IDAHO BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITY ADMINISTRATORS

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

700 West State Street, P.O. Box 83720

Boise, ID 83720-0063 

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 4/21/2011

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Shirlie Meyer - Chair

                                                             Dale Eaton

                                                             Vicky Goettsche

                                                             Linda L. Simon

                                                             Heidi Brough Nye

 

BUREAU STAFF:                           Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                            Dawn Hall, Administrative Support Manager

                                                            Lori Peel, Investigative Unit Manager

                                                            Karl Klein, Administrative Attorney

                                                            Eric Nelson, Prosecuting Attorney

                                                            Cherie Simpson, Management Assistant

                                                            Janice Wiedrick, Technical Records Specialist

 

OTHERS PRESENT:                     Kathy Brink, Administrator;

Jamie Simpson, Dept. of Health & Welfare-                                                                                                      Facility Standards;

Kris Ellis, Idaho Health Care Association/Idaho Center for Assisted Living

 

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 AM MDT by Shirlie Meyer.

 

The Board welcomed Heidi Brough Nye as the new member to the Board. 

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

Ms. Goettsche moved to approve the minutes of January 13, 2011.  Ms. Simon seconded, motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Cory stated the legislation passed amending the requirements for licensure, and will go into effect on July 1, 2011. 

 

Ms. Cory reported the Bureau has received approval for an additional investigator.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

Ms. Hall presented the financial report showing a positive balance of $9,231.92.

 

Ms. Peel explained the complaint process to the Board.

 

DISCIPLINARY MEMORANDUM

 

Mr. Nelson presented a memo for Board direction.

 

The Board discussed cases RCA-2011-12, Rca-2011-6 and RCA-2011-3, and gave direction for discipline.

 

RCA-2010-4

 

Mr. Eaton moved to close the case with a warning letter to the administrator.  Ms. Goettsche seconded, motion carried.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Peel presented the Investigative Report to the Board for determination:

 

I-RCA-2009-20

 

Ms. Simon moved to authorize closure.  Mr. Eaton seconded, motion carried.

 

I-RCA-2010-27

 

Ms. Simon moved to authorize closure.  Ms. Goettsche seconded, motion carried.

 

I-RCA-2011-5

 

Ms. Goettsche moved to authorize closure.  Ms. Brough Nye seconded, motion carried.

 

I-RCA-2011-11

 

Ms. Brough Nye moved to close with case with an advisory letter.  Ms. Goettsche seconded, motion carried.

 

I-RCA-2011-13

 

Ms. Goettsche moved to authorize closure.  Ms. Simon seconded, motion carried.

 

Ms. Peel presented Notice of Violation and Settlement Orders for Continuing Education for Reinstatement:

RCA-2011-7

 

The signed Notice of Violation and Settlement Order regarding CE was read by the Board. Ms. Goettsche moved to approve the Settlement Order, and authorize the Chair to sign on behalf of the Board. Mr. Eaton seconded, motion carried.

 

RCA-2011-13

 

The Board denied the request for the hardship exemption, and provided direction for a settlement order.

 

RCA-2011-9

 

Ms. Goettsche moved to approve the settlement and to authorize the Chair to sign on behalf of the Board, Ms. Brough Nye seconded, motion carried.

 

RCA-2011-10

 

The signed Settlement Order was reviewed by the Board.  Mr. Eaton moved to approve the settlement order and to authorize the Chair to sign on behalf of the Board.  Ms. Simon seconded, motion carried.

 

RCA-2011-8

 

Ms. Brough Nye moved to not accept the Home Health Aide Digest for continuing education credit, approve the Settlement order, and to authorize the Chair to sign on behalf of the Board. Ms. Goettsche seconded, motion carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

The Idaho State Law examination pass rate was discussed.  Ms. Goettsche moved to leave the pass rate at 75%.  Ms. Simon seconded, motion carried.

 

Ms. Simpson presented the draft rules regarding the qualifications for the administrator license which changed with passage of House Bill 49.  Ms. Simon moved to approve the draft rules for submission.  Mr. Eaton seconded, motion carried.

 

The Board requests that a copy of the draft rules be sent to Robert Vande Merwe.

 

CE COURSE REQUESTS FOR APPROVAL

 

Ms. Brough Nye moved to approve Safe Haven Hospital and Care Centers six (6) monthly forums for one hour each from January to June 2011.  Ms. Simon seconded, motion carried.

Ms. Brough Nye moved to not accept Home Health Aide Digest for continuing education credits. Ms. Goettsche seconded, motion carried.

 

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LONG TERM CARE ADMINISTRATOR BOARDS (NAB)

 

Mr. Eaton moved to approve the travel expenses and conference fees for Ms. Goettsche to attend the NAB National Meeting in Chicago.  Ms. Brough Nye seconded, motion carried.

 

ELECTION

 

Mr. Eaton moved to nominate Ms. Meyer as Chair.  Ms. Simon seconded, motion carried.

 

Ms. Goettsche nominated Mr. Eaton as Vice Chair. Ms. Simon seconded, motion carried.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

Ms. Simon moved that the Board go into executive session, under Idaho Code 67-2345(1)(d), to consider records that are exempt from disclosure under the Idaho Public Records Law.  The purpose of the executive session will be to consider license application materials and continuing education credits. Ms. Goettsche seconded.  Votes: Mr. Eaton, aye; Ms. Simon, aye; Ms. Brough Nye, aye; Ms. Goettsche, aye; and Ms. Meyer, aye. Motion carried.

 

Mr. Eaton moved to come out of executive session.  Ms. Simon seconded. 

Votes: Mr. Eaton, aye; Ms. Simon, aye; Ms. Brough Nye, aye; Ms. Goettsche, aye; and Ms. Meyer, aye. Motion carried.

 

Ms. Simon moved to table the application by #901109681, and invite him to attend the next meeting to meet with the Board.  Ms. Goettsche seconded, motion carried.

 

Ms. Simon moved to approve the continuing education for renewal of licenses for four (4) licensees and to deny continuing education credit for three (3).  Mr. Eaton seconded, motion carried.

 

Ms. Simon moved to approve eighteen (18) continuing education audit reports, and deny four (4) CE audit reports.  Mr. Eaton seconded, motion carried.

 

NEXT MEETING

 

July 14, 2011 at 9:30 MDT

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

Ms. Simon moved to adjourn at 1:10 p.m.  Ms. Goettsche seconded, motion carried.

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Shirlie Meyer, Chair                                        Dale Eaton

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Vicky Goettsche                                             Linda L. Simon

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Heidi Brough Nye                                          Tana Cory, Bureau Chief