IDAHO BOARD OF MORTICIANS

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702-5642 

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 7/21/2009

 

THIS IS A DRAFT DOCUMENT THAT HAS NOT BEEN APPROVED BY THE

BOARD

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:David L. Hutton - Chair

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† F. Duayne Sims

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† John Buck

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:†††

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BUREAU STAFF: ††††††††††††††††††††††††† Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Dawn Hall, Administrative Support Manager

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Emily Mac Master, Deputy Attorney General

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Lori Peel, Investigative Unit Supervisor

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Karl Klein, Deputy Attorney General

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Cherie Simpson, Management Assistant

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Linda Goff, Technical Records Specialist I

 

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Meeting was called to order at 9:00 AM MDT by David L. Hutton.

 

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

After review and a correction noted, a motion was made by Mr. Sims to approve the minutes of 6/23/2009. Mr. Buck seconded, motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Cory presented the update, advising the Board of the addition of three new boards to the Bureau. Ms. Cory explained the contract between the Board and the Bureau would be recalculated to reflect the change.

 

Ms. Cory introduced Lori Peel as the Bureauís Investigative Unit Supervisor. Karl Klein was also introduced by Ms. Cory as the Deputy Attorney General assigned to the Bureau.

 

 

PERSI

 

Ms. Cory addressed the Board regarding PERSI participation. After a brief discussion, Mr. Buck made a motion to move from salary to honorarium. Mr. Sims seconded, motion carried.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Ms. Hall presented the financial report.As of June 30, 2009 the Board had a balance of: $69,394. Ms. Hall further explained that percentages should be lower this fiscal year, due to the addition of the three new boards.

 

This report is available on the website.

 

 

DISCIPLINE

 

MOR-2007-6

 

Ms. Mac Master presented a memorandum for this case. After review the Board presented its recommendations to the Office of the Attorney General.

 

MOR-2009-3/4

 

Ms. Mac Master presented a memorandum for these cases. After review the Board presented their recommendations to the Office of the Attorney General.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Mr. Hotchkiss gave the investigative report which is linked above. Mr. Sims requested a breakdown of inspections: how often inspections are done and the reason for the inspection. Mr. Hotchkiss will research and report back to the Board.

 

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

A motion was made by Mr. Sims to add an item to the agenda from the Bureau of Vital Statistics. Mr. Buck seconded, motion carried.

 

Ms. Peel presented a communication from the Bureau of Vital Statistics regarding electronic signatures on death certificates. After discussion, the Board advised Ms. Peel a crematorium must receive authorization from the coroner, as well as from the medical certifier, if one was involved. The nature of the form providing electronic signatures would be left to the Bureau of Vital Statistics. Ms. Peel will respond on behalf of the Board.

 

At 10:55 Mr. Buck made a motion for a 15 minute break. Mr. Sims seconded. Motion carried.

 

Meeting called to order at 11:10 AM MDT by Mr. Buck.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

Continuing Education

A discussion was held regarding the proposed continuing education rule. Mr. Buck reported the draft proposal was presented to the Idaho Funeral Service Association at their convention and input was requested. After further discussion, a motion was made by Mr. Buck to accept the proposed Rule 410. Mr. Sims seconded, motion carried.

 

An informative postcard will be sent to all licensees to educate them on the new rule.

 

In regard to continuing education correspondence tabled from last meeting, after discussion the Board requested the secretary draft a letter to Pierce Companies advising they will be recognized as a continuing education provider.

 

Mortuary Colleges not accepting apprenticeship served

In regard to correspondence discussed at the previous meeting, the Board was advised by Mr. Hales the students will have to complete a new application for Resident Trainee, including fees.

 

The Board requested the secretary draft a letter to known schools informing them of the Boardís decision.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Election

A motion was made by Mr. Buck to add an item to the agenda allowing for the election of the Board Chair. Mr. Sims seconded, motion carried.

 

Mr. Buck made a motion to elect Mr. Sims chair. Mr. Hutton seconded, motion carried.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

A motion was made by Mr. Sims to go into executive session for review of applications per Idaho Code 67-2345 (1) (d). Mr. Buck seconded. Votes were: Mr. Hutton, aye; Mr. Sims, aye: Mr. Buck; aye. Motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Buck to come out of executive session. Mr. Sims seconded. Votes were: Mr. Hutton, aye; Mr. Sims, aye: Mr. Buck; aye. Motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Buck to approve credit for three months served toward the apprenticeship for applicant 901093036; a new permit will be issued with the expiration date one year from today.

 

The Board also requested the secretary send a letter to both the past supervisor of the applicant and the current supervisor reminding them of the rules regarding responsibilities of the supervisor.

 

Mr. Sims seconded, motion carried.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

A motion was made by Mr. Buck to go into executive session for review of applications per Idaho Code 67-2345 (1) (d). Mr. Sims seconded. Votes were: Mr. Hutton, aye; Mr. Sims, aye: Mr. Buck; aye. Motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Sims to come out of executive session. Mr. Buck seconded. Votes were: Mr. Hutton, aye; Mr. Sims, aye: Mr. Buck; aye. Motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Sims to approve the following:

 

Approved for Licensure:

††††††††††††††††††††††† GORDON, NATHAN PAUL†††††††††††† MORA 1186

 

Terminate due to inactivity:

††††††††††††††††††††††† 901099448

††††††††††††††††††††††† 901057368

††††††††††††††††††††††† 901098402

††††††††††††††††††††††† 901065696

††††††††††††††††††††††† 901065298

††††††††††††††††††††††† 901093376

††††††††††††††††††††††† 901090802

††††††††††††††††††††††† 901069359

††††††††††††††††††††††† 901100936

 

Send Letter of Intent:

††††††††††††††††††††††† 901092508

††††††††††††††††††††††† 901101276

††††††††††††††††††††††† 901099303

 

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NEXT MEETING The Board did not set a date- unless there are new applications, there will not be a meeting until January 18 and 19, 2010

 

ADJOURNMENT

Mr. Sims made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 3:00 PM. Mr. Buck seconded, motion carried.

 

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F. Duayne Sims, Chair††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† David L. Hutton

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John Buck††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Tana Cory, Bureau Chief