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

Meeting Minutes of April 7, 2003

   

ROLL CALL:              Robert Payne, Chair

                                 Virginia Dickman

                                 Vicki Powers

                                 Rhonda Murray

                                 Cheryl Jurgens

 

BUREAU STAFF:       Rayola Jacobsen, Bureau Chief

                                 Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief

                                 Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney         

                                 Cherie Bush, Deputy Attorney General

                                 Marilyn London, Secretary

 

ALSO PRESENT:        Wendy Cary, NASW

                                 Ruth Cashell, NASW

                                 Andrea Leeds, NASW

                                 Ray Millar, Division of Medicaid

                                 Greg Dickerson, Mental Health Provider Association

                                 Charles Pohl, ISCSW

                                 Deme Dellairo, Mental Health Provider Association

                                 

Robert Payne called the meeting to order at 9:05 a.m. 

The Board and Bureau welcomed new Board member Cheryl Jurgens. 

MINUTES 

Virginia Dickman moved to approve the December 2, 2002 board meeting minutes.  Rhonda Murray seconded and the motion carried.  Virginia Dickman moved to approve the January 28, 2003 conference call minutes.  Rhonda Murray seconded and the motion carried.

 

LEGISLATION 

Rayola Jacobsen reported that the Senate and House Committees passed the rules and they are in effect now.  

Ms. Jacobsen reported that social workers will be able to renew their license on-line and that a convenience fee will be charged in addition to the renewal fee.

 

FINANCE REPORT 

Budd Hetrick presented the finance report indicating a balance of $31,199.87.  Cheryl Jurgens moved to approved mileage reimbursement for Robert Payne for the three meetings he attended in Boise regarding the rules.  Virginia Dickman seconded and the motion carried.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT 

Virginia Dickman moved to enter executive session to discuss possible litigation not subject to public disclosure.  Rhonda Murray seconded and the motion carried. 

Virginia Dickman moved to enter regular session.  Vickie Powers seconded and the motion carried. 

Complaint file SWO-P4B-03-02-84 is scheduled for a hearing next week.  Virginia moved that complaint file SWO-L3C-02B-02-89 be closed without action based upon recommendation from the Attorney General’s office.  Rhonda Murray seconded and the motion carried.

 

LCSW APPLICANT 

Alberta Dooley attended the meeting requesting the Board to consider her past clinical supervision and grant her the LCSW license.  At this time the Board is unable to grant this request, as the rules require pre-approval of supervisor prior to commencing supervision.

 

PUBLIC BOARD MEMBER 

The Board discussed adding a public board member to the Board.  Rhonda Murray moved to add a public board member to the Board.  Virginia seconded and the motion carried.  Roger Hales will draft language for this law change.

 

INDEPENDENT PRACTICE 

Board discussed independent practice of social work.  Virginia Dickman moved to add new language to read, “Those persons licensed by the State of Idaho as bachelor social workers prior to August 5, 2002 shall be exempt from the requirement to submit supervision and this provision shall expire January 1, 2005.  Those persons licensed by the State of Idaho, as master level social workers prior to August 5, 2002 shall be exempt from the requirement to submit supervision and this provision shall expire January 1, 2005.  Vickie Powers seconded the motion, carried. 

 

NEW BOARD MEMBER TRAINING 

Vickie Powers will be attending the ASWB new board member training June 27 – 29, 2003 at Chantilly, Virginia.

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION 

NASW recommended the Board consider allowing clinical social workers to obtain 5 hours of continuing education that is not clinical in nature.

 

RULE CHANGES 

The Board discussed allowing Board members to review applications in between board meetings and issue licenses.  Roger Hales will draft language for the rules that would allow applications to be reviewed and licenses issued for applicants that meet all the requirements and the names will be brought to the next board meeting.  The Board also would like to review examination applicants between board meetings that require board approval to take the ASWB exam. 

The Board further discussed the Independent Level license grandfather clause and Roger Hales stated that he would draft language and forward copies to the Board to review. 

The Board discussed LMSW’s obtaining clinical supervision for the clinical level license.  Master level social workers employed at Health and Welfare chose not to obtain their clinical license because they were exempt under Rule 201.03, which was taken out under the new rules.   The Board will draft a new temporary rule to allow LMSW’s to apply for their clinical level license by providing documentation of clinical supervision received after obtaining their master level license. 

The Board discussed changing the continuing education ethics requirement to one hour of ethics each year instead of the four hours every four years.  The Board also decided to add private social service agencies to Rule 351.03. 

The Board discussed continuing education for clinical level social workers.  Virginia Dickman moved that clinical social workers can obtain 5 hours of the required 20 hours of continuing education outside the scope of clinical practice but related to social work.  Rhonda Murray seconded the motion, motion carried. 

The meeting adjourned at 4:00 p.m. on April 7, 2003 and reconvened April 8, 2003 at 9:00 a.m. 

The Board continued to discuss rule changes regarding private practice and independent practice and to work on language to clarify the difference.  

The fees established in the law were discussed and the Bureau will review and draft new language.

 

APPLICATIONS

The Board approved the following endorsement applicants: 

Julie Robinson            LMSW-24883

Ryan McCrea              LMSW-24884

Debra Kellerman         LCSW-24886

 

The Board approved the following clinical applicants: 

Vail Codling                LCSW-24885

Mary McElfresh           LCSW-24887

Errol Arford                 LCSW-24896

 

The Board adjourned at 11:30 a.m.


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