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

Board Meeting Minutes of March 10, 2005

  

ROLL CALL:        Ione Springer, Chairman
                            Shirley Meyer
                            Terri Pendleton
                            Verlene Kaiser
                            Sharon Ashcraft


ALSO PRESENT:    Rayola Jacobsen, Bureau Chief
                                 Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney
                                 Ken Stringfield, Deputy Attorney General
                                 Robert Vande Merwe, Executive Director, IHCA
                                 Dorothy Widmer, Owner, Healthcare Education and Training
                                 Marcie McGinty, Administrative Assistant, I
                                 Katy Barrett, Office Specialist II

Chairman Springer called the meeting to order at 10:03 a.m.

Ms. Kaiser moved to accept the minutes from the December 2, 2004 meeting.  Ms. Pendleton seconded and the motion carried.

Ms. Kaiser moved to accept the minutes from the February 22, 2005 meeting.  Ms. Pendleton seconded and the motion carried.

BUREAU STAFF

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

Ms. Jacobsen gave the legislative report to the Board.  The proposed laws that Ms. Jacobsen and Mr. Hales presented to committee were not received well.  The Board will not be able to adopt specialty certifications or new grounds for disciplinary action this year.  The proposed rule changes were passed and will be in effect after the legislature convenes.

Mr. Vande Merwe also briefed the Board on the progress of legislation relevant to Residential Care Administration.

FINANCIAL REPORT

Ms. Jacobsen gave the financial report to the Board.  The Board is in good standing.

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

Ms. Jacobsen gave the investigative report to the Board.  This report showed 3 complaints from 2005 under investigation.  There were 7 complaints filed in 2004; 1 is closed, 3 are under investigation, and 3 were referred to the Attorney Generalís Office for disciplinary action.

Ken Stringfield, Deputy Attorney General, presented stipulation and consent orders for cases RCA 2005-01 and RCA 2005-02. 

Ms. Kaiser moved to accept the stipulation and consent order for RCA 2005-01.  Ms. Pendleton seconded.  Ms. Kaiser amended her motion to allow Chairman Springer to sign the stipulation and consent order for the Board.

Chairman Springer and Ms. Meyer recused themselves from discussion on case RCA 2005-02.  Ms. Ashcraft moved to accept the stipulation and consent order for RCA 2005-02 and to authorize Ms. Kaiser as acting chairman to sign the order.  Ms. Pendleton seconded and the motion carried.

NEW BUSINESS

IHCA PROPOSED TRAINING PROGRAM

Mr. Vande Merwe and Ms. Widmer presented the IHCA proposed training program for Residential Care Administrators to the Board.

This program will cover the five domains of Residential Care Administration and would incorporate a 40-hour training period with a preceptor. 

Mr. Vande Merwe requested that the Board approve this course as a pilot program.  However, a curriculum was not available at the time.  The Board will wait until the curriculum can be reviewed before making a decision on this course.

The Board thanked Mr. Vande Merwe and Ms. Widmer for their presentation.

APPLICATIONS

Ms. Ashcraft moved to go into executive session to discuss records exempt from public disclosure.  Ms. Kaiser seconded and the motion carried.

Ms. Kaiser moved to go out of executive session.  Ms. Ashcraft seconded and the motion carried.

Ms. Ashcraft moved to accept application RCAA-1117 pending the receipt of a copy of her California license and written verification of attendance for the courses submitted.  Ms. Pendleton seconded and the motion carried.

Ms. Pendleton moved to approve college transcripts in lieu of high school transcripts and GED.  Ms. Kaiser seconded and the motion carried. 

NAB NOMINATIONS

The Board discussed the June NAB meeting in Boston.

Ms. Kaiser moved that Ms. Ashcraft and Chairman Springer be sent to the NAB meeting, with reimbursement and honorarium to be paid by the Board.  Ms. Meyer seconded and the motion carried.

JOB ANALYSIS

Ms. Kaiser moved to nominate Ms. Pendleton for the Job Analysis.  Ms. Meyer seconded and the motion carried.

CEU APPROVAL

Ms. Ashcraft moved to grant the request submitted by the Department of Health and Welfare.  Ms. Kaiser seconded and the motion carried.

Ms. Kaiser moved to grant the request submitted by EasyCEU.  Ms. Pendleton seconded and the motion carried.

Ms. Kaiser moved to approve the request submitted by CMS.  Ms. Ashcraft seconded and the motion carried.

AUDITS

Ms. Kaiser moved that RCA-429 be given 90 days to meet the continuing education requirements.  Ms. Ashcraft seconded and the motion carried.

NEXT MEETING

The next meeting was scheduled for May 5, 2005 at 9 a.m.  An additional meeting was scheduled for July 7-8, 2005 at 9 a.m.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:50 p.m.

    


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