PHYSICAL THERAPY LICENSURE BOARD

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702-5642 

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 5/16/2008

 

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Alan B. Crothers - Chair

                                                             Barbara J. Sterling

                                                             Stephanie A. Liddle

                                                             Monica D. Fowers

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:    Carrie Coen

                                                           

 

BUREAU STAFF:                           Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                            Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief

                                                            Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                                            Marcie McGinty, Investigations Coordinator

                                                            Dave Hotchkiss, Investigations Coordinator

                                                            Carrie Gilstrap, Technical Records Specialist

                                                            Karl Klein, Deputy Attorney General

                                   

Meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. MDT by Alan Bruce Crothers.

 

 APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

A motion was made by Ms. Fowers to approve the minutes from February 1 ,2008 and March 25, 2008 as written. Seconded by Ms. Liddle, motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Cory presented the legislative report to the members of the Board. She stated that any proposed rule changes need to be submitted by August.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Mr. Hetrick presented the financial report to the members of the Board. He stated the Board is under budget and suggests they propose a decrease in their annual renewals fees for licensed physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.

 

A motion was made by Ms. Liddle to decrease the renewal fee for PTAs to $35.00, PTs to $40.00, and the reinstatement fee to $25.00. Seconded by Ms. Fowers, motion carried.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Mr. Hotchkiss presented the investigative report to the members of the Board.

 

I-PHT-2008-7 A motion was made by Ms. Liddle to accept the Bureauís recommendation and authorize closure with a warning letter pertaining to the Respondentís responsibility to maintain current licensure. Seconded by Ms. Fowers, motion carried.

 

Mr. Klein presented a memorandum in regard to case number PHT-2007-7 to the members of the Board. A motion was made by Ms. Liddle to follow the recommendation by closing this case and to issue a warning letter to Respondent.

 

Mr. Klein presented a memorandum in regard to case number PHT-2007-8 to the members of the Board. The Board gave their recommendations to the Attorney Generalís Office.

 

Karl Klein, Deputy Attorney General, presented a memorandum in regards to case number PHT-2008-2 to the members of the Board. A motion was made by Ms. Fowers to send a warning letter to the Respondent and close the case. Seconded by Ms. Liddle, motion carried.

 

DISCUSSION REGARDING CODE OF ETHICS

 

Mr. Hales stated he reviewed Ohioís code of ethics. He suggested the Board meet with the Association before making any changes to their code of ethics. Mr. Crothers stated he will take it back to the Association and discuss this with other licensed physical therapists.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

POSSIBLE RULE CHANGE REGARDING FOREIGN TRAINED APPLICANTS

 

The Board reviewed Idaho Code 54-2212 regarding qualifications for licensure of foreign educated physical therapists.

 

Mr. Crothers stated he wants to make sure applicants are qualified to obtain a license.

 

A motion was made Ms. Liddle to direct counsel to revise Idaho Code 54-2212 to require foreign-educated applicants be eligible for licensure in the country of residence. Seconded by Ms. Fowers, motion carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

DISCUSSION ON JURISPRUDENCE EXAMINATION

 

The Board discussed the current jurisprudence exam. There have been some questions applicants have been marking incorrectly. Mr. Hales stated the main objective is to use this open book examination as a learning tool. The Board has agreed to leave the questions as they are currently written.

 

REQUEST FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION WAIVER

 

The Board reviewed a request from PT-1287 to waive the continuing education requirement to renew her license. A motion was made by Ms. Liddle to grant a waiver for the 2008 renewal for her continuing education and to include a letter stating the continuing education rule and the various ways to obtain hours. Seconded by Ms. Fowers, motion carried.   

 

CORRESPONDENCE REGARDING THE COMPLAINT PROCESS

 

Mr. Hales explained the complaint process to the members of the Board for when a complaint is filed. The Board was informed that if they receive a call from an individual who is asking about the status of a case they should redirect the call to the Bureauís investigative staff. The Board directed counsel to respond to the e-mail inquiry to explain the complaint process.  

 

CORRESPONDENCE REGARDING THE SPECIAL OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES

 

The Board received correspondence asking whether Idaho could consider having licensed physical therapists from the United States to come and volunteer to help with the screening process of athletes in FUNfitness at the World Winter games in Boise, February 2009. Mr. Hales stated there is not an exemption according to the law; however, they could act as support personal and they would need to ensure the rules are followed. The Board directed counsel to draft a letter in response to the request.  

 

PROPOSED LAW CHANGE FOR 54-2212

 

A motion was made by Ms. Liddle to accept the proposed law change to Idaho Code 54-2212 to include the term ďeligibilityĒ. Seconded by Ms. Fowers, motion carried.

 

ATTENDANCE TO ANNUAL FEDERATION OF STATE BOARDS OF PHYSICAL THERAPY MEETING

 

The Board discussed Board terms. The Board requested the secretary to contact Carrie Coen and ask her if she will be attending this yearís Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) meeting.  The Board will be sending two Board members and the secretary, Carrie Gilstrap. The Board also requested the secretary contact FSBPT and register three attendees to the meeting.

 

REQUESTS FOR CONTIUING EDUCATION APPROVAL

 

A motion was made by Ms. Fowers to approve all continuing education requests. Seconded by Ms. Liddle, motion carried. The following were the courses which were approved:

 

Course Provider: Lone Star Continuing Education  

Course Title: Functional Assessment & Treatment of the Elbow

Course Title: Essential Concepts in Electrophysical Agents

Course Title: Pilates Rehabilitation for Healthcare Professionals

Course Title: Geriatrics: How to Prevent Falls & Improve Function in Older Adults

Course Title: Clinical Electrical Stimulation: The Principles and Practice of E-Stim

Course Title: Orthopedic Rehabilitation for Foot and Ankle

Course Title: Clinical Assessment & Intervention for Common Hand Conditions

Course Title: Introduction to the Theory of Joint Mobilization Techniques

Course Title: Clinical Assessment & Treatment of the Orthopedic Shoulder 

Course Title: Clinical Assessment & Treatment of the Orthopedic Knee

Course Title: Breaking the Chronic Wound Care Cycle

Course Title: Current Concepts: Assessing & Treating the Shoulder Joint 

 

Course Provider: Idaho State University

Course Title: PTOT 681- Theories of Resources to Guide Clinical Decision

 

Course Provider: Care2Learn

Course Title: Electrical Stimulation for Wound Healing

Course Title: Pharmacology of the Central Nervous System: Sedative-hypnotic, anti-anxiety drugs and treatment of Affective Disorders

Course Title: Treatment of the Patient with Vestibular Hypofunction

 

Course Provider: International Clinical educators, Inc.

Course Title: Treatment Strategies in the Acute Care of Stroke Survivors

Course Title: Functional Treatment Ideas and Strategies in Adult Hemiplegia

Course Title: Teaching Independence: A Therapeutic Approach  

 

Course Provider: Bonner General Hospital

Course Title: examination and Intervention of the Cervicothoracic Spine: A Manual Therapy Approach

 

Course Provider: People First Rehabilitation

Course Title: Hand Therapy

Course Title: Rehab Documentation Workshop

 

Course Provider: HealthEd

Course Title: Emerging Paradigms in Neuro-Developmental Disorders

Course Title: Aging & Cognition

 

Course Provider: Adams Brothers Communications Inc.

Course Title: Bells & Whistles

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

A motion was made by Ms. Fowers to enter into executive session to discuss applications exempt from public disclosure as per Idaho Code 67-2345.1(d). Seconded by Ms. Liddle. The vote was: Mr. Crothers, aye; Ms. Sterling, aye; Ms. Liddle, aye; Ms. Fowers, aye. Motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Ms. Fowers to come out of executive session. Seconded by Ms. Liddle. The vote was: Mr. Crothers, aye; Ms. Sterling, aye; Ms. Liddle, aye; Ms. Fowers, aye. Motion carried.

 

APPLICATIONS

 

APPLICANT ID 901089316

A motion was made by Ms. Liddle to require he take an eight week mentored clinical internship with an American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) credentialed clinical instructor who is approved by the Board before he is eligible to re-take the exam because the applicant has failed the examination several times. Seconded by Ms. Fowers, motion carried.

 

APPLICANT ID 901100667

A motion was made by Ms. Liddle to allow the applicant to take the exam with the requested modification of time and a half and quiet room. Seconded by Ms. Fowers, motion carried.

 

APPLICANT ID 901098306

A motion was made by Ms. Liddle to allow him to retake the exam as he has completed the preparatory course work. Seconded by Ms. Sterling, motion carried.

 

APPLICANT ID 901092527

A motion was made by Ms. 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 Ms. Sterling, motion carried.

 

NEXT MEETING is scheduled for August 15, 2008 at 9:00a.m. The Board requested the secretary to notify Ms. Coen of the scheduled meeting. 

 

Meeting adjourned at 11:35 a.m.