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

Minutes of January 20-21, 2004

 

ROLL CALL:                          Laine Eckersell, Chairman

                                                Bruce English

                                                Steven Gordon

 

ALSO PRESENT:                   Rayola Jacobsen, Bureau Chief

                                                Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief

                                                Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

 

                                                Loyal and Monica Perry, Idaho Consumer Alliance

                                                Elsie O’Leary, Idaho Consumer Alliance

 

Chairman Eckersell called the meeting to order at 9:06a.m. 

Mr. English moved to amend the minutes of the meeting of July 15-16, 2004. Mr. Gordon seconded and the motion carried.  

Mr. Gordon moved to approve the minutes of July 15-16, 2003 as amended. Mr. English seconded and the motion carried.  

Mr. Gordon moved to approve the minutes of December 17, 2003 conference call. Mr. English seconded and the motion carried. 

Ms. Jacobsen met with the Board to report on the Legislation.  The rules have been presented in committee and there have been no comments or opposition. Ms. Jacobsen reported that the Bureau had been asked to take on another licensing board.  Legislation is being considered that will transfer the Drinking Water and Waste Water Operators from the Department of Environmental Quality, (DEQ) to the Bureau of Occupational licenses.  A new board will be appointed by the Governors office to license the operators.  The facilities will still be regulated by DEQ.  

Ms. Jacobsen gave the financial report showing a positive balance of $45,878.57. Mr. Gordon moved to accept the financial report.  Mr. English seconded and the motion carried.  

The Board reviewed the case of MOR P3 2 2002-8.  Mr. English moved to accept the recommendation of the Bureau to close the case.  Mr. Gordon seconded and the motion carried. 

Bill Clingberg and Patti Woods-Clingberg from United Heritage met with the Board for discussion on pre-need sales and reporting for both insurance and Certificate of Authority holders and how to possibly simplify the present system.   The Idaho Funeral Service Association (IFSA) is going to look into this area as well.  The information will be presented to the Board when the IFSA committee meets, and the Department of Insurance is to be invited to the meeting. Discussion was also held on pre-need sales contracts.  The IFSA committee will gather more information and report to the Board. 

The Board discussed the endorsement provision as it applies to Funeral Directors. Roger Hales will review the present law to insure that it covers both Morticians and Funeral Directors. 

Mr. Gordon moved to go into executive session to consider records that are exempt from disclosure as provided in Chapter 3 Title 9, Idaho Code.  Mr. English seconded and the motion carried. 

Mr. English moved to come out of executive session.  Mr. Gordon seconded and the motion carried. 

 Mr. English moved to recess until January 21, 2004 and reconvene at 9:00a.m.  Mr. Gordon seconded and the motion carried. 

JANUARY 21, 2004 

Chairman Eckersell called the meeting to order at 8:45a.m. with all Board members present.   

For the Conference Convention in St. Louis on April 21-25, 2004 Mr. Gordon moved to pay the registration and reimbursable expenses for two Board members to attend.  Mr. English seconded and the motion carried. 

Mr. English moved to go into executive session to consider records that are exempt from disclosure as provided in Chapter 3, Title 9, Idaho Code. Mr. Gordon seconded and the motion carried. 

Mr. English moved to come out of executive session.  Mr. Gordon seconded and the motion carried. 

John Kersey, Chief Investigator, met with the Board to discuss disciplinary matters. 

Mr. Gordon moved to not post disciplinary action on the web site in the format shown to the Board.  Mr. English seconded and the motion carried. 

BOARD BUSINESS FILE 

The file was cleared with the following action: 

A letter to will be sent to Mr. Wilson explaining the application process. 

The Board reviewed the Mortician Certificate of Authority audits. 

Tim Gibson met with the Board to discuss the Funeral Director licensing requirements and shared concerns with the Board on the requirements.  

Mr. English moved to adjourn the meeting at 4:25p.m.  Mr. Gordon and the motion carried.


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