PHYSICAL THERAPY LICENSURE BOARD

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702-5642 

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 11/20/2009 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Brian White - Chair

                                                             Barbara J. Sterling

                                                             Larry Ohman

                                                             Stephanie A. Liddle

                                                             Monica D. Fowers

 

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:    Barbara J. Sterling

                                                           

 BUREAU STAFF:                          Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                            Karl Klein, Administrative Attorney

                                                            Dave Hotchkiss, Complaint Coordinator

                                                            Carrie Gilstrap, Technical Records Specialist

                                   

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 AM MST by Brian White.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

A motion was made by Mr. Ohman to approve the minutes of 10/21/2009 as written. Seconded by Ms. Fowers, motion carried.      

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Cory presented the legislative report to the members of the Board. The proposed law change which will require the English profiency exam for foreign trained applicants has been submitted to the Legislature. The Board would like this linked to the website when it becomes available.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Ms. Cory presented the financial report to the members of the Board. Its current cash balance as of 10/31/2009 is $154,222.98.

 

REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS

 

A motion was made by Mr. Ohman to allow the secretary to review complete applications. If the applicant meets 100% of the criteria, the license or the approval of the exam can be issued. Seconded by Ms. Fowers, motion carried.

 

The Board would like to discuss the review of continuing education approval applications during its next scheduled meeting.

 

FY 2010 RENEWAL CONTRACT

 

Ms. Cory presented the renewal contract to the members of the Board. A motion was made by Ms. Fowers to accept the FY2010 Renewal Contract and authorize the Chair to sign on behalf of the Board. Seconded by Ms. Liddle, motion carried.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

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

 

I-PHT-2008-9  C alleged  R acted unprofessionally toward a client by making medical analyses regarding how the client was responding to medications, by blocking the door when the client attempted to leave, and by calling the client a liar in a loud voice. Several witness statements obtained by the investigator revealed that R acted professionally despite the client's unreasonable behavior, and witnesses did not support the client's version of events.  A pro reviewer opined that there was no evidence to support the allegations.  IBOL recommends the Board authorized closure.

 

I-PHT-2008-9 A motion was made by Mr. Ohman to accept the Bureau’s recommendation and authorize closure. Seconded by Ms. Fowers, motion carried.

 

OPEN MEETING LAWS CHANGES

 

Mr. Klein presented the members of the Board with a copy of the Idaho Open Meeting Law Manual. He also informed the Board of the new changes effective July 1, 2009 to the open meeting law.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

CORRESPONDENCE RE: SUPERVISION RATIOS

 

Correspondence was received regarding supervision ratios between PTs, and PTAs, and techs. According to Rule 05.e, at no time should the combination be more than three (3) times in number of such physical therapist(s) providing physical therapy treatment.

 

In addition, it was also stated that if a PT is out of the office, he or she needs to be within reach by phone contact for the treating PTA.  Therefore, if an office has two PTs and one PTA as the clinical staff, and one PT is off site for any reason, can the off site PT still supervise the PTA by phone and thereby not be counted under the supervision ratio of the PT that is onsite?  The Board agreed the answer to this inquiry would be yes.  Mr. Klein will draft a letter in response and send to the Chair for his signature.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

CORRESPONDENCE RE: FINGER PRICK MACHINES

 

The Board received correspondence as to whether or not a therapist can utilize a finger prick machine. A motion was made by Mr. Ohman to direct counsel to draft a letter in response and cite the Rule regarding non-invasive procedures. Seconded by Ms. Liddle, motion carried.  

 

CORRESPONDENCE RE: TELEMEDICINE

 

Correspondence was received asking whether 5th visits completed via telemedicine format would meet this state’s practice act. After reviewing its rules, a motion was made by Ms. Liddle to direct counsel to draft a response stating the Board does not think it is appropriate at this time. Seconded by Ms. Fowers, motion carried.

 

ANNUAL FSBPT MEMBERSHIP DUES

 

A motion was made by Ms. Liddle to approve the annual Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) annual dues of $1,697.75. Seconded by Mr. Ohman, motion carried.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

A motion was made by Ms. Sterling 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. Fowers. The vote was: Mr. White, aye; Ms. Liddle, aye; Ms. Fowers, aye; Mr. Ohman, aye; and Ms. Sterling, aye. Motion carried.

 

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

 

APPLICATIONS

 

A motion was made by Ms. Fowers to approve the following applicants for endorsement licensure. Seconded by Mr. Ohman, motion carried.

 

PT-2624 Janelle Cassant

PT-2623 Jennifer Dyreson

PT-2618 Lana Farb

PT-2588 Rekha Kawankar

PTA-2622 Stephen Koetsier

PT-2627 Katrina Ledgerwood

PTA-2617 Cameron Mayer

PT-2616 Jennifer Mogavero

PT-2628 Josette Troxler

 

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

 

Sowjanya Burri

Palak Mehta

 

CE COURSES

 

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

 

Course Provider: DavisPT network, an F.A. Davis Company

Course Title: Drugs Used to Treat Pain and Inflammation, Part 1: Opioids

Course Title: Drugs Used to Treat Pain and Inflammation, Part 2: NSAIDs

Course Title: Postoperative Management of Hip Disorders

Course Title: Drugs Used in the Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus

Course Title: Electrical Stimulation for Wound Healing

Course Title: The Therapeutic Relationship: The Intentional Model and the Therapeutic Use of Self

Course Title: Pharmacologic Management of Parkinson Disease

Course Title: Pharmacologic Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis

Course Title: Physical Aspects of Aging

Course Title: Nutritional Rehabilitation and Medication Management in Older Adults

Course Title: Psychosocial Issues in Aging

Course Title: Treatment of the Patient with Vestibular Hypo-function

Course Title: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

Course Title: Pharmacology of the Central Nervous System: Hypnotics, Anti-anxiety Drugs, and Treatment of Affective Disorders

Course Title: Acute Care in Pediatrics

Course Title: Exploring Communication: Family Roles and Organization in Culture

Course Title: General Principles of Musculoskeletal Imaging

Course Title: Musculoskeletal Imaging in Physical Therapy Practice: Radiologic Evaluation of Fracture

Course Title: Musculoskeletal Imaging in Physical Therapy Practice: Advanced Imaging: CT, MRI, Ultrasound

Course Title: Musculoskeletal Imaging in Physical Therapy Practice: Integration of Imaging

Course Title: Musculoskeletal Imaging in Physical Therapy Practice: Radiological Evaluation of the Pelvis and Hips

Course Title: Musculoskeletal Imaging in Physical Therapy Practice: Lumbosacral Spine and Sacroiliac Joint

Course Title: Radiologic Evaluation, Search Patterns, and Diagnosis

Course Title: Mobility and Assistive Technology for Pediatric Patients

Course Title: Physical Therapy in Early Intervention and Schools: Needs of Children

Course Title: Assessing Sensory Integration Dysfunction

Course Title: The Pediatric Neuromuscular System: The Plan of Care

Course Title: Disorders of Praxis

Course Title: Sensory Modulation

Course Title: Sports Settings for the School-Aged Child

Course Title: Exploring Behaviors, Spirituality, and Healthcare Among Cultures

Course Title: Drugs Used to Treat Muscle Spasm and Spasticity

Course Title: The Knee: Operative Management of Common Sports Injuries

Course Title: The Knee: Operative and Postoperative Management of Articular Disorders

Course Title: Family-Centered Intervention for Pediatric Patients

Course Title: Assessment and Treatment of Complete Vestibular Loss

Course Title: Assessing Vestibular Hypo-function

 

Course Provider: Educata

Course Title: Rehabilitation Pilates: An introduction to Rehabilitation

Course Title: Foundations on Oncology for Physical Therapists: Medical Aspects

 

Course Provider: North Idaho Physical Therapy

Course Title: Integration of Movement Science and manual Therapy for the Upper Quarter

 

Course Provider: Amedisys, Inc.

Course Title: Balanced For Life- Video Conference

 

Course Provider: Intermountain Orthopedics

Course Title: Boise Monthly Sports Medicine Conference

 

Course Provider: Idaho Pressure Ulcer Coalition

Course Title: PUPC: Third Annual Statewide Consensus Meeting: “Challenges in Pressure Ulcer Prevention”

 

NEXT MEETING is scheduled for Friday February 26, 2010 at 9:00 a.m.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

A motion was made by Mr. Ohman to adjourn the meeting at 11:30 a.m. Seconded by Ms. Fowers, motion carried. 

 

 

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Brian White, Chair                                            Barbara J. Sterling

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Larry Ohman                                                    Stephanie A. Liddle

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Monica D. Fowers                                           Tana Cory, Bureau Chief