Idaho State Board
Bureau of Occupational Licenses
State of Idaho
Minutes of February 2, 2007
Roll Call: Carrie Coen, Board Member
Stephanie Liddle, Board Member
Alan Crothers, Board Member (absent)
Monica Fowers, Board Member
Mac Danielson, Board Member (absent)
Bureau Staff: Tana Cory, Bureau Chief
Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief
Bill Schaefer, Deputy Bureau Chief
Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney
Carrie Gilstrap, Secretary
Also Present: Linda Jackson, Executive Director, Occupational Therapy Assoc.
Ludee Vermaas, Licensed Occupational Therapist
Emily MacMaster, Deputy Attorney General Office
Roll Call established at 11:00 am
NOVEMBER 9, 2006 MINUTES
A motion was made by Monica Fowers to approve the minutes of November 9, 2006. Seconded by Stepahnie Liddle, motion carried.
PRESENTATION FROM OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION
Linda Jackson, OTA Executive Director and Ludee Vermaas, Licensed Occupational Therapist approached the board stating their concerns over the current physical therapy practice act. (IDAPA 24.13.01) They stated they would like the rule to be more clearly stated when referring to daily living tasks. Ms. Coen presented the curriculum used by licensed physical therapists. (The National Standards Guide to Physical Therapy Practice)
Ms. Jackson stated she does not believe the language in the rules reflects what is written in the physical therapy practice act. They again ask the board to clarify the language which includes “functional mobility training as it pertains to ADL tasks.”
Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney, recommends the board not take a position at this time. He and the board will need an opportunity to review statutes for both physical therapy and occupational therapy. Mr. Hales suggested that both boards meet again during the next scheduled physical therapy meeting and adopt new language at that time. Ms. Coen extended the invitation to Ms. Jackson and Ms. Vermaas to attend the next meeting.
A motion was made by Stephanie Liddle to set aside discussion on the Occupational Therapy Association. Seconded by Monica Fowers, motion carried. The board has also asked for the secretary to draft a letter to the Idaho Occupational Therapy Association expressing the board’s gratitude for their time.
Emily MacMaster gave a brief introduction and a summary of the complaint process when referred to the attorney general’s office.
IBOL COMPLAINT PROCESS
Budd Hetrick and Roger Hales presented an overview of the IBOL complaint process along with defining the responsibilities a member of the board has in handling these circumstances.
Budd Hetrick presented the investigative report to the members of the board.
Budd Hetrick presented to financial report to the members of the board. After this upcoming renewal period, the licenses will change from birthdate-to-birthdate, rather then annually by 6/30.
APPLICATION FOR LICENSURE
The board has requested for revisions to be made on the application for physical therapy licensure. Question 9. Are you currently or have you ever been licensed in any states? The board would like to change the wording to state: Are you currently or have you ever been licensed as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant in any states? Question 10. Have you ever had a license or registration revoked, suspended, or otherwise sanctioned? The board would like to change the wording to state: Have you ever had a health care license or registration revoked, suspended, or otherwise sanctioned?
CONTINUING EDUCATION LINK TO WEBSITE
The board made recommendations regarding the continuing education information which is linked to their website’s homepage.
A motion was made by Stephanie Liddle to enter into executive session to discuss applications exempt from public disclosure. Seconded by Monica Fowers, motion carried.
A motion was made by Stephanie Liddle to come out of executive session. Seconded by Monica Fowers, motion carried.
PHYA-234 APPLICATION FOR RE-EXAMINATION
A motion was made by Monica Fowers to ask the applicant to provide two (2) professional references, sent directly to this office, and upon board approval will be eligible to re-test. Seconded by Stephanie Liddle, motion carried.
The board has also requested that IDACARE database information be added to the license renewal forms.
A meeting has tentatively been scheduled for May 4, 2007 @9:00a.m.
The meeting adjourned at 1:30p.m.