IDAHO SPEECH AND HEARING SERVICES BOARD

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702-5642 

 

  Conference Call Minutes of 12/18/2008

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Andrew J. Seitz - Chair

                                                             Jody S. O'Donnell

                                                             Dennis J. Bell

                                                             Carletta J. Allen

                                                             Brenda B. Mecier

                                                             Mary R. Reis

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:    Joanne M. Huylar

 

                                                           

 

BUREAU STAFF:                           Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                            Dawn Hall, Deputy Bureau Chief

                                                            Linda Goff, Technical Records Specialist

                                   

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

 

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

Quarterly Report

The verbiage for the Provisional Permit Quarterly Report Instruction page was discussed, as well as the general layout. Ms. O’Donnell made a motion to leave the instructions as they are and to approve the revised Quarterly Report format. Ms. Reis seconded the motion, and it carried. The Quarterly Report Form will be posted on the website.

 

Reciprocity with other states

A discussion was held regarding reciprocity with other states was held, Ms. Hall explained the basic difference between reciprocity and endorsement. The board may consider future law or rule changes to allow for reciprocity or endorsement. Further discussion was tabled until the next scheduled meeting when Mr. Stoll or Mr. Hales can address this topic.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

A motion was made by Ms. O’Donnell to go into executive session for review of applications per Idaho Code 67-2345 (1) (d), Ms. Reis seconded. Votes were: Mr. Seitz, aye; Ms. O’Donnell, aye; Mr. Bell, aye; Ms. Mercier, aye; Ms. Reis, aye; and Ms. Allen, aye. Motion carried.           

 

A motion was made by Ms. Mercier to come out of executive session. Ms. O’Donnell seconded. Votes were: Mr. Seitz, aye; Ms. O’Donnell, aye; Mr. Bell, aye; Ms. Mercier, aye; Ms. Reis, aye; and Ms. Allen, aye. Motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Ms. Reis to approve the following: Ms. Mercier seconded, motion carried.

 

APPLICATIONS

     Approved for Licensure

BILLS RACHEL ARLENE               SLP-1815

CLARK AMBER S                            SLP-1821

MOORE TAMARA S                        SLP-1813

REED BRENDA LEE                      SLP-1814

SOARES LESLIE BETH                 SLP-1816

WONZY CAROLYN                          SLP-1817

 

Approved for Licensure pending receipt of further information

ARMENTI JENNIFER                       TSLP-1820

DUFFETT JESSICA LYNN             TSLP-1822

 

     Pending

            Applicant # 901104405

A motion was made by Ms. O’Donnell to have the secretary send a letter to the applicant regarding licensure in another state. Ms. Mercier seconded, motion carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Correspondence

A discussion was held in regard to an e-mail received asking if school audiologists can adjust and fit hearing aids. Prior to the meeting Mr. Stoll had reviewed the e-mail, and determined that per Idaho Statue 54-2903 (11) which defines the “Practice of Audiology” and per Idaho Statute 54-2905 (c) outlining exemptions, school audiologist may adjust and fit hearing aids. The Board requested the secretary send a response based on the discussion.

 

Utah Dealer

The Board held a discussion regarding a dealer whom customers are no longer able to contact. This leaves no recourse for customers who may need adjustments to their devices, as there is no software available to assist other dealers and fitters should problems arise. Ms. Cory advised the board that no action may be taken until a complaint is received.

 

NEXT MEETING

January 22nd, 2009 at 1:30 MST. Conference Call.

 

ADJOURNMENT

Ms. Mercier moved to adjourn the meeting at 2:25 p.m., Ms. O’Donnell seconded, motion carried.