Bureau of Occupational Licenses
Karl Klein, Administrative Attorney
Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney
Cherie Simpson, Management Assistant
Carrie Gilstrap, Technical Records Specialist II
OTHERS PRESENT: Mel Henderson
Linda Jackson, IOTA
REVIEW COMMENT ON PROPOSED RULE
Mr. Hales stated the Board received a comment from The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) regarding the proposed rule change and physical agent modalities (PAMs). The AOTA stated the proposed rule does not offer specific guidance as to how many units of continuing education must be hands-on training and how many units may be fulfilled by other relevant courses that do not include hand-on training, such as distance learning. Ms. DeAngelis stated she is hesitant to specify the exact number of hours for hands-on training, as it may make the rule too narrow. Mr. Sutherin agreed, stating the Board’s rule allows for hands-on training. Mr. Spero also agreed, as the practical application is completed under the supervision component. Ms. Davis-Martin agreed.
Mr. Henderson stated he supports the Board’s decision.
A motion was made by Ms. Davis-Martin to approve the rules as written and to reject the requested submission to change the language in the proposed rules as there is sufficient hands-on training in the supervision component. Seconded by Mr. Sutherin, motion carried.
A motion was made by Ms. Davis-Martin to adjourn the meeting at 3:15PM. Seconded by Mr. Sutherin, motion carried.
Caren DeAngelis, Chair Diann Davis-Martin
Michael Spero Corwin Sutherin
Ione Springer Tana Cory, Bureau Chief