Idaho State Board of Hearing Aid Dealers and Fitters
Bureau of Occupational Licenses
1109 Main Street, Suite 220
Boise, Idaho 83702-5642
(208) 334-3233


Conference Call Minutes of February 13, 2003


ROLL CALL:                   Kathleen Wachtler, Chairman

                                      Dr. William Cooper

                                      Steven Rademacher,  on call at 9:20a.m.

                                      Kelley Olenick


ALSO PRESENT:             Janice Wiedrick, Office Specialist


Chairman Wachtler called the meeting to order at 9:10a.m. for discussion of a Petition for Reconsideration by HAD 01-22-98 DRD on the examination given on November 8, 2002. 

Kelley Olenick moved to go into executive session for discussion of possible litigation.  Dr. Cooper seconded the motion and the motion carried. 

Steven Rademacher moved to come out of executive session.  Kelley Olenick seconded the motion and the motion carried. 

Dr. Cooper moved to have Roger Hales draft a letter in response to the Petition for Reconsideration.  The letter to explain the History of the test taking and provide him with the average scores for the tests.  And if there are further questions, he is to contact Roger Hales. Kelley Olenick seconded the motion and the motion carried unanimously. 

Agenda items for the May 9, 2003 meeting: 

1.  Limit the number of times an examination can be taken

2.  Require higher education or associates degree for examination

3.  Sound field testing is it necessary.

4. Check on costs and fees for coursework and licensing

5. Disposable Hearing Aids


Each Board member is to gather information from other states prior to the May meeting: 

Dr. Cooper -  Alaska, Illinois, Florida and Minnesota.

Steven Rademacher Arizona, Iowa, New York and Colorado

Kelley Olenick California, Oregon, Washington and Nevada

Kathleen Wachtler Texas, Montana, Wyoming and Utah.


Dr. Cooper moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:45a.m.  Steven Rademacher seconded the motion and the motion carried. 

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