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

Minutes of July 19-20, 2004

 

ROLL CALL:                          Laine Eckersell, Chairman

                                                Bruce English

                                                Steven Gordon

 

BUREAU STAFF:                   Rayola Jacobsen, Bureau Chief

                                                Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief

                                                Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                                 

GUESTS:                                Maria Barrett, Division of Financial Management

                                                Dirk Heiner, Insurance Agent

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

Mr. English moved to approve the January 20-21, 2004 meeting as amended.  Mr. Gordon seconded the motion and it carried.

Mr. Gordon moved to approve the April 20, 2004 conference call minutes.  Mr. English seconded the motion and it carried.

Mr. Gordon moved to approve the May 11, 2004 conference call minutes.  Mr. English seconded the motion and it carried.

Bureau Staff

Ms. Jacobsen presented the proposed legislation to the Board for Funeral Directors holding a current license from another state with five or more years of experience take the exam and become licensed if passed

Mr. Gordon moved to approve the proposed law as written and to start it through the legislative process.  Mr. English seconded the motion and it carried.

Ms. Jacobsen talked about re-assignment of duties within the Bureau.  John Kersey, Chief Investigator will be in the field and Budd Hetrick will be picking up some of his duties.  Marcie McGinty is the Administrative Assistant to contact in the office.

Mr. Hetrick presented the financial report showing a positive balance of $66,099.03.  The Board is in good standing at this time.

Discussion was held on Pre-need contracts and possible law change to have the funeral establishment hold the Certificate of Authority and do the annual reporting instead of individuals.  The Idaho Funeral Service Association Board of Directors and legislative committee are in favor of the establishment having the Certificate of Authority and only licensed Morticians and Funeral Directors being able to sell the pre-need contacts and insurance. Funeral Establishment would annually renew the license and turn in the audit report for both insurance and trusts for the year.  The seller would be the funeral establishment.

Mr. Gordon moved to have the Bureau draft legislation for the Certificate of Authority be held by a funeral establishment, not an individual and present it during a conference call to be established at a later date.  The annual audit report for insurance and trusts is due when the MCA is renewed on the funeral establishment’s anniversary date.

Mr. Gordon seconded and the motion carried.

Discussion was held on the dates for examination for Mortician and Funeral Director’s licenses.

Mr. English moved that the Bureau conduct examinations on a monthly basis, upon application and approval, the day of the examination to be determined by the Bureau.

Mr. Gordon seconded the motion and it carried.

The Board recessed for lunch.

The Board reconvened at 1:30p.m. with all members and Rayola Jacobsen  present.

 

ELECTION OF OFFICERS

Mr. English nominates Mr. Gordon as Chairman effective immediately. Mr. Eckersell seconded the motion and it carried.

Mr. Eckersell nominates Mr. English as Vice Chairman. Mr. Gordon seconded the motion and it carried.

Mr. English nominates Mr. Eckersell as Secretary. Mr. Gordon seconded the motion and it carried.

 

OLD BUSINESS

Mr. Eckersell moved to go into executive session to consider examination matters exempt from disclosure as provided in Chapter 3, Title 9, Idaho Code. Mr. English seconded the motion and it carried.

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

Mr. English moved to accept the examination questions and incorporate them into the examination.  Mr. Eckersell seconded the motion and it carried.

The meeting recessed and will reconvene on July 20, 2004 at 9:00a.m.

Chairman Gordon called the meeting to order at 9:10a.m. with all Board members present.

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

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

Next meeting is scheduled for January 18-19, 2005 at the Bureau. 

The Board directed that a letter be sent to all MCA’s and Funeral Establishments about the proposed law change and discussion of the rules at the January 2005 meeting.  Comments may be mailed or made in person at the Board meeting.

Mr. English moved to terminate the following applications for lack of activity:

MOR 10-1997 CT,  MOR 5-6-03 SDP and MOR 10-30-00 BJP.

Having no further business before them, the meeting adjourned at 1:30p.m.


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