PHYSICAL THERAPY LICENSURE BOARD

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

700 West State Street, P.O. Box 83720

Boise, ID 83720-0063 

 

Meeting Minutes of 7/16/2010 

 

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

                                                            Karl Klein, Administrative Attorney

                                                            Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                                            Cherie Simpson, Management Assistant

                                                            Carrie Gilstrap, Technical Records Specialist II

                                   

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

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

A motion was made by Ms. Fowers to accept the minutes of 6/17/2010 as written. Seconded by Ms. Sterling, motion carried.

 

PROPOSED RULES

 

Mr. Hales reviewed the draft proposed rules with the members of the Board. The proposal includes changes to Rule 010, Rule 150 Applications, Rule 175 Examination, and Rule 250 Continuing Education.

 

The Board discussed the law that was effective 7/1/2010 regarding a profiency examination if English is not the applicant’s native language. The proposed rule will require they take and pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) to qualify for licensure.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Ohman to accept the standard minimum score of 220 for computer based testing with the required passing scores to be writing 24, speaking 26, reading 21, and listening 18. The minimum score will be 560 for the paper based exam. Seconded by Ms. Sterling, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed a list of pre-approved entities for continuing education submitted by the sub-committee consisting of Mr. Crothers, IPTA; Mr. Ohman; and Mr. White. Bureau staff will draft a proposal to include this list and distribute it to the sub-committee members for review.

 

A motion was made by Ms. Fowers to approve the amended agenda which added FSBPT Examination Security, as information was still being received as of yesterday. Seconded by Mr. Ohman, motion carried.

 

FSBPT Examination Security

 

Mr. Klein gave an overview of what information has been received from the Federation with regard to an exam security breach. Limited details are known; however, some applicants from specific groups from foreign-educated backgrounds will temporarily be unable to sit for the national licensing exam. Mr. Klein and Ms. Gilstrap will continue to notify the Board when additional information is received.

 

PROPOSED RULES

 

A revision was made to Rule 175 Examination and given to the members of the Board for review. A motion was made by Mr. Ohman to submit this section of the proposed rule change as temporary. Seconded by Ms. Fowers, motion carried.

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Ms. Cory presented the financial report to the members of the Board. Its current cash balance as of 6/30/2010 is $173,538.73.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Peel presented the investigative report to the members of the Board.

 

I-PHT-2010-7 C alleged that R, a massage therapist, maintained a website that inappropriately implied that R practiced PT.  In response to a letter from IBOL, R revised the website and expressed a desire to ensure that the website does not imply that he performs PT.  R informed IBOL that he does not diagnose and individuals are referred to him by licensed professionals.  R stated that as a massage therapist he must be able to assess a patient and the situation to make sure that the patient is within his ability to care for the patient.  R stated that any assessment is simply R “recognizing the patient’s complaints and making the decision to work on them myself or refer to a more qualified professional and by no means is a diagnosis.”  R stated that he maintains a referral network that includes physical therapists so that he can refer for proper assessment, diagnosis and treatment when needed.  In addition, R added to his website:  “NOTE:  Massage therapy is not a substitute for proper medical assessment and diagnosis.”  Based upon R’s response, IBOL recommends that the Board authorize closure.

 

A motion was made by Ms. Fowers to accept the Bureau’s recommendation and authorize closure. Seconded by Ms. Liddle, motion carried.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

APTA CODE OF ETHICS 

 

The Board discussed the amended APTA Code of Ethics effective July 1, 2010 and if these changes should be incorporated into Board Rule.

 

The Board tabled this discussion until after the Association and Federation annual meetings.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Ohman to have the subcommittee discuss this at a later time and to ask to have the Association discuss it when it meets. Seconded by Ms. Liddle. Those opposed, Ms. Fowers. Motion carried.

 

REVISED PROPOSED RULES

 

A motion was made by Mr. Ohman to approve the proposed rules with the noted amendments. Seconded by Ms. Sterling, motion carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

ELECTION OF BOARD CHAIR PER I.C. 54-2205

 

A motion was made by Ms. Fowers to elect Mr. Ohman as Board Chair. Seconded by Ms. Sterling, motion carried.

 

CORRESPONDENCE RE: NPTE EXAMINATION

 

This was previously discussed with Mr. Klein and therefore no further discussion was held.

 

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; Mr. Ohman, aye; Ms. Liddle, aye; Ms. Fowers, aye; and Ms. Sterling, aye. Motion carried.

 

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

 

APPLICATIONS

 

A motion was made by Ms. Fowers to approve Ashleigh Knutson to sit for the examination. Seconded by Ms. Sterling, motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Ms. Fowers to approve Alison Williamson to sit for the examination. Seconded by Ms. Sterling, motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Ms. Fowers to allow Jennifer McAteer to sit for the examination for the second time, as she has completed the required preparatory course. Seconded by Ms. Sterling, motion carried.

 

APPLICANT ID 901095603 A motion was made by Ms. Fowers to deny the request for special accommodations for retaking the examination as requested. Seconded by Ms. Sterling, motion carried.

 

CE COURSES

 

A motion was made by Ms. Fowers to approve the following requests for continuing education approval. Seconded by Ms. Liddle, motion carried.

AMEDISYS INC

VITAL SIGNS AND CARDIOPULMONARY ASSESSMENT

COGNITIVE STRATEGIES            

MEDICATION MANAGEMENT FOR THE HOME HEALTH CLINICIAN            FIBROMYALGIA

            ETHICS AND JURISPRUDENCE FOR PHYSICAL THERAPISTS

 

DAVIS PT NETWORK, AN FA DAVIS COMPANY

CERVICAL SPINAL CORD INJURY: IMPROVING ARM AND HAND                                                                                                     FUNCTION

SPINAL CORD INJURY: EXPERIMENTAL PROCEDURES AND NEUROPROSTHE

 

EASTERN IDAHO REGIONAL

EASTERN IDAHO REGIONAL

HOMECEUCONNECTION.COM

NEUROLOGICAL INTERVENTIONS FOR PHYSICAL THERAPISTS PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR CHILDREN

DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

ORTHOPEDIC MANUAL THERAPY: LUMBAR SPINE

DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING FOR PHYSICAL THERAPISTS

PATHOLOGY: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE PHYSICAL THERAPIST

EFFECTIVE EXAMINATION & TREATMENT OF THE SHOULDER

COMPLEX: NEW ADVANCES

SPORTS SPECIFIC REHABILITATION   

WOUND MANAGEMENT

STROKE REHABILITATION: A FUNCTION BASED APPROACH

PHARMACOLOGY FOR PHYSICAL THERAPISTS

ORTHOPEDIC PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT: THE EXTREMITIES

ORTHOPEDIC PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT: THE SPINE

POSTSURGICAL REHABILITATION GUIDELINES

PHYSICAL THERAPY OF THE SHOULDER

INSTITUTE FOR BRAIN POTENTIAL

UNDERSTANDING PERSONALITY DISORDERS

ONLINE HEALTHNOW INC  DBA CARE2LEARN

ETHICS AND JURISPRUDENCE FOR PHYSICAL THERAPISTS

OASIS C: AN OVERVIEW

PRIMARY THERAPY SOURCE

SUMMER INSTITUTE SPORTS MEDICINE SYMPOSIUM

 

NEXT MEETING was previously scheduled for November 19, 2010.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

A motion was made by Ms. Liddle to adjourn the meeting at 12:50 PM. 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