IDAHO BOARD OF MORTICIANS

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

700 West State Street, P.O. Box 83720

Boise, ID 83720-0063 

 

Conference Call Minutes of 5/16/2011

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:   F. Duayne Sims - Chair

                                                   James Opdahl

                                                   David L. Hutton

 

BUREAU STAFF:                        Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                  Dawn Hall, Administrative Support Manager

                                                  Lori Peel, Investigative Unit Manager

                                                  Karl Klein, Administrative Attorney

                                                  Erin Anderson, Secretary

 

The meeting was called to order at 8:30 AM MDT by F. Duayne Sims.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

Ms. Hall discussed the Board’s 2011 contract renewal with the Bureau.  A motion was made by Mr. Hutton to accept the contract and allow the Chair to sign.  Seconded by Mr. Opdahl, motion carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

A motion was made by Mr. Opdahl to accept the new quarterly reports.  Seconded by Mr. Hutton, motion carried.  The Bureau is to mail out postcards to inform trainees of the new quarterly report as well as a final report requirement.  The Bureau is to implement the quarterly reports at the new quarter. 

 

A motion was made to approve the new state jurisprudence exams by Mr. Hutton.  Seconded by Mr. Opdahl, motion carried.

 

CE COURSES

 

The following continuing education provider applications were reviewed:

 

Apex Continuing Education Solutions- A motion was made by Mr. Hutton to approve the 10 continuing education courses.  Seconded by Mr. Opdahl, motion carried.

 

Carriage Services Inc- A motion was made by Mr. Opdahl to approve the continuing education course.  Seconded by Mr. Hutton, motion carried.

 

Memorial Monument Services- A motion was made by Mr. Opdahl to approve the two submitted continuing education courses.  Seconded by Mr. Hutton, motion carried.

 

The Board clarified that the National Funeral Directors Association was the only continuing education provider with continual approval on continuing education courses.  The Board concurred.

 

Mr. Hutton left conference call at 9:11 AM. 

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

The Board reviewed and replied to the following correspondence:

 

Kip Clark- Mr. Clark inquired about a school that he would like to attend to complete his education for licensure.  He also inquired if previous classes that he had taken could apply to his application for licensure.  The Board instructed Ms. Anderson to inform Mr. Clark that the on-line school and the previous obtained credits were not from ABFSE accredited sources and could not be applied to his application for licensure.  A motion to accept this decision was made by Mr. Opdahl, seconded by Mr. Sims.  Motion carried.

 

Mitchell McBride- Mr. McBride requested that the discipline on his personal license be lifted for a potential job offer.  The Board determined that it does not have the authority to remove discipline and instructed Ms. Anderson to inform Mr. McBride that the discipline would remain on his personal license.  A motion to accept this decision was made by Mr. Opdahl, seconded by Mr. Sims.  Motion carried.

 

William Spafford-Mr. Spafford requested that his requirement for the 2011 license renewal period be waived due to military employment.  The Board noted that Mr. Spafford was exempt per Idaho Code 67-2602 A.  A motion was made by Mr. Opdahl to grant Mr. Spafford’s request and waive his continuing education requirement for the 2011 renewal period but to send a letter encouraging Mr. Spafford to please attend continuing education courses when possible.  Seconded by Mr. Sims, motion carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Ms. Cory asked the Board if it would like to discuss the current procedure of not displaying the Board’s discipline on the web.  A motion was made by Mr. Opdahl to table the matter until the 7/19/11 Board meeting.  Seconded by Mr. Sims, motion carried.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

A motion was made by Mr. Opdahl to go into executive session under Idaho Code 67-2345 (1) (d) to consider such records that are exempt from disclosure under Idaho Public Records Law. The purpose of the executive session was to review application materials. Seconded by Mr. Sims, motion carried.  Individual votes were: Mr. Opdahl, aye; and Mr. Sims, aye.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Opdahl to come out of executive session. Seconded by Mr. Sims, motion carried.  Individual votes were: Mr. Opdahl, aye; and Mr. Sims, aye.

 

APPLICATIONS

 

A motion was made by Mr. Opdahl to approve licensure for the below noted MCA applicants.  Seconded by Mr. Sims, motion carried:

 

Burke R. Dyson

Nathan P. Gordon

 

A motion was made by Mr. Opdahl to approve the following applicants to take the State of Idaho law and rule test for licensure.  Seconded by Mr. Sims, motion carried:

 

Brett Edgerly

James Schmerer

    

NEXT MEETING 7/19/11

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

A motion to adjourn was made by the Board.  Individual votes for this motion were: Mr. Sims, aye; and Mr. Opdahl, aye.

 

Meeting was adjourned at 9:50 AM.

 

 

 

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F. Duayne Sims, Chair                                    James Opdahl

 

 

 

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David L. Hutton                                               Tana Cory, Bureau Chief