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

Minutes of February 16, 2007

             ROLL CALL:             John Rietz, Board Member, Board Chair

                                                Daniel Tiller, Board Member

                                                Michael Flandro, Board Member

                                                Donald James, Board Member

                                                Jack Zarybnisky, Board Member

     

      BUREAU STAFF:             Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief

                                                Bill Schaefer, Deputy Bureau Chief

                                                Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                   Carrie Gilstrap, Secretary        

 

The meeting was called to order at 8:30 am

 

MINUTES OF JANUARY 11, 2007

A motion was made by Dr. Flandro to accept the minutes for January 11, 2007. Seconded by Dr. Zarybnisky, motion carried.

 

Introductions were made between the board members and Tana Cory, Bureau Chief.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

Mr. Hetrick presented the financial report to the board members.

 

 INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

Mr. Hetrick presented the investigative report to the board members.

 

OPT-P4A-1-2005-3 A motion was made by Dr. Tiller to accept the bureauís recommendation to authorize closure. Seconded by Dr. James, motion carried.

 

OPT-P5B-2-2006-1 A motion was made by Dr. James to accept the bureauís recommendation to authorize closure. Seconded by Dr. Zarybnisky, motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

Mr. Hales stated the proposed rule changes were approved through the legislature and will go into effect when the legislature adjourns.

 

Discussion was held on record keeping and the length of time an Optometrist is required to keep records of their patients. Mr. Hales stated their statute does not currently address this issue. The board suggested moving this topic to the board meeting in the spring time; after the board has a chance to talk with their association and to research what other states require.   

 

ARBO VISUAL/COMPUTER MEETING

Dr. Zarybnisky presented the information he obtained from attending the ARBO meeting on the OE Tracker. The OE Tracker is a national database for COPE approved and non-COPE approved continuing education. Dr. Zarybnisky stated that individual states can also submit approved courses to ARBO. The OE Tracker identifies licensees by their social security number, but will only use the last four digits. Using the OE Tracker is also a way to audit courses and ensure they are up to the level of board expectations and standards. The board has agreed to continue with the development of ARBOís OE Tracker.

 

2007 ARBO MEMBERSHIP DUES

A motion was made by Dr. Tiller to submit payment for the annual membership dues to ARBO. Seconded by Dr. Zarybnisky, motion carried.  

 

SUB-COMMITTEE MEETING

Dr. Tiller summarized the sub-committee meeting that was held. In summary, the medical board wants Optometrists to stick with what their current scope of practice states and to not expand on the scope.

 

LEVEL LICENSURE

Idaho currently has approximately three licensed Optometrists who do not possess therapeutic privileges. The board expressed concerns regarding an O.D. who does not possess the full scope of practice and may not divulge this limitation to their patients.   

 

The next meeting was scheduled for June 1, 2007 at 8:30 am

 

A motion was made by Dr. Zarybnisky to enter into executive session to review applications exempt from public disclosure. Seconded by Dr.Tiller, motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Dr.  Zarybnisky to come out of executive session. Seconded by Dr. Flandro, motion carried.

 

ENDORSEMENT APPLICATIONS

 

OPTA-100128 A motion was made by Dr. Flandro to accept the application for licensure. Seconded by Dr. Zarybnisky, motion carried.  

 

OPTA-100130 A motion was made by Dr. Tiller to send a letter to applicant requesting documentation of successful passage of the TMOD, which is required by board rule 275 on Endorsement for Idaho. Seconded by Dr. Zarybnisky, motion carried.

 

The board signed wall certificates as well as reviewed the continuing education audits/renewals.

 

A motion was made by Dr. Zarybnisky to send a letter to ODP-901 acknowledging the approval of CPR course; however this course is not generally approved for the required continuing education hours for license renewal.  Seconded by Dr. Tiller, motion carried

 

A motion was made by Dr. Flandro to adjourn the meeting at 11:03 am. Seconded by Dr. James, motion carried.