PHYSICAL THERAPY LICENSURE BOARD

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702-5642 

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 11/21/2008

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Stephanie A. Liddle - Chair

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Monica D. Fowers

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Brian White

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Barbara J. Sterling

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BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:††† Larry Ohman

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BUREAU STAFF: ††††††††††††††††††††††††† Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Marcie McGinty, Hearing Appeals Coordinator

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Carrie Gilstrap, Technical Records Specialist

 

OTHERS PRESENT:†††††††††††††††††††† Karl Klein, Deputy Attorney General

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mary Jones, Department of Health and Welfare

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Meeting was called to order at 9:05 AM MST by Stephanie A. Liddle.

 

 APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

A motion was made by Mr. White to approve the minutes of August 15, 2008 as written. Seconded by Ms. Sterling, motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Ms. Fowers to approve the minutes of September 9, 2008 as written. Seconded by Ms. Liddle, motion carried.

 

DISCIPLINE

 

PHT-2007-8 Mr. Klein presented stipulation and consent order to the members of the Board. A motion was made by Ms. Fowers to approve the Stipulation and Consent Order and to authorize the Chair to sign on behalf of the Board. Seconded by Mr. White, motion carried.

 

PHT-2007-6 Mr. Klein presented a memorandum to the members of the Board. A motion was made by Mr. White to authorize Mr. Klein to close this case, draft a warning letter quoting relative Idaho Code, and send a letter to the Complainant advising them they can submit additional information regarding this case. Seconded by Ms. Sterling, motion carried.

 

PHT-2007-9 Mr. Klein presented a memorandum to the members of the Board.

The Board gave recommendations to the Attorney Generalís Office on how to proceed with this case.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

DISCUSSION REGARDING THE H&W INFANT TODDLER PROGRAM

 

Ms. Jones approached the members of the Board. She clarified that Health and Welfare does an initial evaluation, but that the physical therapist will still do an initial evaluation prior to providing physical therapy.  Ms. Jones stated she is planning to follow-up with supervisors in Eastern Idaho to check and assure that regional program implementation is consistent with this understanding.

 

Ms. Liddle stated they will draft a letter to the individuals advising them the Board met with Ms. Jones to discuss the issue and she will follow up with the supervisor and understands the physical therapist needs to perform the initial evaluation.

 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

 

Ms. Cory presented the legislative update to the members of the Board. Ms. Cory stated the proposed rules have been submitted to the Legislature.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Mr. Hetrick presented the financial report to the members of the Board. Discussion was held regarding the increase in attorney costs. Part of this is due to the appeal made by an applicant where the Board denied his application. The court upheld the Boardís decision. The current cash balance is $116,118.87.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

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

 

Fiscal Year 2009 (to date)

Total Complaints received                                                                                          2

            Status:

                        Pending Office of the Attorney General                                         1

                        Remaining under investigation                                                         1

 

Fiscal Year 2008

Total Complaints received                                                                                          9

            Status:

                        Closed by Board action                                                                       3

                        Closed following disciplinary action                                                2

                        Remaining under investigation                                                         3

                        Awaiting Board determination                                                          1

 

Fiscal Year 2007

Total Complaints received                                                                                       11

            Status:

                        Closed by Board action                                                                       1

                        Closed following disciplinary action                                                3

                        Pending Office of the Attorney General                                         4

                        Remaining under investigation                                                         3

 

Fiscal Year 2006

Total Complaints received                                                                                          7

            Status:

                        Closed by Board action                                                                       3

                        Closed following disciplinary action                                                3

                        Pending Office of the Attorney General                                         1

 

 For Board Determination:

 

I-PHT-2008-5              C alleged that R is using C's provider number after C has terminated employment from R. INV revealed that Medicaid admitted they made an error and the R did not file a claim on C's provider number.  IBOL recommends the Board authorize closure.

 

I-PHT-2008-5  A motion was made by Ms. Fowers to accept the Bureauís recommendation and authorize closure. Seconded by Mr. White, motion carried.

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

Mr. Hales reported he sent a letter in response to the upcoming Special Olympics to Ms. Bainbridge. The letter acknowledged that a non-Idaho licensed physical therapist could work under the provision of supervised personnel.

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NEW BUSINESS

 

CORRESPONDENCE REGARDING TRIGGER PIONT DRY NEEDLING

 

A letter was received regarding trigger point dry needling and its use by a licensed physical therapist. The Board reviewed Idaho Code 54-4707 Requirements for Certification for Acupuncture.

 

A motion was made by Mr. White to direct counsel to draft a letter in response to Daranee Hatch and advise her of the acupuncture act. Seconded by Ms. Fowers, motion carried.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

A motion was made by Ms. Fowers to enter into executive session as per Idaho Code 67-2345.1(d). Seconded by Mr. White. The vote was: Mr. White, aye; Ms. Liddle, aye; Ms. Fowers, aye; and Ms. Sterling, aye. Motion carried.

 

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

 

REQUESTS FOR A CONTIUING EDUCATION WAIVER

 

PT-1227 A motion was made by Mr. White to inform the licensee she will need to complete the continuing education requirement of 16 hours in order to re-instate her license. Seconded by Ms. Sterling, motion carried.

 

PT-1187 A motion was made by Ms. Fowers to draft a letter to the licensee stating the Board will waive the continuing education requirement due to documented hardship; however it will require her to meet the requirement for next year. Seconded by Mr. White, motion carried.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

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

 

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

 

APPLICATIONS

 

APPLICANT ID 901090619 A motion was made by Ms. Fowers to require the applicant complete an eight week internship and submit documentation to pre-approve the licensed clinician overseeing the internship, as she has failed the exam three times. Seconded by Mr. White, motion carried.

 

APPLICANT ID 901101543 A motion was made by Ms. Fowers to require the applicant complete an eight week internship and submit documentation to pre-approve the licensed clinician overseeing the internship, as he has failed the exam three times. Seconded by Mr. White, motion carried.

 

PHYA-2470 A motion was made by Ms. Fowers to approve the endorsement application for Rhett Nilson. Seconded by Mr. White, motion carried.

 

APPLICANT ID 901099443 A motion was made by Ms. Fowers to have counsel review the application file prior to rendering a decision. Seconded by Mr. White, motion carried.

 

APPLICANT ID 901101182 A motion was made by Ms. Fowers to approve for the applicant to sit for the exam; however, not issue the license until proof of graduation is received. Seconded by Mr. White, motion carried.

 

APPLICANT ID 901089489 A motion was made by Ms. Fowers to require the applicant complete an eight week internship and submit documentation to pre-approve the licensed clinician overseeing the internship, as she has failed the exam three times. Seconded by Mr. White, motion carried.

 

APPLICANT ID 901103612 A motion was made by Ms. Fowers to approve the applicant to sit for the exam. Seconded by Mr. White, motion carried.

 

REQUESTS FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION APPROVAL

 

A motion was made by Ms. Fowers to approve the following CE courses submitted for review. Seconded by Mr. White, motion carried.

 

Course Provider: Amedisys, Inc.

Course Title: Balanced for Life

 

Course Provider: Care2Learn.com

Course Title: Headaches

Course Title: Personnel Administration

Course Title: HIV/AIDS: Counseling, Testing, and Psychosocial Issues

Course Title: Congestive Heart Failure

Course Title: Body Weight Supported Gait Training (BWSGT)

Course Title: Spirituality and Healthcare

Course Title: Pressure Ulcer Risk Factors & Prevention Techniques

Course Title: Domestic Violence and Children

Course Title: Medicare Documentation Survival Skills

 

 

Course Provider: Jean Lindley Oakes, PT and Melody Wendt, PT

Course Title: Using the Therapy Ball to Treat the Pediatric Patient

 

Course Provider: People First Rehabilitation

Course Title: The Medically Complex Patient: Providing Structure and Strategy in Rehabilitation

Course Title: Rehab Pulmonary Management-3 Modules

 

Course Provider: Leisure Care

Course Title: Balance Builders

 

Course Provider: East Meets West Healthcare, Inc.

Course Title: Kinesio Taping Fundamental & Advanced Concepts KT 1 & KT 2, Kinesio Taping Certification KT 3

 

Course Provider: George Mackie

Course Title: Zero Balancing I

 

ANNUAL FEDERATION OF STATE BOARDS OF PHYSICAL THERAPY (FSBPT) DUES

 

A motion was made by Ms. Fowers to approve payment of the annual FSBPT dues for the amount of $1,652.75. Seconded by Mr. White, motion carried.

 

PLAQUE FOR FORMER BOARD MEMBER, CARRIE COEN

 

A motion was made by Ms. Fowers to approve the cost to purchase a plaque for former Board member Carrie Coen. Seconded by Mr. White, motion carried.

 

NEXT MEETING is scheduled for Friday February 13, 2008 at 9:00 a.m.

 

The meeting adjourned at 12:00 p.m.

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Stephanie A. Liddle, Chair††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Monica D. Fowers

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Brian White††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Barbara J. Sterling

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Larry Ohman††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Tana Cory, Bureau Chief