IDAHO SPEECH AND HEARING SERVICES BOARD

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702-5642 

 

Conference Call Minutes of 9/24/2009

  

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Andrew J. Seitz - Chair

                                                             Jody S. O'Donnell

                                                             Dennis J. Bell

                                                             Carletta J. Allen

                                                             Joanne M. Huylar

                                                             Mary R. Reis

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:    Brenda B. Mecier

                                                           

 

BUREAU STAFF:                           Dawn Hall, Administrative Support Manager

                                                            Karl Klein, Administrative Attorney

                                                            Karen Magnelli, Deputy Attorney General

 

                                   

The meeting was called to order at 1:39 PM MDT by Andrew J. Seitz.

 

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

A motion was made by Ms. Allen to approve the minutes of August 27, 2009. Ms. Reis, seconded, motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

Ms. Hall advised the Board the proposed rule changes will be posted to the website in October.

 

DISCIPLINE

Ms. Magnelli, Deputy Attorney General, presented the following:

 

SHS-2009-4              It is the Attorney General’s recommendation that this case be closed, with a letter encouraging the Respondent not to discuss patient issues other than with the patient. Ms. O’Donnell made a motion to close the case and send a letter as recommended. Ms. Allen seconded, motion carried.

 

           

SHS-2009-3             The Attorney General’s Office requested guidance from the Board as to appropriate sanctions in this matter. After discussion, Ms. Allen made a motion to suspend the respondent‘s license for 30 days, and order the respondent to serve two years’ probation, as well as pay all investigative and attorney fees and a $500 fine. Ms. Reis seconded, motion carried.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

Ms. Hall presented the financial report. As of August 31, 2009 the Board had a negative balance of $48, 217.61.

 

Ms. Hall presented the contract renewal for the Board’s review.

 

Ms. O’Donnell made a motion to approve the contract for renewal and to have Chairman Seitz sign and return the contract to the Bureau. Ms. Reis seconded, motion carried.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

Medicaid School Based Services

A discussion was held regarding an e-mail from the Idaho Division of Medicaid Bureau of Developmental Services. The Board had directed a response at the August 27th meeting, but held the e-mail over for further discussion and input from the Administrative Attorney. Mr. Klein agreed with the Board’s previous discussion that decided Idaho Code 54-2905 exempts those working in a public school setting from the licensure requirement.

Mr. Bell made a motion for the secretary to draft a response advising the Division of Medicaid that school based SLPs and Assistants are exempt from licensure. Ms. O’Donnell seconded, motion carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Election of Board Chair

In accordance with Idaho Code 54-2909, a discussion was opened to accept nominations for the position of chairperson. Ms. O’Donnell nominated Mr. Seitz. Mr. Bell seconded, motion carried.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

A motion was made by Ms. O’Donnell that the Board go into executive session under Idaho Code 67-2345(d) to consider such records that are exempt from disclosure under the Idaho Public Records Law. The purpose of the Executive Session was to consider license application materials. Seconded by Ms. Reis. The vote was: Mr. Bell, aye; Ms. O’Donnell, aye; Ms. Reis, aye; Ms. Allen, aye; Ms. Huylar, aye; and Chairman Seitz, aye. There were no nay votes.

 

Ms. O’Donnell made a motion to come out of executive session. Ms. Reis seconded. The aye votes were: Mr. Bell, Ms. O’Donnell, Ms. Reis, Ms. Allen, Ms. Huylar, and Chairman Seitz. There were no nay votes.

 

APPLICATIONS

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

 

            Approved for Licensure:

                        ANDERSON, TRISHA                                  SLP-1915

                        GRANITZ, CAMILLE                         SLP-1909

                        HARDY, AMY                                                SLP-1906

                        MOSS, JESSIE                                             SLP-1905

                        STEARNS, AMANDA                                  SLP-1913

                        TURNER, KELLY                                          SLP-1910

                        WILSON, REBECCA                                   SLP-1914

 

                        BEYLER, MARTIN                                        HA-1908

                        TOLLEFSON, MITTIE                                   HA-1911

 

                        BANKS, MARK                                             HT-1917

 

                        HANSEN, LILLIA                                           TSLP-1912

 

            Approved pending receipt of transcripts:

                        Applicant Number                                         901103836

                                                                                                901109074

Motion carried.

 

NEXT MEETING November 12, 2009 1:30 MST

 

ADJOURNMENT

A motion was made by Mr. Bell to adjourn the meeting at 3:00 pm. Ms. Reis 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                                             Brenda B. Mecier

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Mary R. Reis                                                    Tana Cory, Bureau Chief