Idaho State Board of Morticians
Bureau of Occupational Licenses
1109 Main Street, Suite 220
Boise, Idaho 83702-5642
(208) 334-3233

Chairman - Steven L. Gordon, Boise
Laine A. Eckersell, Rigby
Jeff Blackmer, Grangeville

Meeting Minutes for September 17, 2002


ROLL CALL:                          Jeffrey Blackmer, Chairman

                                                Laine Eckersell

                                                Steven Gordon


ALSO PRESENT:                   Rayola Jacobsen, Bureau Chief

                                                Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief

                                                Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                                Janice Wiedrick, Office Specialist II


GUEST:                                   Patti Woods, Pre-Need Director of United Heritage



Chairman Blackmer called the meeting to order at 10:00a.m. 

Steve Gordon moved to approve the minutes of July 16-17, 2002 meeting.  Laine Eckersell seconded the motion, motion carried. 

The Board thanked both Budd and Roger for attending the Idaho Funeral Association meeting in July. 

The Board members are to attend the District meetings to talk about the proposed Law changes. 

The National Funeral Directors Association meeting is October 20, 2002. 

The proposed law changes were reviewed and discussion was held on the changes in the rules that will be needed if the law is approved.  

The Conference Funeral Director examination will need to be taken for the Funeral Director license and a new State law examination will need to be developed for Funeral Directors. 

A form will need to be developed for the Funeral Director Resident Trainee permit which will be separate from the Mortician Resident Trainee. 

Discussion was held on the Bureau going paperless and when the minute books run out of space, the minutes will be scanned into the system. 

The financial report, showing a positive balance of $44,249.01, was presented to the Board. 

The investigative report was presented showing that no complaints have been received for 2003. Five complaints are open and under investigation from 2002. 

The contact between the Bureau and the Board was presented for review.  Changes have been made in the Administrative, Investigative and Indirect cost percentages. Laine Eckersell moved to accept the contract based upon the changes and authorized Chairman Blackmer to sign on behalf of the Board.  Steve Gordon seconded the motion, motion carried. 

The Board Business File was cleared with no action taken. 

The wall certificate, minute book and travel vouchers were completed. 

Working lunch. 

Having no further business before them, the meeting adjourned at 2:00 p.m.

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