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 10/4/2011

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Jon W. Glick, M.Ed. - Chair

                                                             Nina J. Woods, M.Ed.

                                                             Brenda Freeman, Ph.D.

                                                             Piper Anne Field, MA., LMFT

                                                             Dorothy Ann Spenner, LCPC, LMFT

 

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:    Kathryn J. Hill

                                                           

BUREAU STAFF:                           Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

Dawn Hall, Administrative Support Manager

Emily Mac Master, Deputy Attorney General

Jean Uranga, Prosecuting Attorney

                                                            Lori Peel, Investigative Unit Manager

                                                            John Kersey, Chief Investigator

                                                            Maurie Ellsworth, Legal Counsel

                                                            Debbie Sexton, Technical Records Specialist II

 

OTHERS PRESENT:                     Heather Tustison, President, Idaho Counseling Association

                                                            Chester Mardis, Applicant

                                                            C. Grant King, Attorney at Law

                                                            Millicent Smith, Licensee

 

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 AM MDT by Jon W. Glick, M.Ed.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

The Board reviewed the July 18 & 19, and August 9, 2011 minutes.  Dr. Freeman moved to approve the minutes as written.  Seconded by Ms. Field, motion carried.

 

Ms. Spenner moved to add COU-2010-18 to the agenda due to the fact it was received after 5:00 PM Monday, October 3, 2011 and to add correspondence that was submitted Monday morning in regard to the proposed laws and rules. Seconded by Ms. Field, motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

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

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Ms. Hall presented the financial report to members of the Board, which showed a cash balance of $31,151.46 with revenues of $48,920.00 and expenditures of $53,246.81 as of 09/30/2011.

 

Contract

 

Ms. Hall reviewed the 2012 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 Ms. Spenner, motion carried.

 

Discipline

 

Mr. Glick recused himself from discussion and voting in case COU-2008-11 and passed the gavel to Ms. Woods.  Ms. Mac Master presented COU-2008-11 to members of the Board. Ms. Spenner moved to approve the Stipulation and Consent Order, and authorize the Vice-Chair to sign on behalf of the Board.  Seconded by Dr. Freeman, motion carried. Ms. Woods passed the gavel back.

 

Ms. Mac Master presented COU-2007-14 to members of the Board. Dr. Freeman moved to accept Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Final Order with the added 5 years revocation and $1,000 fine and authorize the Chair to sign on behalf of the Board.  Seconded by Ms. Woods, motion carried.

 

Ms. Uranga presented COU-2010-5 to members of the Board. The Board made recommendations.

 

Ms. Uranga presented COU-2012-1 and LMFT-2012-2 to members of the Board. The Board made recommendations.

 

Ms. Uranga presented COU-2012-4 to members of the Board. The Board made recommendations.

 

Ms. Spenner and Dr. Freeman recused themselves from discussion and voting in case COU-2011-11. Ms. Uranga presented COU-2011-11 to members of the Board.  Ms. Woods moved to approve the Stipulation and Consent Order, and authorize the Chair to sign on behalf of the Board.  Seconded by Ms. Field, motion carried.

 

Ms. Uranga presented COU-2011-9 to members of the Board.  Ms. Field 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.

 

Ms. Uranga presented COU-2010-18 to members of the Board.  Ms. Field moved to approve the Stipulation and Consent Order, and authorize the Chair to sign on behalf of the Board.  Seconded by Dr. Freeman, motion carried.

 

Ms. Uranga presented COU-2010-7 to members of the Board.  Dr. Freeman moved to close COU-2010-7.  Seconded by Ms. Spenner, motion carried.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Peel presented the investigative report to the members of the Board.

 

Ms. Peel presented I-COU-2009-31, I-COU-2009-32, I-COU-2009-33, and I-COU-2009-34 to members of the Board.  Dr. Freeman moved to accept IBOL’s recommendation for closure in this matter with a warning letter to I-COU-2009-33 and I-COU-2009-34. Seconded by Ms. Field, motion carried.

 

Ms. Peel presented I-COU-2010-28 to members of the Board.  Dr. Freeman moved to accept IBOL’s recommendation for closure in this matter. Seconded by Ms. Spenner, motion carried.

 

Ms. Peel presented I-COU-2011-14 to members of the Board.  Ms. Spenner moved to accept IBOL’s recommendation for closure in this matter. Seconded by Ms. Field, motion carried.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

Dr. Freeman recused herself from discussion and voting in case COU-2008-19. A motion was made by Ms. Woods that the Board go into executive session under Idaho Code § 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 review medical records as they pertain to licensure.  Seconded by Mr. Field, motion carried. Individual vote for this motion was: Mr. Glick, aye; Ms. Field, aye; Ms. Spenner, aye; and Ms. Woods, aye. 

 

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

 

The Board broke for lunch at 12:25 PM MDT.

 

The Board reconvened at 1:30 PM MDT.

 

Ms. Peel presented a request for CE extension and approval for COU-2007-2.  The Board made recommendations.

 

Collections

 

Ms. Peel discussed with the Board a request from the collection agency that handles past due disciplinary accounts.  The collection agency asked if the Board would give the Bureau the authority to negotiate a settlement on any past due balances.  Ms. Spenner moved to grant the Bureau the authority to allow the collection agency to negotiate settlement of a collections case to a minimum amount, and any potential settlement less than that amount of the original debt would be brought to the Board for review.  Seconded by Ms. Woods, motion carried.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

A motion was made by Ms. Spenner that the Board go into executive session to discuss pending litigation with counsel per Idaho Code 67-2345(1)(f). The purpose of the executive session was to discuss the Crista Favazza v Board tort claim and threatened lawsuit.  Seconded by Ms. Field, motion carried. Individual vote for this motion was: Mr. Glick, aye; Ms. Field, aye; Ms. Spenner, aye; Dr. Freeman, aye; and Ms. Woods, aye.

 

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

 

Dr. Freeman recused herself from discussion and voting in case COU-2008-19. A motion was made by Ms. Woods that the Board go into executive session under Idaho Code § 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 review medical records as they pertain to licensure.  Seconded by Mr. Field, motion carried. Individual vote for this motion was: Mr. Glick, aye; Ms. Field, aye; Ms. Spenner, aye; and Ms. Woods, aye. 

 

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

 

The Board adjourned at 3:34 PM MDT.

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 10/5/2011

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Jon W. Glick, M.Ed. - Chair

                                                             Nina J. Woods, M.Ed.

                                                             Brenda Freeman, Ph.D.

                                                             Piper Anne Field, MA., LMFT

                                                             Dorothy Ann Spenner, LCPC, LMFT

 

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:    Kathryn J. Hill

                                                           

BUREAU STAFF:                           Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

Dawn Hall, Administrative Support Manager

                                                            Lori Peel, Investigative Unit Manager

                                                            Maurie Ellsworth, Legal Counsel

                                                            Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                                            Cherie Simpson, Management Assistant

                                                            Debbie Sexton, Technical Records Specialist II

 

OTHERS PRESENT:                     Karrie Swan, LPC

 

The meeting was called to order at 9:05 AM MDT by Jon W. Glick, M.Ed.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

A motion was made by Ms. Woods that the Board go into executive session under Idaho Code § 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. Field, motion carried. Individual vote for this motion was: Mr. Glick, aye; Ms. Field, aye; Ms. Spenner, aye; Dr. Freeman, aye; and Ms. Woods, aye. 

 

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

 

Discipline

 

Dr. Freeman recused herself from discussion in the matter of COU-2008-19.  The Board discussed COU-2008-19 and made recommendations to Ms. Peel.

 

OLD BUSINESS

The Board discussed correspondence from Roberta Crockett concerning the proposed law change that would eliminate “counseling in nature” from Idaho Code 54-3405(1). Mr. Hale discussed the Board’s options.  Ms. Spenner moved to seek input and separate this change from the other proposed changes and run it as its own bill in the Legislature.  Seconded by Ms. Field, motion carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

The Board discussed the upcoming ICA (Idaho Counseling Association) conference in January.  Dr. Freeman and Mr. Glick will present.

 

AASCB ~ January 2012 – Ms. Woods & Ms. Sexton

ICA ~ January 27 & 28, 2012  – Dr. Freeman & Mr. Glick

 

The Board reviewed correspondence from Patricia Alexander requesting continuing education approval for the EMDRIA training.  Ms. Spenner moved to approve this training for CEs.  Seconded by Ms. Piper, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed correspondence from Lisa Paternoster requesting an extension on CEs.  Ms. Spenner moved to grant Ms. Paternoster a six month extension to complete the CEs.  The CEs cannot be used toward the next renewal period.  Seconded by Ms. Field, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed correspondence from Diana Smith requesting a waiver in regard to CEs.  Ms. Spenner moved to allow Ms. Smith to complete her CEs online.  Seconded by Ms. Woods, motion carried. 

 

The Board reviewed correspondence from Linda Graf requesting a waiver in regard to CEs.  Dr. Freeman moved to allow Ms. Graf to complete her CEs online.  Seconded by Ms. Spenner, motion carried. 

 

Discipline

 

Dr. Freeman recused herself from case COU-2008-19.  Ms. Peel discussed supervision with the Board.  Ms. Woods moved that the Chair and Vice-chair review the supervision plan.  Seconded by Ms. Spenner, motion carried.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

A motion was made by Ms. Field that the Board go into executive session under Idaho Code § 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: Mr. Glick, aye; Ms. Field, aye; Ms. Spenner, aye; Dr. Freeman, aye; and Ms. Woods, aye. 

 

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

 

 

APPLICATIONS

 

 Dr. Freeman moved to deny applicant Jeffrey Kukuk due to not meeting the requirements outlined in Rule 150 for a license as a professional counselor in Idaho.  Seconded by Ms. Spenner, motion carried.

 

Ms. Spenner moved to approve applicant 901118651 pending passing NCE results sent directly to the Bureau from the issuing entity. Seconded by Ms. Field, motion carried.

 

Dr. Freeman moved to table the actions in regard to applicants 901113417, 901116523, 901095753, 901118483, 901117710, 901118701, 901118574, and 901112404 pending receipt of additional information for the Board’s review.  Seconded by Ms. Woods, motion carried.

 

Approved

 

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

 

Licenses

  

                        MURRAY MARION                         LAMFT-4702

                        FREIBURGHAUS STACY J          LCPC-4781

                        BLEDSOE A. MARIE RICKS         LCPC-4831

                        O ROURKE R RYAN                      LCPC-4839

                        JOHNSON ROBBY GORDON      LCPC-4843

                        VAN LEUVEN ERICA J                  LCPC-4849

                        THURBER MYRON R                    LCPC-4856

                        STUBER SALLY LOLL                   LCPC-4860

                        CANFIELD DIANA                          LCPC-4864

                        LEWIS PERSON MELANIE ANN LCPC-4865

                        BAYLY DANIEL JAMES                 LCPC-4868

                        PHIPPS KATE ALTON                   LCPC-4872

                        ZIERKE JUSTIN DEAN                  LCPC-4875

                        CAMPBELL JOANN L                    LCPC-4879

                        BERNSTEIN NANCY K                  LMFT-4838

                        SIMPER PATRA D                          LPC-4678

                        GIESBRECHT JENNIFER J          LPC-4775

                        FICA ILA M                                        LPC-4790

                        MENG ADRIANE                             LPC-4800

                        HAMACHECK LYNDSAY              LPC-4804

                        OLDENKAMP SUSAN D               LPC-4823

                        ANEKSTEIN ALYSE M                   LPC-4833

                        MARDIS CHESTER C                    LPC-4840

                        SMITH LYNDA S                             LPC-4841

                        BRINDLE TANYA E                        LPC-4842

                        CHAMBERS DAVID SPENCER  LPC-4845

                        MCCLAIN VALLERIE C                 LPC-4846

                        FARRAR TIFFANY                         LPC-4850

                        JONES BRIAN A                             LPC-4852

                        GRANT RAELYNN                          LPC-4853

                        MASSARI NICOLE M                      LPC-4857

                        ELLIS NATHAN CODY                   LPC-4858

                        MATHER KELLY JAVIN DON       LPC-4859

                        PETTIT KENDRA TAMAR              LPC-4861

                        HAUSTVEIT   TONYA                     LPC-4863

                        MERZLOCK DANIELLA M             LPC-4867

                        SANFORD DANNY S                     LPC-4870

                        MEHLHAFF CLAUDIA MAE          LPC-4871

                        ZUKOWSKI CHRIS M                     LPC-4873

                        WATSON GREGORY J                  LPC-4876

                        Interns

 

                        TORRES CARLA                             COUI-4878

                        BROWN KATE                                 MFTI-4848

                        BROTHERSON LAURA M             MFTI-4874

                        CRAFTS NARCISA                         MFTI-4882

 

NEXT MEETING

 

The next meeting is scheduled for February 6 & 7, 2012 at the Bureau of Occupational Licenses.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

Dr. Freeman moved to adjourn the meeting at 4:23 PM MDT.  Seconded by Ms. Woods, motion carried.

 

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Jon W. Glick, M.Ed., Chair                            Nina J. Woods, M.Ed.

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Brenda Freeman, Ph.D.                                  Piper Anne Field, MA. LMFT

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Kathryn J. Hill                                                Dorothy Ann Spenner, LCPC, LMFT

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Tana Cory, Bureau Chief