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
Lori Peel, Investigative Unit Manager
Karl Klein, Administrative Attorney
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
A motion was made by Ms. Whiteman to approve the minutes of February 11, 2010, with a minor correction. Ms. Reis seconded, and the motion carried.
Ms. Cory presented the Legislative update. The requested Rule change became effective March 29, 2010.
Ms. Hall presented the Financial Report to the Board. As of March 31, 2010, the Board had a negative balance of $34,457.78. The new rules increase the renewal fee from $100 to $125.
Ms. Peel presented the Investigative Report which is linked above.
For Board Determination:
I-SHS-2009-5 C alleged that R failed to refund the entire purchase price when C returned aids within the 30-day period. Investigation revealed that R did not refund C $750 of the $4690 purchase price (or approximately 16% of the purchase price), and the non-refundable $750 was clearly stated in C’s contract with R. Investigation also revealed that when R discovered that C disputed the non-refundable portion, R zeroed-out C’s account. C informed the investigator that R has not attempted to collect the non-refundable portion. IBOL recommends the Board authorize closure. A motion was made by Ms. Chaney to authorize closure. Ms. O’Donnell seconded, and the motion carried.
I-SHS-2010-4 C alleged that R refused to refund money for a repair that was never made. Investigation revealed that C received the hearing aids in May 2002 and the aids had a 2-year electronic warranty with a 1-year loss and damage warranty. C sent the hearing aid to the factory for repairs on 12/6/04 and it was returned to C with a $250 charge that included a 6-month electronic warranty, which was extended an additional month by R as a courtesy. On 8/23/05 C again sent the same aid to the factory for repairs and it was returned to C on 8/29/05 with a $250 repair charge that included another 6-month warranty. On 9/11/09 another HAD sent the unit to the factory for repair and it was returned to C with a $133 charge for replacement of the transducer, cleaning and adjustment, and replacement of microphone and tube and on 1/15/09 R repaired the aid in the office at no charge. R stated that he has done the best that he could to resolve C’s complaints. Documentation submitted by R supports that the warranty on the aid had expired and that repairs were made to the aid; 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.
A motion was made by Ms. Chaney 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. Ms. O’Donnell seconded. The vote was: Mr. Bell, aye; Ms. O’Donnell, aye; Ms. Reis, aye; Ms. Chaney, Ms. Huyler, 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. Reis seconded. The vote was Mr. Bell, aye; Ms. O’Donnell, aye; Ms. Reis, aye; Ms. Chaney, aye; Ms. Huyler 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:
HAGUE, KEVIN AUD -1960
ERICKSON, KAELA MARIE SLP -1959
EVERETT, KERRI SLP -1971
LAFFIN, NICOLE SLP -1955
MILLER, CONNIE SLP -1956
POTTER, JAMI SLP -1962
YOUNG, ELSHA SLP -1957
VANCAMP, ANN ASLP -1953
Approved Pending verification of Licensure from another state:
Applicant ID 901111553
Approved Pending ASHA certification:
Applicant ID 901109196
NEXT MEETING May 13th at 1:00 PM MST and May14th, 2010
A motion was made by Ms. Chaney to adjourn the meeting at 1:40 PM. Ms. Whiteman 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