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 5, 2004

  NOTE:  
This is a Draft Document and has not been approved by the Board

 

PRESENT:           Robert Payne, Chair

Cheryl Jurgens

Rhonda Murray

Vicki Powers

 

BUREAU STAFF: Rayola Jacobson, Bureau Chief

John Kersey, Chief Investigator

Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

Stephanie Guyon, Prosecuting Attorney

Marilyn London, Secretary

 

ALSO PRESENT: Linda Burch

Wendy Cary

Ray Millar

Melissa Bernier

 

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

MINUTES  

Cheryl Jurgens moved to approve the February 26, 2004 conference call minutes including corrections to Rhonda Murray’s name.  Vicki Powers seconded and the motion carried.  

Cheryl Jurgens moved to approve the January 16, 2004 conference call minutes.  Vicki Powers seconded and the motion carried.  

The December 1, 2003 minutes were reviewed and the Board amended the minutes by striking out the sentence that states the Clinical Society is no longer active.  Rhonda Murray moved to approve the December 1, 2003 board meeting minutes with amendment.  Vicki Powers seconded and the motion carried.  

LEGISLATION  

Ms. Jacobson gave a report on the 2004 Legislation.  The new law added the public board member and the rules also passed.  There was only one bill that did not pass and it was a Bureau Bill regarding subpoena power.  

EXECUTIVE SESSION  

Cheryl Jurgens moved to enter executive session to discuss litigation not subject to public disclosure.  Rhonda Murray seconded and the motion carried.   

Rhonda Murray moved to enter regular session.  Vicki Powers seconded and the motion carried.  

Rhonda Murray moved to accept the consent agreement for SWO-2004-5.  Vicki Powers seconded and the motion carried.  

Cheryl Jurgens moved to accept the stipulation for SWO-2003-4 conditioned upon subsection 2e providing that respondent shall successfully complete all of the required continuing education and ethics courses during the period of their revocation and provide proof to the Board upon making application for reinstatement of their license.  Rhonda Murray seconded and the motion carried.  

Cheryl Jurgens moved to enter a final order for SWO-2004-4 incorporating the findings of fact and conclusions of law in recommended order of the Hearing Officer and discipline this licensee to the revocation of the license and repayment of cost for the investigation and prosecution.  Vicki Powers seconded and the motion carried.  

The Board reviewed cases SWO-S1C-04-02-87 and SWO-2004-7.  Rhonda Murray moved that Board direct the prosecutor to negotiate a stipulation in case SWO- S1C-04-02-87 pertaining the following terms:  1.  Respondent be placed on probation for two years.  2.  That the licensee obtains a full drug and alcohol evaluation and that the licensee further complies with all treatment that may be prescribed by the evaluator.  3.  That the licensee submits proof and documentation of compliance of treatment requirements.  4.  That the licensee pays investigative cost.  Vicki Powers seconded and the motion carried.   

Vicki Powers moved that the Board direct the prosecutor to negotiate a consent agreement whereby the license be revoked in case SWO-2004-6 and that respondent repay the costs of investigation and prosecution.  Rhonda Murray seconded and the motion carried.  

The Board reviewed the Petition For Consideration for SWO-2004-2.  Cheryl Jurgens moved that the Board waive the $1,000 fine in the final order.  Rhonda Murray seconded and the motion carried.  

Linda Burch addressed the frustrations of a social worker regarding the time required to resolve a complaint.  

NASW sent a letter to the Governor’s office regarding Robert Payne’s Board Term ending June 30, 2004 and asked the Governor to reappoint him for another term.  

NASW will be sponsoring examination prep courses for the intermediate and clinical level ASWB exams.  Linda Burch requested the Board give continuing education credit for social workers that do Grant Writing Workshops and those that take their exam prep course.   

RULES  

The Board will be working on drafting rules and will be sending out copies to the working rules committee for review prior to holding a conference call.  

Cheryl Jurgens moved to adopt a temporary rule for Rule 201.04 for an extension changing the last day to apply for the clinical exemption status from July 1, 2005 to July 1, 2006.  Rhonda Murray seconded and the motion carried.  

Ray Millar addressed the Board regarding concerns from the negotiating rules committee. The Board addressed changing the clinical exemption status application date to July 1, 2006.  He also addressed the need to recognize the limited role of licensed bachelor level social workers in the treatment of mental disorders and addictions and non-psychotherapy services within their scope.  The Board indicated this is already provided in the rules for the bachelor level in their scope of practice.    

FINANCIAL REPORT  

Rayola Jacobsen presented the Board’s financial report indicating a cash balance of $45,811.22.  Ms. Jacobsen shared with the Board that the Bureau has gained a new board called the Drinking Water and Waste Water Board, one more Board to help share the cost.  

Rhonda Murray moved to break for lunch at 12:05 p.m.  Vicki Powers seconded and the motion carried.   

The Board reconvened at 1:05 p.m.  

POST CARDS 

Cheryl Jurgens moved that the Board send out post cards to all licensed social workers alerting to the new changes in the rules and directing them to the web site to review the changes and include information on how to make nominations for the public board member.  Vicki Powers seconded and the motion carried.  

Melissa Berier addressed the Board regarding questions on the new clinical exemption status and how she would proceed with it.  

EXECUTIVE SESSION 

Rhonda Murray moved to enter executive session to discuss files not subject to public disclosure. Vicki Powers seconded and the motion carried.  

Rhonda Murray moved to enter regular session.  Vicki Powers seconded and the motion carried.  

Rhonda Murray moved to approve social work applicant SWOA-25584 for examination for the masters level ASWB exam preconditioned that the probation period imposed upon the bachelor level license apply to the LMSW license.  Cheryl Jurgens seconded and the motion carried.  

The Board discussed defining clinical supervision for obtaining the LCSW license.  Robert Payne will review the rules for the social work board in Oregon.  

The Board meeting adjourned at 3:20 p.m.


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