $48,390.54 as of 9/30/2008. The financial report can be found on the Bureauís website at https://secure.ibol.idaho.gov/eibolpublic/tmpfinbudget.aspx?Bureau=cou.

 

ANNUAL CONTRACT

Ms. Hall reviewed the annual contract with the Board.  Dr. Freeman moved to approve the contract and authorize the Board chair to sign.  Seconded by Ms. Woods, motion carried.

 

DISCIPLINE

 

Ms. Mac Master presented COU-2005-10. Dr. Jones moved to authorize the Attorney Generalís Office to close COU-2005-10 and send an advisory letter. Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried.

 

Ms. Mac Master presented COU-2007-8. Dr. Freeman moved to authorize the Attorney Generalís Office to close COU-2007-8 and send an advisory letter. Seconded by Dr. Jones, motion carried.

 

Ms. Mac Master presented COU-2007-11. The Board discussed COU-2007-11 and made recommendations to the Attorney Generalís Office.

 

Ms. Mac Master presented COU-2008-21. Ms. Woods moved to authorize the Attorney Generalís Office to close COU-2008-21. Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried.

 

Ms. Mac Master presented COU-2008-20. Dr. Jones moved to authorize the Attorney Generalís Office to close COU-2008-20 and send an advisory letter to the school and respondent. Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried.

 

Ms. Mac Master presented COU-2008-19. Ms. Crockett recused herself from participating in the discussion and passed the gavel to Dr. Freeman. The Board discussed COU-2008-19 and made recommendations to the Attorney Generalís Office.  Dr. Freeman passed the gavel back to Ms. Crockett.

 

Ms. McGinty presented COU-2009-1.  Dr. Freeman moved to approve the stipulation and consent order, and authorize the Chair to sign on behalf of the Board.  Seconded by Ms. Woods, motion carried.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Mr. Hetrick presented the Investigative report.

 

Fiscal Year 2009 (to date)

 
            Total Complaints received
             (Including 2 CE audit files.)
11

Status:

 
Pending Office of the Attorney General 1
Pending IBOL disciplinary action 2
Remaining under investigation 7
Awaiting Board determination 1
   

Fiscal Year 2008

 
           Total Complaints received
            (Including 16 CE audit files.)
33

Status:

 
Closed following disciplinary action 1
Pending Office of the Attorney General 5
Pending IBOL disciplinary action 8
Remaining under investigation 12
Awaiting Board determination 7
   

Fiscal Year 2007

 
           Total Complaints received
            (Including 15 CE audit files.)
40

Status:

 
Closed by Board action 13
Closed following disciplinary action 8
Pending Office of the Attorney General 11
Remaining under investigation 5
Awaiting Board determination 3
   

Fiscal Year 2006

 
           Total Complaints received 13
Status:  
Closed by Board action  7
Closed following disciplinary action 1
Pending Office of the Attorney General 4
Awaiting Board determination  1
   

Fiscal Year 2005

 
           Total Complaints received 26
Status:  
Closed by Board action 20
Closed following disciplinary action 4
Pending Office of the Attorney General 2

 

For Board Determination:

 

I-COU-2006-13       C alleges that R is practicing beyond the scope of licensure by performing a PSY evaluation. INV revealed that R is a licensed COU and provides evaluation services to Federal and State government agencies. INV did not reveal evidence of a violation of law or rule. IBOL recommends the Board authorize closure.  Dr. Jones moved to accept IBOLís recommendation for closure in this matter.  Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried.

 

I-COU-2007-40       R did not document compliance with the annual ethics requirement. IBOL record shows license cancelled for failure to renew. IBOL recommends the Board authorize closure as CE is required upon reinstatement. Ms. Woods moved to accept IBOLís recommendation for closure in this matter.  Seconded by Dr. Jones, motion carried.

 

I-COU-2008-6         R did not document compliance with the annual CE or ethics requirement.  CE documentation was outside the audit period and no ethics was documented. Records show license has cancelled. IBOL recommends the Board authorize closure as CE is required upon reinstatement. Ms. Woods moved to accept IBOLís recommendation for closure in this matter.  Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried.

 

I-COU-2008-11       R attempted to reinstate license and was required to document CE and ethics.  R's CE documentation was not within the correct time period. Further review revealed documentation confirming compliance of the CE requirement based on the reinstatement date. IBOL recommends the Board authorize closure. Mr. Glick moved to accept IBOLís recommendation for closure in this matter.  Seconded by Dr. Jones, motion carried.

 

I-COU-2008-12       R has a deficiency of 3 hours of ethics CE for this audit period. The documentation showing 2 hrs of ethics was outside the audit period. Documentation was received confirming compliance with the ethics requirement. IBOL recommends the Board authorize closure. Dr. Jones moved to accept IBOLís recommendation for closure in this matter.  Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried.

 

I-COU-2008-14       R attempted to reinstate an expired license and was required to document CE and ethics. R subsequently provided documentation of meeting the CE requirements. IBOL recommends the Board authorize closure. Dr. Jones moved to accept IBOLís recommendation for closure in this matter.  Seconded by Ms. Woods, motion carried.

 

I-COU-2008-24 & 27       Licensee signed renewal notice stating compliance with the CE requirement.  Upon request for proof, R was unable to document compliance. IBOL record confirms that R's license was not reinstated due to not being able to provide CE docs. R resubmitted a reinstatement application at a later date and provided proof of current CE. IBOL recommends the Board authorize closure with an advisory letter regarding the renewal affidavit. Mr. Glick moved to accept IBOLís recommendation for closure in this matter.  Seconded by Ms. Woods, motion carried. 

 

I-COU-2008-32       C alleged that the R gave a bag of marijuana to a client, and that R submitted to a urinalysis that came back positive for marijuana and amphetamines. INV revealed that R said the client was having psychotic episodes prior to the accusation of R providing illegal drugs.  INV also revealed documentation of the client admitting to a drug relapse, and that the client had been diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic.  INV also revealed the R was taking an Rx that could result a misleading urine test.  INV did not reveal any evidence to support the allegations or a violation.  IBOL recommends the board authorize closure. Mr. Glick moved to accept IBOLís recommendation for closure in this matter.  Seconded by Dr. Freeman, motion carried.

 

I-COU-2009-1        C alleged the R provided a client medication without prescription. INV revealed the C will not cooperate with this investigation and the allegations can not be substantiated.  IBOL recommends the Board authorize closure. Dr. Jones moved to accept IBOLís recommendation for closure in this matter.  Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried.

 

I-COU-2007-17 & 18         C alleged R is in violation of several ethical codes. C questions that an employee of R does not have the credentials to be a "career counselor"; that R hires unqualified people; that R has discriminated against C by "bullying" and denied C a promotion. INV revealed the career counselor in question is exempt under Idaho Code 54-3402.  INV also revealed that no evidence could be found of discrimination.  INV also found the C's position was a grant position and was contingent on availability of funds.  There were no more funds available and the C was laid off. There was no evidence found to support the allegation or a violation.  IBOL recommends the Board authorize closure. Mr. Glick moved to accept IBOLís recommendation for closure in this matter.  Seconded by Dr. Jones, motion carried.           

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

The Board discussed correspondence from Rick Croft regarding an ethical issue.  Mr. Stoll will draft a response to Mr. Croft.

 

The Board discussed correspondence from Lynne Coon regarding distance e-therapy.  The Board took the position that if the client is in Idaho the counselor/therapist would have to abide by Idahoís laws and rules and would need to be licensed in Idaho. Ms. Crockett will draft a response to Ms. Coon.  A statement regarding electronic-assisted therapy will be added to the FAQís page on the website.  

 

The Board discussed correspondence from Rebecca Jensen regarding scope of practice.  Ms. Crockett will draft a response to Ms. Jensen.

 

The Board discussed supervision of an LPC seeking licensure as an LMFT.  The Board noted if someone is going to apply for the MFT license, they must be registered as a marriage and family intern or licensed as an associate marriage and family therapist.  The Board reviewed rule 245 and discussed removing ďprior to commencement of supervised experienceĒ from the rule. The Board will discuss this further with Mr. Hales on Wednesday.

 

The Board briefly discussed the certified rehabilitation counselor examination before Dr. Freeman left.  The initial thought was there might be a separate rehabilitation license or second tier to recognize this credential.

 

STRATEGIC PLANNING

 

The Board discussed the strategic plan.  Each Board member was assigned a task to gather information and present to the Board at the February meeting.  Dr. Jones moved to pay the expenses of Dr. Dennis Cartwright to meet with the Board for four hours at the February meeting to facilitate the strategic planning session.  Seconded by Ms. Woods, motion carried.

 

ELECTIONS

 

Dr. Jones moved to elect Ms. Crockett as chair.  Seconded by Ms. Woods, motion carried.

 

Ms. Woods moved to elect Dr. Freeman as vice-chair.  Motion died for lack of second.

 

Dr. Jones moved to elect Ms. Woods as vice-chair.  Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried.

 

EXAM

 

The Board met with Dr. Jerome Fischer, Dr. Mary Barros-Bailey, Dr. Michael Graham, and Ms. Rocio Ayala regarding the certified rehabilitation counselor examination (CRCE).  No Board action was taken. 

 

The meeting adjourned at 4:07 p.m.

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 10/8/2008

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Roberta Crockett, M.A. - Chair

                                                             Brenda Freeman, Ph.D.

                                                             Eric F. Jones, Ph.D.

                                                             Jon W Glick, M. Ed.

                                                             Nina J Woods, M.Ed.

 

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:    Kathryn Jean Hill

                                                           

 BUREAU STAFF:                          Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                            Dawn Hall, Deputy Bureau Chief

                                                            Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                                            Deborah Sexton, Records Specialist

 

Meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. MDT by Roberta Crockett, M.A.

 

The Board discussed the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) exam contract and the Association of Marital & Family Therapy Regulatory Boards (AMFTRB) exam contract.  The Board discussed taking the administrative fee out of the law and rules for the counselors.  The fee may still be necessary for the AMFTRB. The Board will discuss this further at a later date.

 

Ms. Woods moved to accept the contract from NBCC, be effective January 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010, then annually after that to follow the fiscal year and authorize the Board Chair to sign the contract. Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried.

 

Starting January 1, 2009 applicants will sign up through NBCC to take the National Counselor Exam (NCE) and the National Clinical Mental Health Counselor Exam (NCMHCE). 

 

The Board reviewed the marriage and family examination process. No action was taken.

 

AMFTRB CONFERENCE

 

Mr. Glick reported on the AMFTRB conference.  The Board discussed a jurisprudence exam and will add that to the strategic plan.  

 

RULE DISCUSSION

 

The Board discussed drafting rules to clarify post graduate supervision for those seeking licensure as a marriage and family therapist.  The Board suggested the rule also allow licensed professional counselors to obtain post graduate hours for the marriage and family license without having to register as a marriage and family therapist intern.  The Board discussed drafting a temporary rule to be implemented in 2009 and will follow up at the February 2009 meeting.

 

Mr. Glick moved to approve Dr. Jones expenses to attend a meeting at Health and Welfare regarding rule making.  Seconded by Dr. Freeman, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed correspondence from IMHCA (Idaho Mental Health Counselor Association) supporting the Boardís position of considering implementing limitation of online continuing education and ethics requirements. 

 

The Board reviewed correspondence from IMHCA in regard to the make-up of the Board.  It was noted that Board appointments are determined by the Governor.  Ms. Crockett will send a response to IMHCA.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

Dr. Jones moved to enter into executive session under Idaho Code 67-2345 (1) (d), to consider records that are exempt from disclosure.  Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried. Individual vote for this motion was: Dr. Jones, aye; Dr. Freeman, aye; Mr. Glick, aye; and Ms. Woods, aye.

  

Dr. Jones moved to enter into regular session.  Seconded by Dr. Freeman, motion carried. Individual vote for this motion was: Dr. Jones, aye; Dr. Freeman, aye; Mr. Glick, aye; and Ms. Woods, aye.

 

APPLICATIONS

 

Pending

 

Dr. Freeman moved to approve for licensure applicant number 901103241 and 901089315, pending receipt of additional information properly submitted to the Bureau.  Seconded by Dr. Jones, motion carried.

 

Denied

 

Mr. Glick moved to deny the following applicants:

# 901095971

# 901103596

# 901102914

# 901095266

Seconded by Ms. Woods, motion carried.

 

Approved

 

Dr. Freeman moved to approve the following applicants for licensure.  Seconded by Dr. Jones, motion carried.

 

LAMFT 4020

 KARCHER EMILY CONSTANCE

LCPC 3971

   CARSON SHERI 

LCPC 3986

   MUNZKE JASON 

LCPC 4017

   FISHMAN JENNIFER 

LCPC 4043

   BRIDGES LYNN A.

LCPC 4071

   DONNELLY JOHN P

LCPC 4137

   BASTIAN HANKS BROOKS 

LCPC 4147

   MILLER CHERYL ANN

LCPC 4163

   NEALEY KIMBERLY K.

LCPC 4166

   VAN DER GIESSEN DANA 

LCPC 4167

   CLEVELAND SHARON K

LCPC 4171

   ESCOBEDO GRISELDA 

LCPC 4172

   SHOHET KRISTI LYNN

LCPC 4185

   MOE AMBER M.

LCPC 4186

   DARBY CYNTHIA D

LCPC 4190

   STRINGHAM LESLIE 

LCPC 4214

   HALEY KEITH G

LCPC 4242

   HEDRICK AMY ELISA

LMFT  4025

   SPAULDING ROY CARSON

LMFT  4156

   SULLIVAN MELANIE 

LMFT  4199

   BUSS BARCLAY 

LMFT  4206

   OLESON MARK 

LPC    3912

   BROWN CODY J

LPC    3919

   GERRY ERIN A

LPC    3976

   LINDNER BRIAN J

LPC    3980

   DE SANTIS TIMOTHY 

LPC    4007

   NICHOLS SHANNON 

LPC    4008

   MITCHELL KRISTINE I

LPC    4039

   KASERMAN MELINDA 

LPC    4053

   COBURN LORI L

LPC    4077

   GRITTON MARK ALLEN

LPC    4078

   FRY SONIA 

LPC    4086

   DONALDSON STEPHANIE A

LPC    4094

   MILLER SHAWN 

LPC    4097

   SCHWARTZ CHRISTINA A

LPC    4098

   SALAZAR BERONICA 

LPC    4107

   LOCKE CASEY 

LPC    4135

   BERGSTROM EMILY 

LPC    4152

   BRUNO JANA M

LPC    4158

   WILSON JACQUELIN 

LPC    4162

   ROYAL JEREMY 

LPC    4164

   WILLIAMS WENDY 

LPC    4173

   KRABACHER DANIEL STEPHEN

LPC    4174

   LOMMASSON ERIC 

LPC    4200

   HIEBERT MANDEE R

LPC    4212

   MUSGRAVE EMILY 

LPC    4215

   HARVEY JERRIE DEE

LPC    4224

   CHILDERS SARAH 

LPC    4225

   LITTLE BORGEN JANET L

LPC    4234

   ANDERSEN MATTHEW COLT

 

Interns

 

MFTI   4203

   BUHLER BRANDON M

MFTI   4222

   FILIATREAUX LYNN RENE

MFTI   4227

   DONALDSON STEPHANIE A

MFTI   4229

   GRIGG MICHAEL A

COUI   4196

   DURHAM MELISSA 

COUI   4213

   GLOVER TRACI

 

DISCUSSION

 

The Board further discussed the CRCE and will add it to their strategic plan. 

 

The Board directed bureau staff to research other states in regard to different counselor licenses that are available.

 

Dr. Jones moved to adjourn at 3:30 p.m. MDT.  Seconded by Dr. Freeman, motion carried.

 

NEXT MEETING

 

The next Board meeting will be held February 3rd and 4th, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. at the Bureau of Occupational Licenses.