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Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Interim Secretary of Health

South Dakota Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology

Official Board Minutes for September 14, 2012

MEMBERS PRESENT

Brittany Schmidt, President
Jane Heinemeyer, Vice-President
Kristin Gohn, Member
Shirley Hauge, Member
Marilyn Vietor, Lay Member 

MEMBERS ABSENT   

None

OTHERS PRESENT

Carol Tellinghuisen, Executive Secretary
Paula Spargur, Executive Assistant
Susan Sporrer, Dept. of Health
Alicia Schoenhard, Dept. of Education
Jennifer Schultz, Mitchell Technical Institute

Tellinghuisen called the meeting to order at 8:30 AM CT.

WELCOME/INTRODUCTION OF BOARD MEMBERS
Tellinghuisen welcomed the members of the board; Brittany Schmidt, Jane Heinemeyer, Kris Gohn, Shirley Hauge, and Marilyn Vietor, and Susan Sporrer with the Department of Health, Alicia Schoenhard with the Department of Education and Jennifer Schultz from Mitchell Technical Institute.  

CORRECTIONS OR ADDITIONS TO THE AGENDA
Schmidt requested to add discussion on the National Council of State Boards of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology meeting. 

ELECTION OF OFFICERS
Hauge nominated and Heinemeyer seconded Schmidt for President.  Motion carried by unanimous vote.  Hauge nominated and Vietor seconded Heinemeyer for Vice-President.  Motion carried by unanimous vote.  Tellinghuisen requested to move Executive Secretary Contract to discussion with the Annual budget. 

DEVELOP MISSION STATEMENT
The board discussed developing a mission statement.  Hauge moved and Heinemeyer seconded to approve the mission statement as written.  Motion carried by unanimous vote.  

The mission of the South Dakota Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology is to protect the health and safety of the public by licensure of qualified persons, and enforcement of the statutes, rules and regulations governing the practice of speech language pathology, including the appropriate processing and resolution of complaints. 

ANNUAL BUDGET
The board discussed revenue and expenses and reviewed the proposed budget.  The Board decided to charge an application fee of $100.00 for all levels of licensure, a licensure fee of $150.00 for a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP), and a licensure fee of $100.00 for a Speech Language Pathologist Assistant (SLPA).  In addition, the board will charge a $50.00 late fee if a renewal is received thirty days after the expiration date.  For Provisional Licenses, the board decided to charge an application fee of $100.00, a licensure fee of $150.00 which is valid for 12 months and renewable for 12 months at a time for $150.00.  A provisional license can be held for a maximum of 48 months.

The board also discussed requiring 20 hours of Continuing Education each renewal period.  Courses approved by ASHA and the board will be accepted. 

The board discussed the upcoming meeting for the National Council of State Boards of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.  Hauge moved and Heinemeyer seconded to send Schmidt and Tellinghuisen if they can attend.  Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Heinemeyer moved and Vietor seconded to offer Tellinghuisen the Executive Secretary contract starting September 1, 2012.  Motion carried by unanimous vote. 

ADMINISTRATIVE RULE PROCESS
The Board discussed the Administrative Rule Process.  Schultz explained to the board that ASHA’s model was used in developing the statutes for the board.  She also stated that it may be beneficial to review the initial Housebill.  Michigan has recently created legislation for licensure of Speech-Language Pathologists also so they may be a good tool for creating administrative rules.  The board office agreed to work on proposed rules and forms and will bring a draft to the next meeting. 

SCHEDULE NEXT MEETING
The next meeting was tentatively set for November 9, 2012 via teleconference at 9:30 AM CT / 8:30 AM MT.

Meeting adjourned at 12:10 PM CT.