PHYSICAL THERAPY LICENSURE BOARD

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702-5642 

 

Conference Call Minutes of 9/9/2008

 

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Stephanie A Liddle - Chair

                                                             Monica D Fowers

                                                             Carrie Ann Coen

                                                           

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:    Brian White

                                                            Barbara Jean Sterling

                                                           

 BUREAU STAFF:                          Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                            Dawn Hall, Deputy Bureau Chief

                                                            Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                   

Meeting was called to order at 12:05 PM MDT by Stephanie A Liddle.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

CORRESPONDENCE ON THE SCOPE OF PRACTICE AND INFANT TODDLER PROGRAMS

 

Ms. Liddle stated she would like to draft a letter to both inquiries regarding the scope of practice for physical therapists who are also independent contractors to Health and Welfare’s Infant Toddler Program (ITD). Mr. Hales stated in cases such as these the Board could invite the administrator of the program and discuss with them the physical therapy act.

 

Ms. Coen stated the situation of having licensed physical therapists begin seeing children for services without their own initial evaluation or assessment comes from around the country because of budget cuts. Ms. Coen added she wants to give guidance to the licensed physical therapists regarding their professional act and to invite the representative from the ITP.

 

The Board requested Bureau staff to contact Health and Welfare (H&W)  to invite them to the next meeting and follow up with a letter as appropriate.

 

Ms. Liddle stated she will draft a letter in response to the inquiries and forward it to the members of the Board and Mr. Hales. Ms. Liddle also stated she would like H&W to be notified that they are asking a licensed physical therapist to work outside of their scope.

 

A motion was made by Ms. Coen for Ms. Liddle to draft a letter in response to the two inquiries and forward this to Mr. Hales for his review, for Ms. Cory to contact the representative from the ITD program to discuss the issues and extend a possible invitation to the next meeting, and to draft a follow up letter as needed. Seconded by Ms. Fowers, motion carried.

 

Meeting adjourned at 12:20 p.m.