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

Minutes of January 18, 2005

 
ROLL CALL:               Steven Gordon, Chairman
                                    Laine Eckersell
                                    Bruce English

ALSO PRESENT:        Rayola Jacobsen, Bureau Chief
                                     Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief   
                                     Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney
                                     Ken Stringfield, Deputy Attorney General
                                     Janice Wiedrick, Office Specialist II 

Guests:                        Monica and Loyal Perry

Chairman Gordon called the meeting to order at 9:00a.m.
 

Mr. Eckersell moved to approve the minutes of July 7, 2004 as amended and the December 8, 2004 conference call minutes.  Mr. English seconded the motion and it carried.
 

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Rayola Jacobsen reported the bill for Endorsement is to be presented.

The bill for the Mortician Resident Trainees and Funeral Director Trainees proposed law change will be next year.

Mr. Hetrick presented the financial report showing a positive balance of $67,930.03.  The Board is in good standing.

Mr. Hetrick presented the Investigative report showing in 2005 six complaints have been received, three went to the Attorney Generalís office and three are under investigation.

For 2004, six of eight complaints are under investigation.

For 2003, eleven have been referred to the Board for disciplinary action.

MOR-P4A-2-2004-2  Mr. English moved to accept the Bureauís recommendation. Mr. Eckersell seconded the motion and it carried.

MOR P4A-2-2004-4  Mr. Eckersell moved to accept the Bureauís recommendation.  Mr. English seconded the motion and it carried.

MOR 2004-1, MOR 2004-2, MOR 2004-3, MOR 2004-4, MOR 2004-5, and MOR 2004-6   Consensus of the Board is that an advisory letter be sent and he is to pay all costs and fees for investigation. He is denied traineeship.

MOR 2005-1  An Advisory Letter is to be sent that correct dates, better documentation and better communication with secretary is required.

MOR 2005-2  An Advisory Letter is to be sent suggesting that better records be kept.

After this Legislative session Roger is to draft Rules amending Rule 250.03 to state: No person shall be eligible to be licensed as a Resident Trainee who has practiced as a resident trainee or apprentice for a total cumulative period of more than 3 years.

Randall Basterrechea met with the Board to ask for a waiver on the timing for licensure.  Mr. Basterrecheaís father was injured on the job and Mr. Basterrechea had to run his fatherís landscaping business until the father was able to take over again. He has run over the five-year limit for licensure.  The Board thanked Mr. Basterrechea for his time in meeting with them.

The Board did inspections at three Funeral Establishments:  Connorís, Bowman and Bell.

 The meeting recessed at 4pm to reconvene at 9a.m. January 19, 2005.

 
JANUARY 19, 2005

Chairman Gordon called the meeting to order at 9:15a.m. with all Board members present.

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. Eckersell seconded the motion, and it carried.

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

Mr. Eckersell moved to grant licensure for Mr. Basterrechea IF he has completed all of the requirements: make application and pay fees; official transcripts to show 60 semester credits in college or university, 45 of which must be in liberal arts, business or science; the Mortuary College, passing the Conference Exam, and the Idaho Law exam by his birthday of September 13, in 2006. There can be no more extensions of the temporary permit since the final report is on file. Mr. English seconded the motion, and it carried.

Mr. English moved to go into executive session to consider records that are exempt from disclosure as provided in chapter 3, title9, 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.

Two new applicants for Mortician Resident Trainee are approved and MORA-12-4-01BCG asked about the credits he has earned.  Some are semester and some are quarter credits.  By consensus the Board determined the applicant needs 36.5 quarter credits to complete the 60 semester credit requirement.

Mr. Eckersell moved to have three Board memberís reasonable travel expenses and the registration for the Annual Conference Convention paid by the Bureau.  The Convention is on April 9th and 10th.  Mr. English seconded the motion, and the motion carried.

Mr. English moved to terminate two files for lack of activity: MRT-07-23-01DRG, and MOR-10-22-04 DWL.  Mr. Eckersell seconded the motion, and it carried.

Mr. English moved to go into executive session to consider records that are exempt from disclosure as provided in chapter 3, title9, Idaho Code. Mr. Eckersell seconded the motion and it carried.

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

After review of examination questions, the Board is calling a Special Meeting for a workshop on Law and Rules.  The meeting is to be on March 8-9, 2005, starting at 9:00 a.m.

Board members are to go over the Law and Rules and bring suggested changes. 

Having no further business before them, Mr. English moved to adjourn the meeting.  Mr. Eckersell seconded the motion, and it carried.

 


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