IDAHO BOARD OF DENTURITRY

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

700 West State Street, P.O. Box 83720

Boise, ID 83720-0063 

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 11/5/2010

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Rebecca L. Westerberg - Chair

                                                    Richard Howell

                                                    Carla R. Wolfrum

                                                    Sylvia Boyle

                                                    Lisa Hansen Penny

 

BUREAU STAFF:                        Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                   Dawn Hall, Administrative Support Manager

                                                   Lori Peel, Investigative Unit Manager

                                                   Karl Klein, Administrative Attorney

                                                   Janice Wiedrick, Technical Records Specialist

 

The meeting was called to order at 11:00 AM MDT by Rebecca L. Westerberg.

 

EXAMINATION

 

Ms. Wolfrum reported that the written portion of the examination was completed this morning. 

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

Ms. Penny moved to approve the minutes of April 2, 2010 as corrected.  Mr. Howell seconded, motion carried.

 

Ms. Wolfrum moved to approve the minutes of August 5, 2010. Ms. Boyle seconded, motion carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

SCOPE OF PRACTICE

 

Discussion was held on the scope of practice, and the definition of prosthetic dental appliances as used by the American Dental Association in the current dental terminology (CDT).  Clarification is needed in the denturitry statute.   

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Ms. Cory presented the financial report showing a negative balance of $26,274.18. 

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Peel presented the investigative report, and the following for Board determination:

 

I-DEN-2010-4  C alleged R failed to provide a refund.  Investigation revealed that R has passed away since the filing of the complaint and that R’s surviving family members provided a full refund to C.  IBOL recommends that the Board authorize closure.

 

Mr. Howell moved to authorize closure.  Ms. Boyle seconded, motion carried.

 

I-DEN-2010-7  C alleged R failed to provide a refund.  During the investigation, R provided a full refund to C.  R has since closed his office and ceased operation.  IBOL recommends that the Board authorize closure.

 

Mr. Howell moved to authorize closure.  Ms. Boyle seconded, motion carried.

 

QUARTERLY REPORTS

 

Two quarterly reports were reviewed, and accepted by the Board.  Mr. Howell would like future reports to show the number of relines, and the number of dentures in two separate categories.

 

Ms. Peel stated that continuing education audits are not reportable to the National Practitioners Data Bank if the Board determines the continuing education audit is an administrative procedure.  Mr. Howell moved to consider continuing education audits as an administrative procedure.  Ms. Boyle seconded, motion carried.

 

ELECTION

 

Ms. Wolfrum moved to elect Rebecca Westerberg as chair.  Mr. Howell seconded, motion carried.

 

RENEWAL NOTICE REVIEW

 

The Board reviewed the renewal notices in use.  Ms. Wolfrum moved to accept both renewal forms for continued use.  Ms. Penny seconded, motion carried.

 

EXTENSION OF APPRENTICESHIP PERMIT

 

A request for an extension of the apprenticeship permit was received.  Mr. Howell moved request documentation from a physician on the type of disability, and estimate of time needed for the accommodation required. This request is on hold until the material has been reviewed by the Board.  Ms. Boyle seconded, motion carried.

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION

    

After review by Board members, all of the continuing education audits were approved.

 

NEXT MEETING

 

April 1, 2011 at 10 a.m.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

Ms. Wolfrum moved to adjourn the meeting at 12:30 p.m. Mr. Howell seconded, motion carried.

 

 

 

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Rebecca L. Westerberg, Chair                       Richard Howell

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Carla R. Wolfrum                                           Sylvia Boyle

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Lisa Hansen Penny                                         Tana Cory, Bureau Chief