Idaho State Board
of
Physical Therapy

Bureau of Occupational Licenses
State of Idaho

Minutes of November 16, 2007

 

Roll Call:                      Alan Crothers, Board Member, Chair

Carrie Coen, Board Member (absent)

Stephanie Liddle, Board Member

                                    Monica Fowers, Board Member
          

Bureau Staff:                 Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                    Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief

Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

Dave Hotchkiss, Hearing and Appeals Technician

Sharon Tabb, Customer Service Representative

Carrie Gilstrap, Secretary

 

Others Present: Karl Klein, Attorney General Office

 

Roll call established attendance at 9:00 a.m.

 

MINUTES of AUGUST 16th 2007

 

A motion was made by Stephanie Liddle to approve the minutes of August 16, 2007. Seconded by Monica Fowers, motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Tana Cory presented the legislative report to the members of the board. She introduced Dave Hotchkiss as a new staff member with the investigative unit. Ms. Cory also introduced Sharon Tabb, the bureau’s customer service representative, who was in attendance to observe the meeting’s process.


 FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Budd Hetrick presented the financial report to the members of the board.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Budd Hetrick presented the investigative report to the members of the board.

 

PHT-P4-2-2008-1 A motion was made by Monica Fowers to accept the bureau’s recommendation to authorize closure. Seconded by Stephanie Liddle, motion carried.

 

Karl Klein, Deputy Attorney General, presented a consent order PHT-2007-5 to the members of the board. A motion was made by Monica Fowers to accept the stipulation as drafted. Seconded by Stephanie Liddle, motion carried.

 

Karl Klein, Deputy Attorney General, presented memorandum PHT-2008-1. A motion was made by Monica Fowers to send a letter of warning with the concern that the individual stated he was on his way to work when he was pulled over for drinking and then to close the case. Seconded by Stephanie Liddle, motion carried.

 

Discussion was held regarding responses to inquiries that are directed to the members of the board. Roger Hales stated that inquiries regarding the scope of practice should be fielded and discussed in a board meeting setting.

 

INQUIRY REGARDING MANIPUATION UNDER ANESTHESIA

 

The board reviewed the statute regarding their practice act. The board recognized the law/rule does not specifically state an individual has to be conscious while performing manual therapy. The law also clearly states an individual must practice within their competency. A motion was made by Stephanie Liddle to direct counsel to draft a letter to Brad Sharples to refer him back to the code of ethics. Seconded by Monica Fowers, motion carried.

 

FSBPT MEMBERSHIP DUES

 

A motion was made Stephanie Liddle to approve the payment for the 2007 annual FSBPT membership dues. Seconded by Monica Fowers, motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Stephanie Liddle to enter into executive session to discuss applications exempt from public disclosure as per Idaho Code 67-2345.1(d). 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.

 

 

APPLICATION FOR LICENSURE

 

A motion was made by Monica Fowers to deny the application for PHYA-2300 and direct counsel to draft a letter stating he has not met the requirement as stated in the stipulation and consent order PHT-2007-4. Seconded by Stephanie Liddle, motion carried.

 

 

APPLICANT ID 901093379

A motion was made by Stephanie Liddle to require the applicant who has failed the NPTE examination twice to complete extra coursework and to have them submit the coursework information for the board to review and approve. Seconded by Monica Fowers, motion carried.

 

APPLICANT ID 901089489

 

A motion was made by Monica Fowers to require the applicant who has failed the NPTE examination twice to complete extra coursework and to have them submit the coursework information for the board to review and approve. Seconded by Stephanie Liddle, motion carried.

 

DISCUSSION ON REFERENCES

 

The board reviewed their current rule regarding applicant references. The board discussed wanting to change the current language for references. This will be put on the next meeting’s agenda.

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION APPLICATION APPROVAL

 

A motion was made by Monica Fowers to approve the CE application for the courses submitted by Care2Learn continuing education for healthcare. Seconded by Stephanie Liddle, motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Monica Fowers to approve the CE application for the course entitled A Manual Therapy Approach to Examination and Intervention of the Lumbopelvic-Hip Complex submitted by Yvonne Savarise for a total of sixteen (16) contact hours. Seconded by Stephanie Liddle, motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Monica Fowers to approve the CE application for the course entitled Energize Idaho, The 1st Annual Pressure Ulcer Prevention Consensus Meeting submitted by Jane Robinson for a total of 8.70 contact hours. Seconded by Stephanie Liddle, motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Monica Fowers to approve the CE application for the course entitled Clinical Pathways to Successful Contracture Management submitted by John Kenney for a total of  eight (8) contact hours. Seconded by Stephanie Liddle, motion carried.

DISCUSSION REGARDING UPCOMING PROPOSED RULE CHANGES

 

Al Crothers, board chair, stated he will be sending a copy of Ohio’s practice act and the changes they are currently making to expand their act to use as an example if the board would like to look at following suit and making changes to their practice act as well. The board would like to address their code of ethics and the diversion plan as part of the next year’s rule changes. The board would also like to make changes to the section regarding foreign-trained applicant. Immunity and the consumer rights issue would like to be addressed as well.

 

An additional agenda item for the next meeting will be discussion regarding the board jurisprudence examination.

 

The next meeting is scheduled for February 1, 2008 @ 9:00 a.m.

 

A motion was made by Monica Fowers to adjourn the meeting at 10:55 a.m. Seconded by Stephanie Liddle, motion carried.