Bureau of Occupational Licenses
1109 Main Street, Suite 220
Boise, ID 83702-5642
Jody S. O'Donnell
Dennis J. Bell
Carletta J. Allen
Joanne M. Huylar
Dr. Brenda B. Mecier
Mary R. Reis
BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT: None
James Stoll, Administrative Attorney
Cherie Simpson, Management Assistant
Linda Goff, Technical Records Specialist I
OTHERS PRESENT: Matthew Foster
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Ms. O’Donnell made a motion to approve the minutes of January 22nd, 2009; March 5th, 2009; and April 23rd, 2009. Ms. Reis seconded. Motion carried.
Ms. Cory presented the financial report. As of April 30, 2009 the Board had a negative balance of: $42,571.76. A proposal for fee increases was put before the Board. After discussion, Dr. Seitz requested an updated proposal reflecting changes discussed. Ms. Huylar made a motion to raise fees as discussed. Ms. O’Donnell seconded. Motion carried. The Bureau will present the updated proposal to the board at their next meeting.
This report is available on the website.
Dr. Mecier made a motion to go into executive session for an applicant review per Idaho Code 67-2345(d), Ms. Reis seconded. Aye votes were Mr. Bell, Ms. O’Donnell, Ms, Huylar, Ms. Allen, Dr. Mecier, Ms. Reis and Chairman Seitz. There were no nay votes. Motion carried.
Ms. O’Donnell made a motion to come out of executive session, Dr. Mecier seconded. Aye votes were Mr. Bell, Ms. Reis, Ms. Allen, Ms. Huylar, Ms. O’Donnell, Dr. Mecier and Chairman Seitz.
A motion made Mr. Bell to deny applicant #901094967’s request for a new provisional permit, citing Rule 450.03 (c). Ms. Allen seconded. Motion carried.
Mr. Hotchkiss gave the investigative report which is linked above.
A discussion was held regarding a rule in Medicaid pertaining to the testing of Hearing Aid Dealers and Fitters. The secretary was requested to obtain information on requirements to see if state requirements meet or exceed those of Medicaid, and to find out why this is a requirement of Medicaid. The secretary will report back to the board at their next meeting.
TSLP Request for Multiple Supervisors
A discussion was held regarding requests from Provisional Permit holders to have more than one supervisor and work for more than one provider. This item was tabled until the next meeting.
A discussion was held regarding rule changes for the next legislative session. In regard to Rule 450, the Board requested Mr. Stoll and Ms. Simpson to look at rewriting the first paragraph of the rule to make distinction between professions clearer.
The Board also requested Mr. Stoll and Ms. Simpson look at rewriting Rule 450.03.e, which uses the term “revoked” in regard to provisional permits, as well as writing a law/rule change to allow endorsement.
After discussion regarding Continuing Education, the Board requested Ms. Simpson draft a hardship provision that requires the request to be presented prior to the expiration of the license. Further, the Board requested a carry-over provision for Continuing Education that allows five hours of CEUs per year to be carried over and to change the wording from “annual” to “twelve months prior”.
A discussion was held in regard to Rule 450.02.c. The Board requested Ms. Simpson rewrite the rule to change the number of permit holders that can be supervised from one to two.
The Board further requested a rule change to allow for the forfeiture of testing fees should an applicant not provide 48 hours notice they will not make the testing date.
CE Provider Application
After review of the application to be a recognized continuing education provider from the Institute for Brain Potential, Ms. Huylar made a motion for the secretary to draft a letter requesting further information as to the relevance of the courses offered in relation to Speech Language Pathology, Audiology and Hearing Aid Dealer and Fitters. Mr. Bell seconded, Motion carried.
After discussion, Dr. Mecier made a motion to revisit the issue in the November meeting. Ms. O’Donnell seconded. Motion carried.
Ms. O’Donnell made a motion to go into executive session for review of applications per Idaho Code 67-2345(d), Ms. Reis seconded. Aye votes were Mr. Bell, Ms. O’Donnell, Ms, Huylar, Ms. Allen, Dr. Mecier, Ms. Reis and Chairman Seitz. There were no nay votes. Motion carried.
Ms. Reis made a motion to come out of executive session, Dr. Mecier seconded. Aye votes were Mr. Bell, Ms. Reis, Ms. Allen, Ms. Huylar, Ms. O’Donnell, Dr. Mecier and Chairman Seitz.
A motion was made by Mr. Bell and seconded by Ms. Huylar to approve results of the yearly audit, all quarterly reports reviewed, as well as the following:
Approved for Licensure
HARDY JESSI SLP-1855
HARM HEIDE SLP-1853
HULME NICOLE SLP-1848
ORTIZ ANITA SLP-1849
CE Approved for reinstatement of Licensure
ALBISTON MARGARET MARY SLP-1399
DENNEY JANET SLP-1498
A discussion was held regarding upcoming Board appointments and the process.
Friday, June 19, 2009 at 1:30 PM MDT.
A motion was made by Ms.
Reis to adjourn the meeting at 3:20 PM. Mr.
Andrew J. Seitz, Chair Jody S. O'Donnell
Dennis J. Bell Carletta J. Allen
Mary R. Reis Tana Cory, Bureau Chief