Idaho State Board of Denturitry
Bureau of Occupational Licenses
1109 Main Street, Suite 220
Boise, Idaho 83702-5642
(208) 334-3233

Minutes of November 2, 2001

ROLL CALL: Frank Harris, Chairman; Al Lopez, Jr.; Carla Wolfrum; Robert Skinner; Kay Youngerman

ALSO PRESENT: Rayola Jacobsen, Bureau Chief; Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief; John Kersey, Chief Investigator; Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney; Janice Wiedrick, Secretary

Chairman Harris called the meeting to order at 9:05a.m.

Kay Youngerman moved to approve the minutes of April 6, 2001 and conference call on August 1, 2001 as written. Al Lopez seconded the motion, motion carried.

Rayola Jacobsen was introduced to the Board.

Ms. Jacobsen stated that the Division of Aeronautics has a plane that may be used for Board member travel. This could reduce the travel expenses for the Board. If so, the Board is to coordinate with the Bureau to reserve the plane. Other money saving features are being investigated, such as video conferencing.

Discussion was held on the board appointments to replace Al Lopez and Robert Skinner.

Ms. Jacobsen will talk with the Governorís office.

John Kersey presented an investigative report showing two complaints for the year 2002 and two complaints for the year 2001 that are still open and under investigation. A review of the investigative process followed by the Bureau, including the procedure of referring unlicensed practice cases to the county prosecutor, was conducted. The Board noted that all complaints should be directed to the Bureau for investigation.

Budd Hetrick noted that a financial statement would be distributed to the Board by mail once it has been prepared. If there are any questions, about the financial report, please contact Mr. Hetrick.

Mr. Hetrick distributed copies of the contract with the Bureau to all Board members for review. The changes in the indirect expense percentages were discussed.

Kay Youngerman moved to have the Chairman sign the contract as written. Robert Skinner seconded and the motion carried.

EXAMINATION

There is one re-examination to be scheduled for January 11, 2002, at 9:00a.m. Al Lopez is to be the proctor for the examination.

NEW BUSINESS

The Denturist Association would like to attend a Board meeting. Discussion was held on combining the Association meeting and the Board meeting at the Owyhee Plaza Hotel on September 13-14, 2002, 9am to 5pm.

Discussion was held on limiting the number of times a person can take or re-take the examination. Robert Skinner moved that Roger Hales develop a rule to limit the number of exams to two times, after which the candidate will be required to document additional training. Kay Youngerman seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

OLD BUSINESS

The expense voucher policy will be mailed out to the Board when completed.

Discussion was held on receiving calls about complaints at home and bringing the message to the attention of Board members. All complaint calls should be directed to and handled by the Bureau. The entire Board will make all final disciplinary decisions. Individual Board members should refrain from accepting complaint calls. If a Board member accepts such a call, the following procedure should be followed:

1. Document the call by having the date, identity of the caller and substance of the comments with employment situation.

2. Have the person submit a complaint to the Bureau so a conference call can be set if necessary.

The Board can make decisions on complaints only by formally addressing them at a Board meeting (regular meeting or conference call).

Having no further busine ss before them, Kay Youngerman moved to adjourn the meeting. Carla Wolfrum seconded the motion, motion carried.


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