Idaho State Board of Social Work Examiners
Bureau of Occupational Licenses
1109 Main Street, Suite 220
Boise, Idaho 83702-5642
(208) 334-3233

Minutes of April 5, 1999

 

ROLL CALL:                  Kenneth Salzman

Nancy Killinger

Virginia Dickman

Mary Curran

Stephen Cummings

 

BUREAU STAFF:          Carmen Westberg, Bureau Chief

Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief

Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

John Kersey, Supervising Investigator

Kirsten Wallace, Deputy Attorney General

Marilyn London, Secretary. 

 

Also present: Neena Smith, social worker; Sandra Johnson, social worker; Becky Yancey, social worker; Karen Andrews, social worker; Kamala Taylor, social worker; Henry Parker, social worker; Mike Peterson, NASW Executive Director. 

MINUTES           

Nancy Killinger moved to approve the December 7 and 8, 1998 minutes.  Mary Curran seconded the motion, motion carried.  

Nancy Killinger moved to approve the May 14, 1998 conference call minutes.  Virginia Dickman seconded the motion, motion carried. 

FINANCE REPORT 

Carmen Westberg, Bureau Chief presented the finance report indicating a balance of $22,438.74. 

CONTRACT 

Carmen Westberg informed the board that the Bureau/Board contract is being rewritten and is not finalized at this time.  Virginia Dickman moved to empower Chairman Kenneth Salzman to sign the contract once it is complete.  Nancy Killinger seconded the motion, motion carried. 

COMPLAINTS 

John Kersey, Supervising Investigator presented the investigative report indicating that three (3) complaints have been received for 1999.  Of eight complaints received during 1998, three remain under investigation and two are under legal review.  Seventeen (17) complaints were received in 1997.  Of those three remain under investigation and three are under legal review.  Four (4) complaints from 1996 remain under investigation, and are in the process of closure. 

John Kersey asked the board for help in putting together a list of reviewers that can be used to help in reviewing complaints that come in. 

BOARD ACTION 

Neena Smith, social worker attended the board meeting to discuss pending disciplinary action.  Mary Curran, board member excused herself from the meeting. 

Nancy Killinger moved to go into executive session to discuss pending disciplinary action.  Virginia seconded the motion, motion carried.   

Virginia Dickman moved to re-enter regular session.  Nancy Killinger seconded the motion, motion carried. 

Virginia Dickman moved to accept the consent order as written for Jim Grohskopf.    Stephen Cummings seconded the motion, motion carried. 

CLINICAL SUPERVISION 

Sandra Johnson attended the board meeting requesting her supervision hours be accepted.  Mary Curran moved to approve her application and issue a private practice clinical license.  Stephen Cummings seconded the motion, motion carried. 

Becky Yancey attended the board meeting requesting approval of supervision hours received prior to her supervisor being approved.  The board denied her request and stated hours received after October 18, 1997 can only be counted toward the requirement. 

Karen Andrews attended the board meeting requesting approval of supervision hours received from Michael Estes, MD.   Ms. Andrews’ original application was received before the July 1, 1998 requirement change.   The Board asked Ms. Andrews to have Mr. Estess send a letter stating that he did supervise her for the required 100 hours of supervision. 

NASW 

Mike Petersen, NASW Executive Director attended the board meeting and was extended an invitation to attend all board meetings. 

TEST SITE 

Mary Curran has received complaints from applicants regarding the testing conditions at the Boise test site.  The Board asked that Mary send a letter to Donna DeAngelis at AASSWB. 

SOCIAL WORK APPLICANT 

Kamala Taylor attended the board meeting requesting approval to take the basic level examination for licensure.  The record notes that Ms. Taylor received a felony conviction in 1991.  Virginia Dickman moved to allow Ms. Taylor to take the examination and to provide her written notice that any future problems could result in a review before the board.  Mary Curran seconded the motion, motion carried. 

Henry Parker attended the board meeting with concerns regarding his supervisor.  Mr. Parker wanted an opinion regarding a report he had done on one of his clients in 1994.  The Board explained they do not have jurisdiction over agencies. 

Mary Curran addressed the board about the possible application of Juana Lopez, who is licensed in Mexico.  Virginia Dickman moved to allow Mr. Lopez to make application.  Nancy Killinger seconded the motion, motion carried.  Stephen Cummings moved to amend the motion to read that if Mr. Lopez has taken a similar examination to AASSWB that he be approved.  Nancy Killinger seconded the motion, motion was not approved. 

CORRESPONDENCE 

Jeannie Melton, Clinical Social Worker, wrote the board a letter regarding a problem she is having with First Health, which administers Albertson’s mental health plan.  First Health is denying payment because Ms. Melton is not an LCSW.  Virginia Dickman moved to have a letter sent to Albertson’s Insurance explaining that Idaho does not have the LCSW designation, but that the CSWP-C is the same.  Mary Curran seconded the motion, motion carried. 

ENDORSEMENT 

Courtney Myers              SW-2407

Sharon Green-Kennedy            CSWP-1271-C

William Hodgson                      CSWP-1272-C

Valerie Dunn                            CSWP-1273-C

Darlene Pessein                        CSWP-1274-C

Jaydine Munsey                        CSWP-1275-C

Keith Grace                              CSWP-1276-C

Janet Huse                                CSWP-1277-C

 

CLINICAL ENDORSEMENT

Robert Cope                Sharon McCahon

Philip Owens                Kristin Richards

Sandra Stranger            Mark Jones

 

There being no further business to come before the Board at this time, the meeting adjourned at 4:30 p.m.


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