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.
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.