IDAHO BOARD OF OPTOMETRY

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

700 West State Street, P.O. Box 83720

Boise, ID 83720-0063 

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 3/5/2012

 

THIS IS A DRAFT DOCUMENT THAT HAS NOT BEEN APPROVED BY THE

BOARD

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Rodney L. White, O.D. - Chair

                                                    Robert B. Grill, O.D.

                                                    Donald K. James, O.D.

                                                    Jack G. Zarybnisky, O.D.

                                                    Robert Sorensen O.D.                                                                              

 

BUREAU STAFF:                        Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                   Dawn Hall, Administrative Support Manager

                                                   Lori Peel, Investigative Unit Manager

                                                   Maurie Ellsworth, Legal Counsel

                                                   Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                                   Cherie Simpson, Management Assistant

                                                   Carrie Gilstrap, Technical Records Specialist II

 

OTHERS PRESENT:                   General Manning, Dennis Stevenson, Larry Benton (Legislative Advisor for the Idaho Optometric Physicans (IOP)), Molly Steckel (Idaho Medical Association (IMA)/Idaho Society of Ophthalmology (ISO)), Peter Jensen (ISO Treasurer/Licensed Ophthalmologist), James R. Davis (IOP President), Leo Harf (ISO/ Chairman of the Board of Medicine (BOM)), Ken McClure (Legal Counsel for the IMA), Larry Anderson (Legislative Committee Chair), Randy Andregg (IOP Executive Director), Nancy Kerr (BOM Executive Director), and Jared Walker 

                              

The meeting was called to order at 8:30 AM MST by Rodney L. White, O.D.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

A motion was made by Dr. Zarybnisky to approve the December 19, 2011 minutes as written. Seconded by Dr. Grill, motion carried.

 

PRESENTATION FROM GENERAL MANNING

 

General Manning gave a presentation to the members on the Role of the Board.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

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

 

I-OPT-2012-2 A motion was made by Dr. James to accept the Bureau’s recommendation and authorize closure. Seconded by Dr. Grill, motion carried.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Ms. Hall presented the financial report to the members of the Board. The cash balance as of 2/29/2012 was $83,544.13.   

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

ATTENDANCE TO ARBO MEETING IN JUNE

 

The Board discussed which member would be the designated voting delegate to the annual Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry (ARBO) in June, 2012. Dr. Sorensen will register as the voting delegate. Dr. Zarybnisky will also be in attendance. The Board asked Ms. Gilstrap to contact ARBO and apply for the scholarships made available to assist in the travel costs to attend this meeting.

         

NEW BUSINESS

 

ANNUAL ARBO DUES

 

A motion was made by Dr. Zarybnisky to approve the annual ARBO dues of $750.00. Seconded by Dr. Sorensen, motion carried.

 

CE COURSE FOR APPROVAL

 

A request for continuing education (CE) credit was submitted by Dr. Grill and approved for a six (6) hour seminar held on Monday February 27th, 2012 at the Hampton Inn in Downtown Boise.

 

NEXT MEETING was scheduled as a conference call for March 19,, 2012 at 8:30AM. The next face-to-face meeting was scheduled for July 13, 2012 at 8:30AM.

 

PRESENTATION FROM DENNIS STEVENSON

 

Mr. Stevenson approached the members of the Board. He provided an overview of the negotiated rule making process and answered any questions they had.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

A motion was made by Dr. Grill 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. James. 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.  Zarybnisky. The vote was: Dr. Zarybnisky, aye; Dr. Sorensen, aye; Dr. White; Dr. Grill, aye; and Dr. James, aye. Motion carried.  

 

APPLICATIONS

 

ODP-100005 A motion was made by Dr. Sorensen to approve Dr. Whitney Henker for re-licensure. Seconded by Dr. James, motion carried.

 

The Board began the negotiated rule making discussion at 10:15AM. Members from the audience approached the Board and provided any concerns they may have had. The Board agreed to take any concerns the other interested parties had into consideration. A meeting was scheduled for March 19, 2012 to discuss possible changes to the proposed rules.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting adjourned at 12PM as there were no other individuals present to comment or testify with respect to the scheduled negotiated rulemaking for the Board’s proposed rule changes. 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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Robert Sorensen O.D.                                     Tana Cory, Bureau Chief