Idaho State Board of Optometry
Bureau of Occupational Licenses
1109 Main Street, Suite 220
Boise, Idaho 83702-5642
(208) 334-3233

Conference Call Minutes of August 9, 2002

 

Dr. James Dean, Chair, called the conference call meeting to order Friday, August 9, 2002, at 9:05 a.m. at the Bureau of Occupational Licenses, Owyhee Plaza, 1109 Main Street, Suite 220, Boise, Idaho.

Board Members Present:            Dr. James Dean, Chairman

                                                Dr. Gary Walker, Member

                                                Dr. Steve Snapp, Member

                                                Dr. John Rietz, Member

 

Also Present:                            Rayola Jacobsen, Bureau Chief

                                                Budd Hetrick, Jr., Deputy Bureau Chief

                                                Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                                Dee Ann Randall, Administrative Secretary

Minutes

Moved by Dr. Snapp, seconded by Dr. Walker and carried that the minutes of the May 10, 2002 board meeting be approved. 

Rayola Jacobsen 

Ms. Jacobsen discussed with the Board some of the cost effective measures the Bureau has implemented, such as the new conference room and examination room and the new computer system and its capabilities. 

Financial Report 

Mr. Hetrick discussed the financial reports with the Board.  The Bureau account has a cash balance of $-7,671.57; the special account has a cash balance of $76,177.45. 

Moved by Dr. Snapp, seconded by Dr. Walker and carried that the Board authorize the transfer of $10,000 from the special account to the Bureau account to bring that account into a positive balance.  

The Board discussed maintaining the optometry special fund account and requested that Mr. Hetrick prepare a written report on the pros and cons of combining the accounts into the Bureau account. The Board requested that this written report be sent to them as soon as possible.  The Board will act on this at their next meeting. 

Moved by Dr. Walker, seconded by Dr. Snapp and carried by unanimous vote that the Board authorize the bureau to submit a legislative idea to the Governorís office to eliminate the special fund from the optometry law and deposit all funds into the Boardís fund within the Bureau account.  The Bureau will prepare the necessary legislation for their review at the October 24, 2002 board meeting.   

Investigative Report 

Mr. Hetrick presented the investigative report.  

Board/Bureau Contract 

Mr. Hetrick reviewed the fiscal year 2003 contract between the Board and the Bureau noting the changes in the financial sections of the contract.  

Moved by Dr. Snapp, seconded by Dr. Walker and carried that the Board approves the contract between the Board and the Bureau and authorizes Dr. Dean, Chair of the Board to sign the contract. 

One License Classification 

The Board discussed with Mr. Hales their action from the May 10, 2002 meeting wherein they moved that by 2007 all Idaho licensed optometrist must meet the diagnostic requirements as a condition for continued licensure.  Mr. Hales will review the legal aspects of this and report to the Board of his findings at their next meeting. 

Continuing Education Audits 

Moved by Dr. Rietz, seconded by Dr. Walker and carried that the Board authorizes Dr. Dean to review the continuing education audits and if he has any questions, they will be discussed at the next meeting. 

Dr. Dean reviewed and approved all of the continuing education audits for licensees. 

Time and Place of Next Meeting 

The Board will have their next meeting on October 24, 2002 in Coeur díAlene, Idaho.  Moved by Dr. Walker, seconded by Dr. Snapp and carried that Mr. Hetrick attend the board meeting in Coeur díAlene, Idaho on October 24, 2002. 

Moved by Dr. Rietz, seconded by Dr. Walker and carried the meeting adjourn at 10:40 a.m.


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