PHYSICAL THERAPY LICENSURE BOARD

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702-5642 

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 2/26/2010

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Brian White - Chair

                                                             Barbara J. Sterling

                                                             Larry Ohman

                                                             Stephanie A. Liddle

                                                             Monica D. Fowers                                                  

 

BUREAU STAFF:                           Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                            Lori Peel, Investigative Unit Manager

                                                            Karin Magnelli, Deputy Attorney General

                                                            Cherie Simpson, Management Assistant

                                                            Carrie Gilstrap, Technical Records Specialist II

 

OTHERS PRESENT:                     Al Crothers, IPTA

                                   

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

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

A motion was made by Ms. Fowers to approve the minutes of 9/16/2009, 11/20/2009, and 1/4/2010 as written. Seconded by Ms. Liddle, motion carried.            

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Cory presented the legislative report to the members of the Board. The proposed law change was approved unanimously. This will require the passing of an English profiency exam for applicants whose native language is not English. Mr. White added he would like to see the National Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) administer this exam, the same way it does the national licensing examination.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Ms. Peel presented the financial report to the members of the Board. Its current cash balance as of 1/31/2010 is $158,929.29.

 

MEMORANDUM

 

PHT-2007-3 Ms. Magnelli presented the memorandum to the members of the Board. Following discussion, the Board provided Ms. Magnelli with recommendations for actions regarding this case.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

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

 

Per the Board’s request, Ms. Peel provided an overview of the training for the investigators as well as procedures for complaints received. 

           

NEW BUSINESS

 

RULES DISCISSION

 

The Board discussed several items for proposed rule changes including implementing a time limit for the initial approval of an applicant to sit for the exam, a provision for inactive applications, and updating the reference to accrediting schools and agencies.

 

Mr. Klein will draft the proposed changes and present them during the next scheduled meeting.

 

Mr. Crothers stated the Association is in support of the English profiency requirement as well as the other proposals discussed. 

 

The Board also discussed the Code of Ethics referenced in rule and the its amended version that becomes effective July 1, 2010.

 

The Board requested this discussion be added to the next meeting’s agenda. Discussion regarding continuing competency vs. continuing education was asked to be placed on a future meeting’s agenda.  

 

PROCESS FOR APPLICANTS WHO HAVE NOT BEEN ISSUED A SSN

 

Discussion was held regarding social security numbers and if they are required prior to the issuance of a license. The Board reviewed I.C. 73-122 that states an applicant who has not been assigned a social security number shall provide required documentation including proof that the applicant is lawfully present in the United States.

 

CORRESPONDENCE RE: SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICE

 

The Board received a survey with questions pertaining to supervised clinical practice for the foreign trained. The Board noted its responses and asked that Ms. Gilstrap forward them on.   

 

CORRESPONDENCE RE: CE HOURS FOR SUPERVISION OF A STUDENT

 

The Board reviewed correspondence received requesting continuing education credit for the supervision of a student for eight weeks.

 

A motion was made by Ms. Fowers to direct Ms. Gilstrap to respond to the inquiry stating the maximum number of contact hours allowed for supervising a student will be four (4) contact hours per year toward the continuing education requirement. Seconded by Mr. Ohman, motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Ohman to include this in the Board’s proposals for  rule changes. Seconded by Ms. Liddle, motion carried.

 

UPDATED RENEWAL FORM

 

A motion was made by Mr. Ohman to approve the license renewal forms with noted revisions. Seconded by Ms. Liddle, motion carried.

 

PROCESS FOR APPLICANT REFERENCES

 

A motion was made by Mr. Ohman to post the reference form on the web for the applicant to provide to individuals who meet the requirement stated in Rule 150.06.

 

A motion was made by Ms. Liddle to revise the licensure applications as necessary to comply with the new process. Seconded by Ms. Fowers, motion carried. 

 

PROCESS FOR REVIEWING EDUCATION APPROVAL APPLICATIONS

 

The Board discussed ways in which to process applications for continuing education approval. To help eliminate the amount of applications submitted for review, the Board would like to implement a list of pre-approved providers as part of the proposed rule changes.

 

CE COURSES

 

A motion was made by Mr. Ohman to ask the provider, Amedisys, submit a manual or outline which describes the course entitled Balanced for Life; including the program schedule, goals and objectives, as stated in Rule 250.06. Seconded by Ms. Liddle, motion carried.

 

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

 

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

Course Title: Musculoskeletal Imaging in PT Practice: Radiologic Evaluation of the Knee

Course Title: Musculoskeletal Imaging in PT Practice: Radiologic Evaluation of the Temporomandibular Joint

Course Title: Pediatric Musculoskeletal Systems: Considerations and Interventions for Specific Pathologies

Course Title: Postoperative Ankle Joint Rehabilitation

Course Title: Managing Your PT Practice in Home–Care Organizations

Course Title: Medical Assessment and Vestibular Function Tests

 

Course Provider: The Barrel Institute

Course Title: Viscerovascular Manipulation: Lower Body

 

Course Provider: Institute for Brain Potential

Course Title: Anger, Forgiveness, and the Healing Process

 

Ms. Peel then provided the Board with information on the process for denying continuing education following an audit.

 

The Board reviewed Rule 250.04 and .07 and recommended the following for those not in compliance: a fine of $100.00 for administrative costs, a $30.00 fine for each contact hour the licensee is lacking, and a requirement to submit documentation for the next two years.

 

The Board recommended a warning letter to those who comply after the audit period but, prior to their birthday. Documentation should also be submitted within the next 90 days.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

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

 

APPLICATIONS

 

PTA-2585 A motion was made by Ms. Liddle to approve Merry Heart Bayola for endorsement licensure. Seconded by Ms. Fowers, motion carried.

 

APPLICANT ID 901106517 A motion was made by Ms. Fowers to approve the applicant for re-examination based upon providing proof of completion of an exam preparatory course. Seconded by Ms. Fowers, motion carried.

 

APPLICANT ID 901109324 A motion was made by Ms. Fowers to require the applicant submit proof of legal authorization to reside and seek employment in the United States. Seconded by Ms. Fowers, motion carried.

 

APPLICANT ID 901093347 A motion was made by Ms. Fowers to require the applicant submit proof of completion for an exam preparatory course. Seconded by Ms. Fowers, motion carried.

 

NEXT MEETING is scheduled for Friday May 7, 2010 and July 16, 2010 at 9:00 AM.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

A motion was made by Ms. Liddle to adjourn the meeting at 12:00 PM Seconded by Mr. Ohman, 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