IDAHO STATE BOARD OF MORTICIANS

 

January 17-18, 2006

 

Regular Meeting

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

 

ROLL CALL:              Bruce English, Chairman

                                    Laine Eckersell

                                    John Buck

 

ALSO PRESENT:       Rayola Jacobsen, Bureau Chief

                                    Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief

                                    Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                    Stephanie Guyon, Deputy Attorney General

                                    Emily MacMaster, Deputy Attorney General                                        

                                    Janice Wiedrick, Technical Records Specialist I

 

Chairman English called the meeting to order at 9:05a.m.

 

Mr. Eckersell moved to approve the minutes of July 12, 2005. Mr. Buck seconded the motion, and the motion carried.

 

Discussion was held on the legislative process and how the Department of Health and Welfare is doing cleanup legislation following the transfer of Crematories to the Mortician Board.

 

The Legislative process is to do Rules first, then the Law changes.

 

Financial Report shows a positive balance of $76,753.75.  The Bureau and the Board may be looking at a fee decrease in the future.

 

Stephanie Guyon reported she has accepted a position with the Federal Government.  Emily MacMaster will be taking over as the Deputy Attorney General assigned to the Board.

 

Emily MacMaster presented the disciplinary memo to the Board concerning the following cases:

 

MOR-2006-1   The Board recommended a stipulated agreement and consent order including the costs and fees and probation.

 

MOR-2006-2  The Board agrees to accept the recommendation presented.

 

MOR-2006-3  The Board agrees to accept the recommendation presented.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Budd Hetrick presented the Investigative Report.

 

Fiscal Year 2006:  Six (6) complaints have been received to date.  Of those two (2) have been referred to the Attorney General for legal review, and four (4) remain under investigation.

 

Fiscal Year 2005:  Eight (8) complaints were received.  Of those, four (4) were referred to the Attorney General for legal review, three (3) remain under investigation, and one (1) awaits Board determination.

 

Fiscal Year 2004:  Eight (8) complaints were received.  Of those, two (2) were closed without action, two (2) were referred to the Attorney General for legal review, one (1) remains under investigation, and three (3) await Board determination.

 

For Board determination:

 

MOR-P1-1-2004-5  Mr. Buck moved to accept the recommendation of the Bureau to close the case.  Mr. Eckersell seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

MOR-P3-2-2004-6  Mr. Buck recused himself.  Mr. Eckersell moved to accept the recommendation of the Bureau to close the case.  Mr. English seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

MOR-P5-4-2004-7  Mr. Eckersell moved to accept the recommendation of the Bureau to close the case.  Mr. Buck seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

MOR-L2-1-2005-4  Me. Eckersell moved to accept the recommendation of the Bureau to close the case with a cease and desist letter copied to the county prosecutor.  Mr. Buck seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

Mr. Hetrick reviewed the FY2006 contract between the Bureau and the Board. Mr. Buck moved to approve the contract and have Chairman English sign on behalf of the Board.  Mr. Eckersell seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

Discussion was held on the examination of the Arts portion for Funeral Directors. 

 

Mr. Buck moved to have the Bureau contact the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards, Inc. to have them administer the Arts exam, by computer, and find out what is needed to accomplish this. Mr. Eckersell seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

The meeting adjourned for lunch to reconvene at 2p.m.

 

Chairman English called the meeting to order at 2:05 with all Board members present.

 

Discussion was held on the proposed law change for the provisional permit being changed to a three-year limit.

 

BOARD BUSINESS FILE

 

The business file was cleared with the following actions taken:

 

Mr. Eckersell moved to have all members of the Board attend the annual Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, on April 7-8, 2006, and authorize reimbursement for the travel, hotel and registration expenses.  The Conference will waive one registration.  Mr. Buck seconded, and the motion carried.

 

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

 

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

 

The Board reviewed the Trainee Final Report form and asked that the reference “under supervision of the sponsoring mortician” be added to the statements noting experience numbers for embalming and funerals.

 

TERMINATED FILES

 

The following files have been terminated due to lack of activity:

 

MOR-10-12-04  JMP-A, MOR-6-28-80-BCG, MOR 9-16-02-BW, MOR 10-6-03-DKA,

MOR-6-22-04-NLR,

 

The meeting adjourned at 4:03 and will reconvene January 18th at 10:00a.m.

 

January 18, 2006

 

ROLL CALL:              Chairman English

                                    John Buck

                                    Laine Eckersell

 

Also Present:                Rayola Jacobsen, Bureau Chief

                                    Janice Wiedrick

 

Chairman English called the meeting to order at 9:50a.m.

 

The Board discussed the proposed law and rule changes and their impact on the Board.

 

Certificates of Authority will no longer be issued as a result of the changes.  It will be the responsibility of the funeral establishment’s record keeping to make sure that all rules are met. The Bureau Investigators will conduct random audits of the records for compliance.

 

The Board received a letter from the Pittsburg Institute of Mortuary Science requesting approval of their coursework for Funeral Directors.  The Board would like more information from the Institute before giving its approval. 1. What is the pass/fail ratio for the school for the last three years.  2.  Are the proposed classes sufficient to pass the Arts section of the Examination.

 

The Board did an inspection of Veterans Cemetery and the meeting adjourned at 2p.m.

 

 

 

________________________________    ______________________________

Bruce English, Chairman                               John Buck           

 

 

________________________________    _______________________________

Laine Eckersell                                             Rayola Jacobsen, Bureau Chief

 

 

Licenses Issued:

 

Jason J. McDougal                               M-1007

Valden Christensen                               M-1011

Matthew Loran Gordon                        M-1016

Tyson Quinn Smith                               M-1018

Doug Coultrin                                       M-1021

Matthew Jay Rose                                M-1026