Daryl Isburg, President
Tim Bachman, Member
Howard Sogn, Member
Jim Goglin, Member
Susan Bentsen, Member
Alfred Rude, Vice-President
David Volk, Lay Member
Anthony Nelson, RN, Dept. of Health (Non-voting member)
Carol Tellinghuisen, Executive Secretary
Paula Spargur, Executive Assistant
President Isburg called the meeting to order at 1:00 PM MT.
Corrections or additions to the agenda: There were no corrections or additions to the agenda.
Approval of Minutes: Volk moved and Bentsen seconded to approve the minutes from September 21, 2010. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
FY Financial Update: Spargur reported fiscal year to date figures as of October 31, 2010: year to date revenue of $1490.49; expenditures of $18,278.88 and cash balance of $8,086.32. Bachman moved and Rude seconded to approve the financial update. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Inspections Update: Bachman, Sogn and Isburg reported inspections were all completed.
Trainee license/mortuary student: Bachman presented the board with revisions to 20:45:03:02 to allow persons enrolled in an accredited mortuary science program the ability to practice in a trainee role when they are home for weekends and holidays. The addition read:
Any students enrolled in an Accredited Mortuary Science Program may function as a trainee by contacting the Board office and obtaining a Mortuary Student Certificate to practice as a trainee. This does not apply toward the 12 month of traineeship unless done in full month segments or adheres to the 2,080 hours rule.
The Board discussed the rule change and made a few small changes. Bachman will update and provide to the Board office for distribution. Isburg questioned adding additional case reports to the Trainee requirements. Bachman expressed his opinion that the Board should leave the requirements alone but work on revising the forms. Bachman volunteered to work on revising the forms.
Non-renewals: The Board office reported we had non-renewals of seven homes and 37 embalmers. Isburg agreed to contact the establishments by telephone to remind them to renew by December 31, 2010.
College coursework requirements: The Board office had distributed the surrounding states requirements on college coursework requirements. Tellinghuisen expressed concern that we are more consistent with other states and we don’t want it to be more difficult for new licensees in South Dakota than for applicant’s coming from other states. Nelson pointed out the fact we require an applicant to pass the National Conference exam where they prove they have learned all areas of the profession. Everyone agreed this was a very good point. Volk thought that experience in the profession in another state should count for something and we needed to review what we require. Tellinghuisen advised the Board that we don’t want to be using arbitrary and capricious treatment. Bachman volunteered to revise 20:45:03:03 to require 60 semester hours credit but not in specific courses. The Board agreed this was the best solution. Volk requested the Board review any other rules that we may wish to change prior to the next meeting so we go forward with all revisions at once. The Board office will distribute the language regarding administering the exam to the Board members for review.
#144- Sogn recommended the complaint be dismissed due to lack of substantive evidence. Bachman moved and Bentsen seconded to dismiss. Motion carried by roll call vote: Isburg, yes; Bentsen, yes; Bachman, yes; Rude, yes; Goglin, yes; Volk, yes.
Applicant’s credentials: Sogn moved and Bentsen seconded to approve licensure for Korey Robinson. Motion carried by roll call vote: Isburg, yes; Bentsen, yes; Bachman, yes; Rude, yes; Goglin, yes; Volk, yes; Sogn, yes.
Any other business: Volk agreed to provide a bio for the next issue of the South Dakota Funeral Directors Association newsletter.
Schedule next meeting: The next meeting is tentatively scheduled for late February or early March. The Board office will send possible dates around to schedule the meeting. Volk moved and Goglin seconded to adjourn. The meeting was adjourned at 2:40 PM MT.