IDAHO STATE BOARD OF DENTURITRY

Regular Meeting

November 2, 2007

 

ROLL CALL:              Carla Wolfrum, Chairman

                                    Lisa Hansen Penny

                                    Sylvia Boyle

                                    Rebecca Westerberg

                                    Richard Howell

 

BUREAU STAFF:       Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                    Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                    Janice Wiedrick, Secretary

                                   

Chairman Wolfrum called the meeting to order at 9:08a.m.  Ms. Penny was welcomed to the Board.

 

MINUTES

 

Mr. Howell moved to approve the minutes of April 6, 2007, May 11, 2007 and August 23, 2007. Ms. Boyle seconded, and the motion carried.

 

BUREAU STAFF

 

Ms. Cory introduced the investigative unitís in-house staff:  Dave Hotchkiss, case manager and Marcie McGinty, hearings. 

 

Ms. Cory presented the financial report to the Board showing a negative balance of $16,815.16.   Discussion will be held at the April 4, 2008 meeting on increasing the renewal fee for licenses.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

2008: To date, one complaint has been received and remains under investigation.

 

2007:  Three complaints were received.  Of those, two have been closed following Board determination; and one remains under investigation.

 

2006:  Three complains were received.  Of those, one has been closed following Board determination; one was referred for legal review; and one awaits Board determination.

 

2005: No complaints were received.

 

2004:  Eight complaints were received.  Of those, six were closed following Board determination; one was closed following disciplinary action; and one remains under investigation.

 

BOARD DETERMINATION

 

DEN-B3-1-2006-3   Mr. Howell moved to close following the Bureauís recommendation.  Ms. Westerberg seconded, the motion carried.

 

2008 CONTRACT

 

Ms. Cory presented the contract for 2008 to the Board.  Mr. Howell moved to approve the contract and have Chairman Wolfrum sign on behalf of the Board.  Ms. Westerberg seconded, the motion carried.

 

PROPOSED RULES

 

Mr. Hales stated the proposed rules would be presented at the 2008 Legislative session and if passed would become effective when the Legislative session ends.

 

The Board expressed concern about the law and rule making process and the last minute approval of the proposed rule changes.  Mr. Hales stated that the Board may wish to discuss and draft proposed rules at the April meeting and have more time to consider the changes before the deadline date of August. 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

Mr. Howell moved to go into executive session for discussion of applications per Idaho Code 67-2345 (1) (d).Ms. Westerberg seconded, the motion carried.  Ms. Westerberg moved to come out of executive session. Mr. Howell seconded, and the motion carried.

 

DISCUSSION

 

Discussion was held on the length of investigations.  The Board has concerns on the length of time investigations take to resolve. Ms. Cory stated the type of complaints make a difference in the length of time needed to complete the process.  Complaints that deal with public health, safety and welfare must come first.  The Bureau has eleven investigators at this time and that should speed up the process as well.

 

Mr. Howell moved to adjourn the meeting at 10:05a.m.  Ms. Westerberg seconded, and the motion carried.