HEARING AID DEALERS AND FITTERS BOARD

REGULAR MEETING

May 12, 2005

 

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street  Suite 220

Boise ID  83702

 

ROLL CALL:                          Kathleen Wachtler, Chairman

                                                Kelley Olenick

                                                William Cooper, Ph.D.

 

ABSENT/EXCUSED  :           Steven Rademacher

 

ALSO PRESENT:                   Rayola Jacobsen, Bureau Chief

                                                Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief

                                                Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                                John Kersey, Chief Investigator

                                                Janice Wiedrick, Secretary

                                                Randall Brown, President, Idaho Hearing Association

 

Chairman Wachtler called the meeting to order at 1p.m.

 

Ms. Olenick moved to approve the minutes of November 18, 2004.  Dr. Cooper seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

Ms. Olenick moved to approve the minutes of December 23, 2004.  Dr. Cooper seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

Dr. Cooper moved to approve the minutes of January 21, 2005.  Ms. Olenick seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

Rayola Jacobsen reported the new rules went into effect April 6, 2005.  The Annual renewal is $250, the exam failure rule goes into effect July 1, 2005 and the Law change on the GED or equivalent education is in effect.  The Governor will need to appoint new Board members for the expanded Board.

 

Ms. Jacobsen reported the Bureau is receiving three new Boards plus the Expanded Board as of July 1, 2005.  This will mean remodeling the space and hiring more staff.

 

Ms. Jacobsen will try to get the Board together with the Governor for a picture.

 

Ms Jacobsen gave the financial report to the Board showing a negative balance of $24,152.77 that will go on to the expanded Board. The renewal increase will help.

The investigative costs will be coming in and with those two it will help bring the balance up.

Mr. Hetrick presented the investigative report showing 11 complaints received for 2005, of those 7 remain under investigation.  For 2004, 3 remain open and under investigation.

 

HAD-P5B-2- 5-2    Dr. Cooper moved to accept the recommendation of the Bureau.  Ms. Olenick seconded, and it carried.

 

HAD-P1-2-05-7 and HAD-P-1-2-05-8  More information is to be sent to the Board electronically and a conference call to be established later for determination.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

There was discussion on the Legislation that expanded the Board to the Speech/Hearing Service Act that becomes effective on July 1, 2005. 

 

Mr. Hales recommends to the new Board that if anyone has a valid and active license to adopt them and send out the new licenses on their birthday renewal time. If any are inactive they will have to make application for the license.  The new Board will need to start drafting rules and the investigations will carry over to the new Board.  The new Board will need a contract with the Bureau.

 

Dr. Cooper moved to go into executive session for consideration of records that are exempt from disclosure as provided in chapter 3, title 9, Idaho Code. Ms. Olenick seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

Dr. Cooper moved to come out of executive session.  Ms. Olenick seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

Ms. Olenick moved to go into executive session to consider and advise its legal representatives in pending litigation or where there is a general public awareness of probable litigation. Dr. Cooper seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

Dr. Cooper moved to come out of executive session.  Ms Olenick seconded, carried.

 

Ms. Olenick moved to have Roger represent the Hearing Aid Dealers and Fitters Board in all acts necessary to the Board.  Dr. Cooper seconded the motion, carried.

 

 Mari Baker would like a six-month temporary permit and this was approved by the

Board upon her making application and paying the fees.

 

Endorsement rules need to be clarified by the Audiology/ Hearing Services Act.

 

The Board put the examination together for tomorrow’s exam.

 

Having no further business before them, the meeting adjourned at 3:40p.m.

 

 

 

 

Licenses Issued:

 

Ryan Michael Rose                                           H-1038

Shane Scott Larkin                                           H-1039

Nicole Michelle Wham                         H-1042

Russell Clark                                                    H-1043

Steven Richard Neilson                         H-1046

Isaac Jay Butler                                                H-1047

Daniele Ruhter                                      H­­­-1048

April A Ward                                                   H-1049

Jared William Browning                                    H-1050

Stephen M Jones                                              H-1051

Edward Gregory Smith                         H-1052