IDAHO BOARD OF OPTOMETRY

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702-5642 

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 8/7/2009 

 

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

Jack G. Zarybnisky, O.D.

Robert Sorensen O.D.

Rodney L. White, O.D.

Francis J. Barnhart, O.D.

 BUREAU STAFF: Cherie Simpson, Management Assistant

Karl Klein, Administrative Attorney

Marcie McGinty, Appeals Hearing Coordinator

Dave Hotchkiss, Complaint Coordinator

Carrie Gilstrap, Technical Records Specialist

                           

Meeting was called to order at 8:35 AM MDT by Donald K. James, O.D.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

A motion was made by Dr. Barnhart to approve the minutes of July 10, 2009 as written. Seconded by Dr. Zarybnisky, motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Simpson presented the legislative update to the members of the Board. Ms. Simpson stated the proposed rule change to define opticianry has been submitted to the Legislature.

 

FINANCIALREPORT

 

Ms. Simpson presented the financial report to the members of the Board. The cash balance as of June 30, 2009 was $65,867.01.

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Mr. Hotchkiss presented the investigative report to the members of the Board. There were no cases up for Board determination.

 

CEU SETTLEMENT ORDERS

 

Ms. McGinty presented CEU settlement orders to the members of the Board.

 

OPT-2009-2 A motion was made by Dr. Zarybnisky to close case no. OPT-2009-2. Seconded by Dr. White, motion carried.

 

OPT-2009-4 A motion was made by Dr. White to accept the order as written and authorize the Chair to sign on behalf of the Board. Seconded by Dr. Zarybnisky, motion carried.

 

OPT-2009-5 A motion was made by Dr. Barnhart to accept the order as written and authorize the Chair to sign on behalf of the Board. Seconded by Dr. Zarybnisky, motion carried.

 

OPT-2009-6 A motion was made by Dr. Zarybnisky to close case no OPT-2009-6 and include a warning letter to the licensee. Seconded by Dr. White, motion carried.

 

OPT-2007-3 A motion was made by Dr. Zarybnisky stating the licensee has met the conditions of the order. Seconded by Dr. Barnhart, motion carried.

 

 

The Board would like to send a postcard to licensees informing them of the renewal process and the time frame for completing the continuing education hours.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

REPORT ON THE ANNUAL ARBO MEETING

 

Dr. Zarybnisky stated there was discussion held on changes to the national exam as well as the implementing an injection program. Currently there are 33 states that allow injections.

 

He also stated National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO) has the ability to proctor on-line state exams. The Board requested to have the secretary follow up and see if this is something Idaho can start doing through them.

 

Discussion was also held regarding the measurement of competency. The national association has developed a five-step model.

 

The OE-Tracker was also discussed. This is a system that allows the attendance to continuing education courses/seminars to be tracked on a national database. The Board requested the secretary contact Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry (ARBO) regarding the implementation of OE Tracker.

 

Another topic discussed at the meeting was licensure mobility.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

A motion was made by Dr. Zarybnisky to add an item to the agenda to discuss correspondence received just prior to the meeting regarding mode of practice. Seconded by Dr. White. Those opposed Dr. Barnhart, motion carried.

 

Discussion was held regarding correspondence that was received. A motion was made by Dr. Barnhart to direct counsel to respond to the inquiry stating that Idaho law and rule authorizes the administration of therapeutic pharmaceutical agents by any means in the treatment of the conditions of the eye and eyelids per Idaho Code 54-1501 and Rule 600.02.a.i. Seconded by Dr. White, motion carried.

 

BOARD ELECTIONS

 

A motion was made by Dr. Barnhart to nominate and elect Dr. Zarybnisky as Board Chair. Seconded by Dr. White, motion carried.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

A motion was made by Dr. James that the Board go into executive session under Idaho Code 67-2345(1)(d) to consider records that are exempt from disclosure under the Idaho Public Records Law.  The purpose of the Executive Session was to consider license application materials.  Seconded by Dr. White. The vote was: Dr. James, aye; Dr. Zarybnisky, aye; Dr. Sorensen, aye; Dr. White; and Dr. Barnhart, aye. Motion carried.

 

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

 

APPLICATIONS

 

ODP-100189 A motion was made by Dr. James to approve the endorsement application for Elaine Chung. Seconded by Dr. Barnhart, motion carried.

 

ODP-100190 A motion was made by Dr. James to approve the endorsement application for Mark Hlis. Seconded by Dr. Barnhart, motion carried.

 

NEXT MEETINGS have been scheduled for the following dates and times:

 

Friday October 30, 2009 at 8:30 a.m.

Friday February 5, 2010 at 8:30 a.m.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

A motion was made by Dr. James to adjourn the meeting at 11:20 a.m. Seconded by Dr. Sorensen, 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