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 10/12/2011

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Shirlie Meyer - Chair

                                                             Dale Eaton

                                                             Vicky Goettsche

                                                             Linda L. Simon

                                                             Heidi Brough Nye

 

BUREAU STAFF:                           Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                            Lori Peel, Investigative Unit Manager

                                                            Eric Nelson, Prosecuting Attorney

                                                            Maurie Ellsworth, Legal Counsel

                                                            Janice Wiedrick, Technical Records Specialist

 

OTHERS PRESENT:                     Clark Hyvonen, Auburn Crest Hospice

Robert Vande Merwe, Idaho Health Care Asso.

Jamie Simpson, Facility Standards

Gaylene Dodson, applicant

Tammy Rae, Medicaid

                                   

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

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

Ms. Goettsche moved to approve the minutes of July 14, 2011.  Ms. Brough Nye seconded, motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Cory reported that the temporary rule has been posted to the Board’s website.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Ms. Cory presented the financial report showing a positive balance of $676.13.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

FY 2012 CONTRACT

 

Ms. Goettsche moved to approve the 2012 contract and have Chair Meyer sign it on behalf of the Board. Mr. Eaton seconded, motion carried.

 

ACTIONS ON DISCIPLINARY COMPLAINTS

 

Mr. Nelson presented a memorandum on disciplinary complaints to the Board.

 

RCA-2011-14

 

Mr. Eaton move to close the case as recommended.  Ms. Brough Nye seconded, motion carried.

 

RCA-2012-1

 

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

 

STIPULATION AND CONSENT ORDERS

 

RCA-2010-9

 

Mr. Eaton recused himself.

 

Ms. Brough Nye moved to accept the Stipulation and Consent Order, and have Chair Myer sign on behalf of the Board. Ms. Goettsche seconded, motion carried.

 

RCA-2011-03

 

Ms. Brough Nye moved to accept the stipulation and consent order, and have Chair Myer sign on behalf of the Board. Ms. Goettsche seconded, motion carried.

 

RCA-2011-12

 

Ms. Brough Nye moved to accept the stipulation and consent order and have Chair Myer sign on behalf of the Board. Ms. Goettsche seconded, motion carried.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

IBOL COMPLAINT MEMORANDUM

 

Ms. Peel presented the complaint memorandum to the Board.

 

Mr. Eaton moved to close cases I-RCA-2011-20, I-RCA-1012-2, and I-RCA-2012-3 as recommended.  Ms. Brough Nye seconded, motion carried. 

 

NOTICE OF VIOLATION AND SETTLEMENT ORDER

RCA-2012-4

 

Ms. Brough Nye moved to accept the Notice of Violation and Settlement Order, and have the Chair sign on behalf of the Board. Ms. Goettsche seconded, motion carried.

 

COLLECTIONS

 

Ms. Peel discussed with the Board a request from the collection agency that handles past due disciplinary accounts.  The collection agency asked if the Board would give the Bureau the authority to negotiate a settlement on any past due balances.  Ms. Goettsche moved to grant the Bureau the authority to allow the collection agency to negotiate settlement of a collections case to a minimum amount, and any potential settlement less than that amount of the original debt would be brought to the Board for review. Seconded by Mr. Eaton, motion carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

IDAHO HOME CHOICE REQUIREMENTS

 

Ms. Rae explained the Medicaid Idaho Home Choice requirements for “Money Follows the Person” and answered questions from the Board. This does not require any changes from the Board.  It is totally voluntary for Residential Assisted Living Facilities (RALF).

 

NAB DUES

 

Ms. Goettsche moved to authorize payment of the invoice to continue being a member of the National Board of Examiners of Long Term Health Care Administrators (NAB).  Ms. Brough Nye seconded, motion carried.

 

NAB MID-YEAR MEETING

 

Ms. Brough Nye moved to send a representative to the Mid-Year Meeting in Del Ray Beach, FL and pay for travel and expenses.  Mr. Eaton seconded, motion carried.

 

CE COURSES

    

Mr. Hyvomen of Hospice Care met with the Board to answer questions about the continuing education request for the course Hospice Care.

Mr. Eaton moved to approve the course as submitted for three (3) CEUs.  The Board requested copies of evaluations from the administrators taking the course in a year’s time. Ms. Goettsche seconded, motion carried.

 

IDAHO HEALTH CARE ASSOCOCIATION/IDAHO CENTER FOR ASSISTED LIVING (IHCA/ICAL)

 

Mr. Vande Merwe met with the Board to discuss the requirements for the apprenticeship program that would be in lieu of the educational requirements.

 

A staggered approach for the 200, 400 and 800 hour requirements was discussed.  Each level would have to train in the five domains of practice so a staggered set of hours would be developed.  Not all domains would need to be in a residential care facility, i.e. the financial area could be in an accountant’s office.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

A motion was made by Ms. Brough Nye 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 was to consider license application materials.  It was seconded by Mr. Eaton. The vote was: Ms. Brough Nye, aye; Mr. Eaton, aye; Ms. Goettsche, aye; and Ms. Simon, aye. Motion carried.

 

Mr. Eaton moved to come out of executive session.   Ms. Brough Nye seconded.  The vote was: Ms. Brough Nye, aye; Mr. Eaton, aye; Ms. Goettsche, aye; and Ms. Simon, aye. Motion carried.

 

APPLICATIONS

PENDING

 

Ms. Brough Nye moved to require applicant  #90118814 to show 200 hours of experience in a Residential Care facility under the supervision of a licensed residential care administrator.  The Board acknowledges 136 hours of supervised experience provided on the application.  The applicant needs 64 more hours signed off by a licensed RC administrator.  Ms. Goettsche seconded, motion carried.

 

REPORTING FORMS

 

A sub-committee consisting of Ms. Meyer, Ms. Goettsche, and Dawn Hall was appointed to draft a reporting form for the hours of experience.  The domains of practice are to be outlined on the forms.

 

NAB COMPUTER BASED EXAMINATION CONTRACT

 

Mr. Eaton moved to accept the computer based examination contract from NAB, and have Chair Meyer sign it on behalf of the Board.  Ms. Goettsche seconded the moton.

 

CORRESPONDENCE

An e-mail asking about the requirement of the 200 hours of supervised experience.  Can this be by voluntary work or must it be paid?  Also, in what type of medical or health care facility must the requirement be earned.

 

Ms. Goettsche moved to send the Board’s response:

 

  1. As long as a licensed administrator signs off on the form provided, it does not matter if it is voluntary or paid work.
  2. At this time, Idaho licensed residential care facilities with an Idaho licensed administrator are the only approved facilities where the experience can be earned.  If he would like the Board to consider another medical facility, he would need to submit the request to the Board for its review.

 

Ms. Brough Nye seconded, motion carried.

 

APPLICATION

 

A motion was made by Mr. Eaton 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 was to consider license application materials.  It was seconded by Ms. Brough Nye. The vote was: Ms. Brough Nye, aye; Mr. Eaton, aye; Ms. Goettsche, aye; and Ms. Simon, aye. Motion carried.

 

Mr. Eaton moved to come out of executive session.  Ms. Goettsche seconded. The vote was: Ms. Brough Nye, aye; Mr. Eaton, aye; Ms. Goettsche, aye; and Ms. Simon, aye. Motion carried.

 

Ms. Brough Nye moved to approve the application for a provisional license to Erika Schreiber, TRCA-1767.  Ms. Goettsche seconded, motion carried.

 

NEXT MEETING  January 25, 2012

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

Mr. Eaton moved to adjourn the meeting at 1:12 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