IDAHO SPEECH AND HEARING SERVICES BOARD

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702-5642 

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 5/14/2009

 

 

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Dr. Andrew J. Seitz - Chair

                                                             Jody S. O'Donnell

                                                             Dennis J. Bell

                                                             Carletta J. Allen

                                                             Joanne M. Huylar

                                                             Dr. Brenda B. Mecier

                                                             Mary R. Reis

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:    None

                                                           

 

BUREAU STAFF:                           Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                            James Stoll, Administrative Attorney

                                                            Dave Hotchkiss, Investigations Coordinator

                                                            Cherie Simpson, Management Assistant

                                                            Linda Goff, Technical Records Specialist I

 

OTHERS PRESENT:                     Matthew Foster

                                   

Meeting was called to order at 1:05 MDT by Andrew J. Seitz.

 

 

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.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

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.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

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.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Mr. Hotchkiss gave the investigative report which is linked above.

 

 

OLD BUSINESS

           

Medicaid Testing

 

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.

 

Rule Changes

 

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.

 

NCSB Dues

 

After discussion, Dr. Mecier made a motion to revisit the issue in the November meeting. Ms. O’Donnell seconded. Motion carried.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

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:

 

APPLICATIONS

Approved for Licensure

 

            HARDY JESSI                                               SLP-1855

            HARM HEIDE                                                SLP-1853

            HULME NICOLE                                           SLP-1848

            ORTIZ ANITA                                     SLP-1849

            PAULLIN THORNTON REBECCA SLP-1839

 

 

CE COURSES

            CE Approved for reinstatement of Licensure

    

                        ALBISTON MARGARET MARY                  SLP-1399

                        DENNEY JANET                                          SLP-1498

 

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Board Appointments

 

A discussion was held regarding upcoming Board appointments and the process.

 

 

NEXT MEETING

Friday, June 19, 2009 at 1:30 PM MDT.

 

ADJOURNMENT

A motion was made by Ms. Reis to adjourn the meeting at 3:20 PM. Mr. Bell 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