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
BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT: Joanne M. Huylar
Lori Peel, Investigative Unit Manager
Karl Klein, Administrative Attorney
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
A motion was made by Ms. O’Donnell to approve the minutes of January 6, 2010 with two minor corrections. Ms. Reis seconded, and the motion carried.
Ms. Hall presented the Legislative Report update. As of January 29th, both germane committees gave full approval for the Rule Change. Mr. Seitz also gave details of his recent testimony before the sub-committee.
Ms. Hall presented the Financial Report to the Board. As of January 31, 2010, the Board had a negative balance of $40,209.11.
Ms. Peel presented the Investigative Report which is linked above.
For Board Determination:
I-SHS-2008-9 C alleged that R failed to provide adequate service and completed a credit check without C's permission. INV revealed that C signed the credit application. In addition, R informed the investigator that he has been working with C and has replaced the aids twice beyond the 30-day return, and that R has done everything possible to make C happy. R stated that he has met with C during non-business hours to accommodate C's schedule and has traveled extensively to C's workplace to adjust the aids. C informed the investigator that the aids are working satisfactorily now. IBOL recommends that the Board authorize closure. A motion was made by Mr. Bell to authorize closure. Ms. O’Donnell seconded, and the motion carried.
I-SHS-2009-1 C alleged that R failed to provide a refund for returned aids. IINV revealed that the company for which R worked is out of business and all phone numbers have been disconnected. At the 8/27/09 and 1/6/10 meetings, the Board reviewed similar complaints 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 consumers. Therefore, IBOL recommends that the Board authorize closure. A motion was made by Mr. Bell to authorize closure. Ms. Chaney seconded, and the motion carried.
Internet Sales of Hearing Aids
A discussion of hearing aid
sales on the Internet was held. Mr.
Klein reported on his discussions with the Attorney General’s Office Consumer
Protection Division. It was that office’s consensus that internet sales made in
Mr. Klein will research all options further and advise the Board of his findings during its May 2010 meeting.
Definition of Audioprosthologist
A discussion was held regarding the definition of Audioprosthologist and the committee findings. Mr. Klein advised the board that current statute does prohibit the “…use of any other title…”, and that for clarification purposes, the Board may wish entertain a rule change to prohibit the use of the term. The item was tabled until the May 2010 meeting.
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. Whiteman seconded. The vote was: Mr. Bell, aye; Ms. O’Donnell, aye; Ms. Reis, aye; Ms. Chaney, aye; aye; Ms. Whiteman, aye; and Chairman Seitz, aye. There were no nay votes. The motion carried.
Ms. O’Donnell made a motion to come out of executive session. Ms. Whiteman seconded. The vote was Mr. Bell, aye; Ms. O’Donnell, aye; Ms. Reis, aye; Ms. Chaney, aye; aye; Ms. Whiteman, aye; and Chairman Seitz, aye. There were no nay votes. The motion carried.
A motion was made by Ms. O’Donnell and seconded by Ms. Whiteman to approve the following:
Approved for Licensure:
BILOTTA, AARON SLP-1944
HALL, SUSAN SLP-1946
SJOBLOM, STEVEN SLP-1954
VIGIL, TORY SLP-1948
HEWITT, JOAN AUD-1951
ORGILL, GINA TSLP-1952
Approved pending receipt of ASHA certification:
Applicant Number 901102446
Approved pending verification of licensure from the state
Applicant Number 901110792
A motion was made by Ms. O’Donnell and seconded by Ms. Reis to deny the following application on the basis the applicant does not meet the requirements set out in Idaho Code Section 54-2912(1) (b) which requires that an applicant: “Provide documentation satisfactory to the board that the applicant possesses a master’s or doctoral degree with emphasis in audiology or not less than seventy-five (75) semester credit hours of post-baccalaureate study that culminates in a doctoral or other recognized degree from a nationally accredited school for audiology with a curriculum acceptable to the board.”
BEYER, WILLENA AUD
A motion was made by Ms. Whiteman that a letter to Ms. Beyer be drafted explaining the Board does not have endorsement and therefore no discretion in this case. Ms. O’Donnell seconded, and the motion carried.
NEXT MEETING April 7th, 2010 1:00PM MDT
A motion was made by Mr. Bell to adjourn the meeting at 3:55 pm. Ms. Reis seconded, and the motion carried.
Andrew J. Seitz, Chair Gayle L Chaney
Jody S. O'Donnell Leah D Whiteman
Tana Cory, Bureau Chief