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