IDAHO STATE BOARD OF SOCIAL WORK EXAMINERS

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, Idaho

(208) 334-3233

 

Minutes of August 7, 2006

 

 

PRESENT:                   Robert Payne – by phone

Vicki Powers- Acting Chair

Cheryl Jurgens - absent

Dorothy Ring – Public Board Member

Carolyn Burt-Patterson

Christina Elise Magera

 

 

BUREAU STAFF:       Rayola Jacobson, Bureau Chief

                                    Bill Shafer, Deputy Bureau Chief

                                    Karl Klein, Deputy Attorney General

Marilyn London, Secretary

 

Meeting called to order by Ms. Powers at 9:05 a.m.

 

MINUTES

 

The Board reviewed the April 3, 2006 minutes.  Moved by Ms. Burt-Patterson to approve the minutes.  Seconded by Ms. Magera, motion carried.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Mr. Schaefer presented the financial report, which indicates a balance of $69,951.26.  Moved by Ms. Ring to accept the financial report.  Seconded by Ms. Magera, motion carried.

 

DISCIPLINARY COMPLAINTS

 

Mr. Klein presented recommended action on disciplinary complaints on the following cases:  SWO-2006-4, SWO-2006-6, SWO-2006-7, SWO-2006-8 and SWO-2006-9.  After review and discussion on each case the Board offered recommendations to the Attorney General’s Office. 

 

CONTRACT

 

Ms. Jacobsen presented the Fiscal Year 2007 Contract Renewal Agreement.  The new 2007 budget is $169,000.  Moved by Ms. Magera to accept the Contract Renewal Agreement and allow the acting chair to sign on behalf of the Board.  Seconded by Ms. Burt-Patterson, motion carried.

 

PROPOSED RULE

 

The Board reviewed the new proposed rule regarding inactive applications.  Moved by Ms. Burt-Patterson to approve the proposed rule.  Seconded by Ms. Magera, motion carried.

 

CLINICAL SUPERVISOR REGISTRATION

 

The Board discussed the new clinical supervisor registration, which will go into effect January 1, 2007.  The Board stated that any LMSW in the process of obtaining clinical supervision in an approved plan may continue to receive this supervision under the approved supervisor.  All new applications received after January 1, 2007 requires the LCSW supervisor to be on the clinical supervisor registration list.

 

The Board has approved the 15 hours Counselors Supervisor Course as meeting the requirements for the LCSW 15 hours Supervisor Course.

 

The Board reviewed the application for supervisor registration.  Moved by Ms. Ring to approve the application and post it on the web site.  Seconded by Mr. Payne, motion carried.

 

Moved by Ms. Magera that the Bureau send out post cards to all LMSW’s and LCSW’s informing them of the new supervisor registration rule going into effect January 1, 2007.  Seconded by Ms. Burt-Patterson, motion carried.

 

Mr. Payne asked to include discussion on the agenda for the December meeting regarding updating the supervisor report forms.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

Moved by Ms. Ring that the Board enter executive session to discuss applicant file exempt from public disclosure.  Seconded by Ms. Magera, motion carried.

 

Moved by Ms. Magera that the Board enter regular session.  Seconded by Ms. Ring, motion carried.

 

Moved by Ms. Magera to grant social work applicant SWOA-27337 approval to take the bachelor level exam.  Seconded by Ms. Ring, motion carried.

 

Moved by Ms. Magera to enter executive session to discuss applicant file exempt from public disclosure.  Seconded by Ms. Burt-Patterson, motion carried.

 

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

 

Moved by Ms. Burt-Patterson to grant social work applicant SWOA-27171 approval to take the bachelor level exam.  Seconded by Ms. Magera, motion carried.

 

Moved by Ms. Burt-Patterson to enter executive session to discuss an applicant file exempt from public disclosure.  Seconded by Ms. Magera, motion carried.

 

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

 

The Board decided to allow social work applicant SWOA-27325 approval to take the clinical level exam and upon passing the exam, come before the Board at a future meeting and present additional information from the applicants therapist, additionally to  provide another reference to the Board.

 

LUNCH

 

Moved by Ms. Burt-Patterson that the Board break for lunch at 12:15 p.m.  Seconded by Ms. Ring, motion carried.

 

The Board returned from lunch at 1:15.

 

Moved by Ms. Magera to enter executive session to discuss an applicant file exempt from public disclosure.  Seconded by Ms. Burt-Patterson, motion carried.

 

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

 

Moved by Ms. Magera that the Board approve social work applicant SWOA-27230 for a bachelor level license upon passing the bachelor level exam.  Seconded by Ms. Burt-Patterson, motion carried.

 

PROPOSED RULES

 

The Board discussed and reviewed additional changes to the rules for the 2007 Legislative Session.  Moved by Ms. Ring that the Board approves the proposed rules with the exception of striking the last sentence on Proposed Rule 075.01 that states no application shall be considered by the Board prior to the date the required degree was conferred upon the applicant.  Seconded by Ms. Magera, motion carried.

 

Legal Counsel requested that the Board further discuss the exam approval process at their December meeting.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Jacobsen presented the investigative report indicating that for fiscal year 2007 no complaints have been received.

 

For fiscal year 2006 thirty three (33) complaints have been received and twenty nine (29) remain under investigation.

 

For fiscal year 2005 twenty nine (29) complaints were received and seventeen (17) remain under investigation.

 

For fiscal year 2004 forty two (42) complaints were received and twenty one (21) remain under investigation.

 

For fiscal year 2003 eighteen (18) complaints were received and three (3) remain under investigation.

 

For fiscal year 2002 twenty five (25) complaints were received and one (1) remains under investigation.

 

Ms. Jacobsen presented the following complaint files.

 

SWO-P4C-3-2004-17:  Moved by Ms. Magera that the Board accept the recommendation to authorize closure.  Seconded by Ms. Burt-Patterson, motion carried.

 

SWO-P4B-4-2004-37:  Moved by Ms. Ring that the Board accept the recommendation to authorize closure.  Seconded by Ms. Burt-Patterson, motion carried.

 

SWO-P3-1-2004-42:  Moved by Ms. Ring that the Board accept the recommendation to authorize closure.  Seconded by Ms. Magera, motion carried.

 

SWO-B6A-4-2005-7:  Moved by Ms. Burt-Patterson that the Board accept the recommendation to authorize closure.  Seconded by Ms. Ring, motion carried.

 

SWO-P4C-4-2005-30:  Moved by Ms. Magera that the Board accept the recommendation to authorize closure.  Seconded by Ms. Burt-Patterson, motion carried.

 

SWO-L4C-2-2006-7:  Moved by Ms. Magera that the Board accept the recommendation to authorize closure.  Seconded by Ms. Burt-Patterson, motion carried.

 

The Board scheduled a conference call meeting for August 24, 2006 to review and discuss two disciplinary files.

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

The Board reviewed and discussed correspondence from several individuals and directed the Bureau to respond on behalf of the Board.

 

ASWB FALL MEETING

 

The next ASWB meeting is scheduled for November 10th thru 12th, 2006 at Baltimore Maryland.  Moved by Ms. Burt-Patterson to allow Mr. Payne and Ms. Ring to attend the meeting and approve paying appropriate expenses in accordance with the state rules.  Seconded by Ms. Magera, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed applications and continuing education audits.

 

Meeting adjourned at 3:15 p.m.