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 2, 2004

  

PRESENT:           Robert Payne, Chair

Rhonda Murray

Vicki Powers

Carolyn Burt-Patterson

 

BUREAU STAFF: Rayola Jacobson, Bureau Chief

                             Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

Maria Barratt, DFM

Marilyn London, Secretary

 

ALSO PRESENT:       Linda Burch, NASW

                                    Mike Fenner

                                    John Maher

 

Robert Payne called the meeting to order at 9:30 a.m. 

MINUTES 

Rhonda Murray moved to approve the April 5, 2004 minutes.  Vicki Powers seconded and the motion carried. 

FINANCIAL REPORT 

Rayola Jacobsen presented the financial report that indicated a cash balance of $69,153.55.  The Board stayed close to their 2004 budget.  The Bureau will be having a conference call in approximately 3 weeks with next years budget.  Ms. Jacobsen introduced to the Board the new format for the financial reports on the web where you can now track expenses and get budget details. 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT 

Ms. Jacobsen presented the investigative report that shows 3 new complaints have been received for fiscal year 2005.  There have been 42 complaints received for fiscal year 2004. 

The Board reviewed investigative reports on complaint files. 

Rhonda Murray moved to accept recommendation from the Bureau to close complaint file SWO-P4B-4-02-76.  Vicki Powers seconded, motion carried. 

Rhonda Murray moved to accept recommendation from the Bureau to close complaint file SWO-P2B-2-03-2.  Vicki Powers seconded, motion carried. 

Carolyn Burt-Patterson moved to accept recommendation from the Bureau to close complaint files SWO-P2B-03-3 and SWO-P2B-2-03-04.  Vicki Powers seconded, motion carried. 

Carolyn Burt-Patterson moved to accept recommendation from the Bureau to close complaint file SWO-L4-3-2003-13.  Vicki Powers seconded, motion carried. 

Rhonda Murray moved to accept recommendation from the Bureau to close complaint file SWO-L-30-2-04-1 and send an advisory letter.  Carolyn Burt-Patterson seconded, and motion carried. 

Carolyn Burt-Patterson moved to accept recommendation from the Bureau to close complaint file SWO-P-4C-1-04-10.  Vicki Powers seconded, and motion carried. 

Carolyn Burt-Patterson moved to accept the recommendation from the Bureau to close complaint file SWO-P4-1-2004-21.  Rhonda Murray seconded, and motion carried. 

The Board reviewed the proposed stipulation agreement for SWO-2004-7.  Rhonda Murray moved to accept the recommendation from the Bureau and empower Robert Payne to sign on behalf of the Board.  Vicki Powers seconded, and motion carried. 

The Board reviewed letters requesting further clarification on the stipulation agreement SWO-2004-5.  Carolyn Burt-Patterson moved that the Board approve the supervisor addressed in the letter and that a licensed clinical social worker must be used as the mental health evaluator and the Board must be informed.  The 3-semester credit course in ethics can be an independent study, but not an Internet based course.  Vicki Powers seconded, and motion carried. 

REINSTATEMENT OF LICENSE 

Mike Fenner, LMSW attended the meeting requesting the Board to approve the college courses he took to count towards the continuing education to reinstate his license.  The Board requested additional information on the course content to determine if it meets the requirements. 

TRANSCRIPTS 

The Board stated that they will not accept faxed transcripts from the University or College or hand carried transcripts from the applicant.  The transcript will only be

accepted if it is received directly from the school in a sealed envelope. 

EXECUTIVE SESSION 

Vicki Powers moved to enter executive session to discuss an applicant file exempt from public disclosure.  Rhonda Murray seconded, and the motion carried. 

Carolyn Burt-Patterson moved to enter regular session.  Rhonda Murray seconded, and the motion carried. 

Rhonda Murray moved to grant a license to John Maher based upon compliance with the related field requirements under the old rules.  Carolyn Burt-Patterson seconded, and the motion carried. 

NEW CLINICAL SUPERVISION RULES 

The Board worked on defining clinical supervision and what professions can provide supervision.  Roger Hales will draft new rules allowing LCSW’s to be approved by the Board to provide clinical supervision. The draft will be sent for review to the Social Work, Counselor, and Psychology Boards, and to the Rules Working Committee.  A conference call is set for Friday August 6th at 9:00 a.m. to review draft rules. 

PUBLIC BOARD MEMBER 

At this time there has been no response to the post card sent out from the Bureau on nominations for a public board member.   

ADJOURNED 

The Board meeting adjourned at 4:00 p.m.

 


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