STATE BOARD OF MIDWIFERY

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

700 West State Street, P.O. Box 83720

Boise, ID 83720-0063 

 

Conference Call Minutes of 12/8/2011

  

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:   Barbara N Rawlings - Chair

                                                   Paula Wiens

                                                   Cathy Ward

                                                   Clarence William Blea M.D.

                                                   Kyndal May Verveckken  

                                                 

 

BUREAU STAFF:                        Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                  Dawn Hall, Administrative Support Manager

                                                  Lori Peel, Investigative Unit Manager

                                                  Cherie Simpson, Management Assistant

                                                  Maurie Ellsworth, Legal Counsel

                                                  Mary Miles, Technical Records Specialist I

 

OTHERS PRESENT:                   Tony Smith, Benton Ellis

                             

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

 

 APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

A motion was made by Ms. Ward to approve the minutes of October 6, 2011 as amended. Seconded by Dr. Blea, motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Cory presented the Legislative report to the Board members. She noted that any law changes need to be submitted by August 1, 2012 and rule changes need to be submitted by the third week of August 2012 for the 2013 Legislative session.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Ms. Hall presented the financial report to the Board members, which showed a negative balance of ($6,857.01) as of 11/30/2011. The revenues are $10,310.00 and the expenditures are $13,627.48.

 

 

 

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Peel presented the investigative report to the Board members. She explained the investigative costs to the Board members and the steps once a case goes to the prosecutor’s office. She explained that the Bureau’s investigators also work closely with law enforcement when necessary.

 

FORMULARY        

 

Dr. Blea reported to the Board members that the members of the medical community that he had spoken with regarding midwives using misoprostol did not seem to be concerned as long as it was used postpartum.  Mr. Ellsworth noted that adding this drug to the formulary would require a rule change. The Board directed the Bureau to draft the rule change and send it to the Board members for review.

 

PEER REVIEW PROCESS

 

The Board members discussed the peer review process. Any changes would require a law change. The Board decided to review this as part of changes that may be submitted at the time the law sunsets.

 

MEDICAID RULE CHANGES

 

The Board members discussed the Medicaid Proposed Rules and determined that Rule 552.04, which requires reporting, would not be an administrative problem. The Board would like to add the question of how many clients were Medicaid to the practice data form. This would require a rule change. The Board directed the Bureau to draft the proposed rule and to review at the next meeting.

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

The Board reviewed an e-mail from the Division of Medicaid regarding midwives performing ultrasounds. It is not in the scope of practice for Certified Professional Midwives to perform or interpret ultrasounds. However, there may be CPMs who have the additional training and certification for performing limited ultrasounds.

 

The Board reviewed an e-mail from Lori Schneider, Director of the Women’s & Children’s Services in Coeur d’Alene regarding multiple gestation. The Board determined that it is currently against the laws and rules for a midwife to provide services once a multiple gestation is detected. The Board stated that clarification may need to be made in the statute. Ms. VerVeckken will draft a response letter and send it to the Bureau for review.

 

 

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.  It was seconded by Ms. Ward. The vote was: Ms. Verveckken, aye; Ms. Ward, aye; Ms. Wiens, aye; Dr. Blea, aye; and Ms. Rawlings, aye. Motion carried.

 

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

 

The Board Chair will send to the Board members and the Bureau, the curriculum from surrounding Midwifery Schools regarding pharmacology, shock/IV therapy, and suturing specific to midwives courses for approval by the Board.

 

APPLICATIONS

 

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

 

     Approved for Licensure

                    MEGLICH ABIGAIL ELIZABETH  MID-41

                    YOUNG TERRI                           MID-42

    

NEXT MEETING Monday, February 27, 2012 at 9am

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

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