IDAHO STATE BOARD OF SOCIAL WORK EXAMINERS

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, Idaho

(208) 334-3233

 

Conference Call Minutes of February 19, 2008

 

PRESENT:                                           Robert Payne, Chair

Cheryl Jurgens

Carolyn Burt-Patterson

Christina Elise Magera

Dorothy Ring – Public Board Member

 

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:          Kristopher Walton

 

BUREAU STAFF:                               Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                            Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief

                                                            Dawn Hall, Deputy Bureau Chief

                                                            Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

Marilyn London, Technical Records Specialist I

Marcie McGinty, Appeals Hearing Technician

 

Meeting called to order by Board Chair Robert Payne at 8:15 a.m. MST

 

Mr. Hetrick presented copies of continuing education documentation from case SWO-2006-3 and a letter requesting confirmation that the respondent has met the requirements outlined in the Stipulation and Consent Order.  Moved by Ms. Burt-Patterson that the request is denied based upon not following the requirements outlined in the Stipulation and Consent Order, which states the continuing education must be pre-approved by the Board.  Seconded by Ms. Jurgens, motion carried.

 

Mr. Hetrick presented a letter from case SWO-2006-4 requesting a letter of compliance as meeting the conditions set forth in the probationary period.  Moved by Ms. Jurgens to deny the request as meeting the conditions set forth in the probationary period, and request that the continuing education must be pre-approved by the Board as outlined in the Stipulation and Consent Order.  Seconded by Ms. Magera, motion carried.

 

Mr. Hetrick presented an outline of a supervision plan for case SWO-2006-9 requesting approval from the Board.  The Board directed that a letter to be sent to the respondent requesting that additional information be covered in the plan, including information on the supervisor’s credentials.

 

Mr. Hales presented a request from the court on case SWO-2005-11 requesting clarification of the one year license suspension.  After discussion the Board directed Mr. Hales to draft a letter to the court, and explain the reasons for the one year license suspension. A copy of the draft letter will be forwarded to the Board for review, and a possible conference call meeting may need to be scheduled.

 

EXPENSE VOUCHER

 

The Board reviewed the expense voucher for Kristopher Walton from the December 3, 2007 meeting.  Moved by Ms. Burt-Patterson that the expense voucher including car rental is approved for payment for Mr. Walton.  Seconded by Ms. Jurgens, motion carried.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

Moved by Ms. Jurgens that the Board enter executive session for review of applications exempt from public disclosure, per Idaho Code 67-2345(1) (d).  Seconded by Ms. Magera, motion carried.  Individual vote for this motion were: Ms. Jurgens, aye; Ms. Burt-Patterson, aye; Ms. Magera, aye; and Ms. Ring, aye.

 

Moved by Ms. Magera that the Board enter regular session.  Seconded by Ms. Burt-Patterson, motion carried. Individual vote for this motion were: Ms. Jurgens, aye; Ms. Burt-Patterson, aye; Ms. Magera, aye; and Ms. Ring, aye.

 

SUPERVISION QUESTION

 

The Board received a clinical supervision question from a master level social worker who has completed one year of supervision and is looking for a new clinical supervisor to complete the supervision requirements. The social worker would like to use a web cam for the face-to-face supervision with the supervisor.  Moved by Ms. Magera that the Board allow the social worker to use the web cam for the face-to-face supervision with the supervisor.  Seconded by Ms. Burt-Patterson, motion carried.

 

APPLICATIONS

 

The Board reviewed two clinical supervision plans for master level social workers working toward their clinical level license.  The Board has concerns that the psycho social rehabilitation is not clinical social work. Moved by Ms. Magera that Mr. Payne send the two applicants a letter addressing this issue stating that only clinical social work can count towards the supervision requirements. Seconded by Ms. Burt-Patterson, motion carried. Ms. Jurgens abstained from voting.

 

Moved by Ms. Jurgens to accept the ASWB exam passing score for Leslie Fife and issue her a bachelor level license.  Seconded by Ms. Magera, motion carried.

 

Moved by Ms. Magera to approve Vinay Bhatnagar’s application for taking the master level ASWB exam.  Seconded by Ms. Burt-Patterson, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed an endorsement application from a social worker disciplined in Washington. Moved by Ms. Jurgens that the Board follow-up with the Washington Board requesting additional information on the Stipulated Finding of Fact and Conclusion of Law and request that the applicant attend the April Board meeting.  Seconded by Ms. Burt-Patterson, motion carried.

 

Moved by Ms. Magera that the meeting adjourn at 9:55 a.m. MST.  Seconded by Ms. Jurgens, motion carried.