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 January 29, 2001

 

ROLL CALL:              Kenneth Salzman

                                    Virginia Dickman

                                    Rhonda Murray

                                    Robert Payne

 

BUREAU STAFF:       Thomas E. Limbaugh, Bureau Chief

                                    Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief

                                    John Kersey, Chief Investigator

                                    Kirsten Wallace, Deputy Attorney General

                                    Marilyn London, Secretary

 

ALSO PRESENT:        Andrea Leeds, NASW

                                    Kathy Tidwell, Clinical Society

 

ASWB SPRING MEETING 

The ASWB Spring meeting will be April 19 – 22, 2001 held in Memphis, Tennessee.  Those attending the meeting will be Virginia Dickman, Kenneth Salzman, Robert Payne and Budd Hetrick. 

CORRESPONDENCE 

A letter was reviewed from a convicted felon who had received a withheld judgment.  The person requested approval from the Board to receive a social work license upon completing a degree in social work.  Kenneth Salzman will notify the person that applications from convicted felons are received and considered by the Board.  Upon receipt and review of complete applications, those meeting the requirements will be considered like everyone else for examination and licensure. 

EXECUTIVE SESSION 

Virginia Dickman moved to go into executive session to discuss potential litigation and items exempt from disclosure under the Public Records Act.  Robert Payne seconded, and the motion carried. 

Virginia Dickman moved to re-enter regular session.  Rhonda Murray seconded, and the motion carried. 

Virginia Dickman moved to accept the Kirsten Wallace’s recommendations for complaint files: SWO-L4B-03-97-002, SWO-L2B-02-97-010, SWO-P3A-03-97-013 and SWO-P4B-03-99-004.  Rhonda Murray seconded, and the motion carried.

Virginia Dickman moved to accept the consent order for complaint file SWO-L5A-04-00-009.  Rhonda Murray seconded, and the motion carried. 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT 

John Kersey presented the investigative report indicating that twenty-one (21) complaints have been received for the year 2000.  Of those nine (9) remain under investigation.  Two (2) are under legal review.  Of those closed, one was withdrawn by the complainant; one was referred to another agency after a review revealed that the Bureau lacked jurisdiction.  Eight (8) were closed without action. 

Thirteen (13) complaints were received in the year 1999.  Of those, three (3) remain under legal review.  One needs a professional review.  Six (6) were closed without action. 

John Kersey and Kirsten Wallace asked the Board for a recommendation regarding complaint files that need professional reviews.  The Board decided to rotate the complaint files among the board members that need professional reviews. The member who reviewed the file would be recused from any further action on the complaint. 

CONTRACT 

Budd Hetrick presented the Bureau/Board contact to the Board.  Virginia Dickman moved to approve the contact and empower Kenneth Salzman to sign on behalf of the Board.  Robert Payne seconded, and the motion carried. 

LAW WORKSHOP 

The Board worked on a draft of possible law changes for the year 2002 legislation. 

SOCIAL SERVICE DESIGNEES 

The Board discussed the Provision of Social Services in Skilled Nursing Facilities Agreements dated November 2000.  The next meeting is scheduled for March 16, 2001 for further discussion on the agreement. 

EDUCATIONAL LETTER 

The Board reviewed a draft letter written by Rhonda Murray to be sent to all licensed nursing facilities in Idaho regarding social services in facilities. 

ADJOURNED 

The meeting adjourned at 4.00 p.m. on January 29, 2001.

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