IDAHO CERTIFIED SHORTHAND REPORTERS BOARD

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702-5642 

 

Conference Call Minutes of 8/11/2009

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Susan G. Gambee - Chair

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Susan P. Israel

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Byrl Cinnamon

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† G. Richard Bevan

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Michael F. Peacock††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 BUREAU STAFF: †††††††††††††††††††††††† Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Dawn Hall, Administrative Support Manager

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Dave Hotchkiss, Complaint Coordinator

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Carrie Gilstrap, Technical Records Specialist

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Meeting was called to order at 8:00 AM MDT by Susan G. Gambee.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

A motion was made by Mr. Peacock to approve the minutes of March 17, 2009. Ms. Israel abstained from voting as she was not present. Seconded by Judge Bevan, motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Cory presented the legislative report to the members of the Board. She stated the Bureau has three new licensing boards including: Midwifery, Occupational Therapists, and Driving Businesses.

 

FINANCIALREPORT

 

Ms. Hall presented the financial report to the members of the Board. The cash balance as of 7/31/2009 was $18,572.39.

 

FY 2010 RENEWAL CONTRACT

 

A motion was made by Ms. Gambee to approve the FY 2010 Contract Renewal and authorize the Chair to sign on behalf of the Board. Seconded by Ms. Israel, motion carried.

 

INVESTIGATIVEREPORT

 

Mr. Hotchkiss presented the investigative report to the members of the Board.

 

I-SRE-2009-1   C alleged R took a deposition of C and reported statements C contends that she did not say. INV revealed both attorneys proofread the transcripts and both were satisfied.  INV did not reveal evidence to support the allegation or a violation.  IBOL recommends that the Board authorize closure.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Peacock to accept the Bureauís recommendation and authorize closure. Seconded by Judge Bevan, motion carried.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

PROPOSED LAW CHANGE REGARDING LAPSED LICENSES

 

The Board discussed the current law which allows an individual to reinstate their license for up to five years without having to re-apply. The Board discussed changing this to two years. Ms. Cory stated the five years is standard for most Boards and is within Bureau law. The Board decided to leave the law with a five year renewal, as this is not a common occurrence for licensees.

 

Discussion was held regarding the Boardís concern for licensees who have not renewed on time and are still working. Ms. Cory stated that if a person is aware of such incidence, then they should contact the investigative unit and the investigative unit can follow up with the licensee.

 

DISPOSAL OLD RECORDS

 

A motion was made by Mr. Peacock to authorize the destruction of the old records that have been scanned into the licensing system. Seconded by Ms. Gambee, motion carried.

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NEW BUSINESS

 

BOARD MEMBER ATTENDANCE TO EXAMINATION

 

Mr. Cinnamon stated he will be in attendance. Ms. Gambee stated she will send information on another reporter who will also attend.

 

DISCUSSION REGARDING STENOMASKING

 

Discussion was held regarding the stenomasking which is a form of reporting. An individual sits in a deposition and repeats what is being said into a microphone. This then goes to a tape recorder and is later transcribed. The Board is aware of a deposition taken in northern Idaho by an out-of-state reporter using this method. This individual was not certified in this state. The Board asked legal counsel to look at if it is a violation of the statute. Mr. Klein stated he will look into it and another conference call will be scheduled once the information has been obtained.

 

ELECTION OF CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR

 

A motion was made by Mr. Peacock to nominate and elect Ms. Gambee as Board Chair and Ms. Israel as Vice Chair. Seconded by Judge Bevan, motion carried.

 

NEXT MEETING has not been scheduled at this time.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

A motion was made by Mr. Cinnamon to adjourn the meeting at 9:00 a.m. Seconded by Judge Bevan, motion carried.

 

 

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Susan G. Gambee, Chair††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Susan P. Israel

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Byrl Cinnamon††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† G. Richard Bevan

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Michael F. Peacock††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Tana Cory, Bureau Chief