PHYSICAL THERAPY LICENSURE BOARD

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702-5642 

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 7/17/2009

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Stephanie A. Liddle - Chair

Monica D. Fowers

Brian White

Barbara J. Sterling

Larry Ohman

 

BUREAU STAFF: Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

Dawn Hall, Administrative Support Manager

Lori Peel, Investigative Unit Supervisor

Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

Karl Klein, Administrative Attorney

Brian Wonderlich, Deputy Attorney General

Carrie Gilstrap, Technical Records Specialist

 

OTHERS PRESENT: Al Crothers

                           

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

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

A motion was made by Mr. Ohman to approve the minutes of June 24, 2009 as written. Seconded by Ms. Fowers, motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Cory presented the legislative report to the members of the Board. She stated the Bureau has three new licensing boards including: Midwifery, Occupational Therapists, and Driving Businesses.

 

FINANCIALREPORT

 

Ms. Cory presented the financial report to the members of the Board. The cash balance as of 6/30/2009 is $150,845.45.

INVESTIGATIVEREPORT

 

Mr. Hotchkiss presented the investigative report to the members of the Board. There were no disciplinary cases for Board determination.

 

CONSENT ODER PHT-2009-2

 

Mr. Wonderlich presented the consent order, PHT-2009-2 to the members of the Board. A motion was made by Ms. Fowers to approve the stipulation and consent order and authorize the Chair to sign on behalf of the Board. Seconded Mr. Ohman, motion carried.

NEW BUSINESS

 

PROPOSED RULE CHANGE

 

Discussion was held regarding changing statute to require the English proficiency examination for foreign trained applicants. Mr. Crothers added the Association would be in support of the new requirement.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Ohman to propose the English proficiency test as a rule change. Seconded by Mr. White. Those opposed: Ms. Fowers and Ms. Sterling. The Board Chair broke the tie. Motion failed.

 

A motion was made by Ms. Fowers to send the proposal as a law change. Seconded by Ms. Sterling. Those opposed: Mr. Ohman. Motion carried.

 

ELECTION OF BOARD CHAIR

 

A motion was made by Ms. Sterling to nominate Mr. White as Board Chair. Seconded by Mr. Ohman, motion carried. Mr. White will take over as Board Chair at the beginning of the next scheduled meeting.

 

NEW CODE OF ETHICS

 

The Board discussed adopting the new code of ethics. The members would like to table this discussion for a later date.

 

CORRSEPONDENCE RE: DRY NEEDLING

 

A motion was made by Mr. White to direct counsel to respond to the inquiry and identify the legal restrictions the Board has and direct them to the Acupuncture Board. Seconded by Ms. Sterling, motion carried.

 

PROPOSED LAW CHANGE FOR THE ENGLISH PROFIENCY REQUIREMENT

 

A motion was made by Mr. Ohman to accept the drafted language as written for the English profiency requirement. Seconded by Mr. White, motion carried.

 

The Board discussed changing the applicant reference requirement from two years to 18 months. The Board will monitor the need to change the rule and table this discussion as well.

 

ATTENDANCE TO THE ANNUAL FSBPT MEETING

 

A motion was made by Mr. Ohman to approve Ms. Gilstrap and Ms. Liddle t o attend the annual FSBPT meeting from October 1-4, 2009 and to approve the expenses for an alternate delegate to attend, depending on the agenda. Seconded by Mr. White, motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Ms. Sterling to appoint Ms. Fowers as the alternate delegate. Seconded by Mr. Ohman, motion carried.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

A motion was made by Mr. White that the Board go into executive session under Idaho Code 67-2345(1)(d) to consider records that are exempt from disclosure under the Idaho Public Records Law.  The purpose of the Executive Session was to consider license application materials.  Seconded by Ms. Sterling. The vote was: Mr. White, aye; Ms. Sterling, aye; Ms. Fowers, aye; Ms. Liddle, aye; and Mr. Ohman, aye. Motion carried.

 

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

 

APPLICATIONS

 

A motion was made by Ms. Sterling to approve the following applications for licensure by endorsement. Seconded by Mr. White, motion carried.

 

PT-2516 Justin Curlee

PT-2522 Jacob Sprute

PT-2566 Christopher Seagrave

 

A motion was made by Ms. Sterling to approve the following applicants for examination. Seconded by Mr. White, motion carried.

 

Ashley Jamison

Melissa Lane

Tara Osborne

Kristina Prochaska

Ashley Warren

Larissa Wickman

 

CE COURSES

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

 

Course Provider: Educata

Course Title: Build a Work injury Consulting Practice

 

Course Provider: Hanger Prosthetics& Orthotics

Course Title: Successful Rehabilitation of the Lower Extremity Amputee

 

Course Provider: John Kenney, BOCO

Course Title: Clinical Pathways for Successful Orthotic Contracture Management Therapy

 

Course Provider: Care2Learn

Course Title: Affirmative Action

Course Title: Introduction to Aquatic Therapy

Course Title: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Course Title: Stroke Rehabilitation: Special Topics in Physical Therapy

 

Course Provider: Amedisys, Inc.

Course Title: Heart at Home- Modules 2, 3, and 4

 

Course Provider: George Mackie

Course Title: Zero Balancing II

 

Course Provider: Ensign Facility Services, Inc.

Course Title: Functional Cognition and Personal Factors: An Integrative Approach to Care

 

Course Provider: Erchonia Medical

Course Title: Efficacy of 3LT Lasers in Physical Therapy

 

NEXT MEETING has been scheduled for Friday November 20, 2009 at 9:00 a.m.

 

Conference Call Meetings have been scheduled for the following dates at 12:00p.m. to review applications:

 

August 12, 2009

September 16, 2009

October 21, 2009

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

A motion was made by Ms. Fowers to adjourn the meeting at 11:35 a.m. Seconded by Ms. Sterling, 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