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 August 4, 2003

  

PRESENT:                   Robert Payne, Chair

                                    Virginia Dickman

                                    Vickie Powers

                                    Cheryl Jurgens

                                   

BUREAU STAFF:       Rayola Jacobsen, Bureau Chief

                                    Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief

                                    Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                    Marilyn London, Secretary

 

Robert Payne called the meeting to order at 9:10 a.m. 

MINUTES

Virginia Dickman moved to approve the April 7, 2003 board meeting minutes.  Cheryl Jurgens seconded and the motion carried. 

Cheryl Jurgens moved to approve the June 30, 2003 conference call minutes.  Vickie Powers seconded and the motion carried. 

LEGISLATION 

Rayola Jacobsen updated the Board to the new legislative changes that removes the option of pre-filing any legislative changes.  Any changes are to be submitted on the first week of Legislation. 

LAW CHANGE 

The Board reviewed the law authorizing fees, noting a lack of authority to charge an application fee.   The Board decided to draft language to correct this problem and submit it for the 2004 Legislation. 

CONTINUING EDUCATION 

The Board discussed continuing education for individuals that have had unusual circumstances and have not been able to complete the continuing education requirement for renewal of their license.  Virginia Dickman moved to adopt language for a rule change, which will give the Board authority to review the circumstance and make a decision based upon the evidence provided by the licensee.  Cheryl Jurgens seconded and the motion carried. 

FINANCIAL REPORT 

Budd Hetrick presented the financial report, which indicated a cash balance of $73,538.43.  The Board spent $37,617.60 over budget for 2003. 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT 

The investigative report indicated that no complaints have been received for fiscal year 2004.  Sixteen are still under investigation or legal review for 2003.  Thirteen are still under investigation or legal review for 2002.  Four remain under investigation or legal review for 2001. 

EXECUTIVE SESSION 

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

Virginia Dickman moved to enter regular session.  Cheryl Jurgens seconded and the motion carried. 

Cheryl Jurgens moved that complaint file SWO-L3C-03-02-90 be sent back to the hearing officer to prepare findings of fact and conclusion of order.  Vickie Powers seconded and the motion carried. 

Virginia Dickman moved to dismiss case number SWO-P4-02A-01-015.  Vickie Powers seconded and the motion carried. 

Virginia Dickman moved that case number SWO-S1-O2A-02-001 pay the maximum fine and pay all fees for the cost of the investigation and take six hours of ethics.  Also to be sent a letter of reprimand.  Vickie Powers seconded the motion.  Cheryl Jurgens moved to amend the motion to suspend the license for six months.  No second.  Ms. Jurgens moved to amend the motion to suspend the license for three months.  No second.  Ms. Jurgens moved to amend the motion to suspend the license for two months.  No second.  Ms. Jurgens moved to amend the motion to suspend the license for one month.  Virginia Dickman seconded and the amended motion carried. 

Cheryl Jurgens moved that a letter be sent to Health and Welfare regarding hiring unlicensed social workers.  Virginia Dickman seconded and the motion carried. 

SOCIAL WORK APPLICANTS 

The Social Work Board interviewed social work applicant SWOA-24719 regarding a past conviction.  Virginia Dickman moved that applicant SWOA-24719 be approved to sit for the examination.  Vickie Powers seconded and the motion carried. 

Social Work applicant SWOA-16151 attended the board regarding having failed the examination several times.  The Board will check with ASWB for any help or suggestions they can give. 

Social Work applicant SWOA-24964 made application for endorsement for the masters level license.  The applicant had passed the ASWB clinical level examination in another state, but held a masters level license.  The Social Work Rules state that the intermediate level examination must be taken for the masters level license.  The Board indicated that they would check with ASWB on the differences of requirements for the different levels of examinations. 

ASWB SPRING MEETING 

Virginia Dickman reported on the spring ASWB meeting at Buffalo New York.  The meeting was not well attended, but the content was very good.  The next meeting is in November. 

RULES 

The Board reviewed the draft copy of the proposed rules and made additional changes.  Virginia Dickman moved that the proposed temporary rules go into effect on August 15, 2003.  Cheryl Jurgens seconded and the motion carried. 

The Board meeting adjourned at 4:30 p.m.


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