STATE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY LICENSURE BOARD

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

700 West State Street, P.O. Box 83720

Boise, ID 83720-0063 

 

Conference Call Minutes of 11/17/2010 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Caren DeAngelis - Chair

                                                             Diann Davis-Martin

                                                             Michael Spero

                                                             Corwin Sutherin

                                                             Ione Springer                                                           

 

BUREAU STAFF:                           Dawn Hall, Administrative Support Manager

                                                            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

                                   

The meeting was called to order at 3:00 PM MST by Caren DeAngelis.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

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.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

A motion was made by Ms. Davis-Martin to adjourn the meeting at 3:15PM. Seconded by Mr. Sutherin, motion carried.

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Caren DeAngelis, Chair                                    Diann Davis-Martin

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Michael Spero                                                  Corwin Sutherin

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Ione Springer                                                    Tana Cory, Bureau Chief