IDAHO BOARD OF DENTURITRY

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702-5642 

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 4/4/2008

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  CARLA R. WOLFRUM - CHAIR

                                                            LISA HANSEN PENNY

                                                            SYLVIA BOYLE

                                                            REBECCA LYNN WESTERBERG

                                                            RICHARD HOWELL

 

BUREAU STAFF:                           Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                            Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                                            Cherie Simpson, Management Assistant

                                                            Dave Hotchkiss, Complaint Manager

 

OTHERS PRESENT:                     Jennifer Navarro, Student enrolled at Bates College

                                   

Meeting was called to order at 10:06 a.m. MDT by CARLA R. WOLFRUM.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

Ms. Boyle moved to approve the minutes of the November 2, 2007 meeting.  Mr. Howell seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Ms. Cory presented the financial statement showing a negative balance of $18,003.48.  The expenses have exceeded the income.  Discussion was held on increasing the renewal fee.  Ms. Westerberg moved to increase the renewal fee to $600 annually.  Ms. Boyle seconded the motion, and it carried. 

 

Mr. Hotchkiss presented the investigative report to the Board.  The report shows:

 

2008 to date there has been one complaint received, and it is under investigation.

 

Fiscal Year 2007: three complaints were received. One awaits Board determination, and two have been closed.

 

Fiscal Year 2006: three complaints were received. Two have been closed, and one is pending legal review by the Office of the Attorney General.

 

Fiscal Year 2004:  Eight complaints were received. One awaits board determination, two were closed following disciplinary action, and five have been closed.

 

The following cases were reviewed by the Board:

 

I-DEN-2004-2:  Ms. Westerberg moved to accept the recommendation of the Bureau to close the case without action.  Mr. Howell seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

I-DEN-2007-2:  Mr. Howell moved to have further investigation done on this case based upon the claimant having a name change and that the person could be contacted for more details. Ms. Westerberg seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

A list of two experts from each area has been presented to the investigative unit for use in upcoming investigations.

 

A letter from Chad Seibold asked for approval of classes he intends to take for the education requirement.  Mr. Howell moved to have a letter sent to Mr. Sebold referring to the required courses at Idaho Code 54-3310 (b) from an accredited institution, and stating that Mr. Seibold will be required to complete the two year internship.  Ms. Westerberg seconded the motion, and it carried.  

 

A letter from the Montana Department of Labor and Industry requesting information about how Idaho handles putting dentures over implants was read.  Ms. Westerberg moved that a letter in response be sent stating that Idaho Law does not address implants.  Ms. Boyle seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

Jennifer Navarro, student at Bates College, met with the Board to discuss her goals in becoming licensed as a denturist in Idaho.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

Mr. Hales discussed rule changes that have been approved by the Legislature:  internship is limited to 30 months, and advertising is in the Standards of Practice.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

Ms. Westerberg moved to go into executive session for review of files exempt from public disclosure per Idaho Code 67-2345 (1) (d). Ms. Boyle seconded the motion.  Aye Votes: Mr. Howell, Ms. Westerberg, Ms. Boyle, and Ms. Penny.  Nay Votes: None.  Motion carried.

 

Ms. Westerberg moved to come out of executive session.  Mr. Howell seconded the motion. Aye Votes: Mr. Howell, Ms. Westerberg, Ms. Boyle, and Ms. Penny.  Nay Votes: None.  Motion carried.

 

NEXT MEETING

 

The date for the next scheduled meeting is November 7, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. MST.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

Ms. Boyles moved to adjourn the meeting at 11:30 a.m.  Ms. Westerberg seconded, and it carried.

 

 

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Carla Wolfrum, Chairman

 

 

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Sylvia Boyle

 

 

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Lisa Hansen Penny

 

 

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Rebecca Lynn Westerberg

 

 

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Richard Howell

 

 

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Tana Cory, Bureau Chief