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 4, 2005 

 

 

PRESENT:          Robert Payne, Chair

Rhonda Murray

Vicki Powers

Cheryl Jurgens

Dorothy Ring – Public Board Member

Carolyn Burt-Patterson - absent

 

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:        Linda Burch, NASW

                                    Joe Brunson, Health & Welfare

                                    Charles Pohl, Veteran Affairs

                                    Terry Tippery – Clinical Society

                                    Dr. Daniel Harkness – Boise State University

                                    MSW Students from Boise State University

 

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

The Bureau and Board welcomed those in attendance and Boise State University’s MSW students. 

MINUTES 

The Board reviewed the December 6, 2004 minutes.  Moved by Cheryl Jurgens to approve the minutes.  Seconded by Dorothy Ring, motion carried. 

The Board reviewed the January 12, 2005 conference call minutes.  Moved by Ms. Ring to approve the minutes with corrected spelling error.  Seconded by Ms. Murray, motion carried. 

Ms. Jacobsen reported on the 2005 Legislation.  This has been a difficult Legislation year with the Governor vetoing Legislation.  Two of the Bureau’s Legislative Bills were held. The social work rules passed after sections 202.01 (b) (c) and 202.02 (c) were rejected.  The Bureau will be receiving 3 new boards effective July 1, 2005. 

FINANCIAL REPORT 

Mr. Hetrick presented the financial report indicating a cash balance of $84,835.02.  The Board is in good shape financially and the Bureau will monitor the cash balance.  If it continues to increase then there may be a need to decrease renewal fees in the future. 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT 

Mr. Hetrick presented the investigative report.  For fiscal year 2005 twenty complaints have been received.  For fiscal year 2004 forty-two were received.  For fiscal year 2003 eighteen were received.  For fiscal year 2002 twenty-five were received.  This information can be accessed on the web site. 

Stephanie Guyon presented the Board recommended action on disciplinary complaints.  The Board accepted the recommendation on case SW0-2005-8 to file a new complaint. 

Robert Payne recused himself from discussion on case SWO-2005-5.  Vicki Powers presided as Board Chair.  Moved by Ms. Jurgens to accept the Findings of Fact and Conclusion of Law on case SWO-2005-5.  Seconded by Ms. Ring, motion carried. 

The Board reviewed case SWO-2005-7.  Moved by Ms. Murray to accept the Findings of Fact and Conclusion of Law on case SWO-2005-7.  Seconded by Ms. Ring, motion carried. 

The Board reviewed case SWO-2005-6.  Moved by Ms. Jurgens to accept the Finding of Fact and Conclusion of Law but add that respondent provide the Board with a current drug and alcohol evaluation.  Seconded by Ms. Murray, motion carried. 

Mr. Hetrick presented a letter from respondent on case SWO-2005-2 regarding approving continuing education to meet the 15 hours required on the stipulation.  Moved by Ms. Ring to accept the 6 hours from Idaho State University and 12 hours from Homestead Schools.  Seconded by Ms. Jurgens, motion carried. 

RULE CHANGES 

The Board discussed clinical supervision rules for the 2006 Legislation.  This will be worked on and discussed at the next board meeting.  

The Board discussed the related field rules.  Roger Hales will draft language to help clarify the related field requirements and the Board will review at their next meeting.

EXECUTIVE SESSION 

Moved by Ms. Ring to enter executive session to discuss applicant file not subject to public disclosure.  Seconded by Ms. Jurgens, motion carried. 

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

Moved by Ms. Jurgens to approve social work applicant SWOA-26266 to take the bachelor level exam.  Seconded by Ms. Murray, motion carried. 

Moved by Ms. Jurgens to enter executive session to discuss applicant file not subject to public disclosure.  Seconded by Ms. Murray, motion carried. 

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

Moved by Ms. Jurgens to approve social work applicant SWOA-26184 to take the master level exam.  Seconded by Ms. Ring, motion carried. 

Moved by Ms. Jurgens to approve social work applicant SWOA-26370 to take the master level exam.  Seconded by Ms. Murray, motion carried. 

Moved by Ms. Jurgens to approve social work applicant SWOA-26305 to take the master level exam.  Seconded by Ms. Murray, motion carried. 

INTERNET PRIVACY 

Dorothy Ring discussed Internet privacy and e-mails sent from the Bureau regarding disciplinary actions.  Ms. Ring was advised to set up her own e-mail password. 

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


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