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 July 17, 2003

ROLL CALL:  Present -          Verlene Kaiser, Chair

                                                Myron Higbee

                                                Shirley Meyer

                                                Ione Springer

                                                Ken Madsen


ALSO PRESENT:                   Rayola Jacobsen, Bureau Chief

                                                John Kersey, Chief Investigator

                                                Janice Wiedrick


The meeting was called to order at 9:09 a.m. by Chair, Verlene Kaiser.  

Moved by Mr. Higbee that the minutes of May 15, 2003 meeting be approved as submitted.  Seconded by Ms. Springer, carried. 

Ms. Jacobsen reported to the Board that the June renewal is complete.  Ms. Jacobsen further reported that there has been a change in the legislative process and that there will be no pre-filing of bills.  Bills will be submitted to the legislature the first week of the session.  The timeline has changed on submission of rules.   There are no new appointments at this time. 

Ms. Jacobsen gave the financial report from the report at the end of April.  A current financial report that covers through the end of the fiscal year will be available to the Board on the web site. 

Mr. Kersey gave the investigative report.  There have been no new complaints in 2004.  Ms. Springer moved to go into executive session for discussion on potential litigation.  Seconded by Mr. Madsen, carried.  Ms. Springer moved that Board come out of executive session.  Seconded by Mr. Madsen, carried. 

Complaint RCA-P3B-02B-03-2 was reviewed.  Moved by Ms. Springer that the Bureau be directed to negotiate a stipulated agreement including: 1.  5 year suspension of license; 2.  A fine of $1000.00 and reimbursement of investigative costs; 3.  2 years  probation with conditions of having completed an educational program for licensure and pass a test; 4.  Notification to the Board if licensee leaves the state.  Seconded by Mr. Higbee, carried. 

Mr. Kersey distributed an investigative report to the Board for review. 


IDALA’s proposal was discussed for legislation to change Facilities to the Bureau from Health and Welfare was tabled until September 18, 2003. 

Letter from Debra Ransom on how many facilities licensed in Idaho was reviewed.  

The Board asked that future agendas include a specific time allotment for agenda items. 

Ms. Springer had the latest rules and regulations of Facility Standards from Health and Welfare for Administrators.  Discussion was held.  A meeting between Facility Standards, the Board, any other interested persons or boards will be held September 18, 2003.  

It was requested that Mr. Hales review the “Standards of Practice”. 

ACHCA has given the Board permission to use the “ACHCA Code of Ethics”.  It was determined that the reference needs to be incorporated in the rules.  It was determined that a violation of the code of ethics shall be considered grounds for disciplinary action.  A change in the law to 54-4211 was discussed.  54-4205, functions and duties of the Board was discussed.  Moved by Mr. Higbee to incorporate by reference and rules as developed by the Board.  Seconded by Ms. Springer, carried. 

Temporary provisional permit was discussed.  To comply with the new law the temporary permit rule should be changed to provisional permit and we will change six months to three months.  Moved by Ms. Meyer to accept the revisions to 402 as stated.  Seconded by Ms. Springer, carried. 

Statute changes were discussed.  1. Standards of Practice; 2.  54-4211.2 enabling a licensed NHA to get an RCA license without an exam is to be deleted; 3.  CEU - 54-4209 law and 401 rule will be reviewed  Moved by Ms. Meyer to approve the proposed changes to 54-4211.2  .  Seconded by Ms. Springer, carried. 

Discussion on Governors Conference was held.  It was determined that courses were relevant to RCA and approved by the Board. 

Ms. Meyer reported on her attendance at the NAB meeting.  She stated that it was a wonderful experience, but it was hard work.  They had discussed the examinations be given on 3 levels. 

Ms. Kaiser expressed her appreciation for Ken Madsen’s term on the Board. 

The Board asked that meeting notices be e-mailed to the members of the Board 2 to 3 weeks in advance. 

September 18th - 9 to 11 Executive session for discussion on legislation IDALA is proposing. 

Break for lunch at 12:45 p.m. 

Mr. Madsen was excused this afternoon and Mr. Higbee left at 2:00 p.m. 

Board business file was cleared with no action.  

The Board asked that a letter be sent to all licensees regarding the current continuing education laws and rules.  Who has automatic approval and how to gain pre-approval. 

Four files were terminated. 

Agenda item for next meeting will be CE requirements and the percentage that will be audited. 

Meeting adjourned at 3:15 p.m.

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