Bureau of Occupational Licenses
1109 Main Street, Suite 220
Boise, ID 83702-5642
Gayle L Chaney
Jody S. O'Donnell
Leah D Whiteman
Dennis J. Bell
Joanne M. Huylar
Mary R. Reis
Dave Hotchkiss, Complaint Coordinator
Karl Klein, Administrative Attorney
Karen Magnelli, Deputy Attorney General
INTRODUCTION OF NEW BOARD MEMBERS
Ms. Cory introduced new Board Members Gayle Chaney and Leah Whiteman.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
A motion was made by Ms. Whiteman to approve the minutes of September 24, 2009. Mr. Bell seconded, and the motion carried.
Ms. Cory presented a memorandum from the Legislative Services Office regarding proposed rules submitted by the Board. The LSO commented on Section 310 which provides for licensure by endorsement finding there is no statutory authority for endorsement.
After discussion, Ms. O’Donnell made a motion to remove Section 310, as well as Section 175.02 until such time as a Law change can be proposed. Ms. Reis seconded, and the motion carried.
Ms. Hall presented the Financial Report to the Board. As of October 31, 2009, the Board had a negative balance of $44,377.72. For the benefit of the new board members, Ms. Hall explained the processes used by the Bureau to arrive at the balance for each board.
Mr. Hotchkiss presented the Investigative Report which is linked above.
For Board Determination:
I-SHS-2010-2 R failed to respond to an audit request. R subsequently provided documentation of obtaining appropriate CE during the audit period. IBOL recommends the Board authorize closure. A motion was made by Mr. Bell to authorize closure. Ms. Reis seconded, and the motion carried.
I-SHS-2010-3 R is a TSLP and sent a letter to IBOL wherein R signed his name as "(pending)-SLP" and "Speech/Language Pathologist." R's supervisor stated that R has met the ASHA standards for completion of his clinical fellowship that R's ASHA certification is currently being processed, and that R has fulfilled requirements for both his clinical fellowship and provisional permit. I.C. 54-2904(3) prohibits any person from using the title "speech pathologist" unless licensed or exempt. I.C. 54-2905(1) exempts R from the Board's Act so long as R does not hold himself out as a speech-language pathologist. By using the title "Speech/Language Pathologist," it appears that R is holding himself out as a speech-language pathologist. IBOL recommends the Board authorize closure with a warning letter to R. A motion was made by Ms. Chaney to authorize closure with a warning letter. Ms. O’Donnell seconded, and the motion carried.
Definition of Audioprosthologist
A discussion was held regarding the definition of Audioprosthologist and the fact that research by the Board Chair and other members has failed to determine an adequate and consistent definition. A motion was made by Ms. Huylar that a committee be appointed by Mr. Seitz to research and write a definition. Ms. O’Donnell seconded, and the motion carried. Mr. Seitz, Mr. Bell and Ms. Chaney were appointed to the committee.
A discussion of NCSB (National Council of State Boards of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology) dues was held to determine the benefit to the Board. The purpose of the council is to facilitate the role of state licensure boards through communication and education. Due to finances Ms. Reis made a motion to table further discussion until the May meeting for possible membership next fall. Mr. Bell seconded, and the motion carried.
Requirements for Tracking Aides and Assistants
A discussion was held regarding implementing a system of tracking SLP Aides and Assistants. Rule 230.03 states that SLP Aides may only work under the supervision of a licensed SLP; while Rule 240.03 states SLP Assistants may only work under the supervision of a licensed SLP. Ms. Chaney made a motion to table this item for further discussion until the May meeting. Ms. O’Donnell seconded, and the motion carried.
Several queries via email and telephone have been received in regard to internet sales of hearing aids. This is becoming common practice in a number of states. A discussion was held regarding whether the state has internet consumer protection laws in place and would this protect the consumers of hearing aids. The secretary was directed to research any information regarding internet consumer protection in the state. This item was tabled for further discussion until the next meeting.
Future Meeting Times
The subject of future meeting times and days was held for the benefit of the new Board members. The Board determined it will set meeting dates on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons whenever possible.
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 applications, continuing education for reinstatement of licensure, quarterly reports and audit materials submitted for board review: Ms. Reis seconded. The vote was: Mr. Bell, aye; Ms. O’Donnell, aye; Ms. Reis, aye; Ms. Chaney, aye; Ms. Huylar, aye; Ms. Whiteman, 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 vote was Mr. Bell, aye; Ms. O’Donnell, aye; Ms. Reis, aye; Ms. Chaney, aye; Ms. Huylar, aye; Ms. Whiteman, aye; and Chairman Seitz, aye. There were no nay votes.
A motion was made by Ms. O’Donnell and seconded by Ms. Reis to approve the following:
Approved for Licensure:
BARTON, MICHAEL SLP-1925
BOBOF DE BREBISSON, JAIME SLP-1921
GRAHAM, LONNIE SLP-1924
HAZLETT, BENJAMIN SLP-1932
JOHNSON, JEANNE MARIE SLP-1920
SIEBOLD, RACHAEL SLP-1928
TYSOM-MCOMIE, JAIMEE SLP-1926
WILLIAMS, LINDA SLP-1923
Approved for Change of Supervisor:
FRICKEY, SANDRA TSLP-1890
Approved pending receipt of transcripts:
Applicant Number 901109430
Approved pending onsite supervisor:
Applicant Number 901109974
Approved pending onsite supervisor and clarification of daily supervision:
Applicant Number 901109518
Approved pending receipt of ASHA Certification as proof of CE for audit:
Applicant Number 901056010
Approved pending receipt of CE hours within 90 days:
Applicant Number 901036344
Ms. O’Donnell moved all remaining Quarterly Reports, documentation for continuing Education all CE Audit responses be approved as reviewed. Ms. Reis seconded, and the motion carried.
NEXT MEETING January 6th, 2010 1:30 PM MST
A motion was made by Ms. O’Donnell to adjourn the meeting at 4:40 pm. Ms. Reis seconded, and the motion carried.
Andrew J. Seitz, Chair Gayle L Chaney
Jody S. O'Donnell Leah D Whiteman
Mary R. Reis Tana Cory, Bureau Chief