Idaho State Board of Optometry
Bureau of Occupational Licenses
1109 Main Street, Suite 220
Boise, Idaho 83702-5642

(208) 334-3233

Minutes of May 12, 2006

  

ROLL CALL       ††††† Steven Snapp, Chair
                                                John Rietz, Board Member

                           †††††††††††††††††† Daniel Tiller, Board Member

                              ††††††††††††††††† Michael Flandro, Board Member (participated by phone)

                              ††††††††††††††††† Donald James, Board Member

      BUREAU STAFF:      †††††† Rayola Jacobsen, Bureau Chief
                                                Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief
                                                Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney
                                                Cherie Simpson
, Management Assistant
                                                Carrie Gilstrap
, Secretary 

 Chairman, Dr. Steven Snapp, called meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. 

 

Motion was made by Dr. Tiller to approve the minutes for February 22, 2006 as amended with the correct spelling for Dr. Rietz. Seconded by Mr. Rietz, motion carried. 

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Jacobsen gave the legislative report. The legislation regarding consolidating the Optometry Special Account with the IBOL account passed through the legislature and will become effective July 1, 2006. The Optometry Board will then be handled under one financial account.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Budd Hetrick presented the financial report of both accounts. Mr. Hetrick added to the legislative report by stating their account will operate under one account, effective July 1, 2006.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Budd Hetrick presented the investigative report with one complaint up for board decision. OPT-P4-4-2004-2. A motion was made by Dr. Tiller to accept the Bureauís recommendation for closure. Dr. James seconded, motion carried.

 

PROPOSED LAW AND RULE CHANGES

 

The Board discussed changes to both Optometry law and rule. Cherie Simpson, Management Assistant, was asked by the Board to send copies of these changes to Dr. Snapp and Dr. Tiller within one week.

 

SCOPE OF PRACTICE LETTER

 

A letter defining the Optometry scope of practice to be distributed to all Idaho licensees was updated with an addition. A motion was made by Dr. James to approve this letter. Dr. Rietz seconded, motion carried.

 

Moved by Dr. Rietz to enter into executive session to discuss application files exempt from public disclosure.  Seconded by Dr. James, motion carried.

Moved by Dr. James to come out of executive session. Seconded by Dr. Rietz, motion carried.

 

OPTA-100106

 

Motion made by Dr. James directing the Bureau staff to send a letter to the applicant directing him to submit school accreditation and the law and rule for Nigeria. Dr. Tiller seconded, motion carried.

 

The next meeting was scheduled for July 7, 2006 at 8:30 am.

 

A motion was made by Dr. Tiller to adjourn the meeting at 11:45am. Seconded by Dr. Flandro, motion carried.