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.
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.
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.
Ms. O’Donnell moved to authorize closure. Ms. Mecier seconded the motion, and it carried.
Ms. Allen moved to authorize closure. Ms. Mecier seconded the motion, and it carried.
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.
Mr. Bell moved to authorize closure. Ms. O’Donnell seconded the motion, and it carried.
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.
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.
Ms. Mecier moved to send postcards to all licensees explaining the new rule and law changes. Mr. Bell seconded the motion, and it carried.
The quarterly reports for Hearing Aid Dealers and Fitters and Speech Language Pathologists were reviewed by the Board.
Clarification is required for applicant 901065157
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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