IDAHO SPEECH AND HEARING SERVICES BOARD

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702-5642 

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 11/12/2009

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Andrew J. Seitz - Chair

                                                             Gayle L Chaney

                                                             Jody S. O'Donnell

                                                             Leah D Whiteman

                                                             Dennis J. Bell

                                                             Joanne M. Huylar

                                                             Mary R. Reis

 

 

BUREAU STAFF:                           Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                            Dawn Hall, Administrative Support Manager

                                                            Dave Hotchkiss, Complaint Coordinator

                                                            Karl Klein, Administrative Attorney

Karen Magnelli, Deputy Attorney General

 

                                   

The meeting was called to order at 1:35 PM MST by Andrew J. Seitz.

 

 

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.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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.

 

FINANCIALREPORT

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.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

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.

           

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

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.

 

NCSB Dues

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.

 

 

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

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.

 

Correspondence

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.

 

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 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.

 

APPLICATIONS

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

 

            Approved for Licensure:

                        BARTON, MICHAEL                                                SLP-1925

                        DADDABBO, CHELSEA                                        SLP-1929

                        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

                                                                                                901108968

 

Approved pending onsite supervisor:

            Applicant Number                                                     901109974

 

 

 

Approved pending onsite supervisor and clarification of daily supervision:

            Applicant Number                                                     901109518

                                                                                                901109331

 

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

 

ADJOURNMENT

A motion was made by Ms. O’Donnell to adjourn the meeting at 4:40 pm. Ms. Reis seconded, and the motion carried.

 

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Andrew J. Seitz, Chair                                      Gayle L Chaney

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Jody S. O'Donnell                                            Leah D Whiteman

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Dennis J. Bell                                                    Joanne M. Huylar

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Mary R. Reis                                                    Tana Cory, Bureau Chief