Idaho State Board
Examiners of Residential Care Facility Administrators

Bureau of Occupational Licenses
State of Idaho

Minutes of March 16, 2006


The Idaho State Board of Examiners of Residential Care Facility Administrators meeting was called to order at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, March 16, 2006, at the Bureau of Occupational Licenses, Owyhee Plaza, and 1109 Main Street, Suite 220, Boise, Idaho.  


Roll Call:           Ione Springer, Board Chair

                          Theresa Pendleton, Board Member, participated by telephone

                          Vicky Goettsche, Board Member

                          Shirlie Meyer, Board Member

                          Sharon Ashcraft, Board Member


Bureau Staff:     Budd A. Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief

                          Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                          Cherie Simpson, Management Assistant

                          Debby Sexton-Jacobson, Tech. Rec. I


Moved by Ms. Pendleton to accept the minutes of December 16, 2005 and February 21, 2006.  Seconded by Ms. Meyer, motion carried.  


Mr. Hales presented the legislative report.  He explained that the proposed rules have been passed and will become effective the date the legislature adjourns.  Fees will increase for those receiving applications for renewal after that date.  Negotiated rulemaking with Idaho Health Care Association and Health and Welfare was discussed.  Ms. Springer stated that she wanted on record that Rayola Jacobsen did an excellent job with the legislation for this Board.  She dealt with some tough meetings and negotiated some good legislation.


Mr. Hales explained that he had received correspondence from Randy May regarding proposed rule changes.  The Board reviewed the proposal sent over for IDAPA 16-03-22.  Sections 940.02.h, i, j, k, l, m concerned the board by the inclusion of administrator.  Moved by Ms. Meyer that the Board accept Mr. May’s proposal of residential care rules with “or administrator” striken from h, i, j, k, l, and m.  Seconded by Ms. Pendleton, carried.  The Bureau is to invite IHCA to meet with the Board in May for discussion on proposed rules.


Mr. Hetrick presented the financial report to the Board.  The fee increase that will be implemented should help bring up the balance.  Moved by Ms. Pendleton that the Bureau send postcards to all licensees highlighting the recent law and rule changes, provide web site information and relay information regarding the fee increase.  Seconded by Ms. Meyer, carried.


Mr. Hetrick presented the investigative report to the Board.  2006 – 4 complaints received; all under investigation: 2005 – 6 complaints received; 1 closed; 2 referred for disciplinary action; 3 under investigation: 2004 – 7 complaints received; 2 closed; 4 referred for disciplinary action; 1 under investigation.


Discussion was held on the licensing process for mentally impaired/developmentally delayed.  Specialty Certifications were outlined in proposed legislation in 2005 that was held in committee.  Questions that arose were training program availability and whether testing was available. Moved by Ms. Pendleton that Mr. Hales formulate rules for the Boards consideration regarding competent practice based on 54-4205(1)(a).  Seconded by Ms. Meyer with an amendment motion asking that Mr. Hales notify Health and Welfare of the Boards intent.  Seconded by Ms. Aschcraft, carried.  The possibility of submitting a temporary proposed rule was discussed.  Ms. Ashcraft stated that this change would be conferring a benefit to Health and Welfare and Medicaid.


A letter from Health and Welfare was presented for consideration of CEU’s for a course they are preparing in laws and rules for facilities.  Moved by Ms. Ashcraft that the training be approved as Continuing Education for Residential Care Facility Administrators.  Seconded by Ms. Pendleton, carried.


Moved by Ms. Meyer that the Board go into executive session to review records exempt from disclosure as provided in Chapter 3, Title 9, Idaho Code.  Seconded by Ms. Ashcraft, carried.


Moved by Ms. Pendleton to come out of executive session.  Seconded by Ms. Meyer, carried.


Moved by Ms. Pendleton that applicant Nancy Middlebrook be approved for licensure if all qualifications have been met.  Seconded by Ms. Meyer, carried.


A request for approval of Continuing Education coursework was submitted by Anna James.  The Board reviewed the outline and it was determined that they would need more information.  Moved by Ms. Meyer that Ms. James be sent a letter requesting guidelines, credentials, references and what is to be taught.  Seconded by Ms. Pendleton, carried.


Continuing Education was reviewed by the Board. 


The date for the next board meeting was set for May 9th beginning at 9:30 a.m. 


The meeting adjourned at 12:30 p.m.