STATE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY LICENSURE BOARD

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

700 West State Street, P.O. Box 83720

Boise, ID 83720-0063 

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 7/13/2010

  

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Michael Spero - Chair

                                                             Corwin Sutherin

                                                             Caren DeAngelis

                                                             Diann Davis-Martin (via telephone)

 

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:    Ione Springer

                                                           

 BUREAU STAFF:                          Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                            Dawn Hall, Administrative Support Manager

                                                            Karl Klein, Administrative Attorney

                                                            Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                                            Carrie Gilstrap, Technical Records Specialist II

 

OTHERS PRESENT:                     Linda Jackson, IOTA

                                                            Doug Hoggatt, PT

                                                            Mel Henderson

                                   

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 AM MDT by Michael Spero.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

A motion was made by Ms. Davis-Martin to approve the minutes of 5/26/2010 as written. Seconded by Mr. Sutherin, motion carried.     

 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

 

Ms. Cory presented the legislative update to the members of the Board.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Ms. Hall presented the financial report to the members of the Board. The current cash balance as of 6/30/2010 is $14,740.04.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

OPEN MEETING LAW

 

Mr. Klein gave a brief summary of the open meeting law and reminded the Board of the changes effective in July, 2009. 

 

ELECTION OF BOARD CHAIR

 

A motion was made by Mr. Sutherin to elect Ms. DeAngelis as Board Chair. Seconded by Mr. Spero, motion carried.

 

CORRESPONDENCE RE: MODALITIES

 

Mr. Hoggatt approached the members of the Board. He is a licensed physical therapist/rehab services manager who oversees several occupational therapists. He stated he would like to see increased communication when changes are made to the practice act and this is the responsibility of the Board and Association. Ms. DeAngelis stated this has been going through the process for seven years. Mr. Spero also spoke at the Association conference, information has been posted to the website, and letters have been mailed to licensees on at least three occasions.

 

PROPOSED RULE CHANGES

 

Mr. Hales presented the draft of proposed rules to the members of the Board. Discussion was held regarding inactive license status.  (Rule 030) Following further discussion, changes were made to the continuing education requirement when reinstating to an active license; making it the two year period immediately preceding application for reinstatement, rather than just one. Rule 041 regarding fees was also discussed.

 

CORRESPONDENCE RE MODALITIES

 

The Board received several inquiries regarding Rule 012 Deep Thermal and Electrotherapeutic Modalities and Wound Care. Changes were made to the draft including the separation of the modalities and wound care portions. Ms. DeAngelis stated a licensee can apply previous experience and education toward meeting the current requirement. Discussion was held regarding the number of supervision hours required. Topics of concern were addressed. Supervision must be provided by a licensed occupational therapist or by another type of licensed health care practitioner who is competent to supervise in the area of modalities and wound care.

 

Mr. Hoggatt asked if the Board has notified Idaho State University regarding the modalities requirement. The Board stated yes; however, most OT programs do not have this as a requirement within its curriculum, it’s a specialty. The Board discussed the time frame for implementing these standards. The Board would like to allow a grace period of one year from the effective date of the rules, March 29, 2010, to allow individuals to obtain the training required.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Sutherin to have Mr. Klein draft the proposed language as discussed. Seconded by Mr. Spero, motion carried.

 

The Board also stated an individual will need to have the ability to document any previous supervision and experience. In addition, there will not be a time limit as to how far back this may go.  

 

2010 CODE OF ETHICS

 

The Board reviewed the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) 2010 revised edition of its Code of Ethics. The Board has incorporated these into its rules and does not make reference to a particular version therefore, no action was taken.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR THE WEBSITE

 

The Board will implement a frequently asked questions link to its website. They will submit topics for this page. Ms. Gilstrap, Ms. Hall, and Ms. DeAngelis will meet to also work on items for the FAQs.

 

ATTENDANCE TO ANNUAL NBCOT CONFERENCE OCTOBER 2010

 

A motion was made by Mr. Sutherin to approve the expenses for two members to attend the annual NBCOT conference in Indianapolis, IN. Seconded by Mr. Spero, motion carried.

 

NEXT CONFERENCE CALL MEETING is scheduled for July 28, 2010 at 8:00a.m.

 

NEXT MEETING is scheduled for October 15, 2010 at 9:00a.m.

 

Mr. Spero excused himself from the meeting.

 

CE COURSES

 

The Board received numerous applications for continuing education approval, and due to the lack of time, asked that these be put at the top of the October meeting’s agenda under New Business.

 

The board also tabled the applications submitted by Life Care and would like to invite Mr. Henderson and Mr. Hoggatt to the meeting when the Board will be reviewing their request for CE approval.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Sutherin to ask the provider for additional information including the names of three objectives in relation to occupational therapy, to submit qualifications for the presenter(s), and implement record keeping for those who attend the course. Seconded by Ms. Davis-Martin, motion carried. 

 

A motion was made by Mr. Sutherin to add a section to the CE approval application for the provider to list three occupational therapy objectives for the course. Seconded by Ms. Martin-Davis, motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Sutherin to meet with Ms. Jackson, IOTA, and revise the CE approval application and present the revision during the next scheduled meeting.  Seconded by Ms. Davis-Martin, motion carried.

 

The Board requested to have the process for the review of CE approval applications placed on the next meeting’s agenda.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

A motion was made by Ms. Martin-Davis to adjourn the meeting at 11:11a.m.  Seconded by Mr. Sutherin, motion carried.

 

 

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Michael Spero                                                  Corwin Sutherin

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Caren DeAngelis, Chair                                    Ione Springer

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Diann Davis-Martin                                          Tana Cory, Bureau Chief