Bureau of Occupational Licenses
700 West State Street, P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0063
Gayle L Chaney
Jody S. O'Donnell
Leah D Whiteman
Dennis J. Bell
Mary R. Reis
BUREAU STAFF: Lori Peel, Investigative Unit Manager
Maurie Ellsworth, Legal Counsel
Eric Nelson, Board Prosecutor
Cherie Simpson, Management Assistant
Linda Goff, Technical Records Specialist I
The meeting was called to order at 1:02 PM MST by Andrew J. Seitz.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
After review of the minutes of January 23, 2012, a motion was made by Ms. O’Donnell to approve the minutes. Ms. Whiteman seconded. The motion carried.
Ms. Peel presented the financial report. As of January 31, the Board has a positive balance of $50,119.39.
Ms. Peel presented the Investigative Report which is linked above.
For Board Determination:
SHS-2010-2 A motion was made by Ms. Reis to authorize closure. Ms. Chaney seconded. The motion carried.
Mr. Nelson presented a memo to the Board.
SHS-2012-1 Mr. Nelson requested guidance from the Board. The Board provided recommendations regarding appropriate sanctions for discipline. The Board also directed Mr. Nelson to see if the respondent is certified through National Board
of Certified Hearing Instrument Sciences. Mr. Nelson will report back to the Board.
PRAXIS Testing Update
The Board was informed that tests administered for Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists will be online by the end of the year. The new scoring standards will also go into effect at that time.
SLP Aides and Assistants Schools
The Board was informed this is an issue best addressed by the state association. Currently, no schools in the state of Idaho offer a curriculum designed for aides and assistants.
The Board was updated on items addressed during the recent meeting of the law and rule re-write sub-committee. The complete update of any changes to Rule and Law will be presented during the May meeting. Law and Rule changes may be made to definitions, exams, discipline, and provisional permit. The Board is also considering the creation of an inactive status.
New Board Members
Chairmen Seitz announced that he has accepted a position out of state and will be resigning effective the end of March. The Board will elect a new chair at the March meeting.
Ms. Whiteman announced that she will not seek re-appointment to the Board.
Chairman Seitz asked that current members encourage their peers to apply for the Audiologist and Speech Language Pathologist openings.
Review of Application Changes
Due to time constraints, a motion was made by Mr. Bell to table this item. Ms. Osterhout seconded. The motion carried.
Billing for SLP Aides and Assistants
After discussion, it was determined this is an item best handled by the state association as billing issues have no bearing on licensure.
A motion was made by Ms. Reis that the Board go into executive session under Idaho Code § 67-2345(1)(d) to consider records that are exempt from disclosure under the Idaho Public Records Law. The purpose of the Executive Session was to consider license application materials. It was seconded by Ms. Osterhout. The vote was: Mr. Bell, aye; Ms. Reis, aye; Ms. O’Donnell, aye; Ms. Osterhout, aye; Ms. Whiteman, aye; Ms. Chaney, aye; and Chairman Seitz, aye. There were no nay votes. The motion carried.
Ms. Chaney 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. Whiteman, aye; Ms. Osterhout, 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. Chaney to table the following application pending receipt of required documentation.
A motion was made by Ms. Reis and seconded by Mr. Bell to approve the following:
Approved for Licensure:
HONSTETTER, TARA SLP-2214
IVES, CARMEN SLP-2198
WOOLSTENHUKME, SHELBY DEE SLP-2206
VINECORE, MARY CONSTANCE SLPA-2207
DUNCAN DEBBIE HT2216
STOCKDILL, CECILA ILENE TSLP-2209
Approved for a change of Supervisor:
SKOLRUD, SELENA LEANNE TSLP-2213
Approved pending receipt of required documentation:
NEXT MEETING March 21, 2012. Conference Call 8:00 AM MDT.
A motion was made by Mrs. Whiteman to adjourn the meeting at 2:35 PM. Ms. Chaney seconded. The motion carried.
Andrew J. Seitz, Chair Gayle L Chaney
Jody S. O'Donnell Barbra Osterhout
Leah D Whiteman Dennis J. Bell
Mary R. Reis Tana Cory, Bureau Chief