STATE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY LICENSURE BOARD

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702-5642 

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 5/26/2010

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Michael Spero - Chair

                                                             Corwin Sutherin

                                                             Ione Springer- via telephone

                                                             Caren DeAngelis

                                                             Diann Davis-Martin- via telephone

 

BUREAU STAFF:                           Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                            Dawn Hall, Administrative Support Manager

                                                            Karl Klein, Administrative Attorney

                                                            Cherie Simpson, Management Assistant

                                                            Carrie Gilstrap, Technical Records Specialist II

 

OTHERS PRESENT:                     Linda Jackson, IOTA

                                   

A motion was made by Mr. Sutherin to elect Ms. DeAngelis to act as the Chair while Mr. Spero is absent. Seconded by Ms. Davis-Martin, motion carried. 

 

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 AM MDT by Ms. DeAngelis.

 

Mr. Spero joined the Board meeting.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

A motion was made by Mr. Sutherin to approve the minutes of 2/5/2010 and 4/9/2010 as written. Seconded by Ms. DeAngelis, motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Cory gave the legislative report to the members of the Board. She stated the Bureau will be moving by July 1, 2010 to the Hall of Mirrors building, behind the Capitol, at 700 West State Street.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Ms. Hall presented the financial report to the members of the Board. The current cash balance is negative $13,428.03. Renewal notices had been sent licensees so the Board can expect to see an increase in revenue as these are returned with the required fees.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

IBOL CONTRACT

 

A motion was made by Ms. DeAngelis to approve the IBOL contract and authorize the Chair to sign on behalf of the Board. Seconded by Mr. Sutherin, motion carried.

 

DISCUSSION RE: TELETHERAPY

 

The Board discussed teletherapy and stated it would not meet the qualifications for supervision with the way the rules are currently written. The Board asked Ms. Jackson, IOTA, to follow up with other association members. 

 

Upon further discussion, the Board stated that until further research is done, teletherapy is not allowed, as it is a safety issue. 

 

DISCUSSION RE: PROPOSED LAW/RULE CHANGES      

 

The Board reviewed changes to Rule 012. deep thermal modalities to further define qualifications. The Board also reviewed draft changes to the supervision of limited permit holders and inactive licenses.  Discussion was held on the continuing education requirement to reinstate an inactive license. The Board asked to have additional clarification included for subsection (b) of Rule 030.

 

NEW BUSINESS

CORRESPONDENCE RE: CONTINUING EDUCATION

 

The Board reviewed correspondence regarding continuing education. They stated the CE requirements can be found by reviewing Rule 025. on the Board’s website. Ms. Jackson, IOTA, stated they will also post approved CE courses on the association website. Because the statute states the continuing education units must be recommended by the association and approved by the Board; if there is a question regarding the approval of an application they will both be involved in the review.

 

CE COURSES

 

The course submitted entitled Meeting the Developmental Needs of Infants sponsored by Eastern Idaho Regional was approved by the Board as it is an approved program by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). 

 

NEXT MEETING is scheduled for Tuesday July 13, 2010 at 9:00 AM

 

CE APPROVAL APPLICATIONS

 

A motion was made by Mr. Sutherin to approve the following continuing education applications submitted for review. Seconded by Ms. Davis-Martin, motion carried.

 

Course Provider: Center for Expressive Arts Therapy/ Soulore

Course Title: Employer/Employee Training & Preventing Compassion Fatigue

 

Course Provider: St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Department

Course Title: Learning to Say “Yes”, Moving from Gastrointestinal Discomfort to Inner-Directed Eating

 

REVIEW RENEWAL FORM FOR INACTIVE LICENSES

 

A motion was made by Ms. Davis-Martin to approve the renewal application for inactive licenses submitted for review. Seconded by Mr. Sutherin, motion carried.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

A motion was made by Ms. Davis-Martin to adjourn the meeting at 10:30AM. Seconded by Mr. Sutherin, 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