Idaho State Board
Examiners of Residential Care Facility Administrators
Board Meeting Minutes of December 2, 2004
ROLL CALL: Ione Springer, Chairman
BUREAU STAFF: Rayola Jacobsen, Bureau Chief
Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief
Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney
Janice Wiedrick, Office Specialist II
Katy Barrett, Office Specialist II
Chairman Springer called the meeting to order at 9:05 a.m.
Ms. Ashcraft joined the meeting via telephone.
Ms. Kaiser moved to approve the minutes from July 21 and October 26, 2004 as read. Ms. Meyer seconded and the motion carried.
Ms. Jacobsen gave the legislative report to the Board. This report showed two pending laws. The language contained in these laws, if approved by legislature, will become effective July 1, 2005.
Rule 150, which will require administrators to submit evidence of good moral character and suitability prior to licensure, was discussed. This rule would also allow the Board to require licensed administrators to provide evidence of suitability upon renewal, given cause.
Mr. Hetrick gave the financial report to the Board. This report showed that the balance is declining. Mr. Hetrick stated that the balance is not declining at such a rate as to warrant a fee increase; he recommended the Board review their July 15, 2004 motion. Ms. Jacobsen assured the Board that they would be updated as to their financial status at the next meeting.
Ms. Kaiser moved to table the July 15, 2004 motion to increase renewal fees and to review this decision in one year. Ms. Ashcraft seconded and the motion carried.
Mr. Hales reviewed the contract with the Board and highlighted several changes.
Ms. Ashcraft moved to approve the changes to the contract. Ms. Kaiser seconded and the motion carried. Ms. Ashcraft moved to allow Chairman Springer to sign the contract. Ms. Kaiser seconded and the motion carried.
Mr. Hetrick gave the investigative report to the Board. At the time of the meeting there were 5 complaints still under investigation.
Ken Stringfield, Deputy Attorney General, presented cases RCA 2005-01 and RCA 2005-02. Mr. Stringfield requested the Board grant him the authority to file complaints in these cases.
Ms. Meyer moved to grant Mr. Stringfield the authority to file a complaint against RCA 2005-01. Ms. Kaiser seconded and the motion carried.
Ms. Kaiser moved to grant Mr. Stringfield the authority to file a complaint against RCA 2005-02. Ms. Pendleton seconded and the motion carried.
Chairman Springer explained the background of NAB and explained NAB’s clearinghouse of disciplinary actions taken on licenses.
Ms. Ashcraft moved to forward disciplinary actions to NAB following adjudication. Ms. Kaiser seconded and the motion carried.
Michele Glasgow, Executive Director of IDALA, addressed the Board. She commended Chairman Springer for her presentation entitled, “What in the heck is a CEU?”
Ms. Glasgow presented information on background checks required of Residential Care Administrators and their staff by the Medicaid Fraud Unit.
Brian Elliott, IDALA, presented information to the Board regarding the Board of Pharmacy’s decision on faxing prescriptions. There was a moratorium on the issue until December 3, 2004 when the Pharmacy Board meeting was scheduled.
The board thanked IDALA for their presentations.
APPROVAL OF CEUs
Mr. Hales recommended that the board revise rule 400 and 401.
Chairman Springer proposed reviewing CEUs by conference call.
The Board discussed what constituted proof of course attendance. There was a consensus that the laws and rules regarding CEUs need to be more specific.
Ms. Kaiser moved to go into executive session to deliberate records that are exempt from disclosure as provided in chapter 3, title 9, Idaho Code. Ms. Ashcraft seconded and the motion carried.
Ms. Kaiser motioned that the Board come out of executive session. Ms. Pendleton seconded and the motion carried.
Ms. Kaiser motioned to approve the continuing education submitted by RCA-18 under the stipulation that submitted courses not be applied to the next renewal. Ms. Pendleton seconded and the motion carried.
Ms. Pendleton motioned that a letter be sent to RCAA-1092 requesting more information on courses taken and how they apply to the different areas of Residential Care Administration. Ms. Kaiser seconded and the motion carried.
RCA LICENSURE FOR NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATORS
The Board discussed the law allowing RCA licensure for Nursing Home Administrators upon application and the payment of fees.
The Board would like to schedule a joint conference call with the Idaho Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators to discuss this matter.
NAB MIDYEAR MEETING
Chairman Springer gave a report on the NAB mid-year meeting.
Ms. Kaiser motioned to adjourn the meeting. Ms. Pendleton seconded and the motion carried.
The meeting was adjourned at 1:13 p.m.
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