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

Minutes of October 26, 2007

ROLL CALL:              Daniel Tiller, Board Chair
                                                Michael Flandro, Board Member
                                                Donald James, Board Member
                                                Jack Zarybnisky, Board Member
                                                Frank Barnhart, Board Member

      BUREAU STAFF:             Tana Cory, Bureau Chief
                                                Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief
                                                Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney
                                                Carrie Gilstrap, Secretary

 OTHERS PRESENT:  Molly Steckel, Kris Ellis           

The meeting was called to order at 8:35 a.m.

 

MINUTES of AUGUST 10, 2007

A motion was made by Dr. James to accept the August 10, 2007 minutes as written. Seconded by Dr. Barnhart, motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

Tana Cory presented the legislative report to the members of the board. She stated the Bureau has three additional staff members, including one for the investigative unit.

 

       FINANCIAL REPORT

Budd Hetrick presented the financial report to the members of the board. Dr. Tiller asked if the board has enough expenses to support a continuing education course. Mr. Hetrick stated they are a little short right now; however for the next financial projection the board could request additional funds.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

Budd Hetrick presented the investigative report to the members of the board.

 

OPT-P5B-2-2004-3

A motion was made by Dr. Zarybnisky to accept the bureauís recommendation to authorize closure. Seconded by Dr. Flandro, motion carried.

 

OPT-P2A-2-2007-4

A motion was made by Dr. James to accept the bureauís recommendation to authorize closure. Seconded by Dr. Zarybnisky, motion carried.

 

OPT-P2A-2-2007-5

A motion was made by Dr. James to accept the bureauís recommendation to authorize closure. Seconded by Dr. Zarybnisky, motion carried.

 

FY 2008 CONTRACT RENEWAL

Budd Hetrick presented the FY 2008 Contract Renewal to the members of the board. A motion was made Dr. Flandro to approve the renewal addendum and authorize the chair to sign on behalf of the board. Seconded by Dr. Zarybnisky, motion carried.

 

Roger Hales discussed an e-mail he responded to regarding an inquiry he had received about professional/general corporations of practice.

 

LETTER TO LICENSEES

Roger Hales presented a letter to the board regarding CPT codes and the rescinding of a letter that was sent on February 26, 2006 regarding this issue.

A motion was made by Dr. Flandro to enter into executive session to discuss potential litigation with counsel as per I.C. 67-2345(1)(f) Seconded by Dr. Zarybnisky, motion carried.

 

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

 

A motion was made Dr. Barnhart to send the letter from the Board of Optometry prepared by the attorney rescinding the previous CPT code letter with the change in the first paragraph that states the codes should be adopted through the legislative process and to direct counsel to sign on behalf of the board. Seconded by Dr. Flandro, motion carried.

 

MINOR SURGICAL PROCEDURES COURSE

 

A course which will be presented by the Idaho Optometry Physicians Association entitled Minor Surgical Procedures will be given on November 17 and 18, 2007.

 

ANNUAL ARBO MEETING

 

Dr. Zarybnisky attended the Annual ARBO meeting stating they would like to move towards the council on endorsed licensure mobility for optometrists (CELMO). They would like to take a committee and determine COPE approved courses and segregating them into different categories so that each state would know an individual has met the requirement to make it easier to transfer from state-to-state for endorsement.

 

CORRESPONDENCE REGARDING SPECTACLE EXPIRATION DATES

 

The board would like to discuss a rule change regarding spectacle and contact expiration dates during the next meeting, as this is not currently in the optometry law or rule. However under Rule 450 (1)(b) that states every prescription written or issued by an optometrist should include the expiration date of the prescription.

 

CORRESPONDENCE REGARDING CONTACT LENS DISPENSERS

 

The board directed the secretary to respond to the inquiry by stating the statute 54-1517.

 

UPDATE ON LICENSURE

 

Dr. Tiller will be unavailable in the spring and requests Dr. Zarybnisky and Dr. Barnhart work together on the sub-committee and together report back to the board.

 

The next meeting is scheduled for February 22nd, 2008 at 8:30 a.m.

 

A motion was made by Dr. Zarybnsiky to enter into executive session to discuss applications exempt from disclosure Idaho Code 67-2345.1.d. Seconded by Dr. Flandro, motion carried.

 

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

 

APPLICATIONS

A motion was made by Dr. Zarybnisky to approve the endorsement application for OPTA-100154. Seconded by Dr. Barnhart, motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Dr. Flandro to adjourn the meeting at 10:50 a.m. Seconded by Dr. Zarybnisky, motion carried.