Idaho State Board
of
Physical Therapy

Bureau of Occupational Licenses
State of Idaho

Minutes of May 04, 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

Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                    Carrie Gilstrap, Secretary

 

Also Present:                Karl Klein, Deputy Attorney General

                                    Merna Harrington, Occupational Therapy Association

                                   

                                  

 

9:00 a.m. Meeting was called to order.

 

MINUTES for FEBRUARY 2, 2007

 

A motion was made by Alan Crothers to approve the minutes for February 2, 2007. Seconded by Monica Fowers, motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Tana Cory presented the legislative report, stating the Governor approved the revised budget for IBOL which includes the addition of staff members.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Budd Hetrick presented the financial report. Mr. Hetrick also added that this year’s license renewal will be transitioning from birth date to birth date, with the fees being pro-rated.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Budd Hetrick presented the investigative report.

PHT-2007-4 Karl Klein presented the memorandum to the Board for recommendation and consideration. Discussion was held regarding the disciplinary process and the role of the Board when handling these cases.

 

TRIGGER DRY POINT NEEDLING

 

A letter was reviewed regarding the request for a rule change by a licensee to include the use of trigger point dry needling in the field of physical therapy. The Board reviewed the statute on their scope of practice.

 

A motion was made by Stephanie Liddle to draft a letter stating that dry point needling is not currently under the scope of practice and based upon that this individual may want to contact the Idaho Physical Therapy Association, as adding this to the scope would require a law change. Seconded by Alan Crothers, motion carried.

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION APPROVAL REQUESTS

 

The courses submitted entitled: 2007 Aquatic Therapy Summit, Neuro-Developmental Disorders, and the Comprehensive Mental Assessment and Evaluation of Older Adults were approved by the Board for continuing education credit hours.

The Board Members stated they would like to revisit the continuing education rules and perhaps adopt a rule change to specify approved sponsors and entities.

 

2007 FSBPT CONFERENCE

 

The Board discussed waiting to register for the annual Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) conference until confirmation is made from the Governor’s office regarding new appointments to the Board. The Board will be sending a delegate, an alternate delegate, and the Board secretary.

 

EDUCATION VERIFICATION FORM

 

A motion was made by Stephanie Liddle to approve the education verification form to be used for new physical therapy graduates for meeting the required application documentation of education. Seconded by Monica Fowers, motion carried.

 

FOREIGN TRAINED APPLICANTS

 

The Board reviewed their statute regarding foreign-trained applicants and qualifications for licensure. The Board also reviewed and compared other state’s requirements for applicants.

 

The Board discussed re-appointing a new lay member to the Board as the current member is not able to participate as much as he would like to. Both Carrie Coen and Al Crothers expressed an interest in being re-appointed to the Board as both of their terms will be up on June 1, 2007. The Board would also like to change the terms so that it staggers between the year and only making one member’s term at a time.

 

A motion was made by Stephanie Liddle to enter into executive session to discuss potential legal matters with council. Seconded by Alan Crothers, motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Alan Crothers to come out of executive session. Seconded by Monica Fowers, motion carried.

 

Merna Harrington from the Idaho Occupational Therapy Association (OTA) approached the Board. Discussion was held regarding the OTA’s concern IDAPA 24.13.01.08 xvi. Activities of daily living; and the physical environment of the home and work place. Ms. Coen asked Ms. Harrington if this issue has been discussed with the Idaho State Board of Medicine (IBOM), because she added, the administrative rules (IDAPA 24.13.01) for physical therapy have been the same for quite some time. Ms. Harrington responded by stating, “No, this has not been a concern of the IBOM.” Ms. Coen also suggested the OTA speak with the Idaho Physical Therapy Association. The Board would like to give the OTA time to discuss this issue with the other parties. Merna Harrington stated she will take the ideas back to the appropriate agencies for discussion and will then return to the Board for further discussion.  

 

OPEN BOOK JURISPRUDENCE EXAM

 

A motion was made by Alan Crothers to approve the open book exam with the appropriate changes made. Seconded by Stephanie Liddle, motion carried.

 

The next meeting was scheduled for August 17, 2007 at 9:00 a.m.

 

A motion was made by Stephanie Liddle to enter into executive session to discuss applications exempt from public disclosure. Seconded by Alan Crothers, motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Alan Crothers to come out of executive session. Seconded by Stephanie Liddle, motion carried.

 

APPLICATIONS

 

A motion was made by Alan Crothers to approve Applicant ID Number 901089316 to sit for the NPTE exam. Seconded by Monica Fowers, motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Stephanie Liddle to send Applicant ID Number 901031750 a letter regarding information on some of the available on-going preparation courses and before being eligible to re-take the NPTE exam this applicant must submit the selected course to the Board prior to their approval. Seconded by Alan Crothers, motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Monica Fowers to require that Applicant ID Number 901092248 have complete reference forms submitted prior to the approval of the application. Seconded by Stephanie Liddle, motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Stephanie Liddle to approve Applicant ID Number 901090905 to sit for the NPTE exam. Seconded by Alan Crothers, motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Stephanie Liddle to approve Applicant ID Number 901091025 to sit for the NPTE exam. Seconded by Alan Crothers, motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Stephanie Liddle to approve Applicant ID Number 901090130 to sit for the NPTE exam. Seconded by Alan Crothers, motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Stephanie Liddle to approve Applicant ID Number 901091532 to sit for the NPTE exam. Seconded by Alan Crothers, motion carried.

 

The Board stated they would like to add license numbers to the wall certificates.

 

A motion was made by Stephanie Liddle to adjourn the meeting at 11:45 a.m. Seconded by Monica Fowers, motion carried.