Bureau of Occupational Licenses
1109 Main Street, Suite 220
Boise, ID 83702-5642
Jack G. Zarybnisky, O.D.
Michael R. Flandro, O.D.
Rodney L. White, O.D.
Francis J. Barnhart, O.D
Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief
Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
A motion was made by Dr. Zarybnisky to approve the December 12, 2008 minutes as written. Seconded by Dr. Flandro, motion carried.
Ms. Cory presented the legislative update to the members of the Board. She stated the Governor is looking at state budgets, this includes out-of-state travel.
Discussion was held regarding opticians and the duties they are allowed to do. The Board discussed defining this through rule.
Mr. Hetrick presented the financial report to the members of the Board. Their current cash balance is $60,334.46.
Mr. Hetrick presented the investigative report to the members of the Board.
Fiscal Year 2009 (to date)
Total Complaints received 8
(Including 6 CE audit files.)
Pending IBOL disciplinary action 5
Remaining under investigation 2
Awaiting Board determination 1
Fiscal Year 2008
Total Complaints received 4
Closed by Board action 1
Remaining under investigation 3
For Board Determination:
I-OPT-2009-2 CE audit documentation revealed that CE hours were obtained outside the audit period. A subsequent review of the dates on the documentation provided by R confirmed compliance with the CE requirement. IBOL recommends the Board authorize closure.
A motion was made by Dr. Flandro to approve the Bureau’s recommendation and authorize closure. Seconded by Dr. White, motion carried.
Discussion was held regarding the continuing education audit process and how a licensee’s record is sent to investigations if they are found to be non-compliant.
Mr. Hetrick presented case no. OPT-1007-3 to the members of the Board. A motion was made by Dr. Barnhart to direct the investigative unit to follow up and request the doctor submit documentation of the course submitted for approval pursuant to the consent order. Seconded by Dr. White, motion carried.
DISCUSSION ON PROPOSED RULE CHANGE
The Board reviewed the proposal to Rule 450 defining the expiration of prescriptions. A motion was made by Dr. Flandro to accept the draft as corrected. Seconded by Dr. Barnhart, motion carried.
ANNUAL DUES TO ARBO
A motion was made by Dr. Flandro to approve the payment for the annual membership dues with ARBO. Seconded by Dr. Barnhart, motion carried.
ATTENDANCE TO ARBO MEETING
Dr. James and Dr. Zarybnisky will attend this year’s annual ARBO meeting. Topics of discussion were given to Dr. James to present at the meeting in June.
PROPOSED RULE CHANGE
The Board reviewed the final version of the proposed rule change regarding prescriptions. A motion was made by Dr. Flandro to approve the proposal. Seconded by Dr. White, motion carried.
NEXT MEETING is scheduled for Friday June 12, 2009 at 8:30 a.m.
A motion was made by Dr. Zarybnisky to adjourn the meeting at 10:20 a.m. Seconded by Dr. Barnhart, motion carried.
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.