IDAHO SPEECH AND HEARING SERVICES BOARD

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702-5642 

 

Conference Call Minutes of 3/5/2009

 

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Andrew J. Seitz - Chair

                                                             Jody S. O'Donnell

                                                             Dennis J. Bell

                                                             Carletta J. Allen

                                                             Dr. Brenda B. Mecier

                                                             Mary R. Reis

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:    Joanne M. Huylar

                                                           

 

BUREAU STAFF:                           Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                            Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief

                                                            Cherie Simpson, Management Assistant

                                                            James Stoll, Administrative Attorney

Emily Mac Master, Deputy Attorney General

Linda Goff, Technical Records Specialist I

 

 

                                   

Meeting was called to order at 1:37 MDT by Andrew J. Seitz.

 

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Ms. Allen made a motion to approve the minutes of November 13, 2008; December 18; 2008 and January 22, 2009. Ms. Bell seconded, motion carried.

 

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

Mr. Hetrick presented the financial report. The Board was reminded it is still new  and a deficit was inherited. The budget will be revisited in May.

 

DISCIPLINE

Emily Mac Master, Deputy Attorney General, reported the following:

 

SHS 2005-1              Ms. Mac Master presented the stipulation and consent order. Mr. Bell made a motion to accept the stipulation order and to authorize the Board Chair to sign on behalf of the Board. Ms. Reis seconded, motion carried.

 

SHS 2005-1              Ms. Mac Master reported this matter has been held to a later date at the request of the Attorney General’s Office.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

Mr. Hotchkiss presented the following:

Fiscal Year 2009 (to date)

Total Complaints received                                                                                   10
                        (Including 1 CE audit file.)

            Status:
                        Pending Office of the Attorney General                                         2
                        Remaining under investigation                                                       7                                 Awaiting Board determination                                                        1

 

Fiscal Year 2008

Total Complaints received                                                                                   10

            Status:
                        Closed by Board Action                                                                 4
                        Closed following disciplinary action                                               2
                        Pending Office of the Attorney General                                         1
                        Remaining under investigation                                                      3

 

Fiscal Year 2007

Total Complaints received                                                                                   19

            Status:
                        Closed by Board action                                                                14
                        Closed following disciplinary action                                               3
                        Pending Office of the Attorney General                                         2

  

Fiscal Year 2005

Total Complaints received                                                                                   15

            Status:
                        Closed by Board action                                                                13
                        Pending Office of the Attorney General                                         2

 

For Board Determination:  

I-SHS-2009-6                      C alleged the R sold aids to the C with a lifetime programming and cleaning service.  The C states the R has closed the business and will not return any phone calls. INV revealed the R was an employee of the company that went out of business.  The R has now opened their own business and is willing to honor the warranty for the C. C also withdrew the complaint.   IBOL recommends the Board authorize closure. Ms. Allen made a motion to accept the Bureau's recommendation. Mr. Bell seconded, motion carried.

OLD BUSINESS

 

Quarterly Report Form

Mr. Stoll reviewed the revised Quarterly Report Form for SLPs and approved it for posting on the website.

 

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Quarterly Report Form

Mr. Stoll reviewed the Quarterly Report Form for Hearing Aid Dealers and Fitters. Mr. Stoll will work with Ms. Hall on revisions.

 

Correspondence

A discussion was held regarding an e-mail question presented to the Board. Ms. Allen made a motion for Mr. Stoll to draft a response. Dr. Mercier seconded, motion carried.

 

A discussion was held regarding a request from the Institute for Brain Potential to be considered for approval as a continuing education provider. A motion was made by Ms. Huylar to have the secretary draft a letter requesting Mr. Collings have the company complete the continuing education application form. The Board will review the contents at the next meeting. Ms. Allen seconded, motion carried.

 

Medicaid Testing

A discussion was held regarding a rule in Medicaid pertaining to testing of Hearing Aid Dealers and Fitters. Ms. Huylar requested this item placed on the next agenda.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Ms. Allen made a motion for review of applications per Idaho Code 67-2345(d). Ms. Mercier seconded. Aye votes were: Ms. Allen, Dr. Mercier, Ms. Huylar, Ms. Reis, and Chairman Seitz. There were no nay votes. Motion carried.

 

Ms. Reis moved to come out of executive session, Mr. Bell seconded, motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Dr.  Mercier and seconded by Ms. O’Donnell to approve the following:

 

APPLICATIONS

     Approved for Licensure

                        BOURGAULT RACHEL                               SLP-1831

                        TURNER PAULA DEE                                SLP-1829

     Pending

                       Applicant Number                                          901104405

A motion was made by Mr. Bell to have the secretary draft a letter requesting further information on licensure in another state. Dr. Mercier seconded, motion carried.

 

CE FOR REINSTATEMENT OF LICENSUURE

APPLICATIONS

     Approved for Licensure

                        HOLLAND, SUSAN                                      SLP-1485

                        THOMAS, KAREN MARIE                          SLP-1429

                        WILLIAMS, KAY                                            SLP-1482

                        CASH, RUSSELL                                         HA-181

     Pending

                       Applicant Number                                          901091285

A motion was made by Ms. Huylar to have the secretary draft a letter requesting have the school district complete the continuing education application form. The Board will review the contents at the next meeting. Ms. Allen seconded, motion carried.                     

 

NEXT MEETING April 23rd, 2009 at 1:30 MDT. Conference Call.

 

ADJOURNMENT

A motion was made by Ms. Reis to adjourn the meeting at 3:00 pm. Ms. Allen seconded, motion carried.

 

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Andrew J. Seitz, Chair                                      Jody S. O'Donnell

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Dennis J. Bell                                                    Carletta J. Allen

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Joanne M. Huylar                                             Dr. Brenda B. Mecier

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Mary R. Reis                                                    Tana Cory, Bureau Chief