Bureau of Occupational Licenses
BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT: Diann Davis-Martin
Karl Klein, Administrative Attorney
Lori Peel, Investigative Unit Manager
Cherie Simpson, Management Assistant
Carrie Gilstrap, Technical Records Specialist II
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
A motion was made by Ms. DeAngelis to accept the minutes of January 8, 2010 as written. Seconded by Mr. Sutherin, motion carried.
Ms. Cory gave the legislative update to the members of the Board. Ms. Cory stated the Legislature approved the rules which became effective 3/29/2010.
Ms. Cory presented the Bureau contract to the members of the Board. A copy of the contract was given to the Board Chair for his review and signature pending no further questions.
Ms. Cory presented the financial report to the members of the Board. The Board’s current cash balance is $10,957.02.
PROPOSED LAW/RULE CHANGES
The Board discussed proposed changes to the supervision rule that was provided by Mr. Klein. A motion was made by Mr. Sutherin to approve this draft as written including changes to Rules .011.02.c, .011.02.d, and .011.04. Seconded by Ms. DeAngelis, motion carried.
The Board discussed Rule .012 regarding physical agent modalities relating to a certified occupational therapist assistant (COTA).The rules specify a COTA have the same training as the occupational therapist, including the coursework, and practical experience. Mr. Klein may contact Ms. DeAngelis for any questions.
The Board discussed the rule regarding inactive licenses. The Board would like to require the licensee complete the CE requirement when requesting reinstatement.
The Board has requested discussion regarding teletherapy be added to the next meeting’s agenda.
DISCUSS TRANSITION OF LICENSE RENEWALS/ CE REQUIREMENT
The Board reviewed a letter addressed to licensees informing them of the transition of license renewal dates. The Board requested to have information regarding the continuing education requirement and audit process included in the letter as well.
AIDES IN SCHOOL SETTINGS
The Board received correspondence regarding a school-based occupational therapist and line of sight supervision for aides. The Board reviewed Rule .011.06 that states aides do not provide skilled occupational therapy services and stated that it is clear in the Rules these services are not to be billed to Medicaid. Mr. Sutherin will follow up with the inquiry to help clarify the questions asked.
REQUESTS FOR CE EDUCATION APPROVAL
A motion was made by Ms. DeAngelis to approve the following for continuing education. Seconded by Mr. Sutherin, motion carried.
COURSE PROVIDER: Center for Expressive Arts Therapy Soulore
COURSE TITLE: Employee/Employer Training : Preventing Compassion Fatigue
COURSE PROVIDER: St. Lukes Rehabilitation Department
COURSE TITLE: Learning to Say Yes: Moving from Gastrointestinal Discomfort to Inner-Directed Eating
Correspondence was received regarding the coaching model. In the coaching model each child is assigned to a team of licensees. This team consists of a physical and occupational therapist, and a speech language pathologist. Concern was discussed over professionals providing services which are outside their scope. Ms. DeAngelis stated this is an encroachment issue. Some areas of the state are not using the coaching model and some others only use this model. Mr. Sutherin will follow up with the author of this inquiry as well as the Association.
NEXT MEETING is scheduled for Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 9:00 am.
A motion was made by Ms. DeAngelis to adjourn the meeting at 9:55 am. Seconded by Mr. Sutherin, motion carried.
Michael Spero, Chair Corwin Sutherin
Diann Davis-Martin Tana Cory, Bureau Chief