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 1/7/2011

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Caren DeAngelis - Chair

                                                   Corwin Sutherin

                                                   Diann Davis-Martin

                                                   Michael Spero

 

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:    Ione Springer

                                                                                 

 BUREAU STAFF:                      Lori Peel, Investigative Unit Manager

                                                   Karl Klein, Administrative Attorney

                                                   Carrie Gilstrap, Technical Records Specialist II

 

OTHERS PRESENT:                   Linda Jackson, IOTA

                                                    Mel Henderson

                              

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 AM MST by Caren DeAngelis.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

A motion was made by Mr. Sutherin to approve the minutes of 10/13/2010 and 11/17/2010 as written. Seconded by Ms. Davis-Martin, motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Peel presented the legislative report to the members of the Board. She stated the Legislature will be in session next week and Bureau staff will contact the Board Members once we are notified of when the Board's rules are scheduled for hearing.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Ms. Peel presented the financial report to the members of the Board. The current cash balance as of December 31, 2010 is $7,920.06.

 

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

NBCOT ANNUAL CONFERENCE UPDATE

 

Ms. DeAngelis presented a report of the annual NBCOT conference she attended to the members of the Board. One of the topics included state boards that have absentee members. Ms. DeAngelis asked if this Board had a requirement pertaining to this and if there was a requirement relating to the number of meetings members must attend. Mr. Klein stated as per Idaho Code 54-3714 the Board is required to annually hold a meeting. The Board stated that if there was a concern in regard to a Board member's absence a letter would be sent on the Board’s behalf to the member with the concern. Other topics discussed were redesigning continuing education courses and digital certification. Telerehabilitation was also discussed. Ms. DeAngelis stated she would like to have a sub-committee to further research and discuss this topic. Ms. Davis-Martin and Mr. Spero agreed to work on this. Following the meeting, Ms. Gilstrap is to provide the two members with the information Ms. DeAngelis has for their review. 

 

The Board discussed continuing education (CE) audits and if physical agent modalities (PAM) and/or wound care should also be part of the audit process. A motion was made by Mr. Sutherin to include this on the CE audit form and require documentation be submitted by the licensee if they are practicing PAMs and/or wound care. Seconded by Ms. Davis-Martin, motion carried.           

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

The Board discussed the CE applications for approval that were submitted by Accelerated Care Plus several months ago. Ms. Gilstrap stated contact had been made notifying the company of the additional information requested by the Board and to date a response had not been received. Mr. Henderson requested copies of what the Board had asked for and stated he would follow up with the appropriate individuals.

 

NEXT MEETING is scheduled for June 10, 2011 at 9:00 a.m.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

A motion was made by Mr. Sutherin to adjourn the meeting at 9:30 a.m. Seconded by Ms. Davis-Martin, 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