PHYSICAL THERAPY LICENSURE BOARD

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702-5642 

 

Conference Call Minutes of 1/4/2010 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Brian White - Chair

                                                             Barbara J. Sterling

                                                             Stephanie A. Liddle

                                                             Monica D. Fowers

 

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:    Larry Ohman

                                                           

 BUREAU STAFF:                          Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                            Karl Klein, Administrative Attorney

                                                            Carrie Gilstrap, Technical Records Specialist

                                   

The meeting was called to order at 12:00 PM MST by Brian White.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

A motion was made by Ms. Sterling to approve the minutes of 9/16/2009 and 11/20/2009 as written. Seconded by Ms. Liddle, motion carried.             

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

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. Liddle. The vote was: Mr. White, aye; Ms. Liddle, aye; Ms. Fowers, 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; and Ms. Sterling, aye. Motion carried.

 

APPLICATIONS

 

A motion was made by Ms. Liddle to approve the following applicants for endorsement licensure. Seconded by Ms. Sterling, motion carried.

 

PTA-2632 Sellers Spurlock

PT-2630 Leilane Conopio

 

A motion was made by Ms. Liddle to approve the following applicant for examination. Seconded by Ms. Sterling, motion carried.

 

Annabel Tegio

 

CORRESPONDENCE RE: PTA PROGRAM

 

The Board reviewed correspondence regarding the approval of school accreditation that was submitted by Jonathan Bird, PTA program director of Apollo College-Boise Campus. 

 

The law requires APTA accreditation and in rule under definitions (Rule 010.16) it states it must be a nationally accredited school. The curriculum must be approved by the following: The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Commission, The Council on Medical Education and Hospitals of the American Medical Association, or An Accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Commissioner of Education, the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation, or both.

 

Mr. Bird indicated Apollo College is accredited through ACICS (Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools).

 

A motion was made by Ms. Liddle to direct Board counsel and Ms. Gilstrap respond to this inquiry, stating that accreditation through ACICS would not qualify for the school’s PTA program and thus would need to obtain the approval of the associations referenced in Rule.  Seconded by Ms. Sterling, motion carried.

 

CORRESPONDENCE RE: EDUCATION FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC

 

The Board reviewed correspondence regarding the legality of providing general information/education on back care and body mechanics to the public in a seminar type setting.

 

A motion was made by Ms. Liddle to respond to the inquiry stating as long as he does not perform physical therapy as defined in law/rule, then he can provide this type of service. In addition, he will need to contact the Board of Medicine with the questions pertaining to an athletic trainer license. Seconded by Ms. Sterling, motion carried.  

 

NEXT MEETING was previously scheduled for February 26, 2010 at 9:00 a.m.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

A motion was made by Ms. Sterling to adjourn the meeting at 12:25 p.m. Seconded by Ms. Liddle, 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