STATE BOARD OF MIDWIFERY

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

700 West State Street, P.O. Box 83720

Boise, ID 83720-0063 

 

Conference Call Minutes of 6/30/2010

  

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:      Barbara N Rawlings - Chair

                                                             Clarence William Blea M.D.

                                                             Michelle Bartlett

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:         Paula Wiens

                                                            Kyndal May Verveckken

 

 

BUREAU STAFF:                               Lori Peel, Investigative Unit Manager

                                                            Mary Miles, Technical Records Specialist I

 

                                   

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

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

A motion was made by Ms. Bartlett to approve the June 10, 2010 minutes. Seconded by Dr. Blea, motion carried.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Ms. Peel presented the financial report to members of the Board, which showed a balance of $3,819.76 as of 5/31/2010.

 

DISCIPLINARY PROCESS

 

Ms. Peel discussed the complaint process to the Board members and asked people to refer complaints to the Bureau. The complaint needs to be in writing, signed, and Board members should not discuss complaint issues with the complainant.

 

Ms. Peel asked the Board members to recommend pro-reviewers for complaint issues. They must be licensed midwives and practicing in Idaho with no disciplinary action against them. It’s preferable that the pro-reviewer not be a Board member. The Board members will submit recommendations at the next meeting.

Once the pro-reviewer reviews a complaint it will be brought to the Board for direction: either closure or prosecution. Nothing is done with a complaint without the Board’s approval. If the complaint is against a midwife that is not licensed, it will not go before the Board.

           

NARM FORM 121

As of July 1, 2010 the opportunity to grandmother in as a licensed midwife will expire. The Board directed the Bureau to remove the NARM Form 121 from the website.

MIDWIVES COLLEGE OF UTAH

 

Ms. Bartlett researched the pharmacology course at the Midwives College of Utah and found that antibiotics and epinephrine are included in the course material. The graduates will have the required training. Ms. Bartlett will contact the midwifery schools in Seattle, WA. and New Mexico regarding their pharmacology courses and report to the Board at the next meeting.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

A motion was made by Dr. Blea that the Board go into executive session under Idaho Code § 67-2345(1)(d) to consider records that are exempt from disclosure under the Idaho Public Records Law.  The purpose of the Executive Session was to consider license application materials.  Seconded by Ms. Bartlett. The vote was: Ms. Bartlett, aye; Dr. Blea, aye; and Ms. Rawlings, aye. Motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Ms. Bartlett to come out of executive session. Seconded by Dr. Blea. The vote was: Dr. Blea, aye; Ms. Bartlett, aye; and Ms. Rawlings, aye. Motion carried.

 

A motion was by Ms. Bartlett to approve applications for Anne Pico and Brenda Grogan. Seconded by Dr. Blea, motion carried.

 

APPLICATIONS

     Approved for Licensure

                        PICO ANNE M                                     MID-29

                        GROGAN BRENDA FAY                    MIDGM-28

NEXT MEETING Not scheduled at this time.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

A motion was made by Ms. Bartlett to adjourn the meeting at 10:05 AM. Seconded by Dr. Blea, motion carried.

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Barbara N Rawlings, Chair                                Paula Wiens

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Clarence William Blea M.D.                              Kyndal May Verveckken

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Michelle Bartlett                                                Tana Cory, Bureau Chief