Idaho State Board
Examiners of Residential Care Facility Administrators
Minutes of December 11, 2003
ROLL CALL: Verlene Kaiser, Chairman
ALSO PRESENT: Rayola Jacobsen, Bureau Chief
Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief
Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney
Janice Wiedrick, Office Specialist II
Guests: Bill Von Tagen, Deputy Attorney General
Kenneth Stringfield, Prosecuting Attorney
Maria Barratt, DFM Analyst
Bill Southerland, IDALA
Michelle Glasgow, IDALA
Chairman Kaiser called the meeting to order
Ms. Jacobsen stated that the legislation
would be presented the first two weeks of the Legislative Session.
The Residential Care Facility
Administrators board is invited to attend the Nursing Home Administrators
meeting, to be held in January 2004. The
date has not been set at this time but the Board will be notified when the
meeting will be.
Bill Von Tagen met with the Board to
discuss Idaho’s Open Meeting and Public Records Law and distributed pamphlets
on the Open Meeting Law.
More information is located on the website
at Access Idaho under Publications.
After the presentation of information,
questions were asked and answered by Mr. Von Tagen.
Maria Barratt, Division of Financial
Management Analyst, met with the Board to discuss the budgeting and legislative
The Board requests that the information on
what expenses can be paid for the Board be
sent from the Controller’s office.
Mr. Higbee moved to approve the minutes of
September 18, 2003 meeting. Ms.
Springer seconded and the motion carried.
Mr. Hetrick presented the financial report
showing a positive balance of $37,331.57. This
will probably go over budget this year and the remedy for this is to increase
fees and/or to lower travel expenses. The
Board has little control over the investigative costs.
Mr. Hetrick reported the Board has saved
approximately $5,500 in examination fees since going with NAB.
Mr. Hetrick reported for the year 2004
there have been two complaints received and under investigation.
For the year 2003 five were received and one is open and under
investigation and one is pending board determination.
For case RCA P3B1-2003-5 Mr. Higbee and Ms
Meyer recused themselves from the case. Ms.
Springer moved to close the case because no violation of Residential Care
Facility Administrators rules occurred. Mr. Madsen seconded and the motion
Mr. Hales reported that the disciplinary
law change has not been drafted at this time but will be ready for the March
For the Standards of Practice, the ACHCA is
rewriting the Standards and this will be discussed at the February 6-7, 2004
FARB meeting and the Board will wait until after that meeting for discussion.
Michelle Glasgow, IDALA, met with the Board
to ask if more communication between the Board and IDALA can take place and
presented the Board with information about Continuing Educational courses that
The consensus of the Board is to have a set
time for IDALA on each agenda before the New Business section for better
NAB does approve Continuing Education for
administrators but does not, at this time, approve any coursework. People wishing to study for the examination can take the
IDALA course, the ALFA course or the NAB study guide that does not have Mentally
Ill or Developmentally Disabled in the course. There are correspondence courses
available through Chapel Hill and the University of Texas as well.
Mr. Higbee moved to send postcards or
notices both before and after all law and rule changes are made.
Ms Meyer seconded the motion and the motion carried.
The Board wants the protocol for sending postcards or notices to licensees to be:
1. The notice to be drafted
2. Approved by Mr. Hales
3. Sent to Board members for review/approval
4. Sent to all licensees and Association.
Ms. Springer and Ms. Meyer are to attend
the Board and Care Meeting in January.
Ms. Meyer reported on the NAB meeting in
Austin, Texas, and reported the pass/fail information will now be available at
the testing center immediately after the test has been taken.
There is to be a fee increase of $25 more for the National Exam.
A Model Application form is to be tested by NAB.
Ms. Springer reported on the Board and
Care/Elder Conference she attended.
Nab will be hosting the Examination
Committee on February 18-19, 2004 in San Francisco.
Mr. Higbee moved for Chairman Kaiser to attend the Nab Annual Meeting and
Examination Committee on behalf of the Board.
Mr. Madsen seconded and the motion carried.
Mr. Higbee is retiring on February 29, 2004
and will resign his term on the Board at that time, based on the law requiring
an Ombudsman and he will no longer be in that position. Mr.
Higbee’s term officially ends on July 1, 2004.
Mr. Madsen moved that files be terminated
for lack of activity. Ms. Meyers seconded and the motion carried.
Agenda Items for the March 11, 2004 meeting:
1. Michelle Glasgow, IDALA, (after Roger Hales)
2. Report on Examination Committee
Report on Board and Care/Elder care meeting.
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