SPEECH HEARING SERVICES BOARD

Regular Meeting

 

November 10, 2005

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

 

 

ROLL CALL:              Kathleen Wachtler, Chairman

                                    Dennis J. Bell

                                    William S. Cooper, Ph.D. (by phone)

                                    Andrew J. Seitz

                                    Joanne M. Larsen

                                    Jody S. O’Donnell

                                    Carletta Jean Allen

 

ALSO PRESENT:       Rayola Jacobsen, Bureau Chief

                                    Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief

                                    Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                    Marcie McGinty,

                                    Janice Wiedrick, Technical Records Specialist I

 

Chairman Wachtler called the meeting to order at 1:06 p.m.

 

Ms. Wachtler moved to approve the minutes of the May 12, 2005 Board of Hearing Aid Dealers and Fitters (HAD) meeting.  Mr. Seitz seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

Ms. Allen moved to approve the minutes of August 19, 2005 Speech and Hearing Services Licensure Board (SHS) meeting.  Ms. O’Donnell seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

BUREAU STAFF

 

Ms. Jacobsen reported that the Contractors Board and the Liquid Petroleum Gas Board are up and running.  The Naturopath Board will soon be under way and new staff and remodeling have been added to accommodate the new Boards.

 

The financial report showing a negative balance of $37,134.51 was presented to the Board.  The increase in applications will bring the balance to a positive number in the future.

 

The investigations report shows that for the year 2006 – two complaints have been received.  For year 2005 - fifteen complaints were received, 7 of them are still open and two await Board determination.  For the year 2004 – two are under investigation and one is awaiting Board action.

 

HAD-L2C-2004-13  Mr. Bell moved to accept the recommendation of the Bureau.  Mr. Seitz seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

HAD-P3C-2-2005-4  Mr. Seitz moved to accept the recommendation of the Bureau.

Ms. O’Donnell seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

HAD-P1-2-2005-7  Mr. Seitz moved to accept the recommendation of the Bureau.  Ms. Allen seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

Mr. Hales stated that a moratorium of rules is in effect until the Legislature adjourns next spring.  If the Board wishes to review or propose new rules, such discussion could take place at a Board meeting in the Spring.

 

Discussion was held on the Idaho Open Meeting Law and under what circumstances a Board may go into Executive Session. In the minutes of the executive session there are to be enough details to convey the general aspect of the session.

 

A meeting is to be held on January 6, 2006, to review applications for Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists for licensure.

 

The applications for Audiologists, Speech-Language Pathologists and Hearing Aid Dealers and Fitters were reviewed by the Board and changes were made.  The applications will be available on-line or through the office by mail.  All Board members are to be sent the completed applications.  Mr. Seitz moved to approve the amended applications for Audiologists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Hearing Aid Dealers and Fitters, and the temporary permit.  Ms. Allen seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

Continuing education credits were discussed and ten hours of CE a year will apply to all professions.  The Board will review all CE audits.

 

PASSING POINT ON EXAMINATION

 

Mr. Bell moved for the Board to adopt a 70% passing point on each (practical and written) examination, each subsection of the practical exam and a 70% for Idaho law. Mr. Seitz seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

Termination of applicant files for lack of activity was discussed. The Board determined that a rule will be proposed to clarify the Board’s termination policy of applicant files that have no activity for one year.

 

Files for termination - the following files are terminated for lack of activity:  SHS-09-29-2005-EB, SHS-10-20-2004-DWC, SHS-03-09-2001-GH, SHS-10-18-2003-SEC, SHS-03-02-2004-JLB, SHS-07-07-2005-SB, SHS-01-22-1998-DRD, SHS-06-06-2005-BE,

SHS-04-28-2005-DRF, and SHS-05-07-2003-BSS.

 

Ms. Allen moved to adjourn at 4:05p.m.  Mr. Seitz seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

 

Licenses issued:

 

Kalob J. Parsons                                  HA-1033

Dennis M. Sutton                                  HA-1056

Mari A. Baker                                      HA-1057

Ryan M. Kyle                                       HA-1063