IDAHO STATE BOARD OF SOCIAL WORK EXAMINERS

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, Idaho

(208) 334-3233

 

Minutes of December 4, 2006

 

 

 

PRESENT:                   Robert Payne, Chair

Vicki Powers

Cheryl Jurgens

Dorothy Ring – Public Board Member

Carolyn Burt-Patterson - absent

Christina Elise Magera

 

 

BUREAU STAFF:       Rayola Jacobson, Bureau Chief

                                    Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief

                                    Emily Mac Master, Deputy Attorney General

                                    Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

Marilyn London, Secretary

 

Meeting called to order by Board Chair Robert Payne at 9:05 a.m.

 

MINUTES

 

The Board reviewed the August 7, 2006 minutes.  Correction was noted and changed.  Moved by Ms. Ring to approve the minutes as corrected.  Seconded by Ms. Powers, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed the August 24, 2006 conference call minutes.  Moved by Ms. Powers to approve the minutes.  Seconded by Ms. Magera, motion carried.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Mr. Hetrick presented the financial report, which indicates a balance of $67,624.60.  Moved by Ms. Jurgens to approve the financial report.  Seconded by Ms. Powers, motion carried.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Mr. Hetrick presented the investigative report indicating that for fiscal year 2007 eight (8) complaints have been received.  Of those, six (6) are under investigation; and two (2) await Board determination.

 

Fiscal year 2006: Thirty-four (34) complaints were received.  Of those, seven (7) have been closed; nine (9) are pending legal review by the Office of the Attorney General; eighteen (18) remain under investigation.

 

Fiscal year 2005: Thirty (30) complaints were received.  Of those, eleven (11) have been closed; four (4) are pending legal review by the Office of the Attorney General; fifteen (15) remain under investigation.

 

Fiscal year 2004: Forty-two (42) complaints were received.  Of those, twenty-three (23) have been closed; two (2) are pending legal review by the Office of the Attorney General; fourteen (14) remain under investigation; and two (2) await Board determination.

 

Fiscal year 2003:  Eighteen (18) complaints were received.  Of those, fifteen (15) have been closed: Three (3) remain under investigation.

 

Fiscal year 2002: Twenty-five (25) complaints were received.  Of those, twenty-one (21) have been closed; one (1) is pending legal review by the Office of the Attorney General; one (1) remains under investigation.

 

The Board reviewed case SWO-P4A-2-2004-16.  Moved by Ms. Jurgens that the Board accept the Bureau’s recommendation to authorize closure.  Seconded by Ms. Powers, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed case SWO-P3-1-2004-30.  Moved by Ms. Magera that the Board accept the Bureau’s recommendation to authorize closure.  Seconded by Ms. Powers, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed case SWO-P4-2-2007-1.  Moved by Ms. Ring that the Board accept the Bureau’s recommendation to authorize closure.  Seconded by Ms. Jurgens, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed case SWO-P3-2-2007-2.  Moved by Ms. Jurgens that the Board accept the Bureau’s recommendation to authorize closure.  Seconded by Ms. Powers, motion carried.

 

Ms. Mac Master presented recommended Action on Disciplinary Complaints for the Board’s determination on cases SWO-2007-3, SWO-2007-4 and SWO-2007-5.

 

Moved by Ms. Ring that the Board authorize sending warning letters to both the Respondent and the supervisor in cases SWO-2007-3 and SWO-2007-4.  Seconded by Ms. Magera, motion carried.

 

The Board discussed case SWO-2007-5 and was satisfied with the recommendation of disciplinary action outlined in the report.

 

Ms. Mac Master presented stipulation and consent order for case SWO-2006-3.  Moved by Ms. Magera that the Board accept the stipulation and consent order.  Seconded by Ms. Jurgens, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed stipulation and consent order for case SWO-2006-6.  Moved by Ms. Jurgens to accept the stipulation and consent order.  Seconded by Ms. Magera, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed stipulation and consent order for case SWO-2006-4.  Moved by Ms. Powers to accept the stipulation and consent order.  Seconded by Ms. Jurgens, motion carried.

 

Ms. Jacobsen informed the Board that there have been no comments received regarding their rule change. 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

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

 

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

 

Ms. Ring moved that the Board approve social work applicant SWOA-27325 and reinstate their clinical social work license that includes a 1 year probation period and supervised by a licensed social worker, counselor or psychologist and the supervisor shall make quarterly reports to the Board.  Seconded by Ms. Jurgens, motion carried.

 

The Board discussed Rule 450, Code of Conduct and will research the possibility of a Rule change for the next Legislative Session.  Ms. Jurgens suggested that her Ethics class at Lewis and Clark State College research this as a class project and bring a report to the April Board meeting.

 

The Board discussed the pre-approval process for allowing exam applicants to apply in their last semester prior to graduation.  The Board decided to continue with this process at this time.

 

Discussion for the April Board meeting will include requiring finger printing as part of the application process and for Impaired Professionals applying from out of state.

 

The Board reviewed and discussed making changes on the application for commencing clinical supervision and the supervisor report forms.  Ms. Jacobsen suggested that the Board inform the licensee’s of the changes prior to the change occurring.  This will be further discussed at the April meeting.

 

The Board reviewed and discussed correspondence.

 

Moved by Ms. Powers that the Board break for lunch at 12:10 p.m.  Seconded by Ms. Magera, motion carried.

 

The Board reconvened at 1:15 p.m.

 

The Board reviewed clinical supervisor registration applications, audited continuing education and exam and endorsement applications.

 

The Board meeting adjourned at 3:25 p.m.