PHYSICAL THERAPY LICENSURE BOARD

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

700 West State Street, P.O. Box 83720

Boise, ID 83720-0063 

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 1/21/2011

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Larry Ohman - Chair

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Stephanie A. Liddle

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Monica D. Fowers

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Brian White

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Barbara J. Sterling††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

BUREAU STAFF: ††††††††††††††††††††††††† Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Dawn Hall, Administrative Support Manager

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Lori Peel, Investigative Unit Manager

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Karl Klein, Administrative Attorney

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Eric Nelson, Prosecutor

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Carrie Gilstrap, Technical Records Specialist II

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The meeting was called to order at 8:15 AM MST by Larry Ohman.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

A motion was made by Mr. White to approve the minutes of 11/19/2011 as written. Seconded by Ms. Fowers, motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Cory presented the legislative report to the members of the Board. She stated the Board published its temporary and proposed rule changes to the administrative bulletin and no comments were received.

 

Mr. Klein gave a brief overview of the legislative bill which is currently being presented, the Idaho Medical Associationís Healthcare Transparency Act. The Board discussed this Act. The Act says itís intended to protect consumers from potentially misleading healthcare advertising. The Act requires practitionerís not to engage in misleading advertising as defined in the Act. Among other things, it requires practitioner advertising to disclose the practitioners license type and to not offer services beyond the practitionerís licensed scope of practice. The Act empowers the Board to discipline licensees who violate the Act, and it empowers the Board and other agencies to go to court to enforce the Act. The Board discussed the Actís potential impact on the Board. Any concerns about the extent to which the Act may impact the profession would be better addressed by the professionís association.

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Ms. Hall presented the financial report to the members of the Board. The current cash balance as of 12/31/2010 was $178,278.58.

 

MEMORANDUM

 

PHT-2010-6; PHT-2007-11; PHT-2010-4; PHT-2010-5

 

Mr. Nelson presented the memorandum to the members of the Board. Following its discussion, the Board provided Mr. Nelson with its recommendations.

 

The Board also discussed appointing a cognizant member and asked to have this added as an item on the next meetingís agenda.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

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

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

FSBPT- BOARD MEMBER TRAINING REPORT- MS. FOWERS

 

Ms. Fowers attended the Federationís annual Board member training. The training covered topics such as continuing competence and disciplinary action reporting. The Board asked that the Bureau staff send these actions to the Federation as well. Ms. Fowers will provide the investigative unit with the contact information. Background checks were also discussed at the training. The Board would like this added to the next meetingís agenda.

 

PROCESS FOR CE APPROVAL APPLICATION & AUDITS

 

Mr. Ohman provided a checklist of requirements for the review of continuing education approval applications. He suggested giving this checklist to the Association and upon receipt of these applications, forward them to the association for their pre-review. He stated the Board would then make the final determination in course approval. Mr. Ohman also suggested the Association charge a fee to the provider for applications submitted.

 

The Board will look at revising the current continuing education application based upon the checklist provided. Mr. Ohman and Mr. White will work on this as part of a sub-committee and will discuss its findings during the next scheduled meeting.

 

Additionally, Mr. Ohman stated the Board could provide the Association with information to be included in its newsletter that provides the licensees with any updates and comments the board may have. Mr. Ohman stated he will write the article and present it to the Board for its review.

 

A motion was made by Mr. White to have Mr. Ohman communicate with the Association regarding the articles to be written on behalf of the Board for the newsletters sent each quarter. Seconded by Ms. Fowers, motion carried.

 

FSBPT- BOARD MEMBER TRAINING REPORT- MS. FOWERS

 

Ms. Fowers stated the topic of dry needling was also discussed during the training.Mr. Ohman stated he will provide the Association with a position paper on this topic.

 

Additionally, Ms. Fowers reported on the topic of supervision ratios. How the Boardís determine the ratios was put into question.

 

Discussion was also held regarding reference points for disciplinary sanctions. Ms. Peel stated the investigative unit already utilizes these.

 

CORRESPONDENCE RE: MARKETING OF CLINICS & FREE SESSION OFFERS

 

The Board reviewed an inquiry submitted asking the Board for its opinion as to whether it was legal to advertise and offer to provide free therapy sessions. The Board reviewed its code of ethics and following discussion, a motion was made by Mr. White requesting Ms. Peel to respond to the inquiry; advising him the Boardís law and rules do not address this specific issue and therefore they will not render an opinion. Seconded by Ms. Liddle, motion carried.

 

DISCUSSION RE: A SUB-COMMITTEE FOR PROPOSED CHANGES

 

The Board discussed forming a sub-committee to discuss any proposed changes for the 2012 legislative session. The Board reviewed a draft proposal for rule changes regarding continuing education and approved providers. Suggested changes were made to this draft.

 

CE COURSES

The Board reviewed and approved the following requests for continuing education approval:

PEOPLE FIRST REHABILITATION

††††††††††† NEUROLOGICAL REHABILITATION TRAINING 1, 2, AND 3

RIVER CITY PHYSICAL THERAPY

††††††††††† CLINICAL REASONING IN ADVANCED DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS NAIOMT LIII 720

††††††††††† PAIN IN-SERVICE

THE HYGENIC CORPORATION

††††††††††† EVIDENCE-BASED ACTIVE CARE FOR TODAYS PHYSICAL THERAPIST

 

NEXT MEETING was previously scheduled for April 15, 2011 and the following meeting was scheduled for June 24, 2011.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

A motion was made by Ms. Fowers to adjourn the meeting at 12:07 PM. Seconded by Ms. Sterling, motion carried.

 

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Larry Ohman, Chair††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Stephanie A. Liddle

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Monica D. Fowers†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Brian White

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Barbara J. Sterling††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Tana Cory, Bureau Chief