Bureau of Occupational Licenses
1109 Main Street, Suite 220
Boise, ID 83702-5642
Gayle L Chaney
Jody S. O'Donnell
Leah D Whiteman, Eagle
Dennis J. Bell
Mary R. Reis
BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT: Joanne M. Huylar
Lori Peel, Investigative Unit Manager
Karin Magnelli, Deputy Attorney General
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
A motion was made by Ms. Reis to approve the minutes of November 12, 2009. Ms. Whiteman seconded, and the motion carried.
Ms. Magnelli, Deputy Attorney General, presented the following:
SHS-2010-2 (There were two complaints received against Respondent.) After review, the Board provided its recommendations to Ms. Magnelli for case SHS-2010-2.
SHS-2010-3 The Attorney General’s Office recommended closure of this case with a stern warning letter to Respondent. A motion was made by Ms. Chaney to follow the recommendation. Ms. Whiteman seconded, and the motion carried.
Ms. Peel presented the Investigative Report which is linked above.
For Board Determination:
I-SHS-2009-2 and I-SHS-2009-4 Cs alleged that R failed to (1) provide a refund and (2) honor the warranty and provide a year’s supply of batteries as agreed to in the purchase agreement. The investigation revealed that the company R worked for is out of business, all phone numbers were disconnected, and R is owed back wages from the company. At its 8/27/09 meeting, the Board reviewed another complaint against the company and found it was the responsibility of the company, not the licensee, to honor the refund. In addition, the Attorney General’s Office Consumer Protection Division reports to IBOL that it is attempting to work out a settlement with the company on behalf of the consumers. Therefore IBOL recommends the Board authorize closure. A motion was made by Ms. O’Donnell to authorize closure. Ms. Reis seconded, and the motion carried.
Internet Sales of Hearing Aids
A discussion of hearing aid sales on the internet was held. The Board requested Mr. Klein research and provide the Board with information regarding consumer protection.
Plaques for Past Board Members
After discussion, a motion was made by Ms. O’Donnell that a certificate be presented to past members of the Board. The certificate will be signed by the Board Chair on behalf of the entire Board. Ms. Chaney seconded, and the motion carried.
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 submitted for board review. Ms. Reis seconded. The vote was: Mr. Bell, aye; Ms. O’Donnell, aye; Ms. Reis, aye; Ms. Chaney, aye; Ms. Whiteman, aye; and Chairman Seitz, aye. There were no nay votes.
A motion was made by Ms. O’Donnell to come out of executive session. Ms. Chaney seconded. The vote was: Mr. Bell, aye; Ms. O’Donnell, aye; Ms. Reis, aye; Ms. Chaney, 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. Chaney to approve the following:
Approved for licensure:
MAURICE-AMBROSE, MARLA SLP-1940
HOWELL, STEVEN HT-1935
Approved for exam:
HOWELL, STEVEN HA-1934
NEXT MEETING February 11th, 2010 9:00 AM MST
A motion was made by Ms.
Reis to adjourn the meeting at 3:55 pm. Mr.
Andrew J. Seitz, Chair Gayle L Chaney
Jody S. O'Donnell Leah D Whiteman, Eagle
Mary R. Reis Tana Cory, Bureau Chief