PHYSICAL THERAPY LICENSURE BOARD

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702-5642 

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 2/13/2009

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Stephanie A. Liddle - Chair

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

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

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Larry Ohman

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:††† Barbara J. Sterling

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

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

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Dave Hotchkiss, Investigations Coordinator

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

 

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

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Meeting was called to order at 9:00 AM MST by Stephanie A. Liddle.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

A motion was made by Ms. Fowers to accept the November 21, 2008 minutes as written. Seconded by Mr. White, motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Cory presented the legislative report to the members of the Board. Ms. Cory stated both houses approved the proposed rule change to reduce the licensing fees. The change will go into effect when the Legislature adjourns. The proposed law change regarding foreign trained applicants and removal from the PERSI program has been presented to the House and was sent to print.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Ms. Cory presented the financial report to the members of the Board. Their current cash balance is $128, 544.58.

 

STIPULATION AND CONSENT ORDER Case No. PHT-2009-1

 

Karl Klein presented the consent order to the members of the Board. A motion was made by Mr. White to approve the consent order as written and authorize the Chair to sign on behalf of the Board. Seconded by Mr. Ohman, motion carried.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Mr. Hotchkiss 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                                                                       4

                        Closed following disciplinary action                                                2

                        Pending Office of the Attorney General                                         1

                        Remaining under investigation                                                         1

                        Awaiting Board determination                                                          1

 

Fiscal Year 2007

Total Complaints received                                                                                       11

            Status:

                        Closed by Board action                                                                       3

                        Closed following disciplinary action                                                4

                        Pending Office of the Attorney General                                         1

                        Remaining under investigation                                                         2

                        Awaiting Board determination                                                          1

 

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-2007-1          C alleges that R is under investigation for medical fraud, was unethical in the treatment of his physical therapist peers and employees, and had unethical patient care. INV revealed there was no evidence found to support the allegations.  The complaint is civil in nature and the original complaint was withdrawn.  IBOL recommends the Board authorize closure.

 

A motion was made by Ms. Fowers to accept the Bureauís recommendation and authorize closure. Seconded by Mr. Ohman, motion carried.

 

 

I-PHT-2008-8            C alleged that the R over-stepped the scope of the Rís practice by referring a client to a different physician. INV revealed that the clients in question insisted on seeing a different physician and specifically requested that R make a call to the physician.  Evidence was revealed to show that the allegations were unfounded and no violation of law or rule was evident. IBOL recommends the Board authorize closure.

 

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

 

The Board requested a report from the investigative unit regarding the past complaints received in 2006 be presented during their next scheduled meeting.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

DISCUSSION REGARDING APPLICANT REFERENCES  

 

Mr. Hales clarified the requirement for applicant references and their purpose for the application process. Mr. Hales stated the Board has to treat every applicant the same. If there is a concern over the applicantís reference, it must be a Board decision to follow up with the individual.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

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 Mr. Ohman, 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 Mr. Ohman, aye. Motion carried.

 

APPLICATIONS

 

APPLICANT ID 901103470 A motion was made by Ms. Fowers to have the applicant address the Board during their next scheduled meeting to discuss past disciplinary matters. Seconded by Mr. White, motion carried.

 

APPLICANT ID 901099443 A motion was made by Ms. Fowers to require the applicant show proof of having met the probationary terms in the state of Oregon prior to issuing a license. Seconded by Mr. Ohman, motion carried.

 

APPLICANT ID 901090619 A motion was made by Ms. Fowers to approve the instructor submitted for the applicants required eight week clinical internship. Seconded by Mr. White, motion carried.

 

PHYA-2491 A motion was made by Ms. Fowers to approve Anu Campbell for licensure by endorsement. Seconded by Mr. White, motion carried.

 

CORRESPONDENCE REGARDING A STUDY ON ETHICAL DECISION MAKING

 

The Board reviewed a letter sent by Ms. Kirsch, a licensed physical therapist, who is conducting a survey on ethical decision making. Ms. Kirsch is requesting the Board send materials out to applicants applying to take the national exam for licensure. After their review, the Board would like additional information such as what the packet of information consists of, how much it would cost to mail the information, and who will pay for this cost.

 

CE COURSES

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A motion was made by Mr. White stating the Board will allow a total of four hours per year when meeting the continuing education requirement for those acting as a clinical instructor for students. Seconded by Ms. Fowers. Those opposed, Mr. Ohman. Motion carried.

 

PTA-2427 The Board reviewed the inquiry submitted by Ms. Jackie Henry requesting approval for the attendance to a manual therapy course and whether or not she would be allowed to practice it. A motion was made by Ms. Fowers approving the course for continuing education. The Board determined that as long as she complies with the practice act, it is approved. Seconded by Mr. White, motion carried.

 

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

 

Course Provider: River City Physical Therapy

Course Title: Biomechanics of the Lower Extremity

 

Course Provider: Educata

Course Title: The Dizzy and Imbalanced Patient

Course Title: Financial Management Made Easy for Clinicians

Course Title: Golf

Course Title: Functional Assessment and Exercise for the Aging Adult

Course Title: The Process of Progress in Medicine, in Sports Medicine and in Baseball Medicine

 

Course Provider: Total Motion Release Seminars

Course Title: TMR-I

 

NEXT MEETING is scheduled for Friday April 24th, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. MDT

 

ADJOURNMENT A motion was made by Mr. Ohman to adjourn the meeting at 11:20 a.m. Seconded by Mr. White, motion carried.

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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