Bureau of Occupational Licenses
1109 Main Street, Suite 220
Boise, ID 83702-5642
Barbara J. Sterling
Stephanie A. Liddle
Monica D. Fowers
BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT: Barbara J. Sterling
Karl Klein, Administrative Attorney
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Title: Integration of Movement Science and manual Therapy for the Upper Quarter
Course Provider: Amedisys,
Course Title: Balanced For Life- Video Conference
Course Provider: Intermountain Orthopedics
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.
A motion was made by Mr. Ohman to adjourn the meeting at 11:30 a.m. Seconded by Ms. Fowers, motion carried.
Brian White, Chair Barbara J. Sterling
Larry Ohman Stephanie A. Liddle
Monica D. Fowers