IDAHO BOARD OF OPTOMETRY
Bureau of Occupational Licenses
700 West State Street, P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0063
THIS IS A DRAFT DOCUMENT THAT HAS NOT BEEN APPROVED BY THE
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
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.
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.
Ms. Hall presented the financial report to the members of the Board. The cash balance as of 2/29/2012 was $83,544.13.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Tana Cory, Bureau Chief