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 December 1, 2003

 

PRESENT:                   Vickie Powers, Acting Chair

                                    Cheryl Jurgens

                                    Rhonda Murray

                                    Carolyn Burt-Patterson

 

BUREAU STAFF:       Rayola Jacobsen, Bureau Chief

                                    Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief

                                    Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                    Stephanie Guyon, Deputy Attorney General

 

ALSO PRESENT:       Lois Malpass

                                    Greg Dickerson

                                    Ray Millar

                                    Russ Liddell

                                    Sharon Saul

 

Moved by Cheryl Jurgens to elect Vickie Powers to assume the position of temporary chair in the absence of Robert Payne.  Seconded by Carolyn Burt-Patterson, carried. 

The Board and Bureau welcomed new board member Carolyn Burt-Patterson. 

MINUTES 

Moved by Ms. Jurgens to approve the August 4, 2003 board meeting minutes. Seconded by Ms. Burt-Patterson, carried. 

Moved by Ms. Jurgens to approve the September 24, 2003 conference call minutes.  Seconded by Ms. Burt-Patterson, carried. 

Moved by Ms. Jurgens to approve the October 21, 2003 conference call minutes.  Seconded by Ms. Burt-Patterson, carried. 

TEMPORARY RULES 

The Board discussed the temporary rules with the representatives from the rules working group who would like to see additional changes made.  Two of the areas discussed included: 1) expanding the number of professions that can provide clinical supervision and 2) include an exemption for state agencies that provide psychotherapy.  Ms. Jacobsen informed the Board that before any amendments could be made to the rules the proposed amendments would first have to be approved by the Board and then presented to the Legislative Committee for approval.  

Lois Malpass representing NASW addressed the Board to consider allowing conference calls and e-mails, etc., as a way to obtain the required 100 hours of direct supervision required for clinical licensure. Ms. Malpass asked the Board about on-line courses for continuing education and how many hours are allowed.  The Board indicted that on-line courses would fall under category II in the rules which allows 10 hours.  Ms. Malpass also addressed the proposed law change to add a public board member to the Board and deleting the language that requires NASW and the Clinical Society to submit nominations to the Governors office.  Ms. Jacobsen clarified that NASW could continue to submit recommendations and would be encouraged to do so. 

CONTRACT 

Ms. Jacobsen presented the Board the 2004 Bureau/Board contract.  Moved by Ms. Murray to approve the contract and appoint Vickie Powers to sign on behalf of the Board.  Seconded by Ms. Burt-Patterson, carried. 

FINANCIAL REPORT 

Budd Hetrick presented the financial report, which indicated a cash balance of $62,152.32 as of October 31, 2003. 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT 

The investigative report indicated that eleven complaints have been received for fiscal year 2004.  Fourteen are still under investigation or legal review for 2003.  Eleven are still under investigation or legal review for 2002.  Two remain under investigation or legal review for 2001. 

Moved by Cheryl Jurgens that complaint file SWO-P3-4-2001-16 be closed based upon recommendation from Deputy Attorney General with an advisory letter sent.  Seconded by Rhonda Murray, carried. 

Moved by Ms. Murray that complaint file SWO-P3-2-2003-9 be closed without action.  Seconded by Ms. Burt-Patterson, carried. 

Moved by Ms. Jurgens that complaint file SWO-P3C-2-2003-8 be closed without action.  Seconded by Ms. Murray, carried. 

Moved by Ms. Jurgens that complaint file SWO-L4A-2-2003-6 be closed without action.  Seconded by Ms. Murray, carried. 

Stephanie Guyon, Deputy Attorney General presented a disciplinary report to the Board and requested Board guidance. 

Sharon Saul met with the Board as requested, regarding her social work application and Consent Order case SWO-1998-1. 

PRESENTATION 

Virginia Dickman, past board member, entered the Board meeting to join the Board for lunch.  The Board presented her with a wall plaque in honor of her 15 years of dedicated service.  

EXECUTIVE SESSION 

Moved by Ms. Murray to enter executive session to discuss pending litigation not subject to public disclosure.  Seconded by Ms. Burt-Patterson, carried. 

Moved by Ms. Jurgens to enter regular session.  Seconded by Ms. Murray, carried. 

Moved by Ms. Jurgens to adopt the Hearing Officer’s Finding of Fact and Conclusion of Law regarding case number SWO-2003-3, and revoke license LSW-2366 and legal counsel prepare the order for signature of Board Chair.  Seconded by Ms. Murray, carried. 

Moved by Ms. Murray to enter executive session to discuss pending litigation not subject to public disclosure.  Seconded by Ms. Burt-Patterson, carried. 

Moved by Ms. Murray to enter regular session.  Seconded by Ms. Burt-Patterson, carried. 

Moved by Ms. Jurgens to accept the Stipulation and Consent Agreement for case number SWO-2003-2 as written.  Seconded by Ms. Murray, carried. 

Moved by Ms. Jurgens to enter executive session to discuss pending litigation not subject to public disclosure.  Seconded by Ms. Murray, carried. 

Moved by Ms. Jurgens to enter regular session.  Seconded by Ms. Burt-Patterson, carried. 

Moved by Ms. Murray to accept the Stipulation and Consent Agreement for case number SWO-2004-1.  Seconded by Ms. Jurgens, carried. 

Moved by Ms. Murray to enter executive session to discuss applicant file not subject to public disclosure.  Seconded by Ms. Burt-Patterson, carried. 

Moved by Ms. Jurgens to enter regular session.  Seconded by Ms. Burt-Patterson, carried. 

Moved by Ms. Burt-Patterson to approve Sharon Saul for licensure subject to the conditions set forth in Consent Order SWO-1998-1, and conditioned upon successful passage of the ASWB basic level social work examination.  Seconded by Ms. Murray, carried. 

Moved by Ms. Murray to approve Vickie Powers to sign the three stipulation orders.  Seconded by Ms. Jurgens, carried. 

ASWB MEETING 

Ms. Powers gave a report on the ASWB meeting she attended in Colorado Springs, Colorado November 7 – 9, 2003. 

The next ASWB meeting is scheduled for April 29 – May 2, 2004 at Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  Moved by Ms. Burt-Patterson to authorize two board members to attend this meeting.  Seconded by Ms. Jurgens, carried. 

Meeting adjourned at 4:30 pm. 


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