IDAHO BOARD OF DENTURITRY

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702-5642 

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 4/2/2010

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Rebecca L. Westerberg - Chair

                                                             Richard Howell

                                                             Lisa Hansen Penny

                                                             Sylvia Boyle

 

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:    Carla R. Wolfrum

 

BUREAU STAFF:                           Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                            Dawn Hall, Administrative Support Manager

                                                            Lori Peel, Investigative Unit Manager

                                                            Karin Magnelli, Deputy Attorney General

                                                            Kay Christensen, Administrative Attorney

 

GUESTS:                                          Daniel Brown, Attorney

                                                            John Sander, denturist

                                                            Steven McMullen

 

The meeting was called to order at 10:01 AM MDT by Rebecca L. Westerberg.

 

Mr. Howell moved to approve the agenda.  Ms. Penny seconded, and it carried.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

Ms. Boyle moved to approve the minutes of November 6, 2009 as amended.  The amendment is:  Under the Guest section of the minutes she stated she was interested in establishing legislation for a Board for dental hygienists, and was interested in seeing a board meeting.  Mr. Howell seconded, motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Cory reported the bill to remove the Board members from PERSI, and to raise the fee cap to $1,000 have passed the Legislature. The Rules for supervising denturists to be present during apprenticeship training with patients was approved.

 

A postcard outlining the law and rule changes is to be sent to all Denturitry licensees.  Mr. Howell moved to approve the amended postcard, showing the website to be sent.  Ms. Boyle seconded the motion, motion carried.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Ms. Hall presented the financial report showing a negative balance of $32,141.70.  The revenues have increased but the expenditures have out-paced the revenues.  The attorney fees and hearing officer fees are part of the reason why the expenses have grown.

 

MEMORANDUM

 

Ms. Magnelli presented a memorandum on disciplinary cases.  Ms. Westerberg recused herself. 

 

2010.1  Ms. Boyle moved to close 2010.1, and file a disciplinary complaint on 2010.2.  Ms. Penny seconded, motion carried.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Peel reported there are no investigations for determination.

 

FINAL ORDER

 

John R. Sander and his attorney, Daniel Brown, addressed the Board regarding Case No. DEN-2008-1. 

 

A final order is unique, case specific, and tailored to each disciplinary action.  This is not a precedent setting situation about not making partials.

 

Mr. Howell moved to reinstate the license LD-30 with conditions of:

1.      Not to make partials, only repair.

2.      A three year probation that includes quarterly reports, a program for repayment of partial costs and fees be paid by the end of probation.

 

Ms. Penny seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

LAW CHANGE

 

Discussion was held on a change to the law to allow denturists to make and repair partials.  It was determined that this is a scope of practice issue and should be referred to the Denturists Association.

 

NEXT MEETING

 

The next scheduled meeting is November 1, 2010.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

Ms. Boyle moved to adjourn the meeting at 12:29 p.m.  Mr. Holloway seconded, motion carried.

 

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Rebecca L. Westerberg, Chair                          Richard Howell

 

 

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Carla R. Wolfrum                                             Lisa Hansen Penny

 

 

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Sylvia Boyle                                                     Tana Cory, Bureau Chief