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 12/15/2008

  

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Ione Springer - Chair

                                                             Shirlie Meyer

                                                             Dale Eaton

                                                             Vicky Goettsche

                                                             Linda L. Simon                                                        

 

BUREAU STAFF:                           Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                            Carrie Gilstrap, Technical Records Specialist

 

OTHERS PRESENT:                     Robert VandeMerwe,

Jamie Simpson,

Paul Dorrance

                                   

Meeting was called to order at 9:10 AM MST by Ione Springer.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

A motion was made by Ms. Simon to approve the November 19, 2008 minutes as written. Seconded by Ms. Goettsche, motion carried.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

REVIEW OF HEADMASTERS EXAMINATION

 

Mr. Dorrance, Representative of the Headmasters exam, approached the members of the Board. He distributed an information packet on the examination. Discussion was held on where the testing can be done, the security of the exam, the candidate approval process, and the writing of questions.

 

It was determined that Mr. VandeMerwe will notify the testing agency of any law/rule changes that may affect the validity of an exam question.

 

Discussion was also held on the number of exam questions. Mr. Dorrance explained to the Board the rationale behind a test containing 50-75 questions.

 

Further discussion was held on the questions pertaining to the state rules and regulations and whether or not that should be part of the Headmaster examination.

 

The Board entered into executive session to review the Headmaster exam questions. 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

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

 

Discussion was held regarding Board member thoughts on the exam. The Board stated they felt they were headed in the right direction but felt more questions were necessary and they would like to see these questions focus on other areas such as resident care.

 

The Board would like to have the five individuals who originally took the pilot exam take the exam again, with today’s revisions, prior to the next regularly scheduled meeting on January 7, 2008.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Eaton to approve the changes to the number of questions in each section. Seconded by Ms. Goettsche, motion carried. 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

A motion was made by Ms. Meyer to adjourn the meeting at 4:50 p.m. Seconded by Ms. Goettsche, motion carried.

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Ione Springer, Chair                                         Shirlie Meyer

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Dale Eaton                                                       Vicky Goettsche

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Linda L. Simon                                                 Tana Cory, Bureau Chief