IDAHO SPEECH AND HEARING SERVICES BOARD

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702-5642 

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 5/8/2008

 

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:   Andrew J Seitz - Chair

                                                             Jody S O'Donnell

                                                             Dennis J Bell

                                                             Carletta Jean Allen

                                                             Joanne M Huylar

                                                             Brenda Bell Mecier

                                                             Jerry A Peterson

 

BUREAU STAFF:                           Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                            Dawn Hall, Deputy Bureau Chief

                                                            Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                                            Dave Hotchkiss, Complaints Manager

                                                            Sandee Hitesman, Administrative Assistant II

                                                            Janice Wiedrick, Technical Records Specialist I

 

OTHERS PRESENT:                     Ann Beebe, Office of the Governor

                                   

Meeting was called to order at 1:35 PM MDT by Andrew J Seitz.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

Mr. Peterson moved to approve the minutes of November 8, 2007; December 19, 2007; January 4, 2008; February 20, 2008; March 20, 2008; and April 22, 2008 as read.  Ms. Allen seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

TERMS OF OFFICE FOR BOARD MEMBERS

 

Ms. Beebe met with the Board to discuss the law change on the terms of office for the Board members.  The Governor’s Office will assign the new terms of office and the terms will be staggered over three years.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Ms. Hall presented the financial report showing a negative balance of $38,230.65.  Revenue is exceeding the expenditures, and is moving in the right direction.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Mr. Hotchkiss reported for fiscal year 2008 to date:  nine complaints have been received, two have been closed, five remain under investigation, and two await Board determination

 

For fiscal year 2007: Nineteen complaints were received: seven have been closed by Board action, three have been closed by disciplinary action, three are pending legal review by the Attorney General’s Office, five remain under investigation, and one is awaiting Board determination.

 

For fiscal year 2006:  Thirteen complaints were received: four were closed by Board action, one was closed following disciplinary action, five are pending legal review by the Attorney General’s Office, and three remain under investigation.

 

For fiscal year 2005:  Fifteen complaints were received: eight were closed by Board action, four are pending legal review by the Attorney General’s Office, two remain under investigation, and one awaits Board determination.

 

For fiscal year 2004:  Fifteen complaints were received: fourteen have been closed by Board action, and one remains under investigation.

 

I-SHS-2005-10

 

Ms. O’Donnell moved to authorize closure.  Ms. Mecier seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

I-SHS 2007-20

 

Ms. Allen moved to authorize closure.  Ms. Mecier seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

I-SHS-2008-3

 

Ms. Huyler moved to turn this over to the Attorney General’s Office to determine if advertising as an audioprosthologist is misleading the public. Mr. Bell seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

I-SHS-2008-8

 

Mr. Bell moved to authorize closure.  Ms. O’Donnell seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

Discussion was held on the terms “Aides” and “Assistants”.  Idaho’s definition is the opposite of the Medicaid definition. Ms. Huylar moved to post on the website the Medicaid terminology and Idaho’s terminology.  Ms. Hall and Ms. Huylar are to draft the language for the website.  Ms. O’Donnell seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

Interoperative Monitoring

 

Discussion was held regarding interoperative monitoring and that it is not an independent role.  The primary physician is in charge.  Interoperative monitoring requires additional education and training.  Mr. Hales is to write to Dr. Morledge, a letter, and advise him that with additional education and training, as well as being under the physician’s direction, he is within Idaho Law.

 

Open Book Examination for Aides and Assistants

 

Ms. Mecier moved to approve the examination with corrections and to have it posted to the website.  Ms. O’Donnell seconded, and it carried.

 

National Council of State Boards of Examiners for Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists

 

Mr. Bell moved to table this until the November, 2008 meeting.  Ms. Mecier seconded, and it carried.

 

Postcards

 

Ms. Mecier moved to send postcards to all licensees explaining the new rule and law changes.  Mr. Bell seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

Quarterly Reports

 

The quarterly reports for Hearing Aid Dealers and Fitters and Speech Language Pathologists were reviewed by the Board.

 

Clarification is required for applicant 901065157

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

Ms. O’Donnell moved to go into executive session for review of application files exempt per Idaho Code 67-2345 (1) (d).  Ms. Mecier seconded.  Aye votes:  Mr. Peterson, Mr. Bell, Ms. Mecier, Ms. Huylar, Ms. O’Donnell, and Ms. Allen.  Nay votes: None.  Motion carried.

 

Ms. O’Donnell moved to come out of executive session. Ms. Mecier seconded. Aye votes:  Mr. Peterson, Mr. Bell, Ms. Mecier, Ms. Huylar, Ms. O’Donnell, and Ms. Allen.  Nay votes: None.  Motion carried.

 

APPLICATIONS

     Approved for Licensure

 

Ms. O’Donnell moved to issue licenses/permits to the following:

 

Kim Byer                                            SLP-1724

Susan Forsythe                                 SLP-1727

Ezekiel Hans Kelsey                        SLP-1643

Kent Layden                                      SLP-1729

Linda M. Stranger                             SLP-1725

Corinne A. Thomas                           SLP-1730

 

Paige Canfield                                  AUD-1718

Jennifer Clark                                    AUD-1728

 

Deantha Feliz Gutierrez                   TSLP-1721

 

Holly Buck Keddington                     HT-1726

 

Ms. Mecier seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Mr. Peterson moved to have Mr. Hales respond with an opinion to the question posed by JoEllen Salisbury.  Mr. Bell seconded, and it carried.

 

Mr. Peterson

 

Mr. Bell moved to thank Jerry Peterson for his years of service to the Board and the public of Idaho.  Ms. Mecier seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

TERMINATION OF FILES

 

Mr. Peterson moved to terminate the following applications for lack of action:

901092431, 901099115, 901077540, 901069815, 901076187, 901094533, 901036583, 901091200, 901092432, 901089730, 901070357, 901092798,

901095274, and 901052335.  Mr. Bell seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

NEXT MEETING

 

The next meeting is scheduled for June 19, 2008, at 1:30 p.m. MDT, by conference call for review of applications.  Applications are to be e-mailed to all board members prior to the meeting.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

Ms. Mecier moved to adjourn the meeting at 4:05 p.m.  Mr. Bell seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

 

Licenses Issued as a result of the examination:

 

Andrew L. Jones                                              HA-1580

Helen Marie Fransen                                        HA-1668

George Brian Pollak                                         HA-1676