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 6, 2004

 

PRESENT:           Robert Payne, Chair

Rhonda Murray

Vicki Powers – By Conference Phone

Carolyn Burt-Patterson

Cheryl Jurgens

Dorothy Ring – Public Board Member

 

BUREAU STAFF: Rayola Jacobson, Bureau Chief

                              Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief

 Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

 Stephanie Guyon, Deputy Attorney General

 Marilyn London, Secretary

 

ALSO PRESENT:        Wendy Cary, NASW

                                    Terry Tippery, Clinical Society

                                    Jack Cook, Social Work Applicant

                                    Gary Randall, Social Work Applicant

                                    Gina Blalock, Social Work Applicant

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

New Board member Dorothy Ring was introduced and welcomed to the Board.

MINUTES

The Board reviewed the May 11, 2004 conference call minutes.  Moved by Cheryl Jurgens to approve the May 11, 2004 minutes that include a spelling correction.  Seconded by Rhonda Murray, motion carried.

The Board reviewed the May 27, 2004 conference call minutes.  Moved by Cheryl Jurgens to approve the May 27, 2004 minutes.  Seconded by Carolyn Burt-Patterson, motion carried.

The Board reviewed the August 2, 2004 minutes.  Moved by Rhonda Murray to approve the August 2, 2004.  Seconded by Carolyn Burt-Patterson, motion carried.

The Board reviewed the August 6, 2004 conference call minutes.  Moved by Carolyn Burt-Patterson to approve the August 6, 2004 minutes.  Seconded by Rhonda Murray, motion carried.

PROPOSED RULES

Rayola Jacobsen gave an update on the rules informing the Board that the rules have been submitted to Legislative Services, DFM and the Governor’s office and also to the House and Senate Committees and she has not heard of any objections at this time.  The Bureau will appear before the appropriate committee and will contact the Board if any concerns arise.

FINANCIAL REPORT

Rayola Jacobsen presented the financial report indicating a cash balance of $74,202.55.  The Board is in good shape financially.  Dorothy Ring, new board member was given instruction on how to access the web site to review the financial report and details.

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

Budd Hetrick presented the investigative report that indicated 11 complaints have been received for fiscal year 2005 and under investigation.  Fiscal year 2004 indicates that 42 complaints were received and 35 remain under investigation.  For 2003 there were 18 complaints received and 5 remain under investigation.  For 2002 there were 25 received and 4 remain under investigation.

The Board reviewed complaint file SWO-L3-4-2002-4.  Moved by Rhonda Murray to accept the Bureau’s recommendation to close the file and send an advisory letter.  Seconded by Cheryl Jurgens, motion carried.

The Board reviewed complaint file SWO-P3-3-4-2002-4.  Moved by Vicki Powers to accept the Bureau’s recommendation to close the file.  Seconded by Rhonda Murray, motion carried.

Stephanie Guyon presented complaint files SWO-2005-1, SWO-2005-2 and SWO-2005-3 requesting recommendations on how to proceed with the complaint files.  The Board discussed the issues and gave their recommendations to Stephanie Guyon.

Moved by Rhonda Murray to enter executive session to discuss applicant files not subject to public disclosure.  Seconded by Carolyn Burt-Patterson, motion carried.

Moved by Carolyn Burt-Patterson to enter regular session.  Seconded by Rhonda Murray, motion carried.

Moved by Rhonda Murray to approve Jack Cook to take the ASWB master level exam.  Seconded by Carolyn Burt-Patterson, motion carried.

Moved by Dorothy Ring to enter executive session to discuss an application file exempt from public disclosure.  Seconded by Carolyn Burt-Patterson, motion carried.

Moved by Cheryl Jurgens to enter regular session.  Seconded by Rhonda Murray, motion carried.

Moved by Cheryl Jurgens to approve Gary Randall to take the ASWB bachelor level ASWB exam.  Seconded by Rhonda Murray, motion carried.

CONTRACT

Roger Hales presented the Bureau/Board 2005 fiscal year contract.  All changes were reviewed from the previous contract.  Moved by Rhonda Murray to approve the Bureau/Board 2005 fiscal year contract.  Seconded by Dorothy Ring, motion carried.

Rayola Jacobsen presented the Board a budget request form to complete to help the Bureau in setting the Board’s 2006 budget.

PROPOSED CLINICAL RULES

The Board discussed the proposed clinical supervision rules that will be in effect January 1, 2006 and how it will affect LMSW’s already in the process of obtaining clinical supervision.  The Board indicated that LMSW’s already in the process of obtaining clinical supervision would be given credit for supervision through December 31, 2005 and January 1, 2006 all clinical supervisors would have to be on the approved supervisor list. 

The proposed rules and the process of approving clinical supervisors will be discussed at the April 4, 2005 board meeting.

WALL CERTIFICATES

The Board discussed the wall certificates and decided to revise them to include only one board member’s signature and the Bureau Chief’s signature.  This will allow the wall certificates to be completed in a timely manner. 

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Wendy Cary requested clarification from the Board regarding the educational level of the presenter for continuing education. The Board will discuss this at the April 4, 2005 board meeting regarding Rule 351.03.b.

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

Moved by Cheryl Jurgens to enter regular session.  Seconded by Carolyn Burt-Patterson, motion carried.

Moved by Cheryl Jurgens to approve Gina Blalock to take the ASWB bachelor level exam.  Seconded by Dorothy Ring, motion carried.

CORRESPONDENCE

The Board reviewed a letter from Tammy Everson and Barbara Graziano and discussed the concerns in the letter.  Moved by Cheryl Jurgens that Roger Hales respond to the letter in writing.  Seconded by Carolyn Burt-Patterson, motion carried.

The Board reviewed letters form Nancy Killinger, Suzanne Plocher and Diana Thomason who have received their bachelor level independent license and would like the a new wall certificate that indicates the independent status.  The Board will review an independent level wall certificate and discuss this at the April 4, 2005 meeting.

The Board reviewed a letter from the Missouri Board of Social Work concerning endorsement laws.  Roger Hales had already responded to this letter informing the Missouri Social Work Board the regulations for Idaho.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Moved by Cheryl Jurgens to enter executive session to discuss a file not subject to public disclosure.  Seconded by Carolyn Burt-Patterson, motion carried.

Moved by Carolyn Burt-Patterson to enter regular session.  Seconded by Rhonda Murray, motion carried.

Moved by Dorothy Ring to have Roger Hales send a letter to M. Sean Breen, attorney for Michael Cerchione requesting additional information on continuing education courses.  Seconded by Cheryl Jurgens, motion carried.

ASWB FALL MEETING

Robert Payne reported on the November 2004 ASWB meeting at Chantilly, Virginia.  ASWB is growing and looking for new property.  Ginny Dickman was elected for a second term as ASWB Secretary.  Idaho is a Charter member of ASWB.

Terry Tippery reported that the Clinical Society is alive and well with 42 active members.  They are going forward and looking at new programs.

Related field requirements will be discussed at the April 4, 2005 meeting.

The Board meeting adjourned at 4:40 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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