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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
January 22nd, 2009 at 1:30 MST. Conference Call.
Ms. Mercier moved to adjourn the meeting at 2:25 p.m., Ms. O’Donnell seconded, motion carried.