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 6/10/2011 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Caren DeAngelis - Chair

                                                    Diann Davis-Martin

                                                    Corwin Sutherin

                                                    

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:    Michael Spero

                                                   Ione Springer

 

BUREAU STAFF:                        Dawn Hall, Administrative Support Manager

                                                   Lori Peel, Investigative Unit Manager

                                                   Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                                   Joan Callahan, Extern

                                                   Cherie Simpson, Management Assistant

                                                   Carrie Gilstrap, Technical Records Specialist II

 

OTHERS PRESENT:                   John Watts, IOTA

                                                   Linda Jackson, IOTA                                        

                              

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

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

A motion was made by Ms. Davis-Martin to approve the minutes of 1/7/2011 and 3/15/2011 as written. Seconded by Mr. Sutherin, motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Hall presented the legislative report to the members of the Board. She stated the rules have passed and are currently in effect.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Ms. Hall presented the financial report to the members of the Board. The current cash balance as of 5/31/2011 is $18,696.45.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Peel presented the investigative report to the members of the Board. There were no cases up for Board determination.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

DISCUSSION RE: PROPOSED RULE CHANGES/INACTIVE LICENSES

 

The sub-committee met with the Association to discuss the language in statute and rule pertaining to continuing education. Ms. Jackson and Mr. Watts approached the members of the Board and offered to provide a letter stating the Association’s mission for continuing education. This letter could then be posted on the Board’s website.

 

The Board also discussed the removal of the language that states continuing education is to be recommended by the Association. The discussion was added that removing this statement from the law and Rules would make it more clear to licensees and providers.

 

 Mr. Watts stated he would like the Board to wait before making any changes, as he favors utilizing the Association letter. He added that if the Board does remove the Association language in statute, then he feels it should also add language in Rule to identify a list of pre-approved providers.

 

A motion was made by Ms. Davis-Martin to table further discussion until the next conference call, tentatively scheduled for July 21, 2011. Seconded by Mr. Sutherin, motion carried.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Peel presented the investigative report to the members of the Board.

 

I-OCT-2011-2 A motion was made by Ms. Davis-Martin to approve the Bureau’s recommendation and authorize closure. Seconded by Mr. Sutherin, motion carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

REVISED CE APPROVAL APPLICATION

 

A motion was made by Mr. Sutherin to approve the revised continuing education approval application. Seconded by Ms. Davis-Martin, motion carried.

 

ELECTION OF CHAIR AS PER I.C. 54-3714(4)

 

A motion was made by Mr. Sutherin to re-elect Ms. DeAngelis as Chair. Seconded by Ms. Davis-Martin, motion carried.

 

CORRESPONDENCE RE: MODALITIES

 

The Board reviewed an inquiry asking for clarification to Rule .012. Ms. Jackson, IOTA, stated she has spoken with the individual and thus no further clarification is needed.

 

ATTENDANCE TO ANNUAL NBCOT CONFERENCE

 

A motion was made by Mr. Sutherin to approve the expenses incurred for a member to attend. Seconded by Ms. Davis-Martin, motion carried.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

A motion was made by Mr. Sutherin that the Board go into executive session under Idaho Code § 67-2345(1)(d) to consider records that are exempt from disclosure under the Idaho Public Records Law.  The purpose of the Executive Session was to consider license application materials. Seconded by Ms. Davis-Martin. The vote was: Mr. Sutherin, aye; Ms. Davis-Martin, aye; and Ms. DeAngelis, aye. Motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Sutherin to come out of executive session. Seconded by Ms. Davis-Martin. The vote was: Mr. Sutherin, aye; Ms. Davis-Martin, aye; and Ms. DeAngelis, aye. Motion carried.

 

APPLICATIONS

 

OCTA-1058 A motion was made by Ms. Davis-Martin to approve Wendy Meguess for licensure. Seconded by Mr. Sutherin, motion carried.

 

Discussion was held regarding the absence of Board members. Ms. Hall stated she will follow up with Ms. Cory. 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

A motion was made by Mr. Sutherin to adjourn the meeting at 10:10 AM. 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