IDAHO BOARD OF OPTOMETRY

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702-5642 

 

Conference Call Minutes of 7/10/2009

 

 

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

                                                             Jack G. Zarybnisky, O.D.

                                                             Francis J. Barnhart, O.D.

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:    Robert Sorensen O.D.

                                                            Rodney L. White, O.D.

                                                           

 

BUREAU STAFF:                           Dawn Hall, Administrative Support Manager

                                                            Lori Peel, Investigative Unit Supervisor

                                                            Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                                            Sandee Hitesman, Administrative Assistant II

 

                                   

Meeting was called to order at 8:50 AM MDT by Donald K. James, O.D.

 

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

The Board reviewed the minutes from the June 12, 2009 Board meeting. A motion was made by Dr. Zarybnisky to accept the minutes from the June 12, 2009 meeting as written.  Seconded by Dr. Barnhart.  Motion carried.

 

Ms. Hall informed the Board members that they may dial the general office number and speak with the front office staff if they do not have the conference call number available.

 

Ms. Hall informed the Board that Deputy Bureau Chief Budd Hetrick is retiring.  There will be a retirement party held at the Bureau on July 16, 2009. 

 

Lori Peel is now the Investigative Unit Manager.  Lori comes from the Attorney General’s office and has worked with the boards in the past. 

 

Roger Hales will be leaving the Bureau.  With the number of boards the Bureau is currently administering, a full time attorney is needed.  Karl Klein from the Attorney General’s Office will be housed at the Bureau and be the new administrative attorney.

 

The board expressed its appreciation for the advice and service that Roger has given them over the years. 

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

The board tabled the investigative matters until its meeting.

 

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

The board reviewed the proposed rule defining the term “Opticianry.”

 

A motion was made by Dr. Zarybnisky to adopt the rule defining the term “Opticianry” with the addition of adding “Opticianry does not include prescriptive authority.”  Seconded by Dr. Barnhart.  Motion carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

The Board tabled the ARBO report until the next meeting.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

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

 

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

 

APPLICATIONS

 

A motion was made to approve Dr. Scott Hansen’s application for licensure.  Seconded by Dr. Barnhart.  Motion carried.

 

NEXT MEETING

 

The board scheduled the next meeting for August 07, 2009 at 8:30 a.m.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

A motion was made by Dr. Zarybnisky to adjourn the meeting at 9:05 a.m.  Seconded by Dr. Barnhart.  Motion carried. 

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

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Robert Sorensen O.D.                                      Rodney L. White, O.D.

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