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 4/1/2011

 

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Andrew J. Seitz - Chair

                                                             Gayle L Chaney

                                                             Jody S. O'Donnell

                                                             Leah D Whiteman

                                                             Dennis J. Bell

                                                             Mary R. Reis

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:    Barbra Osterhout

 

 

BUREAU STAFF:                           Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                            Linda Goff, Technical Records Specialist

 

                                   

The meeting was called to order at 8:38 AM MDT by Andrew J. Seitz.

 

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

After review of the minutes from the February 24th meeting; a motion was made by Ms. O’Donnell to approve the minutes with one correction. Ms. Chaney seconded. The motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

Ms. Cory said the Governor signed the law change allowing for endorsement on March 31st.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

Chairman Seitz advised the Board as of February 28th there was a positive balance of $8429.93.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

LETTER FROM IHS

A discussion was held regarding changes to the International Licensing Examination (ILE) to be implemented by the International Hearing Society. The new computer based ILE will be delivered to testing centers across the United States and Canada. The exam will be available seven days a week, 24 hours per day. Results will be delivered within a 24-48 hour time frame. The impact to the Board and applicants will be discussed as more information is made available from IHS.

 

ASHA CEU POLICY CHANGE

A notification from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association was discussed. AHSA has announced that approved Continuing Education (CE) Providers may now round courses to the nearest half hour. Courses lasting 30 minutes are now allowed as long as they meet ASHA Continuing Education Board (CEB) requirements.

 

CE PROVIDER APPLICATION FOR REVIEW

The Board reviewed a request from Peoplefirst Rehabilitation for a Neurological Rehabilitation Workshop. After discussion, Ms. Chaney made a motion to approve the application. Ms. Whiteman seconded. 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 and continuing education for reinstatement. Ms. Whiteman 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.

 

Mr. Bell made a motion to come out of executive session. Ms. O’Donnell 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.

 

APPLICATIONS

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

 

Approved for Licensure:

                        SHEDD, MONICA LYNN                                         AUD –2083

 

                        COSTNER, MALLORIE BRYAN                             SLP – 2084

 

                        ASHENBRENER, MEGAN                                     SLPA – 2085

                        ESKELDSON, KIM                                                   SLPA – 2087

                       

                        BALLS, MELANIE                                                    TSLP – 2090

 

Approved for Licensure pending passage of written and practical exams:

                        901115274

                        901112961

 

Approved for licensure pending receipt of required documentation:

                        901115984

The motion carried.

 

All continuing education submitted for reinstatement of licensure was approved as presented.

 

 

NEXT MEETING May 12th 2011at 1:00 PM MDT.

 

ADJOURNMENT

A motion was made by Mr. Bell to adjourn the meeting at 9:19 AM. Ms. Chaney 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