MORTICIAN BOARD OF EXAMINERS

REGULAR MEETING

 

July 12-13, 2005

 

 

ROLL CALL:                      Laine Eckersell

                                           Bruce English

                                           John Buck

 

ALSO PRESENT:               Rayola Jacobsen, Bureau Chief

                                           Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                           Ken Stringfield, Deputy Attorney General

                                           Monica Perry, Funeral Consumer Alliance

 

ELECTION OF OFFICERS

 

Laine Eckersell moved to elect Bruce English as Chairman by acclamation. Motion carried.

 

Chairman English called the meeting to order at 9:08a.m.

 

Mr. Eckersell moved to approve the minutes of March 8, 2005 by acclamation, motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Jacobsen presented the Legislative reportThere were three new Boards being added to the Bureau and one Board expanded.  They are Contractor’s Registration, Liquefied Petroleum Dealers, and Naturopathic Physicians Boards will be started and the Speech/Hearing Services Act expands the Hearing Aid Dealers and Fitters Board by adding Audiologists and Speech/Language Pathologists to the Board.

 

These additional Boards should lower the indirect costs charged to the Board.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Mr. Hetrick presented the financial report showing a positive balance of $74,816.47. This represents a good financial standing for the Board.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

For the 2005 fiscal year, eight complaints were received and four have been referred for disciplinary actions.

 

For 2004, five complaints are under investigation and one has been referred for disciplinary action.

 

Mr. Stringfield presented a memorandum on MOR 2005-3 for the Board to review.  Mr. Eckersell recused himself from this action. 

 

Mr. Eckersell moved by acclamation to go into executive session to consider records that are exempt from disclosure as provided in chapter 3, title 9, Idaho Code, motion carried.

 

Mr. Eckersell moved by acclamation to come out of the executive session, motion carried.

 

Proposed Law changes were reviewed and revised. 

 

Proposed Rule changes were reviewed and revised.  The Board requests that the application be revised to state that the applicant MUST be a resident of Idaho for a temporary permit.

 

The Bureau is to follow up with Health and Welfare on 452-03-04 about the body being refrigerated at 36 degrees.

 

Mr. Buck moved to recess for lunch and the meeting to reconvene at 2 p.m. Mr. Eckersell seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

Chairman English called the meeting to order at 2:10 p.m. with all Board members and Ms. Jacobsen present.

 

The Board business file was cleared with the following action: Davis-Rose Funeral Home is to get the original Funeral Establishment number back and the Bureau is to refund the back application fees to Davis-Rose Funeral Home.

 

Mr. Eckersell moved to go into executive session to consider records that are exempt from disclosure as provided in chapter 3, title 9, Idaho Code.  Mr. Buck seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

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

 

Mr. Eckersell moved to approve the rule amendments as discussed.  Mr. Buck seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

Mr. Eckersell moved to adjourn the meeting and reconvene tomorrow at 9 a.m. Mr. Buck seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

Chairman English called the meeting to order at 9:05 a.m. Board members present include Chairman English, John Buck, and Mr. Eckersell.  Bureau Chief Jacobsen and Janice Wiedrick, secretary, represented the Bureau.

 

Law changes were discussedNext year rule changes will need to be made. Mr. Eckersell moved to approve the additional changes to include “making at least twenty-five funeral arrangements and in conducting at least twenty-five funerals under supervision.”  Mr. Buck seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

TERMINATED FILES

 

The following files were terminated for lack of action:  MOR-09-01-00CMC and MOR-09-20-99JMR.

 

The Board requests that all Funeral Establishment and Crematory licenses that are not current for lack of renewal be flagged and notice sent to the investigators.

 

January 2006 agenda item:

 

A one-time renewal, at the beginning of the year, for all licenses.  Then at renewal time they would just have to send in the completed form and audit report if necessary.

 

Having no further business before them, the meeting adjourned at 4:00 p.m.