STATE BOARD OF MIDWIFERY

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

700 West State Street, P.O. Box 83720

Boise, ID 83720-0063 

 

Conference Call Minutes of 10/6/2011

  

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:   Barbara N Rawlings - Chair

                                                   Paula Wiens

                                                   Cathy Ward

                                                   Kyndal May Verveckken

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:     Clarence William Blea, M.D.

                                                 

 

BUREAU STAFF:                        Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                  Dawn Hall, Administrative Support Manager

                                                  Lori Peel, Investigative Unit Manager

                                                  Mary Miles, Technical Records Specialist I

 

OTHERS PRESENT:                   Kris Ellis, Idaho Midwifery Council

                             

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

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

A motion was made by Ms. Verveckken to approve the minutes of August 10, 2011. Seconded by Ms. Ward, motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Cory gave the legislative report.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Ms. Cory presented the financial report to the Board members, which showed a negative balance of ($5,285.98) as of 9/30/2011. Ms. Cory explained that the revenues are steady.  Ms. Cory outlined ways for the Board to save on expenses.

 

FY2012 CONTRACT RENEWAL

 

Ms. Hall presented the FY2012 Contract Renewal to the Board.

A motion was made by Ms. Ward to approve the renewal and to have the Board Chair sign the FY2012 Contract Renewal. Seconded by Ms. Wiens, motion carried.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Peel presented the investigative report.     

 

COLLECTIONS

 

Ms. Peel discussed with the Board a request from the collection agency that handles past due disciplinary accounts. The collection agency asked if the Board would give the Bureau the authority to negotiate a settlement on any past due balances.

 

A motion was made by Ms. Wiens giving the Bureau authority to allow the collection agency to negotiate settlement of a collections case to a minimum amount, and any potential settlement less than that amount of the original debt would be brought to the Board for review. Seconded by Ms. Verveckken, motion carried.

 

FORMULARY

 

The discussion regarding the formulary has been tabled for the next meeting.

 

PEER REVIEW PROCESS

 

The discussion regarding a Peer Review Process has been tabled for the next meeting.

 

POSTING DISCIPLINE TO THE WEBSITE

 

Ms. Cory and Ms. Peel explained to the Board the information that would be posted to the website regarding disciplinary actions.

 

A motion was made by Ms. Verveckken to post disciplinary actions to the Board’s website. Seconded by Ms. Ward, motion carried.

 

APPLICATIONS

 

A motion was made by Ms. Verveckken to approve four applications for licensure. Seconded by Ms. Wiens, motion carried.

 

     Approved for Licensure

                    TAPLIN STACIA JUNE                MID-37

                    HALL VALERIE J                        MID-38

                    SPURLOCK MICHELLE MARIE   MID-39

                    LORENZ KATHLEEN SUZANNE  MID-40

NORTH AMERICAN REGISTRY OF MIDWIVES CERTIFICATES

 

A motion was made by Ms. Wiens to direct the Bureau to accept the NARM letter sent to the applicant with their exam scores and indicating they are a Certified Professional Midwife in lieu of the actual NARM certificate in order to expedite application review by the Board. A copy of the NARM certificate must be submitted to the Bureau once the applicant receives it. Seconded by Ms. Verveckken, motion carried.

 

RENEWALS

 

The information for the birth statistics report required with each renewal is to be the previous calendar year. Example: The renewal is March 2011; the birth statistical report information would be from January 2010 through December 2010.

 

NEXT MEETING Thursday, December 8, 2011 Conference Call at 9 A.M.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

A motion was made by Ms. Verveckken to adjourn at 10:15 AM. Seconded by Ms. Ward, motion carried.

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Barbara N Rawlings, Chair                            Paula Wiens

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Cathy Ward                                                    Clarence William Blea M.D.

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Kyndal May Verveckken                               Tana Cory, Bureau Chief