IDAHO BOARD OF MORTICIANS

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702-5642 

 

Conference Call Minutes of 10/9/2008

 

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  David L Hutton - Chair

                                                             John Buck

                                                             F Duayne Sims

 

 

BUREAU STAFF:                           Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                            Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief

James Stoll, Administrative Attorney

                                                            Emily Mac Master, Deputy Attorney General

                                                            Sandee Hitesman, Administrative Assistant

                                                            Marcie McGinty, Appeals Hearings Technician

                                                            Linda Goff, Technical Records Specialist

                                                            Janice Wiedrick, Technical Records Specialist

 

OTHERS PRESENT:                     Dick Shultz, Deputy Director, Health and Welfare

                                                            Jane Smith, Administrative Director H and W   

                                                            Dr. Christine Hahn, State Epidemiologist

           

Meeting was called to order at 9:02  MDT by David L Hutton.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

Mr. Buck moved to approve the minutes of July 15-16, 2008.  Mr. Sims seconded, and it carried.

 

Mr. Sims moved to approve the minutes of August 12, 2008.  Mr. Buck seconded, and it carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

REPEAL OF IDAHO CODE

Mr. Shultz presented the idea of repealing Idaho Code 54-1119 from the Morticianís Statute. The repeal is based upon the fact that the Department of Health and Welfare has laws and rules in place covering the control of handling dead human bodies.  The Idaho Code 54-1119 has never had any rules, and historically has never been used. 

 

Mr. Sims moved to support the repeal of Idaho Code 54-1119 by the Department of Health and Welfare.  Mr. Buck seconded, and it carried.

 

MEMO FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERALíS OFFICE

 

MOR-2008-9 and MOR-2008-10

 

Chairman Hutton recused himself from these cases, and appointed Mr. Buck to act as Vice Chairman.

 

Respondent #1

 

The Attorney Generalís Office is to negotiate a consent order involving:

1.  Fine of $500.

2.  Pay $1,150 in costs and fees.

3.  Have a 15 day suspension of his license.

 

Respondent #2

 

The Attorney Generalís Office is to issue a strong warning letter and close the file.

 

MOR-2009-1 and MOR-2009-2

 

The Attorney Generalís Office is to negotiate a consent order and letter of reprimand.

 

MOR-2008-8

 

Mr. Sims moved to accept the voluntary surrender of his license.  His license is to be revoked and all privileges of renewal be revoked.  He is to pay a fine of $1,000 and the recovery of costs and fees. Chairman Hutton is to sign on behalf of the Board.

Mr. Buck seconded, and it carried.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

Mr. Sims moved to go into executive session per Idaho Code 67-2345 (1) (d).  Mr. Buck seconded. Aye votes: Mr. Sims, Mr. Buck and Mr. Hutton.  Nay votes: None. Motion carried. 

 

Mr. Sims moved to come out of executive session. Mr. Buck seconded. Aye votes: Mr. Sims, Mr. Buck and Mr. Hutton.  Nay votes: None. Motion carried. 

 

APPLICATIONS

     Approved for Exam

 

Mr. Buck moved to approve Kevin H. Persons for examination and licensure pending successful passage of the exam.  Mr. Sims seconded, and it carried.

 

CONFERENCE ANNUAL DUES

 

Mr. Buck moved to pay the Conference of Funeral Service Examiners annual dues of $250.  Mr. Sims seconded, motion carried.

 

CREMATION RECORDS

 

Discussion was held on what type of records crematories must keep for stillborn babies under 20 weeks, and medical waste from hospitals.

 

Mr. Buck moved to table this discussion until the January 2009 meeting.  Mr. Sims seconded, motion carried.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

 Mr. Sims moved to adjourn the call at 10:05 a.m.  Mr. Buck seconded, motion carried.

 

Licenses Issued since 7-15-08

 

Mark Allen Mead                                             M-1134                       7-17-08

James A Davis                                                  M-1127                       8-12-08

Evan Frank Birdsell                                          M-1120                       8-25-08

Raymond Michael May                                     M-1148                       8-25-08

Robert H. Goff                                                 M-1149                       8-25-08