IDAHO BOARD OF SOCIAL WORK EXAMINERS

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

700 West State Street, P.O. Box 83720

Boise, ID 83720-0063 

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 4/4/2011

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Kristopher L. Walton - Chair

Lynnet Kase

Dorothy Ring

Robert Payne

Cheryl R. Jurgens

Carolyn Burt

 

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

Jean Uranga, Prosecutor

 

OTHERS PRESENT: Nancy Bates, Applicant

Gregg Dickerson, LMSW

                           

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 AM MDT by Kristopher L. Walton.

 

 APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

The Board reviewed the minutes from the December 6, 2010 meeting. It was moved by Ms. Jurgens to approve the December 6, 2010 minutes. Seconded by Mr. Payne, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed the minutes from the January 7, 2011 conference call meeting. It was moved by Ms. Jurgens to approve the January 7, 2011 minutes. Seconded by Mr. Payne, motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Cory reported that the proposed rules were approved by the House and Senate.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Ms. Hall presented the financial report to the Board showing a balance of $129,260.45 as of March 31, 2011.

 

STIPULATION AND CONSENT ORDERS

 

Ms. Mac Master presented case SWO-2004-12 for review. It was moved by Ms. Jurgens that the Board accept the Stipulation and Consent Order for SWO-2004-12 and authorize the Chair to sign on behalf of the Board. Seconded by Ms. Burt, motion carried.

 

Ms. Mac Master presented case SWO-2010-19 for review. It was moved by Ms. Jurgens that the Board accept the Stipulation and Consent Order for SWO-2010-19 and authorize the Chair to sign on behalf of the Board. Seconded by Ms. Burt, motion carried.

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION ON DISCIPLINARY COMPLAINTS

 

Ms. Uranga presented Recommended Action on Disciplinary Complaints for the following cases: SWO-2009-23, SWO-2011-2, SWO-2011-4, SWO-2010-22, SWO-2011-3, SWO-2011-7, SWO-2011-8, SWO-2011-9, SWO-2011-13, SWO-2011-14, SWO-2011-12, SWO-2011-11, SWO-2011-10, SWO-2011-18, SWO-2010-19, SWO-2010-20 and SWO-2009-3. After discussion the Board presented its recommendations.

 

It was moved by Ms. Jurgens that the Board close case SWO-2011-7. Seconded by Ms. Burt, motion carried.

 

It was moved by Ms. Jurgens that the Board close case SWO-2011-8. Seconded by Ms. Burt, motion carried. Ms. Ring voted nay.

 

DEFAULT ORDERS AND FINDINGS OF FACT, CONCLUSIONS OF LAW AND FINAL ORDER

 

Ms. Peel presented the Default Order for SWO-2010-5. It was moved by Mr. Payne that the Board enter the Default Order for SWO-2010-5. Seconded by Ms. Ring, motion carried.

 

Ms. Peel presented Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Final Order for SWO-2010-5. It was moved by Ms. Jurgens that the Board approve the Findings of Fact, Conclusion of Law and Final Order for SWO-2010-5. Seconded by Ms. Burt, motion carried.

 

Ms. Peel presented the Default Order for SWO-2009-6. It was moved by Ms. Jurgens that the Board enter the Default Order for SWO-2009-6. Seconded by Ms. Burt, motion carried.

 

Ms. Peel presented the Findings of Fact, Conclusion of Law and Final Order for SWO-2009-6. It was moved by Ms. Ring to approve the Findings of Fact, Conclusion of Law and Final Order for SWO-2009-6. Seconded by Ms. Burt, motion carried.

 

Ms. Peel presented the Default Order for SWO-2010-6. It was moved by Ms. Ring to enter the Default Order for SWO-2010-6. Seconded by Ms. Burt, motion carried.

 

Ms. Peel presented the Findings of Fact, Conclusion of Law and Final Order for SWO-2010-6. It was moved by Ms. Jurgens to approve the Findings of Fact, Conclusion of Law and Final Order for SWO-2010-6. Seconded by Ms. Burt, motion carried.

 

It was moved by Ms. Ring that the Board confer the authority to the administrative attorney to enter Default Orders. Seconded by Ms. Burt, motion carried.

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION SETTLEMENT ORDER

 

Ms. Peel presented case SWO-2010-23. It was moved by Mr. Payne to approve the Continuing Education Settlement Order for SWO-2010-23 and authorize the Chair to sign on behalf of the Board. 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. Kase, aye; Ms. Burt, aye; and Ms. Jurgens, aye.

 

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

 

APPLICATIONS

 

The Board reviewed the social work application for Nancy Bates. It was moved by Ms. Jurgens to approve the bachelor level exam application for Nancy Bates. Seconded by Mr. Payne, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed an out of state clinical supervision request from Gregg Dickerson. It was moved by Mr. Payne that the Board grant Gregg Dickerson 510 hours of direct client contact and 357 hours of clinical supervision and no credit for the administrative hours. Seconded by Ms. Ring, motion carried.

 

LUNCH

 

It was moved by Mr. Payne that the Board meeting adjourn for lunch at 12:15 P.M. and reconvene at 1:30 P.M. Seconded by Ms. Burt, motion carried.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Peel presented the investigative report.

 

For Board Determination:

 

Case I-SWO-2010-15 It was moved by Mr. Payne that the Board close case I-SWO-2010-15. Seconded by Ms. Burt, motion carried.

 

Case I-SWO-2010-24 It was moved by Ms. Burt that the Board close case I-SWO-2010-24. Seconded by Ms. Ring, motion carried.

 

Case I-SWO-2010-52 It was moved by Ms. Jurgens that the Board close case I-SWO-2010-52. Seconded by Mr. Payne, motion carried.

 

Case I-SWO-2011-35 It was moved by Mr. Payne that the Board close case I-SWO-2011-35 and send a warning letter to Respondent. Seconded by Ms. Burt, motion carried.

 

FINDINGS OF FACT, CONCLUSIONS OF LAW AND FINAL ORDER

 

Ms. Peel presented case SWO-2011-16. It was moved by Mr. Payne that the Board approve the Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Final Order for SWO-2011-16 and authorize the Chair to sign on behalf of the Board. Seconded by Ms. Kase, motion carried.

 

Ms. Peel presented case SWO-2011-17. It was moved by Ms. Jurgens that the Board approve the Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Final Order for SWO-2011-17 and authorize the Chair to sign on behalf of the Board. Seconded by Ms. Ring, motion carried.

 

DISCIPLINARY CASE

 

The Board reviewed a letter requesting extension of payment on case SWO-2010-13. It was moved by Ms. Jurgens that the Board approve the request to extend the payment for 180 days. Seconded by Mr. Payne, motion carried.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

The Board discussed reporting disciplinary cases to ASWB and to the National Practitioner Data Bank. It was moved by Ms. Burt that the Board appoint ASWB as its authorized agent for purposes of reporting. Seconded by Ms. Jurgens, motion carried.

 

ASSOCIATION SOCIAL WORK BOARDS

 

The Board reviewed the ASWB dues invoice. It was moved by Mr. Payne that the Board authorize payment of the 2011 dues. Seconded by Ms. Burt, motion carried.

 

The Board discussed the ASWB Spring meeting which is May 12 15, 2011 in Vancouver, BC. It was moved by Ms. Jurgens that the Board approve Mr. Walton and Ms. Kase to attend the ASWB Spring meeting and pay expenses in accordance with state regulations. Seconded by Ms. Burt, motion carried.

 

RULES

 

The Board discussed social work Rule 100 regarding the college or university accreditations. The Bureau will further review this rule and may schedule a conference call meeting prior to the August 1, 2011 Board meeting.

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

The Board reviewed and discussed two letters and directed the Bureau to respond.

 

TRAVEL EXPENSES

 

Mr. Payne represented the Board at the House and Senate Legislative meetings on the proposed rules. It was moved by Ms. Jurgens that the Board approve travel expenses for Mr. Payne for attending the Legislative meetings. 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 and continuing education audits. Seconded by Ms. Burt, motion carried. Individual votes for this motion were: Mr. Payne, aye; Mr. Walton, aye; Ms. Ring, aye; Ms. Kase, aye; Ms. Burt, aye; and Ms. Jurgens, aye.

 

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

 

APPLICATIONS

 

It was moved by Ms. Ring to deny the master level exam application for William Morris based upon not meeting the educational requirements of holding an MSW degree. Seconded by Ms. Jurgens, motion carried.

 

It was moved by Ms. Burt to deny the bachelor level exam application for Amber Rose based upon not meeting the educational requirements of holding a BSW degree. Seconded by Ms. Ring, motion carried.

 

It was moved by Ms. Jurgens to deny the request for waiver of the bachelor exam for Angella Nicholes. Seconded by Ms. Burt, motion carried.

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION AUDITS

 

The Board reviewed continuing education audits.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

It was moved by Ms. Jurgens that the Board meeting adjourn at 5:05 P.M. MDT. Seconded by Ms. Burt, motion carried.

 

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Kristopher L. Walton, Chair Lynnet Kase

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Dorothy Ring Robert Payne

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Cheryl R. Jurgens Carolyn Burt

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Tana Cory, Bureau Chief