Idaho State Board
Examiners of Residential Care Facility Administrators
Minutes of March 11, 2004
ROLL CALL: Verlene Kaiser, Chairman
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
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
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
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
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
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
Next Meeting Dates:
June 3, 2004, all day Board meeting in the
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
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
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)
Competent Practice reviewed.
NAB information on
certifying Children’s Group Home Administrators (Roger)
Emergency Permit being issued on experience and background, not education.
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.
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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