Idaho State Board
Examiners of Residential Care Facility Administrators

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

Board Minutes of July 7, 2005


ROLL CALL:              Ione Springer, Chair

                                    Sharon Ashcraft

                                    Vicky Goettsche

                                    Shirlie Meyer

                                    Theresa Pendleton


BUREAU STAFF:       Rayola Jacobsen, Bureau Chief

                                    Budd A. Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief

                                    Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                    Robert Vande Merwe, Executive Director, IHCA

                                    Katy Barrett, Office Specialist II


Also present:                Dorothy Witmer  

Chairman Springer called the meeting to order at 9:20 a.m.  

Ms. Ashcraft moved to accept the May 5, 2005 minutes as they were read.  Ms. Meyer seconded and the motion carried.  

Ms. Jacobsen presented the legislative report.  She reported to the Board that this last legislative session the Bureau became responsible for administration of four new boards.  With the addition of the Boards the Bureau was also granted three new investigative positions and two staff positions.   


Ms. Witmer presented the AIT program on behalf of Robert Vandemerwe.  This is a two part program and requires self-study.  Ms. Springer turned the meeting over to Ms. Meyer and recused herself from discussion because of her prior knowledge and assistance with the program.  Moved by Ms. Ashcraft to accept the curriculum as a course accepted for AITís.  Seconded by Ms. Goettsche, carried.  

It was reported that Health and Welfare would be conducting negotiated rule making on July 13, 2005 at 10:00 a.m.  Some of these rules affect the administrator requirements.  These rules would require that an administrator or designated authority be on site.  The Board requested that Mr. Hales look at the RCA designee changes and review what qualifications should be required for a designee.  Who and for how long.  

Brian Elliott of IDALA presented a report on the Board of Pharmacy.  The report included the faxing of prescriptions to pharmacies by a Doctor or authorized agent.  The moratorium will end and this will be enforced for Residential Care.  It was recommended that a group be established to meet with the Board of Pharmacy, Board of Medicine, and Board of Nursing.  

Mr. Hetrick presented the financial report.  He reported that the cash balance is declining.  If this trend continues fees may need to be increased.  Mr. Hetrick will research their standing and report back on what can be adjusted.  Discussion was held on the investigation recovery costs.  

Mr. Hetrick presented the investigative report.    There were 4 complaints received in 2005.  Of these, 2 are under investigation, 1 is ready for board determination, and 1 is at the office of the Attorney General; 7 received in 2004.  Of these 1 is closed, 2 are under investigation, and 4 is at the office of the Attorney General.   


Moved by Ms. Pendleton to accept the Bureauís recommendation.  Seconded by Ms. Ashcraft, carried.  

Discussion was held on proposed legislation.  54-4211(2) was discussed.  Moved by Ms. Ashcraft to strike 54-4211(2) from the Code.  Seconded by Ms. Meyer, carried.   

54-4213 was discussed.  Moved by Ms. Meyer to resubmit 54-4213 in its current form.  Seconded by Ms. Ashcraft, carried.   

Discussion was held on 54-4208.  Moved by Ms. Ashcraft to strike the first sentence from 54-4208(3).  Seconded by Ms. Pendleton, carried.  

Discussion was held on Board approved background check.  The rules would need to clarify that background checks be provided by RMU or other as approved by the Board.   Add directly from entity Ė Applicant shall cause to be submitted a background check by an approved entity directly from that entity.  Moved by Ms. Pendleton to strike suitability clause 150(2).  Seconded by Ms. Meyer, carried.  Discussion was held on rule 401.   

Moved by Ms. Ashcraft that the Board authorize two members to attend the NAB meeting to be held in Charleston , South Carolina in November.  Seconded by Ms. Meyer, carried.  

The next meeting of the board will be held July 21st at 9:00 a.m. via telephone.   

Meeting adjourned at 2:55 p.m.  

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