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 2/24/2012

 

 

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:                        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.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

Ms. Peel presented the financial report. As of January 31, the Board has a positive balance of $50,119.39.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

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.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

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.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Sub-Committee Update

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.


 

APPLICATIONS

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

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.

 

901091362

 

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:

901120134                       901120135

901120153                        901120052

 

NEXT MEETING March 21, 2012. Conference Call 8:00 AM MDT.

 

ADJOURNMENT

A motion was made by Mrs. Whiteman to adjourn the meeting at 2:35 PM. Ms. Chaney 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