IDAHO BOARD OF SOCIAL WORK EXAMINERS

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702-5642 

 

Conference Call Minutes of 1/21/2009

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Christiane E. Magera - Chair

                                                             Cheryl R. Jurgens

                                                             Dorothy Ring

                                                             Robert Payne

                                                             Carolyn Burt-Patterson

                                                             Kristopher L. Walton

 

BUREAU STAFF:                           Dawn Hall, Deputy Bureau Chief

                                                            James Stoll, Administrative Attorney

                                                            Marcie McGinty, Investigations Coordinator

                                                            Marilyn London, Technical Records Specialist I

 

                                   

Meeting was called to order at 2:00 PM MST by Christiane E. Magera.

 

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

The Board reviewed the Health and Welfare proposed rules. Ms. Burt-Patterson abstained from discussion and voting. Moved by Mr Payne that the Board authorize the Chair and Bureau to send a support letter to Health and Welfare on the proposed rules for the following docket numbers:

16-0309-0803; 16-0310-0803; 16-0310-0901; and 16-0602-0801. Seconded by Ms. Jurgens, motion carried.

 

Ms. Hall read a draft letter written in support of these rules to be sent to Health and Welfare. Moved by Mr. Payne to approve the letter and authorize the Chair to sign on behalf of the Board. Seconded by Ms. Ring, motion carried.

 

DISCIPLINARY ACTION

 

The Board, together with legal counsel, Mr. Stoll, reviewed, discussed, and determined terms for discipline in the matter of the license of Cheryl Miller, aka Cheryl Harriott, License No. LSW-26019, Case No. SWO-2007-22.

 

After full discussion, the following motion was made:

 

Moved by Ms. Jurgens to adopt the Hearing Officer’s Findings of Fact And Conclusions of Law.  The Respondent’s renewal rights are revoked.  Prior to any reinstatement of licensure, Respondent will need to complete a drug and alcohol evaluation, and any recommended treatment as a result of the evaluation.  Further Respondent must pay the recovery of costs incurred in the investigation, and meet with the Board prior to reinstating.  Seconded by Mr. Payne, motion carried.

           

ASWB SPRING MEETING

 

The Board discussed the ASWB spring meeting at Quebec City from April 23 through 26, 2009. Moved by Ms. Ring that the Board approve Mr. Payne to attend the ASWB meeting and authorize the payment of expenses according to state regulation. Seconded by Ms. Burt-Patterson, motion carried.

 

INACTIVE LICENSE

 

The Board reviewed a draft copy of an inactive license letter that will be sent with the inactive licenses, if the proposed rules are signed and passed by Legislature. Moved by Ms. Jurgens that the Board approve the inactive license letter. Seconded by Ms. Burt-Patterson, motion carried.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

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

 

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

 

 

APPLICATIONS

 

Moved by Ms. Jurgens to approve Jennifer Schwartz for licensure. Seconded by Ms. Ring, motion carried.

 

Moved by Ms. Jurgens to write a letter to master level social worker LMSW-27505 requesting clarification on the practice setting. Seconded by Mr. Payne, motion carried.

 

Moved by Ms. Jurgens to approve the secondary supervision plan for master level social worker LMSW-26387 and also request clarification on the six-month reports submitted from the primary supervisor regarding accurate accounting on the ratio of clinical supervision to direct supervision with supervisor. Seconded by Ms. Burt-Patterson, motion carried.

 

Moved by Ms. Burt-Patterson to send a letter to master level social worker LMSW-29090 requesting clarification on the specific treatment experience related to direct client contact. Seconded by Ms. Ring, motion carried.

 

Moved by Mr. Payne to send a letter to master level social worker LMSW-29152 requesting clarification on treatment experience related to individual counseling on the clinical supervision plan. Seconded by Ms. Burt-Patterson, motion carried.

 

Moved by Ms. Burt-Patterson to send a letter to clinical social worker LCSW-28575 requesting additional information on the, “Family Centered Practice Supervisors Training” course. Seconded by Mr. Payne, motion carried. Ms. Jurgens abstained. 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

Moved by Mr. Payne that the Board meeting adjourns at 3:20 p.m. M.S.T. Seconded by Ms. Burt-Patterson, motion carried.

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Christiane E. Magera, Chair                              Cheryl R. Jurgens

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Dorothy Ring                                                    Robert Payne

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Carolyn Burt-Patterson                                     Kristopher L. Walton

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Tana Cory, Bureau Chief