STATE BOARD OF MIDWIFERY

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

700 West State Street, P.O. Box 83720

Boise, ID 83720-0063 

 

Conference Call Minutes of 2/16/2011

  

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Barbara N Rawlings - Chair

                                                             Paula Wiens

                                                             Clarence William Blea M.D.

                                                             Kyndal May Verveckken                                                     

BUREAU STAFF:                           Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                            Dawn Hall, Administrative Support Manager

                                                            Lori Peel, Investigative Unit Manager

                                                            Karl Klein, Administrative Attorney

                                                            Mary Miles, Technical Records Specialist I

 

OTHERS PRESENT:                     Kris Ellis, Idaho Midwifery Council

                                   

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

 

 APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

A motion was made by Ms. Verveckken to approve the minutes of 12/15/2010. Seconded by Ms. Wiens, motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Cory presented the Legislative report to the Board members. The Board was informed that Ms. Bartlett has resigned from the Board and the Governor’s office is working to replace her position.

 

The Board’s temporary Rule 450 Unprofessional Conduct was reviewed by the Legislature and will become permanent at the end of the Legislative session.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Ms. Hall presented the financial report to members of the Board, which showed a balance of $1,331.27 as of 1/31/2011.

 

FY 2011 CONTRACT RENEWAL

 

Ms. Hall presented the FY 2011 Contract renewal to the Board members.

 

A motion was made by Ms. Vervekken to approve the FY 2011 Contract renewal and authorize the Board Chair to sign. Seconded by Ms. Wiens, motion carried.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Peel presented the investigative report. Ms. Peel informed the Board members that Eric Nelson from Naylor & Hales will be the prosecutor for Midwifery complaints. Board members are to direct anyone asking about complaints to Ms. Peel.

 

BOARD TERMS

 

There was a discussion on the process for filling Board positions and the expiration dates of the current members.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

A motion was made by Ms. Verveckken 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 Dr. Blea. The vote was: Ms. Verveckken, aye; Ms. Wiens, aye; Dr. Blea, aye; and Ms. Rawlings, aye. Motion carried.

 

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

 

A motion was by Ms. Verveckken to hold one application for licensure in pending for further information. Seconded by Ms. Wiens, motion carried.

 

IMA PROPOSED “HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONASL TRANSPARENCY ACT”

 

Mr. Klein presented and discussed the IMA proposed “Health Care Professionals Transparency Act” with the Board members. The Act says it’s intended to protect consumers from potentially misleading healthcare advertising. The Act requires practitioners not to engage in misleading advertising as defined in the Act. Among other things, it requires practitioner advertising to disclose the practitioner’s license type and to not offer services beyond the practitioner’s licensed scope of practice. The Act empowers the Board to discipline licensees who violate the Act, and it empowers the Board and other agencies to go to court to enforce the Act. The Board discussed the Act’s potential impact on the Board. Any concerns about the extent to which the Act may impact the profession would be better addressed by the profession’s association.

 

 

LEGISLATIVE ITEMS

 

Discussion regarding possible future law and rule changes including VBAC, endorsement, and 42 completed weeks was tabled. Any proposed changes would be for the 2014 Legislative session.

 

RENEWALS

 

Ms. Hall requested direction from the Board regarding the Birth Statistics Report that is to accompany each renewal. If the report is not received the license will not be re-issued until it has been received. The form will be included with each renewal and it is also located on the Midwifery website. Ms. Rawlings will contact the IMC regarding the link to the form being added to its website.

 

APPLICATIONS

     Pending

                        901114745

NEXT MEETING May 18, 2011

 

A conference call will be scheduled before May 18, 2011 if necessary.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

A motion was made by Ms. Vervekken to adjourn the meeting at 11:00 AM. Seconded by Ms. Wiens, motion carried.

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Barbara N Rawlings, Chair                               Clarence William Blea M.D.

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Paula Wiens                                                     Kyndal May Vervekken

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Tana Cory, Bureau Chief