IDAHO SPEECH AND HEARING SERVICES BOARD

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702-5642 

 

Conference Call Minutes of 10/23/2008

 

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:   Andrew J Seitz - Chair

                                                             Jody S O'Donnell

                                                             Dennis J Bell

                                                             Carletta Jean Allen

                                                             Joanne M Huylar

                                                             Brenda Bell Mecier

                                                             Mary R Reis

 

 

BUREAU STAFF:                          Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                           James Stoll, Administrative Attorney

                                                           Sandee Hitesman, Administrative Assistant

                                                           Janice Wiedrick, Technical Records Specialist

                                                           Linda Goff, Technical Records Specialist

                                                 

 

                             

Meeting was called to order at 1:30 PM MDT by Andrew J Seitz.

 

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

Ms. Allen moved to approve the minutes of the September 11, 2008 meeting, Ms. Reis seconded, and it carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

CERUMEN MANAGEMENT

 

The Board addressed the issue of Cerumen management as questioned in an e-mail from Sherry Summers. Chairman Seitz stated the laws do not specifically address this issue on purpose. It had been decided this was an issue covered by the Audiologist’s Liability Insurance. Ms. Reis moved to have Mr. Stoll draft a response to Ms. Summers. Ms. O’Donnell seconded, and it carried.

 

WEBSITE LINK

 

The Academy of Audiologists has requested a link to the Speech and Hearing Website under “other items of interest.” Jody O’Donnell made the motion to allow the internet link. Ms. Reis seconded, and it carried.

 

TELEPRACTICE

 

Ms. Alana Miller requested verification of the Board’s position on telepractice by SLPs, stating this would be helpful in rural practice. The Board felt Telepractice using either video or webcam could be useful, with proper training. Ms. O’Donnell moved the Board table further discussion until the November 13th meeting, when ASHA and AAA standards will be reviewed. Ms. Allen seconded, and it carried.

 

SUPERVISOR RULE CHANGE

 

A letter from Ms. Anne Kuhlmeier was read requesting the rules be changed to allow more than one TSLP Permit holder be supervised by one supervisor. Ms. Kuhlmeier stated that most other states allow more than one TSLP per supervisor, and referenced examples. The Board decided to table discussion until the November 13th Meeting. Ms. Kuhlmeier will be invited by the Board to present her ideas in person.

 

WAIVER OF CEUs

 

A letter from E.J. Gerry Fitzgerald was read. Mr. Fitzgerald requested an extension to complete his CEU hours until November of this year, due to extenuating circumstances. A discussion was held on how to proceed as there are no provisions for hardship cases in the current rules. It was decided the Board will work with Mr. Fitzgerald and make suggestions for completion of the required CEUs.  The Board will look at a rule to address CE hardship cases.

 

QUARTERLY REPORT FORMS

 

The Board discussed Quarterly Report Forms to be used by supervisors of current TSLPs. The guidelines on the website (the permit application form and the licensure laws) indicate that there is a form provided by the Bureau/SHS Board. Chairman Sietz requested a copy of the HAD Form be sent to Ms. O’Donnell and Ms. Allen. Ms. O’Donnell and Ms. Allen will devise a form for review at the November 13th Board Meeting.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

Ms. O’Donnell moved to go into executive session for review of applications per Idaho Code 67-2345(d). Ms. Mercier seconded. Aye votes were: Ms. Allen, Ms. Huyler, Ms. Mercier, Ms. O’Donnell, Ms. Reis, Mr. Bell, and Chairman Seitz. There were no nay votes. Motion carried.

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

 

APPLICATIONS

 

Ms. O’Donnell moved to approve the following for licensure or exam:

 

Approved for Licensure

  

 

Audiology  
LLOYD, JAY C AUD-1793
MITCHELL, CORTNEY ROBSON  AUD-1787
RUHTER, DANIELE AUD-1803

        

 

Speech Language Pathology

 
GUNNELL, TRENT K.

 SLP-1785

HITCHCOCK, JILL E

 SLP-1794
HOWARD, KELLY M   SLP-1805
ROYAL, JENNIFER J

 SLP-1798

SPARKUHL, LESLIE ANNE 

 SLP-1802

WELLS, AMANDA

 SLP-1797

SIMPSON, SANDRA LEE ASLP-1791

 

Provisional Permits  
ARNELL, GENNA KATRINA   TSLP-1806
DELESKI, SHANA   TSLP-1804
TYSON-MCCOMIE, JAIMEE  TSLP-1911
VEITH, TONY

 TSLP-1796

TODD, ROCHELLE

     HT-1784

                                              

Approved for Exam:
DEXTER, CHELSEA 

                                                             

                

Change of Supervisors  
WOODALL, KEVIN 

TSLP-1769

                                  

Ms. Mercier seconded, motion carried.

 

NEXT MEETING November 13th, 2008 at 1:30 MST in Boise

 

Ms. Mercier moved to adjourn the meeting at 2:20 p.m. Ms. O’Donnell seconded, motion carried.