Idaho State Board
Examiners of Residential Care Facility Administrators

Bureau of Occupational Licenses
State of Idaho

Minutes of December 16, 2005


The Idaho State Board of Examiners of Residential Care Facility Administrators meeting was called to order at 10:00 a.m., Friday, December 16, 2005, at the Bureau of Occupational Licenses, Owyhee Plaza, and 1109 Main Street, Suite 220, Boise, Idaho.  


Roll Call:                      Ione Springer, Board Chair

                                    Terry Pendleton, Board Member, participated by telephone

                                    Vicky Goettsche, Board Member

                                    Sharon Ashcraft, Board Member


Bureau Staff:                 Rayola Jacobsen, Bureau Chief

                                    Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                    Carrie Gilstrap, Secretary


Participants:                Randy May, Health and Welfare

                                   Deborah Ransom, Health and Welfare


Moved by Terry Pendleton to accept the minutes of October 20, 2005.  Seconded by Vicky Goettsche, motion carried.  




Randy May and Deborah Ransom joined the discussion with the members of the Board to discuss the proposed changes to IDAPA 16.03.22. Moved by Terry Pendleton that the Board will support Health and Welfare on the proposed rule, Section 940, that is to go before the legislature this session, upon the condition that Health and Welfare will then support the Board’s legislation, and agrees to a negotiated rulemaking session in the summer of 2006. That finally, the Board enters into a memorandum of understanding with Health and Welfare in the reporting and cooperation between the two agencies in the investigations of facilities or administrators. Sharon Ashcraft seconded. Motion carried.


Ione Springer, the Board Chair, expressed gratitude to Rayola Jacobsen for initiating the meeting with Health and Welfare.




Ms. Jacobsen gave the financial report to the Board. This shows a downward trend of their cash balance, which could mean a possible increase in license fees. Ms. Jacobsen added that there will be new boards coming on with the Bureau and this could help to decrease the Boards’ indirect costs.




Ms. Jacobsen gave the investigative report. There no investigations which are up for Board decision at this time.






Vicky Goettsche spoke on her attendance to the NAB Mid-Year Meeting. An exam committee meeting also took place where she was able to participate in the section pertaining to residential care. Other topics held at the meeting included; increasing awareness on the aging population and updating the study guide for 2006 with regards to the NAB exam questions.




Sharon Ashcraft moved to accept the Elders on-line course curriculum for continuing education credits for administrators. Vicky Goettsche seconded, motion carried.




Concerns were addressed because of possible compliance issues with Residential Care Administrators. Ms. Jacobsen suggested the Board meet with the other agencies that are in support of this Board’s concerns.

Motion to enter into executive session by Vicky Goettsche to discuss application files exempt from public disclosure.  Seconded by Terry Pendleton, carried.


Moved by Sharon Ashcraft to come out of executive session. Seconded by Vicki Goettsche, carried.




Motion by Terry Pendleton for RCAA-1179 to submit any and all documentation possessed with regards to the program and certification in Arizona for this Board to review. Seconded by Sharon Ashcraft, carried.

Motion by Terry Pendleton to have the Board Secretary write a letter to RCAA-1179 advising of the Boards request. Seconded by Vicky Goettsche, carried.


Motion by Sharon Ashcraft regarding RCAA-1154, based upon current law, the request for renewal of his temporary permit be denied. Seconded by Vicky Goettsche, carried.




Board requested to have Bud Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief, provide additional information on the background checks.   


Motion by Vicky Goettsche as to who the Board authorizes per Rule 1.50.01, Board would designate RMU as the approved entity for background checks. Seconded by Terry Pendleton, carried.


The next RCA Board meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 16th, 2006 at 9:30 a.m.


The meeting was adjourned at 12:50 p.m.