Idaho State Board of Optometry
of October 30, 2003
Scott Taylor, Chair
Gary Walker, Vice Chair
John Rietz, Board Member
Steven Snapp, Board Member
Daniel Tiller, Board Member
Jacobsen, Bureau Chief
Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief
Hales, Administrative Attorney
Hitesman, Office Specialist II
The meeting was called to order at 1:10
p.m. by Chair, Scott Taylor.
Motion was made by Dr. Tiller to accept the
minutes of the August 01, 2003 board meeting as written.
Seconded by Dr. Rietz, carried.
Ms. Jacobsen gave the legislative report.
The Boards proposed rules have been submitted.
The cost to the board to publish these rules was $168.00.
The committee will hear these rules the first or second week of the
legislative session. Ms. Jacobsen
noted to the board that the Optometry Association has not submitted anything
regarding the recommendation for a rule change to reflect allowing a doctor to
release a patientís prescription to committees.
The Board asked the bureau to notify them when the legislative committee
schedules their rules for hearing. If
the proposed rules are approved, these rules will go into effect as soon as the
Ms. Jacobsen presented the addendum to the
boardís contract for fiscal year 2004. The fiscal year budget and indirect
cost percentages were presented and discussed.
Motion was made by Dr. Walker to approve
the contract between the State Board of Optometry and the Bureau of Occupational
Licenses, and to authorize the chairman of the board to sign the contract.
Seconded by Dr. Snapp, carried.
Mr. Hetrick gave the financial report.
As of the end of September 2003 the board had $27,136.22 left in
appropriation. There was $54,575.15
left in the boards special account appropriation, and 345 current Optometry
licensees. Mr. Hetrick explained to
the board that the bureauís lease and the cost to the Attorney Generals office
is paid in one lump sum at the beginning of the fiscal year.
The Board asked if there had been a gradual decrease in their special
account? Mr. Hetrick will run a
historical data report for the board. The
Board discussed their fees. It was
noted that, should it become necessary, the board could raise licensure fees
another $25.00 by submitting a rule change.
The board would have to submit a proposed law change to increase the fee
any more than $25.00. If the board
were considering a rule change, the proposal should be approved by the Board
early in the year so the bureau could submit the rule to legislature by July
Mr. Hetrick gave the investigation
report. For fiscal year 2004
there have been two complaints. One complaint is under investigation and the
other one is waiting board determination. There
were two complaints for fiscal year 2003. One
of these is under investigation and the other one is waiting board
Motion was made by Dr. Walker to move into
executive session to discuss investigative matters exempt from public disclosure
and to discuss potential litigation with the boardís attorney. Seconded by Dr. Snapp.
Motion was made by Dr. Tiller to come out
of executive session. Seconded by
Dr. Walker, carried.
Motion was made by Dr. Taylor to accept the
Bureauís recommendation for case #OPT-P3-2-2003-1.
Seconded by Dr. Tiller, carried.
Dr. Snapp recused himself from discussion
and any participation in Board action regarding case #OPT-B6A-3-2004-1.
Motion was made by Dr. Taylor regarding
case #OPT-B6A-3-2004-1 to have the prosecuting attorney for the board review
this case further before the board makes a decision. Seconded by Dr. Walker, carried.
The board discussed applicant coming in
under endorsement. Applicant was
approved for licensure.
Board discussed persons who were previously
licensed in Idaho, and are now requesting reactivation of their license.
Mr. Hales explained to the board if the license has lapsed for more than
five years, all current requirements of the law and rule must be met, including
passage of the TMOD exam. The board
is pursuing a rule change regarding passage of the TMOD requirement.
If this rule change were passed, a person coming into Idaho under
Endorsement would not be required to pass the TMOD exam to qualify for
Ms. Jacobsen noted that the boardís wall
certificates are being printed in house. Card
Stock is now bought for wall certificates, and the wall certificates are drawn
up by computer. This process saves
the Bureau approximately $2,000.00 each quarter by not sending these to the
Request for renewal of Optometry license
was reviewed. The board noted that
not all continuing education hours had been met for the period the licensee did
not have an Idaho license. The
board asked the bureau to send a letter requesting a reason as to why the
continuing education hours were not met.
The board reviewed a continuing education
audit that had been sent in after the June 30, 2003 renewal date. This continuing education audit was approved.
The board submitted to the bureau a request
for changes they would like made to the Optometry State Open Book Examination.
The Bureau will fax this request to attorney, Roger Hales, for review.
The next board meeting was scheduled as a
conference call meeting on February 13, 2004 at 8:30 a.m.
Dr. Tiller will be present at the bureau for this meeting.
Motion was made by Dr. Rietz to adjourn at 2:55 p.m. Seconded by Dr. Tiller, carried.
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