Idaho State Board
Examiners of Residential Care Facility Administrators

Bureau of Occupational Licenses
1109 Main Street, Suite 220
Boise, Idaho 83702-5642
(208) 334-3233


Minutes of June 20, 2002


ROLL CALL:                          Verlene Kaiser, Chairman; Elizabeth Hein-Drake; Myron Higbee


ABSENT/EXCUSED:         Ken Madsen; Jerry Sorensen


ALSO PRESENT:               Rayola Jacobsen, Bureau Chief; Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief; Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney; John Kersey, Chief Investigator; Bureau Investigators


Chairman Kaiser called the meeting to order at 9:02a.m.

Elizabeth Hein-Drake moved to approve the minutes of May 16, 2002 special meeting as read.  Myron Higbee seconded the motion, motion carried.


Rayola Jacobsen hand delivered the letter on appointments to the Governorís office.

The Law changes by Health and Welfare are being worked on and the Board will be notified when they are completed.

Applicant RCA02 21 02 JLT, Myron Higbee moved that she be asked to come before the Board at the next meeting to discuss the differences in the applications submitted in February and March and the withheld judgment, and any other matters set forth in application.  Elizabeth Hein-Drake seconded the motion, motion carried. 

Elizabeth Hein-Drake moved that the Bureau conduct a criminal background check on this individual. Myron Higbee seconded the motion, motion carried.

Applicant RCA 051302 CES is unable to obtain the high school record of graduation.  A letter is to be sent apprising her that if she has 8 years of experience in residential care administration or other health related administration is can be used in lieu of the high school requirement. If she does not have the experience she will be required to complete a GED before either a temporary permit or the examination can be given.

Budd Hetrick presented the financial report to the Board showing a positive balance of $61,311.84.

Mr. Hetrick presented the investigative report showing, for the year 2002, one complaint is open and under investigation and two complaints are open and under investigation from 2000.

Chairman Kaiser reported on the NAB Convention she attended in Rhode Island.  NAB is making changes for the examination and will be going paperless by September 1, 2002.  All applications for examinations will be done on-line. 

A letter to all applicants will need to be sent out notifying applicants for examination that they must contact NAB by computer.

Gary Lauer has left the state and the education program he was helping to set up is in  limbo at this time.

Myron Higbee moved to send a letter to NAB giving permission to NAB to use any or all of the questions on the Mentally Ill and Developmentally Disabled populations, developed for Idaho, on the NAB Examination.  Elizabeth Hein-Drake seconded the motion, motion carried.

Discussion was held on the examination fee of $75 and the change in law for the examination to be given by NAB. A letter and refund of the $75 examination fee for all pending applications will be issued. 

The Board, by consensus, changed the passing point of the examination to the score set by NAB. 

After the law passes on approving the Code of Ethics for Residential Care Administrators, a rule will have to be adopted.

The next convention for NAB will be November 6-8, 2002 in Anaheim, California and the one following will be June 11-13, 2003 in Portland, Oregon.

The Board business file was cleared with no action taken.

Having no further business before them, Myron Higbee moved to adjourn the meeting at 1:30p.m.  Elizabeth Hein-Drake seconded the motion, motion carried.

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