IDAHO BOARD OF DENTURITRY

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702-5642 

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 4/3/2009

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Carla R. Wolfrum - Chair

                                                             Lisa Hansen Penny

                                                             Sylvia Boyle

                                                             Rebecca L. Westerberg

                                                             Richard Howell

 

BUREAU STAFF:                           Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                            Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief

                                                            Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                                            Dave Hotchkiss, Complaint Manager

                                                            Karin Magnelli, Deputy Attorney General

 

Meeting was called to order at 9:00 AM MDT by Carla R. Wolfrum.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

Mr. Howell moved to approve the minutes of November 7, 2008 meeting.  Ms. Boyle seconded, motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Cory reported the fee increase was approved and will be signed at the end of the session.

 

MEMORANDUM

 

Ms. Magnelli presented a memorandum for review by the Board. 

 

Mr. Howell moved to close case DEN-2007-1 with a letter stating concerns.  Ms. Boyle seconded, and it carried.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Mr. Hetrick presented the financial report showing a negative balance of $26,554.88.  The Board is to consider raising the cap in law during the next legislative session. 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Fiscal Year 2009 (to date)

            Total Complaints received                                                                                          3

                        (Including 1 CE audit file.)

            Status:

                        Pending IBOL disciplinary action                                                     1

                        Remaining under investigation                                                         2

 

Fiscal Year 2008

            Total Complaints received                                                                                          2

            Status:

                        Pending Office of the Attorney General                                         1

                        Remaining under investigation                                                         1

 

            Inspections  6

 

Fiscal Year 2006

            Total Complaints received                                                                                          3

            Status:

                        Closed by Board action                                                                       2

                        Pending Office of the Attorney General                                         1

 

CE Investigation

 

For a case involving continuing education, the continuing education was denied based upon the fact that it was on-line courses.  He was asked to supply the Board with courses that were not on-line courses.  The new courses supplied were from the Utah Dental Association meeting.

 

Mr. Howell moved that upon certification of the registration at the continuing education course, and having met the CE requirements; his license be reinstated.  Mr. Hales is to draft the letter to him on having earned the CE required hours for 2010 renewal.  Ms. Westerberg seconded, and it carried.

 

CE COURSES

 

The Board reviewed and approved all the continuing education audits.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Discussion was held on raising the cap in law for renewals to $1,000. and at the same time establishing endorsement requirements.

 

Have Board approval of Bates Technical College in Washington. These items will be on the agenda for the conference call on June 11, 2009 at 10:00 a.m.

 

Discussion was held on the Board’s participation in PERSI.  Ms. Penny moved to allow the change made in 4305.e from H to N. Mr. Howell seconded, and it carried.

 

Discussion was held on multiple offices and the law and rules allow for multiple offices, but they can only work on people when there is a licensed person in the office.  A technician cannot make impressions or come in contact with the public.  An intern must be under direct supervision. Rules are to be changed to strengthen the language for what is required when the denturist is not on site.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

Ms. Cory reported on the Department of Health and Welfare‘s quarterly fraud meetings. 

           

Mr. Hetrick updated the experts list.

 

NEXT MEETING

 

The next scheduled meeting is a conference call on June 11, 2009 at 10:00 a.m.

 

The next face-to-face scheduled meeting is November 6, 2009, at the Bureau.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

Ms. Westerberg moved to adjourn the meeting at 11:54 a.m.  Ms. Penny seconded, and it carried.

 

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Carla R. Wolfrum, Chair                                   Lisa Hansen Penny

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Sylvia Boyle                                                     Rebecca L. Westerberg

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Richard Howell                                                 Tana Cory, Bureau Chief