IDAHO STATE BOARD OF DENTURITRY

Regular Meeting

April 6, 2007

 

Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street  Suite 220

Boise ID  83702

 

ROLL CALL:                          Carla Wolfrum, Chairman

                                                Roger Perotto

                                                Sylvia Boyle

                                                Rebecca Westerberg

                                                Richard Howell

 

ALSO PRESENT:                   Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                                Janice Wiedrick, Technical Records Specialist I

                                               

Chairman Wolfrum called the meeting to order at 9:10a.m.

 

Mr. Howell moved to approve the minutes of November 3, 2006 as read. Mr. Perotto seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

Mrs. Cory reported the Bureau has had approval to hire two Office Assistants and two Investigators this year.  The additions will help with the investigation backlog and improve customer service.

 

Mrs. Cory presented the contract to the Board for review. Ms. Westerberg moved to accept the contract and have Chairman Wolfrum sign it on behalf of the Board.  Mr. Howell seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

Mrs. Cory presented the financial report showing a negative balance of $12,896.78.

 

Mrs. Cory presented the Investigation Report to the Board showing:

 

2007 to date, three complains have been received.  One has been closed following Board determination; one remains under investigation; and one awaits Board determination.

 

2006  Three complaints were received.  Two remain under investigation; and one awaits Board determination.

 

2005  No complaints received.

 

2004  Eight complaints were received.  Five were closed following Board determination; two were closed following disciplinary action; and one remains under investigation.

 

2003   Four complaints were received. Three were closed following Board determination; and one was referred for disciplinary action and the Board decision is pending.

 

DEN-P4-3-2006-1

 

Mr. Howell moved to accept Bureau recommendation and close with an advisory letter.

Ms. Westerberg seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

DEN-P4-1-2007-3

 

Mr. Howell moved to authorize closure of the case.  Ms. Westerberg seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

The Board expressed its concern over the time lag for investigations and closure of cases, and Mrs. Cory stated that with the new employees this will be addressed. One investigator will be in the Idaho Falls area, and one in the Lewiston area, and one Office Specialist will be assigned to the investigative office in Boise.

 

Ms. Westerberg moved to go into executive session for review of files exempt from public disclosure as provided in chapter 3, title 9, Idaho Code. Ms. Boyle seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

Mr. Howell moved to come out of executive session.  Ms. Westerberg seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

Mr. Howell moved to approve the application for internship from Joshua Westerberg and issue an internship license. Ms. Boyle seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

Mr. Howell moved to have Roger Hales send a letter to DEN-10-09-03-PSB denying the internship reports submitted.  He must meet the requirements of Rule 300.04 and resubmit the reports in compliance with the form to receive credit for the internship.  Ms. Westerberg seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

BOARD BUSINESS FILE

 

A letter from Allen Harper to inquire about George Brown University in Canada and if it is acceptable for education.  Idaho Department of Education does not recognize George Brown University so it is not accepted for education by the Board.

 

A conference call is to be held on May 16, 2007, at 10a.m. Mountain Daylight Time for the final order concerning a disciplinary action.

 

Next Board meeting will be on November 2, 2007, at the Bureau.  Agenda Items:

 

1.  Rule change for advertising contents.

2.  Rule change to limit the amount of time for apprenticeships.

 

Having no further business before them, Ms. Boyle moved to adjourn at 11:17a.m.

Ms. Westerberg seconded the motion, and it carried.