IDAHO STATE BOARD OF SPEECH HEARING SERVICES

CONFERENCE CALL

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street  Suite 220

Boise ID  83702

(208) 3334-3233

 

Minutes of June 28, 2007

 

PRESENT:                   Andrew J. Seitz, Chairman

                                    Brenda Mecier

                                    Jerry Peterson

                                    Carletta Allen

                                    Joanne Huylar

                                    Dennis Bell

                                    Jody O’Donnell

 

BUREAU STAFF:       Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief

                                    Emily Mac Master, Deputy Attorney General

                                    Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                    Janice Wiedrick, Secretary

 

Chairman Seitz called the meeting to order at 1:36p.m.

 

Ms. Mac Master presented case number SHS-2007-4 to the Board for review. 

After review of the case, the Board agrees with the recommendation of the Attorney General’s office.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

Mr. Bell moved to go into executive session for review of applications that are exempt from disclosure as provided in 67-2345 (d), Idaho Code. Ms. O’Donnell seconded, and the motion carried.

 

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

 

Ms. O’Donnell moved to issue licenses to those approved by the Board. Mr. Peterson seconded, and the motion carried.

 

Ms. Mecier moved to deny SLP licensure at this time to Genna Arnell, Teresa Ann Lancaster, and Haylie Ann Miller, but to have them apply for the Provisional Permit until the Clinical Fellowship Year has been completed. Ms. Allen seconded, and the motion carried.

 

Mr. Bell moved to delay issuing a SLP license to Mrs. Malkasian until the application has been completed.  Question 14 was missing from her application.  Ms. O’Donnell seconded, and the motion carried. 

 

DISCUSSION

 

Discussion was held on the licensing of people who have completed the coursework but the transcripts do not reflect that a degree has been issued.  The law states that there must be proof of a master’s degree or doctoral degree.  The Board is unable to make exceptions in the law. There must be an official transcript on file that shows the degree posted.

 

Ms. Huylar moved that Roger Hales is to respond to the e-mail stating the Board’s understanding of the situation but that it cannot make exceptions to the law. Ms. O’Donnell seconded, and it carried.

 

Discussion was held on the National Council of State Boards of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.

 

Mr. Peterson moved to table this until the next meeting.  Ms. Mecier seconded and it carried.

 

Discussion was held on the Bureau of Medicaid billing by Speech Language Pathologists but not by Aides or Assistants.   The Board is to make the Idaho Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (ISHA) aware of the issue presented and this will be on the agenda for the next meeting.

 

Next conference call scheduled for August 23, 2007 at 1:30p.m.

 

Ms. Mecier moved to adjourn the meeting at 2:45p.m.  Mr. Peterson seconded, and it carried.

 

Licenses issued:

 

Speech Language Pathologist:

 

Jodi Thiel                                                          SLP-1589

Andrea Michelle Barkstrom                              SLP-1631

Lenora B Retallic                                              SLP-1633

Michelle Lowry                                                SLP-1637

Ginny Marissa Smith                                         SLP-1638

Jacquelyn Rae Brown                                       SLP-1639

Crystal Arave                                                   SLP-1640

 

Hearing Aid Dealer and Fitter Provisional Permit

 

Suzanne Marispini                                           HT-1641

 

Speech Language Pathologist Provisional Permit

 

Ezekiel Hans Kelsey                                        TSLP-1643