IDAHO BOARD OF SOCIAL WORK EXAMINERS

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702-5642 

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 4/5/2010

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Cheryl R. Jurgens - Chair

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Dorothy Ring

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Robert Payne

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Carolyn Burt

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Kristopher L. Walton

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Christiane E. Magera

 

BUREAU STAFF: ††††††††††††††††††††††††† Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Dawn Hall, Administrative Support Manager

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Lori Peel, Investigative Unit Manager

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Karl Klein, Administrative Attorney

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Emily Mac Master, Deputy Attorney General

 

OTHERS PRESENT:†††††††††††††††††††† Kimberly Hildreth, Applicant

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Craig Pearson, Applicant

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Gary Little, Applicant

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Sarah Anderson, Applicant

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Kevin Videtich, Applicant

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Justine Sweet, Applicant

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Angelina Norton, Applicant

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The meeting was called to order at 9:00 AM MDT by Cheryl R. Jurgens.

 

 APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

The Board reviewed the minutes from the December 7, 2009 meeting. A correction was noted and the Board requested clarification on the motion.

 

The Board reviewed the minutes from the December 23, 2009 meeting. It was moved by Ms. Magera that the Board approve the December 23, 2009 Board meeting minutes. Seconded by Ms. Burt, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed the minutes from the March 5, 2010 meeting. It was moved by Ms. Magera that the Board approve the March 5, 2010 Board meeting minutes. Seconded by Ms. Burt, motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Cory updated the Board that its Proposed Law change was passed by the Legislation and is on the Governorís desk for his signature.

 

FINANCIALREPORT

 

Ms. Hall presented the financial report to the Board showing cash balance of $70,111.50 as of February 28, 2010.

 

DISCIPLINARY CASES

 

Ms. Peel presented seminar update on case SWO-2006-10 for the Board to review. Mr. Walton requested that he would like information added to the disciplinary actions website to show that he has accomplished the stipulation requirements. Mr. Klein indicated that this has not been the procedure for other cases. The public can go to the website and review license status.

 

Ms. Peel presented a Continuing Education Stipulation and Consent Order for case SWO-2010-17. It was moved by Mr. Payne that the Board accept the Order for case SWO-2010-17 and authorize the Chair to sign on behalf of the Board. Seconded by Ms. Burt, motion carried.

 

Ms. Peel presented a letter from disciplinary case SWO-2005-11 requesting a payment plan. The person also inquired as to what steps are needed to reinstate the social work license. It was moved by Mr. Walton to allow a payment plan of the fine on case SWO-2005-11 and refer to the person to rule for reinstating a license. Seconded by Ms. Ring, motion carried.

 

Ms. Peel presented a letter from disciplinary case SWO-2007-19 requesting to be allowed to make $50.00 monthly payments on amount owed on their disciplinary case. It was moved by Ms. Burt to deny the request to allow $50.00 payments on case SWO-2001-19. Seconded by Mr. Payne, motion carried.

 

Ms. Peel presented a letter from disciplinary case SWO-2008-12 requesting a payment arrangement for the amount owed on their disciplinary case. Ms. Magera recused herself from discussion and voting. It was moved by Ms. Burt to accept a payment plan for case SWO-2008-12 and require that the full amount owned be paid by December 10, 2010. Seconded by Mr. Walton, motion carried.

 

Ms. Peel presented a letter from disciplinary case SWO-2004-6 requesting clarification on the necessary requirements in order to reinstate their license upon completing the 5-year suspension. The Board directed Ms. Peel to respond based upon the Boardís direction.

 

Ms. Peel presented a letter from disciplinary case SWO-2007-17 requesting approval of two online ethics continuing education courses from McKissock.com to meet the stipulation ethics requirements. It was moved by Ms. Burt to approve the request of the two online ethics courses from McKissock.com for case SWO-2007-17. Seconded by Ms. Ring, motion carried.

 

Ms. Peel presented the Board a supervision report from disciplinary case SWO-2008-8. The Board approved the report for case SWO-2008-8.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Peel presented the investigative report.

 

For Board Determination:

 

I-SWO-2010-2 C alleged R violated Cís sonís confidentiality by revealing Cís sonís legal issues to people outside the SWO profession.During the investigation, C learned that it was an unlicensed individual, not R, who allegedly told others about Cís son, and C requested that the complaint against R be withdrawn.IBOL recommends that the Board authorize closure.It was moved by Ms. Magera to accept the recommendation and authorize closure on case I-SWO-2010-2. Seconded by Mr. Payne, motion carried.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

It was moved by Mr. Payne that the Board enter executive session, under Idaho Code 67-2345(1)(d), to consider records that are exempt from disclosure under the Idaho Public Records Law. The purpose of the executive session was to consider license application materials. Seconded by Ms. Ring, motion carried. Individual votes for this motion were: Mr. Payne, aye; Mr. Walton, aye; Ms. Ring, aye; Ms. Magera, aye; Ms. Burt, aye; and Ms. Jurgens, aye.

 

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

 

APPLICATION REVIEW

 

It was moved by Mr. Payne to approve Kimberly Hildrethís exam application. Seconded by Ms. Burt, motion carried.

 

It was moved by Ms. Magera to approve Gary Littleís exam application. Seconded by Mr. Payne, motion carried.

 

It was moved by Mr. Payne to approve Kevin Videtichís exam application. Seconded by Mr. Walton, motion carried.

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION ON DISCIPLINARY COMPLAINTS

 

Ms. Mac Master presented cases SWO-2006-7 and SWO-2007-5. It was moved by Mr. Payne to accept the recommendations and authorize closure on cases SWO-2006-7 and SWO-2007-5 and send an advisory letters to the Respondents. Seconded by Mr. Walton, motion carried.

 

Ms. Mac Master presented case SWO-2009-4. It was moved by Mr. Payne to close case SWO-2009-4 and to draft a advisory letter for the Chairís review prior to sending to Respondent. Seconded by Ms. Magera, motion carried.

 

Ms. Mac Master presented case SWO-2009-6. It was moved by Mr. Payne to accept the recommendations for case SWO-2009-6 as stated. Seconded by Mr. Walton, motion carried.

 

Ms. Mac Master presented case SWO-2010-13. It was moved by Ms. Burt that the Board refer case SWO-2010-13 to the Counselor Board. Seconded by Mr. Walton, motion carried.

 

Ms. Mac Master presented case SWO-2010-14. It was moved by Mr. Payne that case SWO-2010-14 be closed with an advisory letter to Respondent. Seconded by Ms. Magera, motion carried.

 

Ms. Mac Master presented case SWO-2010-15. It was moved by Mr. Payne that the Board accept the recommendation for case SWO-2010-15 and send a cease and desist letter to Respondent regarding unlicensed practice and further to send the case to the County Prosecutor.Seconded by Ms. Burt, motion carried.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

It was moved by Mr. Payne that the Board enter executive session, under Idaho Code 67-2345(1)(d), to consider records that are exempt from disclosure under the Idaho Public Records Law. The purpose of the executive session was to consider license application materials. Seconded by Ms. Burt, motion carried. Individual votes for this motion were: Mr. Payne, aye; Mr. Walton, aye; Ms. Ring, aye; Ms. Magera, aye; Ms. Burt, aye; and Ms. Jurgens, aye.

 

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

 

APPLICATION

 

The Board reviewed a letter and information on case SWO-2007-6. Mr. Walton recused from discussion and voting. It was moved by Ms. Magera that the Board issue Angela Norton her master level license and that her probationary period will continue until completed. Seconded by Mr. Payne, motion carried.

 

LUNCH

 

The Board broke for lunch from 12:15 PM.

 

The meeting was called back to order at 1:30 PM.

 

APPLICATIONS

 

The Board reviewed the Petition for Reconsideration for Sarah Anderson regarding the denial of her clinical supervision plan. Jeff Williams and Erin Yinger, supervisors, and Ms. Anderson were part of the discussion by phone. It was moved by Ms. Magera to deny Ms. Andersonís request for reconsideration. Seconded by Ms. Burt, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed the endorsement application for Justine Sweet. It was moved by Mr. Payne to approve Justine Sweet for master level license by endorsement. Seconded by Ms. Magera, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed the exam application for Craig Pearson. It was moved by Mr. Payne to approve the exam application for Craig Pearson and send a letter referencing the issue that was discussed with him. Seconded by Ms. Burt, motion carried.

 

MINUTES

 

The Board reviewed the amended and corrected December 7, 2009 minutes. It was moved by Mr. Payne to approve the amended and corrected December 7, 2009 minutes. Seconded by Mr. Walton, motion carried.

 

PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION

 

The Board discussed issues regarding PSR and an information meeting Mr. Payne attended including other professional boards. It was moved by Mr. Payne to send a letter to Tammy Jones and cc Legislators stating that after Board discussion, it was the decision of the Board that it would not be feasible for PSR to come under the Social Work Board. Seconded by Ms. Ring, motion carried.

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

The Board reviewed a letter from the Northwest Nazarene University Counselor Program regarding a supervisor course to be approved to meet the 15 hours required for the registered clinical supervisor. Ms. Jurgens will contact NNU to clarify information on the training.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

CLINICAL SUPERVISION PLAN

 

Ms. Jurgens and Mr. Payne will meet and work on the changes to the clinical supervision plan and bring the changes to the next meeting.

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT FOR SUPERVISING STUDENTS

 

Ms. Jurgens discussed allowing field supervisors credit for supervising students under Category II in the rules. Board members may e-mail the Bureau their suggestions for this change.

 

RULE CHANGES

 

The Board discussed a temporary rule to strike related fields from the rules at its August board meeting and review the language regarding approved colleges.

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

The Board reviewed continuing education requests for pre-approving continuing education courses. The Board requested a letter be drafted to each request stating the Board does not pre-approve continuing education and refer them to Rule 351 defining continuing education requirements.

 

The Board reviewed a letter from Robin Lopez requesting pre-approval of grant writing for continuing education. The Board directed a letter be sent staring the Board does not pre-approve continuing education and direct them to Rule 351 regarding continuing education.

 

The Board reviewed letters from Mike Wilson and Rebecca Broadhecker. Ms. Burt will draft response letters to Mr. Wilson and Ms. Broadhecker.

 

The Board reviewed a letter from Jessica Bastiam regarding what is appropriate clinical work towards a clinical license. The Board directed a letter be sent that Ms. Bastiam must submit a clinical supervision plan for review by the Board.

 

The Board reviewed a letter from Karolyn Rogers, a licensed bachelor level social worker, requesting to be upgraded to a clinical level license. The Board denied the request as the rules do not allow for an upgrade.

 

The Board reviewed a letter from Janelle Johnson requesting the Board to accept the ASWB clinical level exam for the master level license. The Board denied Ms. Johnsonís request.

 

The Board reviewed a letter from Tara Ashley requesting approval to take the clinical level exam by the end of 2010 based upon out of state clinical supervision. The Board granted Ms. Ashley 7 months credit for out of state clinical supervision. She must complete 17 additional months to meet the 24 months requirement.

 

The Board reviewed a letter from Melanie Doggett regarding reinstating her LMSW licensed and approval of taking the clinical level exam that the Board previously approved in 2005. The Board stated that Ms. Doggett must reinstate her LMSW license and reapply for the clinical level exam.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

It was moved by Ms. Ring that the Board meeting adjourn at 4:40 PM MDT. Seconded by Ms. Burt, motion carried.

 

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Cheryl R. Jurgens, Chair†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Dorothy Ring

 

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Robert Payne†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Carolyn Burt

 

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Kristopher L. Walton††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Christiane E. Magera

 

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Tana Cory, Bureau Chief