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Doneen Hollingsworth, Secretary of Health

South Dakota Board of Hearing Aid Dispensers and Audiologists

Official Board Meeting Minutes
July 18, 2011

MEMBERS PRESENT:
Michael Bartley, Member
Priscilla Romkema, Lay Member
Michael Colleran, Member

MEMBERS ABSENT:
Robert Reierson, President
Louise French, Secretary/Treasurer

OTHERS PRESENT:
Carol Tellinghuisen, Executive Secretary
Paula Spargur, Executive Assistant                                           

Bartley called the meeting to order at 9:25 AM MT at The Golden Hills Resort in Lead, South Dakota.

CORRECTIONS OR ADDITIONS TO THE AGENDA:  There were no corrections or additions to the agenda. 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM April 11, 2011:  Romkema moved and Colleran seconded to approve the minutes of the April 11, 2011 meeting. Motion carried by unanimous vote. 

FINANCIAL REPORT:  Spargur reported as of May 31, 2011 year to date revenue of $18,571.07; year to date expenses of $19,775.31; and cash on hand of $49,553.20. Colleran moved and Romkema seconded to approve the financial reports.  Motion carried by unanimous vote.  

COMPLAINTS/INVESTIGATIONS UPDATE: 
Complaint #133 – Colleran reported complaint #133 still pending. 

APPLICANT QUESTION:  The board discussed an applicant’s question regarding re-licensure. The Board agreed to strictly adhere to SDCL 36-24-29.1 and since there are no provisions in the law for an exception, the applicant must retake the written and practical examination since it had been over three years since licensure was held. 

REVIEW OF CURRENT LAW AND RULES:  The Board briefly discussed current law and rules and determined to wait until all board members were present to address most changes.  However, the board discussed contract law and refund policies.  The Board office will research other state laws that have refund policies, ask consumer affairs for their suggestions for legislation specific to hearing aid sales and contracting and approach the Department of Health for their support.  

SCHEDULE NEXT MEETING:  The next meeting was not scheduled at this time but will be held in January or early February to discuss the findings on contract law and discuss law and rule changes. 

Romkema moved and Colleran seconded to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried by unanimous vote. Meeting adjourned at 10:13 AM, MT.