PHYSICAL THERAPY LICENSURE BOARD

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

700 West State Street, P.O. Box 83720

Boise, ID 83720-0063 

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 7/15/2011

  

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Larry Ohman - Chair

                                                             Stephanie A. Liddle

                                                             Monica D. Fowers

                                                             Brian White

 

BUREAU STAFF:                           Lori Peel, Investigative Unit Manager

                                                            Maurie Ellsworth, Administrative Attorney

                                                            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 MDT by Larry Ohman.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

A motion was made by Ms. Liddle to approve the minutes of June 1, 2011. Seconded by Ms. Fowers, motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Peel stated this will be deferred until the proposed rules discussion under old business.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Ms. Peel presented the financial report to the members of the Board. The current cash balance as of 6/30/2011 was $185,060.93.

 

MEMORANDUM

 

Mr. Nelson presented a memorandum regarding discipline cases to the members of the Board. Following discussion, the Board provided Mr. Nelson with recommendations.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Peel presented the investigative report to the members of the Board. The following were up for Board determination:

 

I-PHT-2010-4 A motion was made by Ms. Fowers to accept the Bureau’s recommendation and authorize closure. Seconded by Ms. Liddle, motion carried.

 

I-PHT-2011-3 A motion was made by Ms. Liddle to accept the Bureau’s recommendation and authorize closure. Seconded by Mr. White, motion carried.

 

DISCUSSION OF COGNIZANT MEMBER

 

Discussion was held regarding the role and duties of the cognizant member. The Board would like to research if it is possible to reimburse for time spent reviewing cases. Bureau staff will follow up and report its findings during the next regularly scheduled meeting.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

PROPOSED RULE CHANGES

 

The Board reviewed the proposed change to Rule 250.07 which identifies entities and organizations as pre-approved sponsors of continuing education. A motion was made by Mr. White to approve the revision as written. Seconded by Ms. Fowers, motion carried.

 

BOARD CERTIFICATION            

 

The Board discussed allowing credit toward the CE requirement for therapists who obtain board certification. Bureau staff presented a proposed rule change to Rule 250. A motion was made by Ms. Fowers to approve the proposed rule change as written. Seconded by Mr. White, motion carried.

 

BACKGROUND CHECKS

 

Discussion was held regarding background checks and if this should be a requirement for licensure. The Board would like to table this discussion until more research can be done. Mr. Ohman and Ms. Fowers will serve as a sub-committee and will provide information to the Board prior to the next legislative session.

 

PROCESS FOR REVIEWING CE APPLICATIONS

 

The Board noted the large volume of applications received for Board review each meeting and discussed options for processing these ahead of time. Ms. Gilstrap will revise the Board’s CE requirements page to include language regarding the approval of courses. The Board will continue to monitor the applications received for its review.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

ELECTION OF BOARD CHAIR

 

A motion was made by Ms. Fowers to elect Ms. Liddle as Chair. Seconded by Mr. White, motion carried.

 

ATTENDANCE TO ANNUAL FSBPT MEETING

 

A motion was made by Ms. Fowers to approve the expenses incurred for any member not sponsored by the Federation to attend the annual FSBPT meeting. Seconded by Mr. White, motion carried. Ms. Liddle will be the voting delegate and Mr. Ohman will be the alternate delegate.

 

DISCUSSION RE: IDACARE

 

Discussion was held regarding the IDACARE database and the issues therapists are having with logging into their profiles and the validity of the information that is provided. The requirement is in statute and therefore the Board is unable to eliminate the requirement at this time. The Board requested its concerns be made available to the IDACARE administrator.

 

CORRESPONDENCE RE: HOME HEALTH

 

The Board reviewed an inquiry regarding home health services. Ms. Liddle will respond.

 

REVISED CE APPROVAL APPLICATION

 

A motion was made by Mr. White to approve the revised CE application. Seconded by Ms. Liddle, motion carried.

 

OPEN BOOK EXAM REVISION

 

The Board discussed its current open book examination. The Board provided Ms. Gilstrap with noted revisions to be made.

 

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

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

APPLICATIONS

 

APPLICANT ID 901115714 A motion was made by Mr. White to require the applicant provide proof of thirty two (32) hours of continuing education and complete eight (8) weeks of clinical internship under a licensed physical therapist approved by the Board Chair prior to the issuance of a license. Seconded by Ms. Fowers, motion carried.

 

APPLICANT ID 901111893 A motion was made by Mr. White to require the applicant complete eight (8) weeks of clinical internship under a licensed physical therapist approved by the Board Chair. Seconded by Ms. Fowers, motion carried.

 

APPLICANT ID 901111023 A motion was made by Mr. White to require the applicant provide successful completion of a preparatory course prior to retaking the exam. Seconded by Ms. Fowers, motion carried.

 

APPLICANT ID 901110484 A motion was made by Mr. White to require the applicant provide successful completion of a preparatory course prior to retaking the exam. Seconded by Ms. Fowers, motion carried.

 

APPLICANT ID 901109706 A motion was made by Mr. White to require the applicant complete eight (8) weeks of clinical internship under a licensed physical therapist approved by the Board Chair. Seconded by Ms. Fowers, motion carried.

 

 

CE COURSES FOR BOARD REVIEW

     APPROVED

ANALYTICAL MOVEMENT SEMINARS

            INTEGRATION OF MOVEMENT SCIENCE AND MANUAL THERAPY FOR THE UPPER QUARTER C/S

BONNER GENERAL HOSPITAL

            OBSERVATIONAL GAIT ANALYSIS AND ORTHOTIC DECISION-MAKING FOR CLIENTS WITH NEUROLOGIC IMPAIRMENTS

HOMECEUCONNECTION.COM

            COMPRESSION THERAPY

            PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS OF MANUAL LYMPHATIC THERAPY

            PHYSICAL THERAPY OF THE SHOULDER MODULES 1-4

            PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR CHILDREN MODULES 1-8

            MODALITIES FOR MASSAGE AND BODYWORK MODULE 1-4

            PHYSICAL REHAB FOR THE PTA MODULE 1-4

            THERAPEUTIC MODALITIES

            SENSORY INTEGRATION ACROSS THE LIFESPAN

KOOTENAI PROSTHETICS & ORTHOTICS

            ESTABLISHING PT CANDIDACY FOR STANCE CONTROL

MOBILITY RESEARCH

            THE INTENSITY SERIES

ONCOLOGY REHAB PARTNERS

            SURVIVORSHIP TRAINING & REHAB

PEOPLE FIRST REHABILITATION

            POSITIONING- THE DYNAMIC PROCESS

PRINCIPLE WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS

            EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE IN PHYSICAL THERAPY

ST LUKES MAGIC VALLEY, CSI, ST LUKES ELKS REHAB, PRIMARY THERAPY SOURCE, CPR, WRIGHT PT

            SUMMER INSTITUTE SPORTS MEDICINE SYMPOSIUM

ADJOURNMENT

 

A motion was made by Mr. White to adjourn the meeting at 12:10 PM. Seconded by Ms. Liddle, motion carried.

 

NEXT MEETING was previously scheduled for October 28, 2011 and the following meeting was scheduled for January 20, 2012.

 

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Larry Ohman, Chair                                        Stephanie A. Liddle

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Monica D. Fowers                                          Brian White

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Tana Cory, Bureau Chief