PHYSICAL THERAPY LICENSURE BOARD

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

700 West State Street, P.O. Box 83720

Boise, ID 83720-0063 

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 1/20/2012 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Stephanie A. Liddle - Chair

                                                    Monica D. Fowers

                                                    Brian White

                                                    Larry Ohman

                                                    Glady Schroeder                                                                                      

 

BUREAU STAFF:                        Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                   Dawn Hall, Administrative Support Manager

                                                   Lori Peel, Investigative Unit Manager

                                                   Maurie Ellsworth, Legal Counsel

                                                   Cherie Simpson, Management Assistant

                                                   Jake Naylor, Prosecuting Attorney

                                                   Carrie Gilstrap, Technical Records Specialist II

 

OTHERS PRESENT:                   Al Crothers, IPTA President

                              

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 AM MST by Stephanie A. Liddle.

 

 A motion was made by Mr. White to amend the agenda to add disciplinary matters as these were just received today. Seconded by Mr. Ohman, motion carried.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

A motion was made by Ms. Fowers to approve the minutes of October 28, 2011. Seconded by Mr. Ohman, motion carried. 

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Cory presented the legislative update to the members of the Board.  She stated the proposed rule changes were published in October’s Administrative Bulletin as well as on the Board’s website. No public comments were received.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Ms. Hall presented the financial report to the members of the Board. The cash balance as of 12/31/2011 was $187,315.73.

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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

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

 

I-PHT-2012-4 A motion was made by Mr. Ohman to approve the Bureau's recommendation and authorize closure with a warning letter. Seconded by Mr. White, motion carried.

 

I-PHT-2012-5 A motion was made by Mr. Ohman to approve the Bureau's recommendation and authorize closure. Seconded by Mr. White, motion carried.

 

I-PHT-2012-8 A motion was made by Mr. Ohman to approve the Bureau's recommendation and authorize closure. Seconded by Mr. White, motion carried.

 

I-PHT-2012-9 A motion was made by Mr. Ohman to approve the Bureau's recommendation and authorize closure. Seconded by Mr. White, motion carried.

 

DISCIPLINE

 

Ms. Peel stated an individual submitted a complaint but now requested that the complaint be withdrawn. Following a brief discussion and after review by the cognizant member, the Board asked that Bureau staff go ahead with investigating the complaint.

 

The Board reviewed three letters written by licensees that had been previously been requested by the Board as part of their discipline. The letters summarized the laws and rules and the effects of the licensee’s action. Following discussion, the Board was satisfied with what was submitted.

 

CONSENT ORDERS

 

Mr. Naylor presented several consent orders.

 

PHT-2012-1 A motion was made by Ms. Fowers to approve the Stiplulation and Consent Order as written and authorize the Chair to sign on behalf of the Board. Seconded by Mr. Ohman, motion carried.

 

PHT-2012-2 A motion was made by Mr. White to approve the Stiplulation and Consent Order as written and authorize the Chair to sign on behalf of the Board. Seconded by Mr. Ohman motion carried.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

DISCUSSION RE 2012 NPTE POLICIES/EXAM ELIGIBILITY FOR NEW GRADS

 

The Board discussed the 2012 National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) exam policies which states, in part, that new graduates are allowed to sit for the exam no more than ninety (90) days prior to their official graduation date. The Board agreed with implementing this as its policy and asked this to be placed on the next agenda for further discussion.

 

DISCUSSION RE CE CREDITS FOR THE PRT

         

The Board discussed the number of credit hours allowed for licensees who complete the practice review tool provided by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy. The Board agreed a total of three credit hours would be given.  The Board also discussed having this implemented into its rules.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

CORRESPONDENCE RE FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY EVALUATIONS

 

An inquiry was sent to the Board asking whether or not a PTA could perform functional capacity evaluations. The Board stated no, only a physical therapist may perform these evaluations; however, a PTA may assist in performing the tests delegated to them by a PT.

 

CORRESPONDENCE RE CE CREDIT FOR STUDENT SUPERVISION

 

The Board discussed an inquiry pertaining to the number of CE credit hours allowed for supervising a student. The Board stated a licensee can earn up to four hours per renewal cycle and the supervision must be for a minimum of a four week internship. Ms. Gilstrap is to respond.

 

FSBPT ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DUES

 

A motion was made by Ms. Fowers to approve the annual FSBPT membership dues of $1,802.00. Seconded by Mr. White, motion carried.

 

ATTENDANCE TO FSBPT ANNUAL BOARD MEMBER TRAINING

 

Ms. Schroeder, will attend the training to be held in June 2012 if she is able.

 

BOARD TO DO ITEMS

 

The Board discussed the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Code of Ethics. Mr. Crothers stated the Association would be in favor of the Board adopting these. The Board would like this added to the next meeting’s agenda. Ms. Gilstrap is to obtain information from other states with regard to the adoption of the APTA Code of Ethics.

 

Ms. Gilstrap is to contact Jill Cooper, IPTA Association, to determine its deadline for submitting an article authored by the Board Chair to be placed in the next newsletter.

 

The Board also discussed implementing background checks. The Board asked that proposed language be drafted for its review at its next scheduled meeting.

The Board discussed continuing education verses continuing competence. Following discussion no further action was to be taken at this time.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

A motion was made by Mr. White 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.  It was seconded by Ms. Fowers. The vote was: Mr. White, aye; Mr. Ohman, aye; Ms. Liddle, aye; Ms. Fowers, aye; and Ms. Schroeder, aye. Motion carried.

 

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

 

APPLICATIONS

 

PHYAA-2925 In accordance with Idaho Code 54-2210, a motion was made by Mr. Ohman to deny the application for Randelle Fuller. Ms. Fuller certified her application was complete; however she omitted information regarding her previous license and practice as a physical therapist assistant.  Seconded by Mr. White, motion carried.

 

PT- 2810 A motion was made by Ms. Fowers to approve the application for licensure for Cheryl Davee based upon fulfilling the Board’s requirements. Seconded by Mr. White, motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Ohman to approve Eric McEvoy to sit for the examination. Seconded by Ms. Fowers, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed CE audit documents.

 

Following review, the Board approved the following CE courses:  

 

BENEWAH MEDICAL WELLNESS CENTER

REHABILITATION OF THE SHOULDER JOINT

 

CARE2LEARN

PPS IN SKILLED NURSING AND REHAB FACILITIES

SPIRITUAL ASSESSMENT

MANAGING POWER AND INFLUENCE

MANAGING A MULTIGENERATIONAL WORKPLACE

HIRING THE RIGHT TALENT: FRONTLINE CAREGIVERS

AVOIDING THE USE OF RESTRAINTS

MUSCULOSKELTAL COMPLICATIONS OF DIABETES

 

ELKS REHABILITATION HOSPITAL/HEARING & BALANCE CENTER

VESTIBULAR 101: VESTIBULAR DISORDERS & IMPACTION DISORDERS

 

GREAT SEMINARS AND BOOKS, INC

PUT SOME MUSCLE INTO THER EX

REHABILITATION FOR THE FRAIL ELDERLY

 

HOMECEUCONNECTION.COM

WHY DO PATIENTS FALL AND WHAT DO I DO?

NEUROLOGICAL REHABILITATION TREATMENT PLANNING AND TREATMENT STRATEGIES

NEUROLOGICAL REHABILITATION MOTOR CONTROL LEARNING AND RECOVERY

GERIATRIC PHYSICAL THERAPY MODULE 1-5

PRENATAL AND POSTPARTUM FITNESS GUIDELINES

ANTERIOR KNEE PAIN: EXAMINATION AND TREATMENT

MYOFASCIAL RELEASE CLINICAL APPLICATIONS: UPPER EXTREMITY

MEDICAL THERAPEUTIC YOGA

MYOFASCIAL RELEASE CLINICAL APPLICATIONS: LOWER EXTREMITY

 

KIDS IN MOTION PHYSICAL THERAPY

BASIC WALKAIDE TRAINING

 

PHOENIX INC DBA AS PHOENIX SEMINARS

BEYOND KEGELS: ASSESSMENT & TREATMENT OF PELVIC MUSCLE & BLADDER DYSFUNCTION

 

PILATES INSTITUTE OF AMERICA

PILATES ESSENTIAL COURSE

PILATES MAT 1

 

PRINCIPLE WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS

PHARMACOLOGY FOR INFECTION, CANCER, & WOUND CARE

PHARMACOLOGY FOR PAIN CONTROL

PHARMACOLOGY FOR COMPLIMENTARY & ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

PHARMACOLOGY FOR CARDIOVASCULAR AUTONOMIC, ENDOCRINE, & GASTRIC SYSTEMS

PHARMOCOLGY FOR NEUROLOGICAL CONDITIONS

TREATMENT SETTINGS, PAYMENT, & POLICY ISSUES OF THE GERIATRIC PATIENT

PHARMACOLOGY BASICS

CARDIOVASCULAR & PULMONARY PT-PEDIATRICS

CARDIOVASCULAR & PULMONARY PT-PHARMACOLOGY

ERGONOMICS IN THERAPY

CARDIOVASCULAR & PULMONARY PT- THE BASICS

CARDIOVASCULAR & PULMONARY PT- EVALUATION & TREATMENT

BIOMECHANICS OF EXERCISE

BIOMECHANICS OF SPORTS

SPECIAL GERIATRICS POPULATIONS

AMBULATION & THE GERIATRIC PATIENT

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY & THE GERIATRIC PATIENT

UNDERSTANDING & EVALUATING THE GERIATRIC PATIENT

NUTRITION & ERGOGENIC AIDS IN SPORTS

SPECIAL ATHLETIC POPULATIONS

PREVENTION & SPORTS

 

NEXT MEETING is May 18, 2012 at 9:00 AM. The Board also scheduled a meeting on August 17th, 2012 at 9:00 AM.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

A motion was made by Mr. Ohman to adjourn the meeting at 11:45 AM. Seconded by Ms. Fowers, motion carried.

 

 

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Stephanie A. Liddle, Chair                             Monica D. Fowers

 

 

 

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Brian White                                                    Larry Ohman

 

 

 

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Tana Cory, Bureau Chief                               Glady Schroeder