Idaho State Board
of
Physical Therapy

Bureau of Occupational Licenses
State of Idaho

Minutes of November 09, 2006

Roll Call:                      Carrie Coen, Board Member

                                    Stephanie Liddle, Board Member

                                    Alan Crothers, Board Member

                                    Monica Fowers, Board Member          

                                    Mac Danielson, Board Member

Bureau Staff:                 Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief

Bill Schaefer, Deputy Bureau Chief

Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

Sandee Hitesman, Administrative Assistant

                                    Carrie Gilstrap, Secretary

 

Roll Call established at 9:00 am

 

AUGUST 25, 2006 MINUTES

 

A motion was made by Alan Crothers to approve the minutes of August 25, 2006. Seconded by Monica Fowers, motion carried.

 

APPLICATION FOR LICENSURE

 

The board discussed changing the format of the fees table. A motion was made by Alan Crothers to approve the application for physical therapists and physical therapists assistants as corrected. Seconded by Monica Fowers, motion carried.

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION INQUIRY

 

A motion was made by Monica Fowers directing the Bureau to add a continuing education link to the physical therapy website. The board also asks the Bureau staff to respond to the inquiry regarding CEU approval which directs the individual to complete the CEU form prior to approval. Seconded by Stephanie Liddle, motion carried.

 

EDUCATIONAL VIDEO INQUIRY

 

The Board states that for a physical therapist assistant to create a video regarding instruction for proper body mechanics would be well within their scope of practice. A motion was made by Stephanie Liddle to respond to this inquiry stating it is okay to create the video. Seconded by Alan Crothers, motion carried.

 

IDACARE DATABASE

 

The Board discussed licensed individuals registering with the IDACARE database and the disciplinary action taken if the individual does not update their profile. The board recognizes the Bureau inputs the profile information of the newly licensed physical therapist or physical therapist assistant into the database. The board directs the Bureau to follow up with the Idaho State Board of Medicine (IBOM) regarding IDACARE fines.

 

The Board also requests for Bureau staff to contact the IBOM to obtain information regarding a service to receive Idaho newspaper clippings for stories on physical therapy, physical therapists, and physical therapists assistants.

 

JURISPRUDENCE EXAM

 

The Board reviewed a draft copy of the open book examination which will be required for licensure. The Board made recommendations for changes and the revised edition will be up for Board review at their next scheduled meeting.

 

FSBPT MEMBERSHIP DUES

 

A motion was made by Alan Crothers to accept the annual payment for dues with the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy. Seconded by Monica Fowers, motion carried.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Mr. Budd Hetrick presented the financial report. Mr. Hetrick discussed changing the annual renewal date from June 30th  to the licensee’s birth date.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Mr. Budd Hetrick presented the investigative report. Mr. Hetrick explained the complaint process to the board. The board discussed putting together a list of professionals within the field to serve as the experts in an investigation when needed.

 

TEMPORARY RULE CHANGE

 

A motion was made by Alan Crothers to adopt the addition of an examination requirement as a section of the temporary rules. Seconded by Stephanie Liddle, motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Mr. Budd Hetrick presented the legislative report; stating the rules the board approved during their last meeting have been submitted and approved as temporary rules.

 

The Board has requested Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney, to follow up with the Attorney General’s office regarding a recent felony case against a licensed physical therapist.

 

The next meeting is scheduled for February 2nd, 2007 at 9:00 am 

 

Meeting adjourned at 11:45am