Idaho State Board
of
Examiners of Residential Care Facility Administrators

Bureau of Occupational Licenses
State of Idaho

Minutes of January 23, 2007

 

 

The Idaho State Board of Examiners of Residential Care Facility Administrators meeting was called to order at 11:00am, on Tuesday January 23, 2007, at the Bureau of Occupational Licenses, Owyhee Plaza, 1109 Main Street, Suite 220, Boise, Idaho.  

 

Roll Call:            Ione Springer, Board Chair

                          Vicky Goettsche, Board Member

                          Shirlie Meyer, Board Member

                          Sharon Ashcraft, Board Member

                          Linda Simon, Board Member

 

Bureau Staff:      Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                          Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief

                          Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                          Carrie Gilstrap, Board Secretary

                   

Also Present:      Emily Mac Master, Deputy Attorney General

                          Kris Ellis, IDALA Executive Director

                          Karen Jones, Deputy Attorney General

 

11:05 am Roll Call established attendance

 

Introductions were made between the members of the board and bureau staff. Ms. Springer and the board welcomed Ms. Tana Cory in her new position as the Bureau Chief.  

 

MEETING MINUTES

 

A motion was made by Vicky Goettsche to accept the meeting minutes of October 12, 2006 as written. Seconded by Linda Simon, motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

PROPOSED LAW CHANGE 54-4205

 

Roger Hales presented to the board the legislative report regarding their proposed law change which includes raising the cap on fees. He requested assistance from the board to explain to the legislative committee the nature of their finances and the need to raise the cap. At this time the hearing has not been scheduled; however Mr. Hale stated he will contact the bureau. Ms. Springer stated she would happy to testify.

 

PROPOSED RULE CHANGES

 

Roger Hales stated the proposed rule changes went through however there is some concern regarding the scope of practice. The board members stated they want to ensure the administrators are competent in their duties. This will go back to the full committee for review and this will give the board an opportunity to defend the proposed rule.

The board stated that not only will this rule change would help bring it in line with Health and Welfare’s rules on training requirements set for the staff, but they also want to ensure they have the ability to hold an administrator accountable.  

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief, presented the financial report. Currently, the board’s finances have dropped into the negative balance. Mr. Hetrick stated the income has increased since last year while their expenses have decreased. The increase in fees from last year has been beneficial.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief, presented the investigative report. A motion was made by  Shirlie Meyer to accept the Bureau’s recommendation to authorize closure on RCA-S5B-2-2005-5. Seconded by Vicky Goettsche, motion carried.

 

Kris Ellis, Executive Director for Idaho Assisted Living Association (IDALA), approached the board with concerns over the failure rate for the National Association of Boards (NAB) examination. She also asked the board what they thought she may do to help ensure IDALA’s administrator course and this exam are relevant to an administrators duties.

 

Ms. Goettsche stated that NAB is constantly revising their examination questions. Ms. Ellis concluded that IDALA may be revising the administrator’s course again to better fit the national exam. 

 

 

NAB MID-YEAR MEETING

 

Vicky Goettsche attended the 2006 NAB mid-year meeting in Saint Petersburg, Florida.   

Ms. Goettsche presented to the board a summary of her attendance. Ms. Goettsche serves on the NAB exam committee and gave the board an overview of the process when serving on the NAB examination committee.  

 

 

 

 

NAB ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DUES

 

A motion was made by Shirlie Meyer to approve the payment of the NAB annual membership dues. Seconded by Vicky Goettsche, motion carried.

 

 

Emily Mac Master presented to the board case number RCA-2007-1: Findings of Fact, Conclusion of Law and Final Order. A motion was made by Sharon Ashcraft to accept the findings of fact and final order and authorize the Board Chair to sign this order on behalf of the Board. Seconded by Shirlie Meyer, motion carried.

 

Emily Mac Master presented to the board a memorandum on case number RCA-2007-3. The board members gave their recommendations to the Deputy Attorney General for disciplinary action.

 

RCA-2007-2

 

A motion was made by Vicky Goettsche to close this matter and to direct the Attorney General’s office to issue an advisory letter to the individual regarding the details of the disciplinary complaint. Motion seconded by Shirlie Meyer, motion carried.  

 

RCAA-1287 Administrator Course

 

A motion was made by Linda Simon to accept the credentials of the administrator course certificate submitted by the applicant. Seconded by Shirlie Meyer, with the amendment to have the secretary verify the authenticity of the course certificate, motion carried.

 

CEU APPROVAL REQUEST

 

A motion was made by Shirlie Meyer to accept the continuing education request submitted by Michelle Glasgow. Seconded by Sharon Ashcraft, motion carried. The board also requests the sponsor to submit a copy of the CE course test, to ensure there is a signed certificate, and to clarify that sixty (60) minutes=one (1) hour of continuing education credit.

 

BACKGROUND CHECKS

 

The board discussed the recent changes on the background checks done through Health and Welfare. The board has requested this topic be added to the next meeting’s agenda. The board would also like to invite Mond Warren to attend this meeting and follow up with possible obtaining a required EIN number to continue the availability for an applicant to obtain a background check through H&W. Ms. Cory stated she will follow up on a meeting between Mond Warren and Bureau staff.     

 

The board members reviewed continuing education renewals/audits and signed wall certificates.

 

The next meeting was scheduled for May 22, 2007 at 9:00am.