Idaho State Board
Examiners of Residential Care Facility Administrators
Minutes of May 15, 2003
ROLL CALL: Verlene Kaiser, Chairman
ALSO PRESENT: Rayola Jacobsen, Bureau Chief
Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief
Janice Wiedrick, Office Specialist
Chairman Kaiser called the meeting to order
Mr. Higbee moved to approve the minutes of
March 14, 2003 as read. Ms.
Springer seconded and the motion carried.
Ms. Jacobsen reported House Bill 15 passed
and has been signed by the Governor.
Discussion was held on the Nursing Home
Administrators not being required to take the Examination for licensure. This would require a law change.
Mr. Hetrick presented the financial report
showing a positive balance of $40,057.88.
Ms. Jacobsen reported that the Governor has
requested that Boards watch their expenses.
One measure is for Boards to consider sending no more than two Board
members out of state for conferences, etc.
Mr. Hetrick presented the investigative
report showing that three complaints have been received during fiscal 2003, and
they are under investigation.
Roger Hales discussed the Board proposal to
add “Standards of Practice” to the law and the “Code of Ethics” to the
rules. The Board will solicit input from licensees and the Idaho Association of
Residential Care Administrators (IDALA) on these two ideas before any laws and
rules are written.
Mr. Higbee moved that the Board distribute
the American College of Health Care Administrators Code of Ethics to IDALA and
request comments by the end of July for adoption by rule. Mr. Madsen seconded and the motion carried.
Mr. Higbee moved to send a copy of the
American College of Health Care Administrators
“Standards of Practice” to IDALA and all licensees for their response
to make a law change and reply by July 1, 2004 so the change can go before the
2005 legislative session. Ms. Springer seconded and the motion carried.
Discussion was held on the guidelines for
Discussion was held on a way to get all the
Board members notified of the meetings.
Discussion was held on Specialty Licenses
for Mentally Ill, Developmentally Disabled and Alzheimer patients. If specialty
licenses were used, special classes and some designation for MI, DD, and
Alzheimer may be necessary.
BOARD BUSINESS FILE
The NAB Convention was announced. Shirlie
Myers is on the NAB examination writing committee and will be attending.
The Governor’s Conference was approved
for Continuing Education credits.
The Idaho Assisted Living Association is to
present a workshop for HIPPA regulations.
The curriculum for Developmentally Disabled
and Mentally Ill segments was discussed and it was noted that both are available
in-state and out of state.
The Board noted that no programs for
administrators are accredited by NAB at this time.
NAB does, however, approve Continuing Education credits.
Programs available are:
Holgate Center at the University of Oregon,
Saint Josephs College
Southwest Texas U.
The Board terms of Shirlie Meyer and Ken
Madsen end this year. Ken Madsen stated that he is not interested in serving
The meeting reconvened at 112:55p.m. with
all Board members and Bureau Staff Present.
Bill Southerland IDALA
Bryon Elliott IDALA
Nancy Bloomer IDALA Lobbyist
Representative Janice McGeachin
Representative Bill Sali
Senator Curt MeKenzie
Representative Sharon Black
Representative Henry Kulczyk
LeeAnna Tyler Administrative BSRC
Debbie Ransom Department of Health and Welfare
Ms Ransom spoke about the industry changing
and noted that the Mentally Ill, Developmentally Disabled and Alzheimer’s
patients require separate skills for care.
Since the Residential Care Facility
Administrators license is generic in nature, Ms. Ransom feels it would be
helpful to have specialty certifications for Mentally Ill and Developmentally
Disabled. Health and Welfare has
already addressed the Alzheimer’s patients.
The Department of Health and Welfare and
IDALA could get together to draft the education courses needed through the
Health and Welfare Rules and Regulation.
Discussion was held on having an
Representative Sali suggested focusing on
levels of care makes rather than population statistics.
The Board asked IDALA to distribute
information on the Code of Ethics that is being proposed, as the Board would
like input or concerns from the IDALA membership by July 30, 2003. Standards of
Practice are also being proposed for addition to the Law next year, and the
Board would also like input and concerns from the IDALA membership on the
addition. Comments should be in by
Bill Southerland gave a presentation,
prepared by IDALA, showing concerns and problems in the survey process used by
Health and Welfare. Mr. Southerland presented forms for on-line use to make the
process more accessible and instant so that the facilities are in compliance.
These forms are designed to be user friendly and administrators do not have to
be computer literate to use them. Time would be saved by the facilities and by
The suggestion was made to transfer the
facility survey process to the Board of Residential Care Facility
Administrators. The funding needed
for this change was discussed.
The next meeting is July 17, 2003 at
9:30a.m. at the Bureau.
Statistical information on what number of
facilities have MI, DD and Alzheimer residents.
How many residents come in with private pay
and, when that is used up, are they asked to leave the facility?
Are the pay scales different for residents
in different regions?
The proposal to change the facility
licensure to the Bureau has been accepted by the industry and the Legislators.
IDALA is to have a strategic planning
meeting in two weeks and the Board is invited to attend. Shirlie Meyer will get
information to the Board.
Misconduct language reviewed.
Code of Ethics concerns reviewed
Standards of Practice Law for 2005
IDALA’s proposal discussed.
Having no further business before them, the meeting adjourned at 3:40p.m.
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