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

Regular Meeting of December 3 and 4, 2001


ROLL CALL:            Robert Payne, Chair; Kenneth Salzman; Virginia Dickman; Rhonda Murray; Suzanne Bushfield; 


ALSO PRESENT:   Rayola Jacobsen, Bureau Chief; Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief; John Kersey, Chief Investigator; Kirsten Wallace, Deputy Attorney General; Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney; Linda Burch, NASW President Elect; Andrea Leeds, NASW; Wendy Cary, NASW Director; 

Robert Payne called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m.


Rayola Jacobsen, new Bureau Chief introduced herself and shared with the Board her background before coming to the Bureau.  The Board gave Ms. Jacobsen an update on their legislation and the new law that governs social services designees in nursing homes.

All welcomed Suzanne Bushfield, new board member replacing Mary Curran.


The finance report could not be prepared because of the Bureau’s new license system that is being installed at this time.  The report will be mailed out to the board members when it has been prepared.


The board reviewed the Bureau/Board contract.  Virginia Dickman moved to approve the contract and allow Robert Payne sign on behalf of the Board.  Rhonda Murray seconded the motion, and the motion carried.


John Kersey presented the investigative report to the board that indicated six (6) complaints were received for fiscal year 2002 and all remain under investigation.  For the year 2001, sixteen (16) complaints were received and remain under investigation.  For the year 2000, twenty-one (21) complaints were received and six (6) are under legal review.


Ken Salzman moved to enter executive session for the purpose of possible litigation.  Virginia Dickman seconded the motion, and the motion carried.

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

Virginia Dickman moved to go forward with hearing on complaint file SWO-P4B-02B-00-014.  Ken Salzman seconded the motion, and the motion carried.

Ken Salzman moved that Kirsten Wallace prepare a consent order for complaint file SWO-B6A-04-01-005.  Suzanne Bushfield seconded the motion, and the motion carried. 


Ken Salzman moved to add continuing education to the agenda to discuss the continuing education brochure.  Rhonda Murray seconded the motion, motion carried.  NASW pre-approved the course by Healthcare Training Institute, Inc. for continuing education in July 2001.  Kirsten Wallace wrote a letter to the Healthcare Training Institute, Inc. on behalf of the Board regarding misleading information on the brochure.  NASW stated they will be writing a letter to rescind their approval.  The Board directed Marcie McGinty to send out letters to the licensee’s that were audited and had taken this course for continuing education stating that the Board will allow credit for the 10 hours for their 2001 renewal. 


The Board discussed doing a newsletter and using information regarding continuing education from the December 1999 newsletter.  Robert Payne will write an article regarding the proposed law changes and the newsletter will be mailed out by the end of December. 


NASW will be sending names to the Governor’s office to replace Ken Salzman whose board term will be expiring July 1, 2002. 


Virginia Dickman reported that the ASWB’s legal counsel recommended that state social work boards not accept the California clinical social work examination. 

Virgina Dickman is chair of the programs committee for the spring education meeting, which will be April 11th – 14th, 2002 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 


The Department of Education’s criteria for becoming a mental health diagnose social worker conflicts with the social work law.  The Department of Education can ask for a waiver if a social worker cannot be found.  Robert Payne will discuss this issue with the Department of Education. 


Suzanne Bushfield moved to approve the August 6 and 7th board meeting minutes with an amendment stating it was the intent of the Board to have had the Bureau do emergency rules for the law change regarding House Bill 212, social service designee.  Virginia Dickman seconded the motion, and the motion carried. 


The following licenses were issued by endorsement: 

Amy Thompson                    SW-23961

Marne Clark                             SW-23963

Victoria Bridges             CSWP-23965-C

Steven Dahl                              CSWP-23967-C

Laurie Kidd                              CSWP-23968-C

Ann Lucas                                CSWP-23972-C

Van Palmer                              CSWP-23970-C


The following were approved for private practice clinical endorsement: 

Shell Wamble                           Cynthia Caddy

Julie Stevens                             Tamara Becker

Sandra McMichael                   Brian Armstrong

Matthew Erickson                       Jennifer Roy



The meeting adjourned at 3:30 p.m. on December 3, 2001 and reconvened December 4, 2001 to review applications and work on the rules.

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