IDAHO BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITY ADMINISTRATORS

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702-5642 

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 8/7/2008

 

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Ione Springer - Chair

                                                             Dale Eaton

                                                             Vicky Goettsche

                                                             Linda L Simon

 

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:    Shirlie Meyer

                                                           

 BUREAU STAFF:                          Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                            Dawn Hall, Deputy Bureau Chief

                                                            Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                                            James Stoll, Administrative Attorney

                                                            Cherie Simpson, Management Assistant

                                                            Dave Hotchkiss, Investigations Coordinator

                                                            Carrie Gilstrap, Technical Records Specialist

                                                            Linda Goff, Technical Records Specialist

 

OTHERS PRESENT:                     Randy May, Health and Welfare

                                                            Jamie Simpson, Health and Welfare

                                   

Meeting was called to order at 9:00 AM MDT by Ione Springer.

 

 APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

A motion was made by Ms. Simon to accept the May 15, 2008 minutes with the correction of the number of test questions for the Headmasters examination. Seconded by Ms. Goettsche, motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

 

Ms. Cory presented the legislative report to the members of the Board. Ms. Cory stated the temporary Rule 400.a Approved Courses was approved by the Governorís Office. 

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Ms. Hall presented the financial report to the members of the Board.

 

FY 2009 RENEWAL CONTRACT RENEWAL

 

Ms. Hall presented the FY2009 contract renewal to the members of the Board. A motion was made by Ms. Simon to approve the renewal contract and authorize the chair to sign on behalf of the Board. Seconded by Ms. Goettsche, motion carried.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Mr. Hotchkiss presented the investigative report to the members of the Board.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

ELECTION OF CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR

 

A motion was made by Ms. Goettsche to nominate Ms. Springer as Chair. Seconded by Ms. Simon, motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Ms. Simon to nominate Ms. Meyer as Vice Chair. Seconded by Mr. Eaton, motion carried.

 

PROPOSED LAW AND RULE CHANGES

 

Mr. May and Ms. Simpson approached the members of the Board. Mr. Hales stated that a sub-committee met to review current law and rule. It was determined that no changes need to be made to the statute at this time. The Board discussed Idaho Code 54-4203 regarding supervision. It was stated it is under the jurisdiction of Health and Welfare to define what supervision of a facility should be.  Ms. Simpson added this is addressed in their current rules.

 

Mr. Hales stated that the Board could define in their rules endorsement of licenses as per Idaho Code 54-4210.

 

MEETING WITH HEADMASTERS AND H&W

 

Ms. Springer stated she and Ms. Simpson attended a meeting with a representative from Headmasters. Ms. Springer stated the current NAB examination does not test on state law and rules. Health & Welfare has made available an open book exam that does cover the rules and regulations. Mr. Hales added this covers the temporary rule that just went into effect on examinations.

 

The Board discussed rotating the open book exam questions periodically. This will be implemented into the application process. Once an application is received the secretary is responsible for sending this examination to the applicant.

 

The Board asked the secretary to forward the exam to Ms. Simpson on an annual basis to ensure accuracy with any rule or law changes that may occur. 

 

Ms. Simpson asked the Board if they have considered level licensure. The Board stated they are not capable of doing so under their current statue.

 

CORRESPONDENCE FROM CERTIFIED BACKGROUND.COM

 

The Board received correspondence from a company entitled certified background.com offering to assist with background checks for applicants. 

Discussion was held regarding the current rule on background checks. The Board has approved background checks to be completed either through H&W or the Idaho State Police. The Board stated they would prefer to the stay within the state agencies.

 

ATTENDANCE TO THE NAB MID-YEAR MEETING

 

A motion was made by Ms. Goettsche to approve the expenses incurred for Ms. Simon to attend the NAB mid-year meeting on October 29-31 in Florida. Seconded by Mr. Eaton, motion carried. 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

A motion was made by Ms. Goettsche to enter into executive session to discuss applications exempt from public disclosure as per Idaho Code 67-2345.1(d). Seconded by Ms. Simon. The vote was: Ms. Springer, aye; Ms. Simon, aye; Ms. Goettsche, aye; and Mr. Eaton, aye. Motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Ms. Simon to come out of executive session. Seconded by Ms. Goettsche. The vote was: Ms. Springer, aye; Ms. Simon, aye; Ms. Goettsche, aye; and Mr. Eaton, aye. Motion carried.

 

APPLICATIONS

 

APPLICANT ID 901036093 A motion was made by Ms. Simon to require the applicant sit for the NAB exam. Seconded by Mr. Eaton, motion carried.

 

APPLICANT ID 901059830 A motion was made by Mr. Eaton to require the applicant sit for the NAB exam. Seconded by Ms. Goettsche, motion carried.

 

NEXT MEETING is scheduled for Thursday, November 13, 2008 at 9:00a.m.

 

The Board reviewed CE audits and signed wall certificates.

 

A motion was made by Ms. Simon to adjourn the meeting at 11:40 a.m. Seconded by Mr. Eaton, motion carried.