IDAHO SPEECH AND HEARING SERVICES BOARD

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

700 West State Street, P.O. Box 83720

Boise, ID 83720-0063 

 

Conference Call Minutes of 2/24/2011

 

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Andrew J. Seitz - Chair

                                                             Gayle L Chaney

                                                             Jody S. O'Donnell

                                                             Barbra Osterhout

                                                             Leah D Whiteman

                                                             Dennis J. Bell

                                                             Mary R. Reis

 

 

BUREAU STAFF:                           Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                            Dawn Hall, Administrative Support Manager

                                                            Marcie McGinty, Appeals Hearing Coordinator

                                                            Karl Klein, Administrative Attorney

Linda Goff, Technical Records Specialist

 

 

OTHERS PRESENT:                     Steve Olsen, Deputy Attorney General

 

 

The meeting was called to order at 8:37 AM MST by Andrew J. Seitz.

 

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

After review of the minutes from the November 18th and January 12th meetings; a motion was made by Ms. Chaney to approve the minutes from the January 12th meeting. Ms. O’Donnell clarified verbiage regarding requirements for SLP Aides and Assistants working within a school district in the November 18th minutes with approval after the addition of the clarification. Ms. Whiteman seconded The motion carried.

 

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Cory presented an update on House Bill H-47 which has passed and is on the way to the Senate.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Ms. Hall presented the Financial Report to the Board. As of January 31, 2011, the Board had a positive balance of $814.24.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Ms McGinty presented the Investigative Report which is linked above.

 

Mr. Olsen presented a memo regarding SHS-2005-3 and SHS-2010-4.

After discussion, a motion was made Ms. Chaney and seconded by Ms. O’Donnell to close SHS-2005-3. The motion carried.

The Board gave direction for discipline on case SHS-2010-4.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

IMA Proposed Legislation

A discussion was held regarding the Idaho Medical Association’s proposed Health Care Transparency Act. Mr. Klein explained the act is intended to protect consumers from potentially misleading healthcare advertising. The Act requires practitioner’s not to engage in misleading advertising as defined in the Act. Among other things, it requires practitioner advertising to disclose the practitioner’s license type and to not offer services beyond the practitioner’s licensed scope of practice. The Act empowers the board to discipline licensees who violate the Act, and it empowers the board and other agencies to go to court to enforce the Act. The board discussed the Act’s potential impact on the Board. Any concerns about the extent to which the Act may impact the profession would be better addressed by the profession’s association.

 

Comparison of Licensing in other States

The Board held a discussion on material detailing licensing requirements in six states. The material was provided to give the Board an overview of requirements, fees, continuing education requirements and length of time expected between submission of the application and issuance of the license. With an average processing time of 31 days, Idaho is at par with the six states surveyed.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

A motion was made by Ms. Reis 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 and continuing education for reinstatement. Ms. O’Donnell seconded. The vote was: Mr. Bell, aye; Ms. O’Donnell, aye; Ms. Reis, aye; Ms. Chaney, aye; Ms. Whiteman, aye; Ms. Osterhout, 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. Osterhout, aye Ms. Whiteman, aye; and Chairman Seitz, aye. There were no nay votes.

 

APPLICATIONS

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

 

Approved for Licensure:

                        ALBAUGH, RONALD CROWLEY                                      SLPA-2075

                        TOLLEFSON, TRISTAEN                                                    SLPA-2077

 

                        HAMILTON, JENNIFER LYNN                                            SLP-2082

                        PALMER, EMILY LOU                                                         SLP-2080

                        PIERCE-AMENT, ROBIN                                                    SLP-2079

                        ROSE KOCIELA, CHERILYN                                             SLP-2078

                        SMITH HUH, JENNIFER                                                      SLP-2069

 

Approved for Provisional Permit:

                        BUTLER, MARK LEE                                                          HT-2076

 

Approved for Change of Supervisor:

                        MCFARLAND, CHELSEY                                                   TSLP-2081

 

The motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Ms. Chaney and seconded by Ms. Reis to approve all Continuing Education for Reinstatement as presented.

The motion carried.

 

 

NEXT MEETING April 1st, 2011, 8:30 AM MDT

 

ADJOURNMENT

A motion was made by Mr. Bell to adjourn the meeting at 9:48 AM. 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                                            Barbra Osterhout

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Leah D Whiteman                                             Dennis J. Bell

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Mary R. Reis                                                    Tana Cory, Bureau Chief