IDAHO STATE BOARD OF SPEECH HEARING SERVICES ACT

 

January 6, 2006

Meeting

 

ROLL CALL:                          Kathleen Wachtler, Chairman

                                                Joseph Seitz

                                                Dennis Bell

                                                Joanne Larsen

                                                William Cooper, Ph.D.

                                                Jody O’Donnell

                                                Carletta Allen

 

ALSO PRESENT:                   Rayola Jacobsen, Bureau Chief

                                                Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief

                                                Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                                Marcie McGinty, Administrative Assistant

                                                Janice Wiedrick, Technical Records Specialist I

                                                Bureau of Occupational Licenses

 

Chairman Wachtler called the meeting to order at 1:05p.m.

 

Ms. Larsen moved to approve the minutes of November 10, 2005.  Mr. Bell seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Jacobsen reviewed the proposed rules with the Board.

 

Ms. Jacobsen stated the Contractor Registration is at approximately ten thousand at this time and this should result in lower indirect fees charged to the SHS Board by the Bureau. 

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Ms. Jacobsen reported the Board has a negative balance of $38, 428.65 at this time.  The balance should improve in the next year. 

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Jacobsen reported that for 2006 three complaints are under investigation.

 

For 2005 – fifteen complaints were received.  Seven remain under investigation and two await Board determination.

 

For 2004 – fifteen complaints were received and two remain under investigation.

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Mr. Bell moved to accept the recommendation by the Bureau and close the case with notice to the Complainant to contact the Oregon Advisory Council on Hearing Aids on this matter.  Mr. Seitz seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

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Ms. O’Donnell moved to approve the recommendation of the Bureau and close the case.  Dr. Cooper seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

Discussion was held on the expiration of licenses issued.  If the license were to be issued today  (1-6-2006) and the birthday of the licensee is 6-20-06 then the first expiration of the license would be 6-20-2007.  Twelve months plus for the first renewal of a license.

 

The Bureau is to flag the newest Hearing Aid Dealers and Fitters to make sure the expiration date is correct on their licenses.

 

Ms. O’Donnell moved to go into executive session to consider records that are exempt from disclosure as provided in chapter 3, title 9, Idaho Code.  Ms. Allen seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

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

 

Dr. Cooper moved to have the Bureau follow up with the administrators and the International Hearing Society on the one question on the examination.  Mr. Seitz seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

There are proceedings involving cases pending and a conference call is needed this month for one hour.  The conference call is scheduled for January 26, 2006 at 1:30 p.m.

 

Mr. Seitz to go into executive session to consider records that are exempt from disclosure as provided in chapter 3, title 9, Idaho Code.  Ms. O’Donnell seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

Ms. O’Donnell moved to come out of executive session.  Mr. Bell seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

The Board requests that check sheets are to be made for review of applications.

 

The next full Board meeting is scheduled for May 11, 2006 at 1p.m. and the examination to be held on May 12, 2006 starting at 8:00a.m.

 

Having no further business before them Mr. Seitz moved to adjourn at 3:15p.m.  Ms. O’Donnell seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

 

 

 

Licenses issued:

 

Maxine Miller                                       AUD- 1058

David Eric Moreledge                           AUD-1069

George Wesley Pilley II                        AUD-1071

Kathleen A. Wachtler                           AUD-1073

Andrew Joseph Seitz                            AUD-1077

Gerald P. Mill                                       AUD-1083

Michael Sturmak                                  AUD-1085

Kari Ann Sorenson                               AUD 1086

Rebecca W. Pixley                               AUD-1089

Betsy Eileen Rheinsburg                        AUD-1090

Clair L. Ketchum                                  AUD-1092

Melanie Joy van de Pol             AUD-1093

Kim B. Briggs                                       AUD-1095

Erika C. Blanchard                               AUD-1096

Alison Cox                                           AUD-1099

Deborah J. Baerlocher                          AUD-1101

 

 

Margaret Cynthia Stewart                     SLP-1072

Andrea Marie-Arana Anderson            SLP-1078

Anne M. Kuhlmeier                              SLP-1080

Jody Sue O’Donnell                             SLP-1084

Louise Frances Rossi                            SLP-1087

Marcia Kortum Salovich                       SLP-1097

Marianne Michele Blansett                    SLP-1102