IDAHO BOARD OF MORTICIANS

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

700 West State Street, P.O. Box 83720

Boise, ID 83720-0063 

 

Conference Call Minutes of 12/13/2011

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  David L. Hutton - Chair

                                                    James H. Opdahl

                                                    F. Duayne Sims

 

BUREAU STAFF:                        Dawn Hall, Administrative Support Manager

                                                   Lori Peel, Investigative Unit Manager

                                                   Maurie Ellsworth, Legal Counsel

                                                   Erin Anderson, Secretary

 

The meeting was called to order at 9:09 AM MST by David L. Hutton.

 

CONSIDERATION OF RECOMMENDED ORDER IN MOR-2007-6 AND MOR-2007-7

 

MOR-2007-6 Members of the Board noted that they have fully reviewed the entire record, including the Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Recommended Order of the Hearing Officer.  After discussion a motion was made by Mr. Opdahl to accept the Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Recommended Order of the Hearing Officer and impose discipline of a six month suspension of the personal license, one year of supervised probation by another licensee after the suspension, costs, fees and fines of $3000.  Included in this motion was that the respondents funeral establishment may continue to operate if the facility is run by another licensed mortician while respondent is on suspension.  Seconded by Mr. Sims, motion carried.

 

MOR-2007-7 A motion was made by Mr. Opdahl that the respondent is fined $1000 for violations in count three and ordered to pay costs and attorney fees.  Seconded by Mr. Sims, motion carried.

 

MOR-2009-3 and MOR-2009-4 A motion was made by Mr. Opdahl to allow oral argument at 2 PM MST on 1/17/12.  One hour maximum will be given, half an hour for each side.  The argument is to determine discipline.  Seconded by Mr. Sims, motion carried.  Ms. Anderson was instructed to forward case information to the Board.

 

 

NEXT MEETING 1/17/2012

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

A motion to adjourn was made by the Board at 9:56 AM MST.  Individual votes for this motion were: Mr. Sims, aye; Mr. Opdhal, aye; and Mr. Hutton, aye.

 

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David L. Hutton, Chair                                   James H. Opdahl

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F. Duayne Sims                                              Tana Cory, Bureau Chief