IDAHO SPEECH AND HEARING SERVICES BOARD

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

700 West State Street, P.O. Box 83720

Boise, ID 83720-0063 

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 5/12/2011

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Andrew J. Seitz - Chair

                                                             Gayle L Chaney

                                                             Jody S. O'Donnell

                                                             Barbra Osterhout

                                                             Dennis J. Bell

                                                             Mary R. Reis

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:    Leah D Whiteman

                                                           

 

BUREAU STAFF:                           Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                            Dawn Hall, Administrative Support Manager

                                                            Lori Peel, Investigative Unit Manager

                                                            Eric Nelson, Board Prosecutor

                                                            Cherie Simpson, Management Assistant

                                                            Linda Goff, Technical Records Specialist

 

                                   

The meeting was called to order at 1:03 PM MDT by Andrew J. Seitz.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

After review of the minutes from April 1, 2011, a motion was made by Ms. O’Donnell to approve the minutes. Ms. Osterhout seconded. The motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

Ms. Cory advised the Board that the Legislature authorized the request of the Bureau to add an additional investigator.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

Ms. Cory presented the financial report. The Board is headed in the right direction. As of April 30th, the Board had a positive balance of $16,720.95.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

Ms. Peel presented the Investigative Report which is linked above.

 

For Board Determination:

 

I-SHS-2011-8 A motion was made by Ms. O’Donnell to authorize closure. Ms. Chaney seconded. The motion carried.

 

SHS-2011-3    Mr. Nelson requested guidance from the Board. The Board provided recommendations regarding appropriate sanctions for discipline.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

NCSB Dues

After discussion, a motion was made by Ms. O’Donnell to approve Board membership in the National Council of State Boards of Examiners for Speech Language Pathology and Audiology. Ms. Osterhout seconded. The motion carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Rules for Board Review

Ms. Simpson presented the proposed Rule for endorsement to the Board for review. A motion was made by Mr. Bell to approve the Rule as written and have the Bureau submit to DFM (Division of Financial Management). Ms. Reis seconded. The motion carried.

 

Application and Instruction Revisions for Board Review

Changes made on application forms and the instructions were presented to the Board for review. After review and discussion, Ms. Chaney made a motion to approve the new formats with minor corrections. Ms. O’Donnell seconded. The motion carried.

 

HAD Post Cards

A discussion was held regarding preprinted contracts used by licensed Hearing Aid Dealer and Fitters and the fact that the old address for the Bureau may appear on those existing contracts. A motion was made by Mr. Bell to send post cards to all licensed Hearing Aid Dealer and Fitters regarding the change of address for the Bureau. The address for the Bureau must appear on all written contracts per Rule 600.02. A sticker may be placed over the old address on existing contracts used by Hearing Aid Dealer and Fitters. Ms. Chaney seconded. The motion carried.

 

CE Carryover Information for Applicants

Following the discussion of the changes implemented last March regarding Continuing Education Rule 400, the Board requested that information regarding carry over of continuing education hours be added to renewal notifications mailed to licensees.

 

Telepractice for Discussion

During the discussion of Telepractice definitions and criteria, a concern was raised regarding supervision. For example if the supervisor were not at the same site and an emergency involving a Permit Holder occurred, how best could the safety of the public be ensured? After further discussion and questions, the Board Chair requested Ms. Chaney and Mr. Bell find criteria relating to these situations and the scope of practice. Chairman Seitz will search for criteria specific to aides and assistants. The findings will be presented at a future meeting.

 

PRAXIS Scores for Discussion

Several applicants have questioned if photocopies of official PRAXIS scores will be accepted by the Board. After discussion, it was determined photocopies of official test results are acceptable.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

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, quarterly reports, and continuing education for reinstatement submitted for Board review. Mr. Bell seconded. The vote was: Mr. Bell, aye; Ms. O’Donnell, aye; Ms. Reis, aye; Ms. Chaney, aye; Ms. Osterhout, aye; and Chairman Seitz, aye. There were no nay votes. The motion carried.

 

Ms. Reis made a motion to come out of executive session. Ms. Osterhout seconded. The vote was Mr. Bell, aye; Ms. O’Donnell, aye; Ms. Reis, aye; Ms. Chaney, aye; Ms. Osterhout; and Chairman Seitz, aye. There were no nay votes. The motion carried.

 

APPLICATIONS

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

 

            Approved for Licensure:

                        YOUNG, DAWN MARIE                                         AUD-2102

                        UYEMATSU, JENNIFER A                                                AUD-2104

 

                        CARUSONA, CORNESE MARIE                         SLP-2098

                        HARRIS, SYDNEY MYKALA                                SLP-2103

                        LAYCOCK, MICHAEL                                             SLP-2092

                        MAYBURY, CEBU (KELLY)                                  SLP-2099

                        OSTERHOUT, CHRISTY LYNN                           SLP-2091

                        SHEARD, DOROTHY LOUISE                             SLP-2097

                        TANNER, KIRSTEN                                                SLP-2094

                        TOONE, TARA ANN                                                SLP-2100

 

                        MANSANTI, STEPHANIE MARIE                         TSLP-2105

 

            Approved for Change of Supervisor:

                        HOLBROOK SUBASIC, ELIZABETH                  TSLP-2093

                        IVES, CARMEN                                                       TSLP-2101

 

            Approved pending receipt of required documentation:

                                                                                                901116472

                                                                                                901116514

 

A motion was made by Ms. O’Donnell and seconded by Ms. Chaney to approve all continuing education submitted for reinstatement of licensure as presented. Ms. O’Donnell also moved to approve all quarterly reports with the exception of those requiring additional information. The motions carried. Letters will be sent to those Permit Holders requesting information as directed by the Board.

 

 

NEXT MEETING June 30, 2011. Conference Call. 8:30AM MDT

 

ADJOURNMENT

A motion was made by Ms. Osterhout to adjourn the meeting at 3:35 PM. Ms. Reis seconded. 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