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 8/1/2011

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Kristopher L. Walton - Chair

                                                             Lynnet R. Kase

                                                             Robert Payne

                                                             Carolyn Burt

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:    Dorothy Ring

                                                            Cheryl R. Jurgens

 

BUREAU STAFF:                           Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                            Dawn Hall, Administrative Support Manager

                                                            Lori Peel, Investigative Unit Manager

                                                            Jean Uranga, Prosecutor

                                                            Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                                            Emily Mac Master, Deputy Attorney General

                                                            Maurie Ellsworth, Legal Counsel

 

OTHERS PRESENT:                     Delmar Stone, NASW Director

Jennifer Olson-Sisk, Applicant – by phone

                                   

The meeting was called to order at 9:15 AM MDT by Kristopher L. Walton.

 

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

The Board reviewed the April 4, 2011 Board meeting minutes. It was moved by Mr. Payne to approve the April 4, 2011 minutes. Seconded by Ms. Burt, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed the June 3, 2011 Conference Call minutes. It was moved by Mr. Payne to approve the June 3, 2011 minutes. Seconded by Ms. Kase, motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Cory informed the Board that the Legislature approved an additional investigator position for the Magic Valley area and also an in-house legal counsel. Maurice Ellsworth is the new legal counsel for the Bureau.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Ms. Hall presented the financial report indicating a balance of $129.746.67 as of June 30, 2011.

 

CONTRACT ADDENDUM

 

Ms. Hall presented the 2012 Bureau/Board Contract Renewal Addendum showing a budget of $191,000. It was moved by Mr. Payne to approve the 2012 Bureau/Board Contract Renewal Addendum. Seconded by Ms. Burt, motion carried.

 

DISCIPLINARY CASES

 

Ms. Uranga presented Default Orders and Findings of Fact, Conclusions and Final Orders for review.

 

SWO-2011-9 – It was moved by Mr. Payne that the Board approve the Default Order for SWO-2011-9 and authorize the Chair to sign. Seconded by Ms. Burt, motion carried.

 

SWO-2011-12 – It was moved by Mr. Payne that the Board approve the Default Order for SWO-2011-12 and authorize the Chair to sign. Seconded by Ms. Burt, motion carried.

 

Ms. Uranga presented Stipulation and Consent Orders.

 

SWO-2010-22 – It was moved by Mr. Payne that the Board approve the Stipulation and Consent Order for SWO-2010-22 and authorize the Chair to sign. Seconded by Ms. Kase, motion carried.

 

SWO-2011-2 – It was moved by Mr. Payne that the Board approve the Stipulation and Consent Order for SWO-2011-2 and authorize the Chair to sign. Seconded by Ms. Burt, motion carried.

 

SWO-2011-4 – It was moved by Mr. Payne that the Board approve the Stipulation and Consent Order for SWO-2011-4 and authorize the Chair to sign. Seconded by Ms. Kase, motion carried.

 

SWO-2011-5 – It was moved by Mr. Payne that the Board approve the Stipulation and Consent Order for SWO-2011-5 and authorize the Chair to sign. Seconded by Ms. Kase, motion carried.

 

Ms. Uranga presented Recommended Action on Disciplinary Complaints.

 

SWO-2011-18 – It was moved by Mr. Payne that the Board authorize an emergency license suspension on SWO-2011-18 and proceed with a stipulation and filing a complaint. Seconded by Ms. Kase, motion carried.

 

SWO-2011-19 – After discussion, the Board gave its recommendations.

 

SWO-2012-5 – It was moved by Mr. Payne that the Board authorize closure on case SWO-2012-5. Seconded by Ms. Burt, motion carried.

 

RULE CHANGE

 

Mr. Hales presented a draft Rule Change for Rule 100 regarding approved colleges and universities. It was moved by Mr. Payne that the Board approve the draft Rule Change for Rule 100 clarifying approved colleges and universities. Seconded by Ms. Kase, 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. Kase, aye; and Ms. Burt, 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. Kase, aye; Mr. Walton, aye; and Ms. Burt, aye.

 

APPLICATION

 

It was moved by Mr. Payne that the Board approve Jennifer Olson-Sisk to take the ASWB bachelor level exam for licensure. Seconded by Ms. Kase, motion carried.

 

DATA BANK

 

Ms. Peel discussed the process of reporting disciplinary actions to ASWB and then ASWB reports the disciplinary actions to the National Data Bank. It was moved by Mr. Payne that the Bureau not use ASWB as the reporting entity and to report separately to ASWB and the National Data Bank. Seconded by Ms. Kase, motion carried.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Peel presented the investigative report.

 

For Board Determination:

 

I-SWO-2010-16 – It was moved by Mr. Payne that the Board close case I-SWO-2010-16. Seconded by Ms. Burt, motion carried.

 

I-SWO-2010-27 and I-SWO-2010-28 – It was moved by Mr. Payne that the Board close cases I-SWO-2010-27 and I-SWO-2010-28. Seconded by Ms. Kase, motion carried.

 

I-SWO-2010-47 – It was moved by Mr. Payne that the Board close case I-SWO-2010-47. Seconded by Ms. Burt, motion carried.

 

I-SWO-2010-53 – It was moved by Mr. Payne that the Board close case I-SWO-2010-53. Seconded by Ms. Kase, motion carried.

 

I-SWO-2011-2 – It was moved by Mr. Payne that the Board close case I-SWO-2011-2. Seconded by Ms. Burt, motion carried.

 

I-SWO-2011-8 – It was moved by Mr. Payne that the Board close case I-SWO-2011-34. Seconded by Ms. Burt, motion carried.

 

I-SWO-2011-28 – It was moved by Mr. Payne that the Board close case I-SWO-2011-28 and send a cease and desist letter. Seconded by Ms. Kase, motion carried.

 

I-SWO-2011-34 – It was moved by Ms. Kase that the Board close case I-SWO-2011-34. Seconded by Mr. Payne, motion carried.

 

I-SWO-2011-41 and I-SWO-2011-48 and I-SWO-2011-49 – It was moved by Ms. Burt that the Board close cases I-SWO-2011-41 and I-SWO-2011-48 and I-SWO-2011-49. Seconded by Ms. Kase, motion carried.

 

I-SWO-2011-44 – It was moved by Mr. Payne to approve the waiver of 3 hours of continuing education and close case I-SWO-2011-44. Seconded by Ms. Burt, motion carried.

 

I-SWO-2011-45 – It was moved by Mr. Payne that the Board close case I-SWO-2011-45. Seconded by Ms. Burt, motion carried.

 

I-SWO-2011-47 – It was moved by Mr. Payne that the Board close case I-SWO-2011-45. Seconded by Ms. Burt, motion carried.

 

I-SWO-2011-51 – It was moved by Mr. Payne that the Board close case I-SWO-2011-54. Seconded by Ms. Burt, motion carried.

 

I-SWO-2011-52 – It was moved by Mr. Payne that the Board close case I-SWO-2011-54 and send a warning letter to the respondent. Seconded by Ms. Burt, motion carried.

 

DISCIPLINARY CASES

 

Ms. Peel presented case SWO-2011-23. The Board directed that the Bureau request a letter from the medical doctor.

 

SWO-2012-6 – It was moved by Mr. Payne that the Board approve the Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Final Order for SWO-2012-6 and authorize the Board Chair to sign. Seconded by Ms. Burt, motion carried.

 

SWO-2011-25 – It was moved by Mr. Payne that the Board approve the Continuing Education Settlement Order for SWO-2011-25. Seconded by Ms. Burt, motion carried.

 

SWO-2011-26 – It was moved by Mr. Payne that the Board approve the Continuing Education Settlement Order for SWO-2011-26. Seconded by Ms. Burt, motion carried.

 

Ms. Peel presented the final supervisor report for case SWO-2008-8 and letter requesting release from probation. It was moved by Mr. Payne that the Board authorize release from probation for SWO-2008-8. Seconded by Ms. Burt, motion carried.

 

LUNCH

 

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

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION ON DISCIPLINARY COMPLAINT

 

Ms. Mac Master presented case SWO-2007-26. It was moved by Mr. Payne that the Board close case SWO-2007-26. Seconded by Ms. Kase, motion carried.

 

BOARD MEETINGS

 

It was moved by Mr. Payne that the Board meeting dates be changed to Tuesdays. Seconded by Ms. Kase, motion carried.

 

It was moved by Mr. Payne that the Board hold four meetings a year on the 4th Tuesday of October, January, April, and July at 9:00 AM beginning October 25, 2011. Seconded by Ms. Burt, motion carried.

 

NEW BOARD CHAIR

 

It was moved by Mr. Payne that the Board accept Carolyn Burt as the new Chair. Seconded by Ms. Kase, motion carried.

 

ASWB FALL MEETING

 

It was moved by Ms. Burt that the Board send Mr. Payne to the ASWB Oklahoma City meeting on November 3rd – 5th, 2011 as the delegate. Seconded by Ms. Kase, motion carried.

 

It was moved by Mr. Payne that the Board send Marilyn London to the ASWB November 3rd – 5th, 2011 meeting. Seconded by Ms. Burt, motion carried.

 

EXPENSE VOUCHER

 

It was moved by Mr. Payne that the Board approve the car rental expense for two Board members. Seconded by Ms. Burt, motion carried.

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

The Board reviewed a letter from Mary Tashiro requesting to use SKYPE for direct clinical supervision with her supervisor. It was moved by Ms. Kase that the Board approve the use of SKYPE for direct clinical supervision for Mary Tashiro and supervisor. Seconded by Mr. Payne, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed a letter from Altan Hardcastle asking if it is acceptable to list himself as the presenter when using other guest speakers at continuing education trainings. It was moved by Ms. Kase to write a letter to Mr. Hardcastle informing him it is not acceptable to sign as the presenter when someone other than himself is presenting the training and to review the continuing education rules. Seconded by Mr. Payne, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed a letter from Susie Majeski asking if it is acceptable for an LCSW that is also a Licensed Christian Counselor to practice in Private Christian Counseling. The Board directed a letter to be sent stating an Idaho LCSW may practice clinical social work in Idaho.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

It was moved by Ms. Kase 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. Kase, aye; and Ms. Burt, aye.

 

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

 

APPLICATIONS AND CONTINUING EDUCATION AUDITS

 

The Board reviewed exam applications and continuing education audits.

 

It was moved by Mr. Payne that the Board deny the application for Amber Eggert based upon not holding a degree in social work. Seconded by Ms. Burt, motion carried.        

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

It was moved by Mr. Payne that the Board meeting adjourn at 5:05

PM MDT. Seconded by Ms. Burt, motion carried.

 

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Kristopher L. Walton, Chair                           Dorothy Ring

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Lynnet R. Kase                                               Robert Payne

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Cheryl R. Jurgens                                            Carolyn Burt

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Tana Cory, Bureau Chief