IDAHO LICENSING BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS AND MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

700 West State Street, P.O. Box 83720

Boise, ID 83720-0063 

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 10/5/20 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Nina J. Woods, M.Ed. - Chair

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Roberta Crockett, M.A.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Brenda Freeman, Ph.D.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Dorothy Ann Spenner, LCPC, LMFT

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Jon W. Glick,M.Ed.

 

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:††† J. Kathryn Hill

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 BUREAU STAFF: †††††††††††††††††††††††† Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Dawn Hall, Administrative Support Manager

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† Lori Peel, Investigative Unit Manager

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Karl Klein, Administrative Attorney

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Deborah Sexton, Tech. Records Specialist II

 

OTHERS PRESENT:†††††††††††††††††††† Sharon Burke, Acting Director, Office of Drug Policy

John Kirsch, Department of Health and Welfare

Darcy Varnum, Applicant

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Rachel Robb, Applicant

 

The meeting was called to order at 9:04 AM MDT by Nina J. Woods, M.Ed.

 

 APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

The Board reviewed the July 22 & 23, 2010 minutes.  Mr. Glick moved to approve the minutes as amended.  Seconded by Ms. Crockett, motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Cory presented the legislative update to the members of the Board.

 

Ms. Cory presented the annual report to members of the Board.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Ms. Hall presented the financial report to members of the Board, which showed a cash balance of $3,198.98 with revenues of $49,535.98 and expenditures of $41,730.98 as of 09/30/2010.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Peel presented the investigative report to the members of the Board.The Board requested the Bureau add a slide to the Powerpoint presentation highlighting the complaint process, the ethical code, the Bureau contact information, and the importance of not contacting a Board member as related to disciplinary actions or complaints.

For Board Determination:

 

I-COU-2007-37When renewing her license, R submitted documentation showing that she obtained 21 CE hours during the year before renewal, only 1 hour of which was ethics.R subsequently submitted documentation verifying completion of 3 hours in ethics during the year before renewal.IBOL recommends that the Board authorize closure. Ms. Spenner moved to accept IBOLís recommendation for closure. Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried.

 

I-COU-2008-31C alleged that R was biased in preparing a child custody evaluation and that R violated HIPAA by obtaining VA records of Cís current husband without proper consent.Investigation revealed that R was appointed by the court to conduct a child custody evaluation.R informed the investigator that C and her husband failed to disclose during interviews that the husband was disabled because of PTSD.R stated that when she learned of the disability by reviewing divorce documentation, she advised C that she would need to review the VA records as part of the evaluation.R stated that C supplied the VA records to R, and that if C had failed to provide the records, R would have notified the court of the refusal.After review of extensive records, pro reviewer opined that R acted in a professional and prudent manner and did not violate any of the Boardís laws or rules or the ACA Code of Ethics.IBOL recommends that the Board authorize closure. Ms. Crockett moved to accept IBOLís recommendation for closure. Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried.

 

I-COU-2009-36C, an LCPC who provided counseling to a minor child after the child had been seeing R, alleged R will not release the minorís records to C.Investigation revealed that R provided a letter to C that summarized dates of service and treatment goals.In addition, R offered the minor child and the childís parent the opportunity to review the childís records at Rís office.R informed the investigator that she was Cís former instructor and had concerns whether C would have the ability to apply some of the things that R identified in the childís records and would probably misuse them which would be damaging to the child.R provided a copy of the childís file to the investigator for the pro reviewer, and the pro reviewer found that R did not violate the ACA Code of Ethics and acted appropriately by sending C the letter summarizing dates of service and treatment goals.The pro reviewer also stated that the minor child and the parent had an opportunity to inspect Rís records but did not exercise this right.Although R stated that this was the only time she ever denied a records request, the pro reviewer stated that for future reference, R should document well her suspicions of harm at the time she denies a request for records.†† Based on the pro reviewerís opinion, IBOL recommends that the Board authorize closure with an advisory letter to R regarding documenting her suspicions when refusing to release records. Ms. Crockett moved to accept IBOLís recommendation for closure and send an advisory letter.Seconded by Ms. Spenner, motion carried.

 

I-COU-2010-30C alleged R failed to properly supervise the PSR assigned to Cís child.C alleged that the PSR worker advised the client to move into his own apartment, which was detrimental to the client.Investigation revealed that the client was over 18 and was not under any guardianship.After conducting the initial interviews, R prepared the service plan and the agency provided PSR services.R stated that all PSR services were provided in accordance with Health and Welfare rules.The client subsequently had an argument with and was violent toward C.The clientís father (who was divorced from C) did not want the client living with him and informed the investigator that putting the client in his own apartment was the best place as a group home was not a good fit.The PSR worker advised the investigator that the issue was problem solved and staffed with others, including the PSRís supervisor (who was not R) and another PSR worker.The PSR worker stated that the client and his father made the decision to move the client into his own apartment, and it was not the agencyís decision.The clientís psychologist advised the investigator that the client refused PSR services, rejected input from his parents and called the police to have C leave his apartment.The psychologist stated that the client was non-compliant with his medication and was taking medication in an attempt to get high with his peers and was later hospitalized.C then sought permanent guardianship and the client is now living in a supervised apartment.The psychologist stated that in his opinion, the clientís move was not detrimental to the client but was a necessary step to get him to willingly enter into his present placement, where he is cooperative.The psychologist stated that if the client had been placed in his present placement earlier, he would have been belligerent and would have sabotaged the placement.The investigation did not reveal any evidence to support the allegation that R failed to properly supervise the PSR; therefore, IBOL recommends that the Board authorize closure. Mr. Glick moved to accept IBOLís recommendation for closure. Seconded by Dr. Freeman, motion carried.

 

I-COU-2011-2C alleged R failed to properly bill Cís insurance company and is now attempt to collect the outstanding balance from C.Investigation revealed that C sought and received treatment from R at Rís office in a border state where R is licensed.(C has also filed a complaint against R in that state with the same allegations.)Because the services were provided in another state, IBOL recommends that the Board authorize closure. Ms. Spenner moved to accept IBOLís recommendation for closure. Seconded by Ms. Crockett, motion carried.

 

DATA BANKS

Ms. Peel discussed NPDB-HIPDB (National Practitioner Data Bank and Healthcare Integrity Protection Data Bank) reporting with the Board to consider whether continuing education discipline should be reported.Dr. Freeman moved that continuing education discipline is viewed as administrative and not reportable to the National Data Banks.Seconded by Ms. Crockett, motion carried.

 

CONTRACT

 

Ms. Hall reviewed the annual contract with members of the Board.Dr. Freeman moved to approve the contract and have the Chairman sign on behalf of the Board.Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

REVIEW OF LAWS & RULES WORKGROUP

 

Dr. Freeman discussed the workgroup to review the licensure laws and rules with members of the Board.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

A motion was made by Mr. Glick that the Board go into executive session under Idaho Code ß 67-2345(1)(d) to consider records that are exempt from disclosure under the Idaho Public Records Law.  The purpose of the Executive Session was to consider license application materials.Seconded by Ms. Crockett, motion carried. Individual vote for this motion was: Ms. Woods, aye; Ms. Crockett, aye; Ms. Spenner, aye; Mr. Glick, aye; and Dr. Freeman, aye.

 

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

 

The Board broke for lunch at 12:00 pm.

 

The Board reconvened at 1:00 pm.

 

EXAM CONTRACT

 

The Board reviewed the NBCC (National Board of Certified Counselor) exam contract.Dr. Freeman moved to accept the contract and authorize the Chairman sign on behalf of the Board. Seconded by Ms. Crockett, motion carried

 

John Kirsch and Sharon Burke addressed the Board regarding drug and alcohol credentialing and the possibility of moving toward licensure.They will follow up with Ms. Cory.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

A motion was made by Ms. Crockett that the Board go into executive session under Idaho Code ß 67-2345(1)(d) to consider records that are exempt from disclosure under the Idaho Public Records Law.  The purpose of the Executive Session was to consider license application materials.Seconded by Ms. Spenner, motion carried. Individual vote for this motion was: Ms. Woods, aye; Ms. Crockett, aye; Ms. Spenner, aye; Mr. Glick, aye; and Dr. Freeman, aye.

 

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

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION WAIVERS

 

The Board reviewed a request from Carrie Silver regarding a continuing education waiver.Ms. Crockett moved to deny the request for hardship on the basis of not meeting Rule 425.06 which requires requests be made prior to renewing. Seconded by Ms. Spenner, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed a request from Viann Nations regarding a continuing education waiver.Ms. Spenner moved to approve the waiver based on the fact it was submitted prior to the renewal.Seconded by Ms. Crockett, motion carried.

 

The Board requested a statement be added under the continuing education link on how to facilitate small groups together in order to provide continuing education.The material would need to be from an approved provider and one person would need to lead the discussion and sign off on the certificates.

 

CONFERENCE

 

Ms. Woods updated the Board regarding the NBCC (National Board for Certified Counselors) conference she attended.

 

The Board adjourned at 3:45 pm.

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 10/6/2010 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Nina J. Woods, M.Ed. - Chair

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Roberta Crockett, M.A.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Brenda Freeman, Ph.D.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Dorothy Ann Spenner, LCPC, LMFT

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Jon W. Glick,M.Ed.

 

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:††† J. Kathryn Hill

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 BUREAU STAFF: †††††††††††††††††††††††† Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Dawn Hall, Administrative Support Manager

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Steve Olsen, Civil Litigation Division Chief

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Emily Mac Master, Deputy Attorney General

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Lori Peel, Investigative Unit Manager

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Karl Klein, Administrative Attorney

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Deborah Sexton, Tech. Records Specialist II

 

The meeting was called to order at 9:04 AM MDT by Nina J. Woods, M.Ed.

 

CONFERENCE

 

Ms. Crockett updated the Board regarding the AMFTRB (Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Board) conference she attended.

 

DISCIPLINE

 

Ms. Mac Master presented COU-2010-9 to members of the Board.Ms. Crockett moved to approve the Stipulation and Consent Order, and authorize the Chair to sign on behalf of the Board.  Seconded by Ms. Spenner, motion carried.

 

In the matter of COU-2010-9 Ms. Crockett moved to accept the request in regard to the site supervision and one of the three proposed supervisors contingent upon confirmation from Board Chair.Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried.

 

Ms. Mac Master presented COU-2010-15 to members of the Board.Dr. Freeman moved to approve the Stipulation and Consent Order, and authorize the Chair to sign on behalf of the Board.  Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried.

 

Ms. Mac Master presented COU-2007-2 to members of the Board.The Board made recommendations to the Attorney Generalís Office.

 

Ms. Mac Master presented COU-2011-2 to members of the Board.Ms. Spenner moved to accept the recommendation for closure. Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried.

 

Ms. Mac Master presented COU-2011-3 to members of the Board.The Board made recommendations to the Attorney Generalís Office.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

A motion was made by Ms. Crockett that the Board go into executive session under Idaho Code ß 67-2345(1)(d) to consider records that are exempt from disclosure under the Idaho Public Records Law.  The purpose of the Executive Session was to consider license application materials.Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried. Individual vote for this motion was: Ms. Woods, aye; Ms. Crockett, aye; Ms. Spenner, aye; Mr. Glick, aye; and Dr. Freeman, aye.

 

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

 

APPLICATIONS

 

Pending

 

Ms. Crockett moved to table the actions in regard to applicant 901112590 pending receipt of additional information for the Boardís review.  Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried.

 

Mr. Glick moved to approve Ingrid Blinn pending receipt of passing NCE results sent directly to the Bureau of Occupational Licenses.Seconded by Ms. Crockett, motion carried. Ms. Woods recused herself from discussion.

 

Ms. Crockett moved to table the actions in regard to applicant 901113975, 901113785, 901114019, 901094963, 901111139, 901113704, and 901113905 pending receipt of additional information for the Boardís review.  Seconded by Dr. Freeman, motion carried.

 

Approved

 

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

 

APPLICATIONS

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† GRIGG MICHAEL A†††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† LAMFT-4320

††††††††††††††††††††††† COOPER STACI††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† LCPC-4487

††††††††††††††††††††††† PALMER KRISTINA LARAE†††††††††† ††††††††††† LCPC-4502

††††††††††††††††††††††† POTTER CHARITY†††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† LCPC-4601

††††††††††††††††††††††† FULLMER NATHAN J††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† LCPC-4603

††††††††††††††††††††††† FRY SONIA††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† LCPC-4605

††††††††††††††††††††††† GRAY ALICE†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† LCPC-4606

††††††††††††††††††††††† YATES LAURIE A†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† LCPC-4610

††††††††††††††††††††††† TILSON AMBER†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† LCPC-4619

††††††††††††††††††††††† MURPHY SUSAN D†††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† LCPC-4621

††††††††††††††††††††††† CLARK JEREMY J†††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† LCPC-4622

††††††††††††††††††††††† BRUNO JANA M†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† LCPC-4627

††††††††††††††††††††††† HUME MICHELLE M††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† LCPC-4636

††††††††††††††††††††††† BJORNSTEDT CHRISTINA KAY††† ††††††††††† LMFT-4608

††††††††††††††††††††††† BUHLER BRANDON M†††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† LMFT-4632

††††††††††††††††††††††† MACHADO JESSICA I††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† LPC-4503

††††††††††††††††††††††† SHEWCHUK ELIZABETH A†††††††††† ††††††††††† LPC-4505

††††††††††††††††††††††† BERRY JESSICA†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† LPC-4508

††††††††††††††††††††††† GODDARD CHRISTOPHER SKIP††††††††††† LPC-4514

††††††††††††††††††††††† BELL-SCHELL SARAH MAE†††††††† ††††††††††† LPC-4531

††††††††††††††††††††††† BARSNESS SARAH ELIZABETH ††††††††††† LPC-4543

††††††††††††††††††††††† VENEGAS LUCIA††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† LPC-4581

††††††††††††††††††††††† PHILLIPS LINDSEY RENEE†††††††††† ††††††††††† LPC-4600

††††††††††††††††††††††† KUNTZ PATRICIA E†††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† LPC-4611

††††††††††††††††††††††† GARDNER JARED L†††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† LPC-4612

††††††††††††††††††††††† STAAB CATHERINE M†††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† LPC-4613

††††††††††††††††††††††† ISBELLE BRIAN JOSEPH††††††††††††† ††††††††††† LPC-4617

††††††††††††††††††††††† MCCUTCHEN WENDI L†††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† LPC-4620

††††††††††††††††††††††† HOLLIS NELA JOY†††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† LPC-4623

††††††††††††††††††††††† BLATZ ANDREA JO††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† LPC-4625

††††††††††††††††††††††† BUGHER JOSEPH A†††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† LPC-4628

††††††††††††††††††††††† MULDER REGINA R††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† LPC-4631

††††††††††††††††††††††† DAVIS BRIANA C†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† LPC-4633

††††††††††††††††††††††† ROBB RACHEL††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† LPC-4638

†††††††††††††††††††††††

APPROVED FOR INTERN

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† KNITTEL HEIDI JEAN††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† MFTI-4635

†††††††††††††††††††††† DIEPENBROCK KATHLEEN†††††††† ††††††††††† COUI-4602

††††††††††††††††††††††† SAWYER FAITH MARIE††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† COUI-4604

 

The Board noted completed applications must be submitted seven days prior to a meeting in order for them to go before the Board for review.

 

Next Meeting Date

February 1 & 2, 2011

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

The Board adjourned at 3:45 pm.

 

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Nina J. Woods, M.Ed., Chair†††††††††††††††††††††††††† Roberta Crockett, M.A.

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Brenda Freeman, Ph.D.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† J. Kathryn Hill

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Dorothy Ann Spenner, LCPC, LMFT†††††††††††††† Jon W. Glick,M.Ed.

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Tana Cory, Bureau Chief