IDAHO BOARD OF OPTOMETRY

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702-5642 

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 12/12/2008

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Donald K. James, O.D. - Chair

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Jack G. Zarybnisky, O.D.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Michael R. Flandro, O.D.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Rodney L. White, O.D.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Francis J. Barnhart, O.D.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 BUREAU STAFF: †††††††††††††††††††††††† Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Karl Klein, Deputy Attorney General

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Marcie McGinty, Appeals Hearing Coordinator

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Dave Hotchkiss, Investigations Coordinator

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Carrie Gilstrap, Technical Records Specialist

 

 

OTHERS PRESENT:†††††††††††††††††††† Larry Benton, Molly Steckel

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Meeting was called to order at 8:30 AM MST by Donald K. James, O.D.

 

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

A motion was made by Dr. Barnhart to approve the minutes of August 29, 2008 as written. Seconded by Dr. Flandro, motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

 

Ms. Cory presented the legislative update to the members of the Board. The Board does not have any legislation this year.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Mr. Hetrick presented the financial report to the members of the Board. The current cash balance is $55,240.37.

 

Ms. McGinty presented a request for continuing education approval to the members of the Board for Case no OPT-2007-3. A motion was made by Dr. Flandro to approve Dr. Colsonís request. Seconded by Dr. White, motion carried.†††

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Mr. Hotchkiss presented the investigative report to the members of the Board. †††††††††

FiscalYear 2009 (to date)

Total Complaints received†††††††††††††††††††††††† 1

Status:

Remaining under investigation†††††††††††††††† 1

FiscalYear 2008

Total Complaints received†††††††††††††††††††††††† 4

Status:

Pending Office of the Attorney General 1

Remaining under investigation†††††††††††††††† 3

OLD BUSINESS

 

REVIEW REVISED OPEN BOOK EXAM

 

The Board reviewed the revised open book examination and approved the grammatical changes.

 

DISCUSS POSTCARD re: WRITTEN PRESCRIPTIONS

 

The Board reviewed the language drafted for the postcard. The Board would like to remind Optometrists that they are mandated by law to give out a prescription for contact lenses and to include links to refer them to further information on the requirements for contact lenses and eyeglasses.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

ASSOCIATION OF REGULATORY BOARDS OF OPTOMTETRY (ARBO) MEETING IN JUNE

 

A motion was made by Dr. Barnhart to approve the expenses for Dr. James and Dr. Zarybnisky to attend the annual ARBO meeting. Seconded by Dr. Zarybnisky, motion carried.

 

MEMORANDUM OPT-2008-3

 

Mr. Klein presented the memorandum to the members of the Board. Discussion was held regarding the case. A motion was made by Dr. White to close the case and send an educational letter to the Respondent. Seconded by Dr. Zarybnisky, motion carried.

 

Discussion was held on Rule 425 defining gross incompetence. The Board may consider updating language for the next legislative session that includes a reference to the federal law.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

A motion was made by Dr. Barnhart to enter into executive session to discuss applications exempt from public disclosure as per Idaho Code 67-2345.1(d). Seconded by Dr. Zarybnisky. Vote: Dr. James, aye; Dr. Flandro, aye; Dr. Barnhart, aye; Dr. White, aye; and Dr. Zarybnisky, aye. Motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Dr. Flandro to come out of executive session. Seconded by Dr. Zarybnisky. Vote: Dr. James, aye; Dr. Flandro, aye; Dr. Barnhart, aye; Dr. White, aye; and Dr. Zarybnisky, aye. Motion carried.

 

APPLICATIONS

 

OPTA-100181 A motion was made by Dr. Barnhart to approve the endorsement application for Laura Fischer. Seconded by Dr. Flandro, motion carried.

 

NEXT MEETING had previously been scheduled for March13, 2009 at 8:30 a.m.

 

A motion was made by Dr. Barnhart to adjourn the meeting at 9:55 a.m. Seconded by Dr. Zarybnisky, motion carried.

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Donald K. James, O.D., Chair††††††††††††††††††††††††† Jack G. Zarybnisky, O.D.

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Michael R. Flandro, O.D.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Rodney L. White, O.D.

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Francis J. Barnhart, O.D.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Tana Cory, Bureau Chief,