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Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Interim Secretary of Health

South Dakota Board of Hearing Aid Dispensers and Audiologists

Official Board Meeting Minutes
July 23, 2012
Teleconference                              

MEMBERS PRESENT:
Robert Reierson, President
Michael Bartley, Member
Michael Colleran, Member

Louise French, Secretary/Treasurer

MEMBERS ABSENT:
Priscilla Romkema, Lay Member

 

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

 

Bartley called the meeting to order at 9:36 AM MT. 

 

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

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM February 6, 2012:  Colleran moved and Reierson seconded to approve the minutes of the February 6, 2012 meeting. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT:  Spargur reported fiscal year to date figures as of June 30, 2012: revenue of $21,867.25; expenses of $22,618.71; and cash on hand of $58,737.53.

 

COMPLAINTS/INVESTIGATIONS UPDATE:   

Complaint #134 – French recommended Complaint #134 be dismissed due to resolution.  Reierson moved and Colleran seconded to dismiss.  Motion carried by unanimous vote.

 

Complaint #135 – Colleran recommended Complaint #135 be dismissed based on satisfaction of both parties.  French moved and Reierson seconded to dismiss.  Motion carried by unanimous vote.

 

IHS COMPUTERIZED EXAM:  The Board discussed the notice from the International Hearing Society updating the board on the status of the new computer-based International Licensing Exam.  We reviewed our statutes to ensure it reads “passing score” on the national exam.   

 

ASHA PRAXIS EXAM SCORE REQUIREMENTS: The Board discussed the memo from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association regarding the revised scoring system that will go into effect January 2013. We reviewed our statutes to ensure it reads “passing score” on the national exam.

 

LAW/RULE CHANGES:  The Board discussed Law and Rule changes for next legislative session.  The Board agreed to pursue legislative changes requiring a minimum trial period.  Colleran will contact consumer affairs to see if they are willing to assist with writing the language.

 

SCHEDULE NEXT MEETING: The board office will email dates for the next meeting when we are ready to draft the legislation.  Changing meeting dates to October and April were considered. 

 

Colleran moved and Reierson seconded to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried by unanimous vote. Meeting adjourned at 10:21 AM MT.