IDAHO BOARD OF OPTOMETRY

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

700 West State Street, P.O. Box 83720

Boise, ID 83720-0063 

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 8/24/2011 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Jack G. Zarybnisky, O.D. - Chair

                                                    Robert Sorensen O.D.

                                                    Rodney L. White, O.D.

                                                    Robert B. Grill, O.D.

                                                    Donald K. James, O.D.                                                                            

 

BUREAU STAFF:                        Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                   Lori Peel, Investigative Unit Manager

                                                   Maurie Ellsworth, Legal Counsel

                                                   Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                                   Jean Uranga, Board Prosecutor

                                                   Cherie Simpson, Management Assistant

                                                   Carrie Gilstrap, Technical Records Specialist II

 

OTHERS PRESENT:                   Erin O’ Neill, Idaho Society of Ophthalmology

                                                   Kris Ellis

                              

The meeting was called to order at 8:30 AM MDT by Jack G. Zarybnisky, O.D.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

A motion was made by Dr. White to approve the minutes of July 18, 2011. Seconded by Dr. Grill, motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Dr. Grill to approve the minutes of July 25, 2011. Seconded by Dr. Sorensen, motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Cory presented the legislative report to the members of the Board. She stated the Legislature approved another investigator position and this has now been filled. Ms. Cory introduced Mr. Ellsworth as the Board’s legal counsel and Ms. Uranga as its prosecutor.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Ms. Cory presented the financial report to the members of the Board. The current cash balance as of 7/31/2011 is $84,762.29. 

 

FY 2012 CONTRACT RENEWAL

 

Ms. Cory presented the FY 2012 contract renewal to members of the board. A motion was made by Dr. Sorensen to approve the contract renewal and authorize the Chair to sign on behalf of the board. Seconded by Dr. James, motion carried.

 

MEMORANDUM

OPT-2012-1, OPT-2012-2

 

Ms. Uranga presented the memorandum to the members of the Board. Following discussion, the members provided her with their recommendations.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

 Ms. Peel presented the investigative report to the members of the Board.

 

I–OPT–2011–8 A motion was made by Dr. Sorensen to approve the Bureau’s recommendation and authorize closure. Seconded by Dr. White, motion carried.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

PROPOSED RULES

 

Mr. Hales reviewed the latest draft rules with members of the Board. Dr. Zarybnisky and Mr. Hales attended the Board of Pharmacy's meeting and presented the proposed changes. The Board of Pharmacy voted to support that section of the proposed rules which had been presented.

 

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

correspondence re the visual evoked potential

 

Following discussion, a motion was made by Dr. James to request that Dr. Sorensen respond to the letter by directing the person to the optometry statute. 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. Sorensen. The vote was: Dr. Zarybnisky, aye; Dr. Sorensen, aye; Dr. White; Dr. Grill, aye; and Dr. James, aye. Motion carried.

 

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

 

APPLICATIONS

 

ODP-100229 A motion was made by Dr. Sorensen to approve the endorsement application for Dr. Arvidson. Seconded by Dr. Grill, motion carried.

 

APPLICANT ID 901118086 A motion was made by Dr. Sorensen to table this application and provide instruction to the applicant to complete pharmaceutical education or the TMOD. Seconded by Dr. White, motion carried.

 

Election of chair as per Idaho code 54–1508

 

A motion was made by Dr. Sorensen to elect Dr. White as the Chair and Secretary. Seconded by Dr. James, motion carried

 

NEXT MEETING was scheduled for Monday, December 19, 2011 at 8:30 AM and Monday, March 5, 2012 at 8:30 AM

 

PROPOSED RULES

 

Revisions were made to the set of proposed rules following the Board’s direction. These changes were presented to the Board. A motion was made by Dr. Zarybnisky to approve the changes to the draft set of proposed rule changes and requested its submission to the Governor's Office. Seconded by Dr. James, motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Dr. Zarybnisky to also disburse the proposed rule changes to the state Association. Seconded by Dr. Grill, motion carried.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

A motion was made by Dr. James to adjourn the meeting at 10:15 AM. Seconded by Dr. Zarybnisky, motion carried.

 

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Jack G. Zarybnisky, O.D., Chair                    Robert Sorensen O.D.

 

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

 

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Donald K. James, O.D.                                   Tana Cory, Bureau Chief