Idaho State Board
of
Examiners of Residential Care Facility Administrators


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

 

Minutes of March 11, 2004

    

ROLL CALL:                          Verlene Kaiser, Chairman

                                                Shirlie Meyer

                                                Ione Springer

 

ABSENT/EXCUSED: Ken Madsen

 

ALSO PRESENT:                   Rayola Jacobsen, Bureau Chief

                                                Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief

                                                Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

 

Chairman Kaiser called the meeting to order at 9:05a.m. 

Ms. Meyer moved to approve the minutes of the December 11, 2003 meeting.  Ms. Springer seconded the motion and the motion carried. 

Ms. Springer moved to approve the minutes of February 26, 2004 meeting.  Ms. Meyer seconded the motion and the motion carried. 

Mr. Hetrick presented the financial report showing a positive balance of $32,360.40. 

Mr. Hetrick presented the investigative report showing four complaints have been filed this year. 

The Final Order for Mari Skeen was signed by Chairman Kaiser. 

Mr. Hales met with the Board and presented a draft of proposed Disciplinary Action. Discussion was held on the disciplinary actions and the Board would like to have the option to discipline the Administrator if the Facility does not meet standards.  This is to be reviewed at the June 2004 meeting. 

Ms. Meyer moved to have the disciplinary action listed on the web site once they have been completed.  Ms. Springer seconded the motion and the motion carried. 

The Standards of Practice are to be reviewed again once they have been finalized. 

Mr. Hales is to give the Board feedback on the Certification of Children’s Group Home Administrators becoming licensed at the June Meeting. 

Bill Southerland of the Idaho Residential and Assisted Living Association met with the Board to discuss continuing education courses. IDALA is to put together some guidelines that are used for IDALA’s approval of continuing education courses to present to the Board. 

Mr. Southerland stated that the updating of the IDALA courses is not complete at this time but he will bring the information to the Board when it is complete. 

It was reported that the NAB examination questions are getting more difficult as the examination process continues. 

Discussion was held on the Provisional permit requirements and IDALA would like to see an Emergency Permit available based upon experience and background.  This will need a law change and will be discussed further at the June Meeting. 

Discussion was held on the policy process for Provisional/Emergency permits and it was suggested that if the documents were in process a Provisional/Emergency permit could be issued. Ms. Springer moved to draft clarification of “otherwise qualified” and to make a policy about an Emergency Provisional Permit.  Ms. Meyer seconded the motion and the motion carried. 

Mr. Southerland announced that IDALA is in the process of putting together a live course using Administrators and qualified professionals to teach the live course so there would be two options available for potential examination candidates. 

Ms. Springer congratulated Mr. Southerland on keeping in touch with the Board, helping with legislation and doing the IDALA newsletter. 

Congratulations went to Bryon Elliott, the President Elect of IDALA. 

Discussion was held on the Code of Ethics and the question was asked; “If an employee broke the code of ethics could this go back further and litigate the Administrator?” This is to be discussed further at the June meeting. 

Sandy Evans from the Board of Nursing met with the Board to discuss pending legislation.  One bill would authorize the Board of Nursing to regulate Nursing Assistants.  This will become effective in 2006. One bill would remove the physician supervision over a Nurse Practitioner.  

Richard “Mick” Markuson from the Board of Pharmacy met with the Board to discuss the legislation that would allow Licensed Nurses to prepare doses of medication for a facility under specified conditions and to fill individual dose systems such as blister packs, medi-sets or other systems approved by the department. Further discussion on this issue will be set for the June meeting. 

Ms. Springer reported on the joint meeting with the Nursing Home Administrator Board of Examiners and suggests that they be invited to a Residential Care Facility meeting after the current issues are completed. 

Ms. Springer reported on the Restructuring Committee that will work on restructuring the Department of Health and Welfare Facility Standards Rules and Regulations. 

NAB MEETING JUNE 16-18, 2004 IN NEW YORK CITY 

Ms. Springer moved for Ms. Meyer to attend the NAB meeting but if she cannot make the meeting then Verlene Kaiser is to attend and the Board to pay the reasonable and allowable expenses. Ms. Meyer seconded the motion and the motion carried. 

Twenty examination questions, in advance of the NAB meeting, were not submitted because IDALA has not changed the curriculum at this time. 

The NAB meeting following is November 3-5, 2004 in Scottsdale, Arizona. 

Discussion on Mental Illness and Developmentally Disabled Group Homes testing separately is tabled until the June meeting. 

Next Meeting Dates: 

June 3, 2004, all day Board meeting in the conference room 

July 15, either a conference call or meeting to set the proposed rules 

December 2, Regular Board meeting. 

Agenda items for June meeting:

            Ione- Restructuring Committee           

Janice-pass/fail on exam                       

Michelle Glasgow-IDALA            

CE update – requirements for CE from one area of study should not be allowed. Five domains of practice so if one topic is taken for 20 hours they could count only four hours toward the CE requirement.           

Board of Nursing – Sandy Evans                       

Board of Pharmacy – Mick Markuson

                        Legislation issues 

Roger to discuss the difference between the RCA Rules and Title 67 Chapter 36 on the reinstatement over five years of a lapsed license. 

Board would like the option to discipline the Administrator if facility does not meet standards (Rules on Disciplinary actions) 

Standards of Competent Practice reviewed. 

NAB information on certifying Children’s Group Home Administrators (Roger) 

Discussion of Emergency Permit being issued on experience and background, not education.  Law Change. 

Clarify Otherwise Qualified and write a policy for Emergency permit. 

Discuss: “If an employee breaks the Code of Ethics could litigation go further back to litigate the Administrator of the facility?” 

Mentally Ill and Developmentally Disabled home Administrators being separately licensed.  Law Change. 

BOARD BUSINESS FILE 

The business file was cleared with no action taken. 

Having no further business before them, the meeting adjourned at 4:10p.m. 


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