STATE BOARD OF MIDWIFERY

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702-5642 

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 1/25/2010

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Barbara N Rawlings - Chair

                                                             Kyndal May Verveckken

                                                             Paula Wiens

                                                             Michelle Bartlett

                                                             Clarence William Blea M.D.

           

BUREAU STAFF:                           Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

Dawn Hall, Administrative Support Manager

                                                            Karl Klein, Administrative Attorney

                                                            Mary Miles, Technical Records Specialist I

                                   

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 AM MST by Barbara N Rawlings.

 

 APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

A motion was made by Dr. Blea to approve the August 19, 2009 minutes. Seconded by Ms. Verveckken, motion carried

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Hall presented the Legislative report to members of the Board. Discussion was held regarding when the Board would begin issuing licenses. The application forms will be posted after the rules are in effect, which will be toward the end of the Legislative session. Licenses are required as of July 1, 2010 but complete applications can be reviewed prior to that. The Board members asked that the Bureau e-mail completed applications to them prior to meeting so that they can review them in advance and save time at the meetings.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Ms. Hall presented the financial report to members of the Board, which showed negative cash balance of $7,204.38 with revenues of $0.42 and expenditures of $7204.80 as of 12/31/2009.

 

ANNUAL CONTRACT

 

Ms. Hall reviewed a draft of the annual contract with members of the Board. Ms. Hall will present the revised contract at the next scheduled meeting.

DRAFT APPLICATION FORM

 

Ms. Hall presented the draft application form to the Board for review. Ms. Hall will present the revised application form draft at the next scheduled meeting.

 

DRAFT RENEWAL FORM

 

Ms. Hall presented the draft renewal form to the Board for review. The Board discussed changes. Ms. Hall will present the revised renewal form draft at the next scheduled meeting. A discussion was held regarding documents to be sent with each renewal instead of auditing; a copy of their current CPR, copy of current certification as a CPM by NARM, peer review, practice data, and CE. Ms. Hall stated that this Board would then not be able to renew online.

 

BREAK

 

A motion was made by Ms. Bartlett to take a 15 minute break. Seconded by Ms. Verveckken, motion carried.

 

DRAFT BIRTH STATISTICS FORM

 

Ms. Rawlings presented the draft birth statistics form to the Board for review. Ms. Wiens will revise the form and it will be reviewed at the next scheduled meeting.

 

WEBSITE AND LINKS

 

Ms. Bartlett e-mailed a draft list of informational links to the Board for review. The Board members will e-mail their suggestions to the Bureau and it will be discussed at the next meeting.

 

MEDICAL COMMUNITY

 

The Board discussed how to inform the medical community of the Midwifery rules and licensing requirements. Dr. Blea is writing a letter to the Idaho Perinatal Project outlining the midwifery rules.

 

A motion was made by Ms. Bartlett for Ms. Rawlings to draft a letter informing the medical community of the Midwifery rules and law. The draft letter will be reviewed at the next meeting. Seconded by Dr. Blea, motion carried.

 

MIDWIVES WHO DO NOT USE MEDICATIONS

 

The Board discussed midwives who choose to not use medications. The members said is the responsibility of the midwife to inform their clients if they do not use medications so the client can make an informed decision regarding her care.

CLASS OR EXAM FOR LICENSURE

 

The Board members discussed whether the Board should require a jurisprudence examination or provide a class on the laws and rules. Mr. Klein stated that an exam is not a requirement in law or rule and the Board cannot implement an exam without a rule change. Ms. Hall stated that other boards are moving away from jurisprudence exams due to the difficulty of keeping the exam current and of ensuring that the exam is psychometrically sound. Ms. Hall further stated that offering classes is generally more the roll of the association. Licensees do have to certify on their application and renewal form that they have read and will comply with the laws and rules.

 

NEXT MEETING

 

The next Board meeting is a conference call on February 12, 2010 at 9:00 AM.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

A motion was made by Ms. Bartlett to adjourn at 12:20 PM. Seconded by Ms. Wiens, motion carried.

 

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Barbara N Rawlings, Chair                               Kyndal May Verveckken

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Paula Wiens                                                     Michelle Bartlett

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Clarence William Blea M.D.                             Tana Cory, Bureau Chief