IDAHO SPEECH AND HEARING SERVICES BOARD

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702-5642 

 

Conference Call Minutes of 4/7/2010

 

 

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

                                                            Lori Peel, Investigative Unit Manager

                                                            Karl Klein, Administrative Attorney

 

                                   

The meeting was called to order at 1:12 PM MDT by Andrew J. Seitz.

 

 

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.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

Ms. Cory presented the Legislative update. The requested Rule change became effective March 29, 2010.

 

FINANCIALREPORT

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.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

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.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

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.

 

APPLICATIONS

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

 

Motion carried.

 

 

NEXT MEETING May 13th at 1:00 PM MST and May14th, 2010

 

ADJOURNMENT

A motion was made by Ms. Chaney to adjourn the meeting at 1:40 PM. Ms. Whiteman 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