STATE BOARD OF MIDWIFERY

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702-5642 

 

Conference Call Minutes of 2/12/2010

 

THIS IS A DRAFT DOCUMENT THAT HAS NOT BEEN APPROVED BY THE

BOARD

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Barbara N Rawlings - Chair

                                                             Kyndal May Verveckken

                                                             Michelle Bartlett

                                                             Clarence William Blea M.D.

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:    Paula Wiens 

                                                           

 

BUREAU STAFF:                           Dawn Hall, Administrative Support Manager

                                                            Karl Klein, Administrative Attorney

                                                            Mary Miles, Technical Records Specialist I

 

 

                                   

The meeting was called to order at 9:05 AM MST by Barbara N Rawlings.

 

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

A motion was made by Ms. Verveckken to approve the minutes of January 25, 2010. Seconded by Ms. Bartlett, motion carried.

 

FY 2010 CONTRACT

 

Ms. Hall presented the FY2010 Contract to the Board members for review and discussion.

 

A motion was made by Ms. Verveckken to review the contract and discuss it at the next scheduled meeting. Seconded by Dr. Blea, motion carried.

 

DRAFT APPLICATION     

 

Ms. Hall presented the draft application to the Board members for review and discussion.

 

A motion was made by Ms. Bartlett to approve the draft application with the changes that were discussed and to post on the website as soon as the rules are in place. Seconded by Ms. Verveckken, motion carried.

 

RENEWAL APPLICATION 

 

Ms. Hall presented the draft renewal application to the Board members for review and discussion. Ms Hall clarified that when original licenses are issued, the expiration date would be to their birth date plus 12 months.

 

A motion was made by Ms. Verveckken to approve the draft renewal application with the changes that were discussed. Seconded by Dr. Blea, motion carried.

 

BIRTH STATISTICS FORM

 

The Board members reviewed and discussed the Birth Statistics forms that Ms. Wiens had drafted. The form will be used with the initial application for Granmother midwives and with the renewal application. Discussion was held regarding a notary signature on the renewal application and it was decided that the affidavit on the renewal form was adequate and it does not need to be notarized. Mr. Klein informed the Board members that if anyone falsifies the information, they are subject to discipline. Ms. Hall explained to the Board members that the form will be available on the website; the midwife will be able to complete it online and then print it out. The following changes will be made to the form:

  • Add the Board Name and information at the top of the form
  • Add at the top of the form: month/year to month/year
  • Allow more room for information to be entered
  • Add a space for the applicant’s name on the second page

 

A motion was made by Ms. Verveckken to approve the Birth Statistics form with the changes as discussed. Seconded by Ms. Bartlett, motion carried.

 

WEB LINKS

 

The Board discussed which web links to include on the Midwifery website. It was decided to include the following links:

  • MANA – Midwives Alliance of North America
  • IMC - Idaho Midwifery Council
  • NACPM – National Association of Certified Professional Midwifes
  • NARM – North American Registry of Midwives
  • MEAC – Midwifery Education Accreditation Council
  • IFM – Idaho For Midwives

 

Ms. Verveckken will send the links to IBOL to be added to the Midwifery website.

MEDICAL COMMUNITY DRAFT LETTER

 

Ms. Rawlings presented to the Board members the draft letter for the medical community for review and discussion. It was decided to add Emergency Medical Technicians and Pharmacists to the list of recipients. The letter will be revised, printed on IBOL letterhead, and sent to the Board Chair to sign. The letter will be distributed and posted to the website.

 

A motion was made by Dr. Blea to approve the letter with the changes discussed. Seconded by Ms. Verveckken, motion carried.

 

ACCESSING MEDICATIONS

 

The Board Chair received a letter from Mark Johnston, Board of Pharmacy regarding concerns about midwives purchasing medications at pharmacies. A midwife cannot purchase any medications until they are licensed, licenses won’t be issued until July 1, 2010. The list of licensed midwives will be public record and will be found on IBOL’s website through the license search link.

 

Ms. Rawlings will contact Mr. Johnston of the BOP regarding helping with the distribution of the letter for the medical community.

 

MIDWIFERY EDUATION ACCREDITATION COUNCIL

 

A motion was made by Ms. Verveckken to approve the MEAC approved courses that are required for initial licensure. Seconded by Ms. Bartlett, motion carried.

 

NEXT MEETING March 18, 2010

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

A motion was made by Ms. Verveckken to adjourn the meeting at 10:50 AM. Seconded by Ms. Bartlett, 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