Bureau of Occupational Licenses
1109 Main Street, Suite 220
Boise, ID 83702-5642
BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT: Ione Springer
Karl Klein, Administrative Attorney
Carrie Gilstrap, Technical Records Specialist
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
A motion was made by Ms. Davis-Martin to approve the minutes of 7/17/2009, 7/31/2009, 8/17/2009, 8/21/2009 and 8/24/2009 as written. Seconded by Mr. Sutherin, motion carried.
CORRESPONDENCE REGARDING TELETHERAPY
The Board reviewed correspondence received regarding a scenario of teletherapy of a licensed occupational therapist supervising an aide resides out of the state. Questions in the letter included which state would govern these services and if there was concern from the Board about the role of the aide in this situation.
Mr. Sutherin stated he has concerns given the supervision would be taking place between two states.
Mr. Klein stated supervision
Mr. Klein referred the correspondent to the licensing rules with relation to supervision and direct line of sight.
DISCUSSION RE: COTA AND THE PROVISION OF PHYSICAL AGENT MODALITIES/ELECTRICAL STEM
Discussion was held during an association conference that had posed the question as to whether or not an assistant could still perform the physical agent modalities in a home health care setting given the rules regarding supervision. As written, an occupational therapist has to be in direct line of sight of an assistant when performing these services.
The Board would like to address this issue when it is able to submit proposed rule changes for the next legislative session.
A motion was made by Ms. Davis-Martin that the Board go into executive session under Idaho Code § 67-2345(1)(d) to consider records that are exempt from disclosure under the Idaho Public Records Law. The purpose of the Executive Session was to consider license application materials. Seconded by Ms. DeAngelis. The vote was: Mr. Spero, aye; Ms. DeAngelis, aye; and Ms. Davis-Martin, aye. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Ms. Davis-Martin to come out of executive session. Seconded by Ms. DeAngelis. The vote was: Mr. Spero, aye; and Ms. DeAngelis, aye; Ms. Davis-Martin, aye. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Ms. Davis-Martin to approve the following applications for licensure by endorsement. Seconded by DeAngelis, motion carried.
OT-948 Brandy Bergeson
OTA-941 Geraldine Stedman
OT-942 Janel Wangsvick-Lane
A motion was made by Ms. Davis-Martin to approve the following application for licensure by examination. Seconded by DeAngelis, motion carried.
OTA-943 Holly Muilenburg-Christensen
A motion was made by Ms. Davis-Martin to re-instate the following lapsed licenses. Seconded by DeAngelis, motion carried.
OT-150 Scott Tracy
NEXT MEETING is scheduled for December 11, 2009.
A motion was made by Mr. Sutherin to adjourn the meeting at 4:20p.m. Seconded by Ms. Davis-Martin, motion carried.
Michael Spero, Chair Corwin Sutherin