STATE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY LICENSURE BOARD

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702-5642 

 

Conference Call Minutes of 11/16/2009

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Michael Spero - Chair

                                                             Corwin Sutherin

                                                             Caren DeAngelis

                                                             Diann Davis-Martin

 

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:    Ione Springer

                                                           

 BUREAU STAFF:                          Dawn Hall, Administrative Support Manager

                                                            Karl Klein, Administrative Attorney

                                                            Carrie Gilstrap, Technical Records Specialist

 

OTHERS PRESENT:                     Linda Jackson,

Idaho Occupational Therapy Association

                                   

The meeting was called to order at 3:35 PM MST by Michael Spero.

 

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.       

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

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 of an Idaho license requires “direct supervision” of an aide. Some licensing Boards address teletherapy in statute. This Board does not.

 

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.

 

EXECUTIVE 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.

 

APPLICATIONS

 

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-602 William Lane

OT-150 Scott Tracy

 

NEXT MEETING is scheduled for December 11, 2009.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

A motion was made by Mr. Sutherin to adjourn the meeting at 4:20p.m. Seconded by Ms. Davis-Martin, motion carried.

 

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Michael Spero, Chair                                        Corwin Sutherin

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Ione Springer                                                    Caren DeAngelis

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Diann Davis-Martin                                          Tana Cory, Bureau Chief