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Doneen Hollingsworth, Secretary of Health

South Dakota Board of Hearing Aid Dispensers and Audiologists

Official Board Meeting Minutes
February 6, 2012

MEMBERS PRESENT:
Robert Reierson, President
Michael Bartley, Member
Priscilla Romkema, Lay Member
Michael Colleran, Member
Louise French, Secretary/Treasurer

MEMBERS ABSENT:
None

OTHERS PRESENT:
Carol Tellinghuisen, Executive Secretary
Paula Spargur, Executive Assistant
Jody Swanson, Consumer Affairs
Delynn Smith, Consumer Affairs                                    

Reierson called the meeting to order at 11:19 AM MT at The Lodge at Deadwood, Deadwood, South Dakota. 

CORRECTIONS OR ADDITIONS TO THE AGENDA:  Bartley requested we add discussion with Consumer Affairs as agenda item 1a. and Speech Language Pathologists Senate Bill 72 as agenda item 7a. 

CONSUMER AFFAIRS: Discussed mandated trial period for protection of the consumer with the Department of Consumer Affairs.  The Board plans to proceed forward with proposed legislation.  Swanson and Smith exited the meeting.  

COMPLAINTS/INVESTIGATIONS UPDATE:  Colleran moved and Bartley seconded to enter executive session at 12:08 PM MT to discuss complaints/investigations.  Bartley moved and French seconded to exit executive session at 12:21 PM MT. 

Complaint #133 – Colleran recommended Complaint #133 be dismissed due to lack of substantive evidence.  Bartley moved and Romkema seconded.  Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Complaint #134 – still pending. 

ELECTION OF OFFICERS:  Reierson moved and Romkema seconded to elect Bartley as President.  Motion carried by unanimous vote.  Romkema moved and Colleran seconded to re-elect French as Secretary/Treasurer.  Motion carried by unanimous vote. 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM July 18, 2011:  Bartley moved and French seconded to approve the minutes of the July 18, 2011 meeting. Motion carried by unanimous vote. 

FINANCIAL REPORT:  Spargur reported as of December 31, 2011 year to date revenue of $6,817.25; year to date expenses of $9,799.40; and cash on hand of $56,506.84.  

CONTRACT RENEWAL:  Tellinghuisen requested to have her contract renewed for fiscal year 2012-2013 with a $50 a month increase. Colleran moved and Romkema seconded to renew Tellinghuisen’s contract with a $50 a month increase if approved by the state.  Motion carried by unanimous vote.  

AUDIOLOGY ASSISTANT “DIAGNOSTICS”:  The Board discussed Audiology Assistant “Diagnostics”.  In the past the Board asked for a definition from the Audiology Association and has not received one.  The Board agreed to table this topic. 

SCHEDULE NEXT MEETING:  The next meeting is tentatively scheduled for July 23, 2012 in Lead.  The board office will email dates for a teleconference in the next few weeks to discuss law revisions. Romkema exited the meeting. 

REVIEW OF CURRENT LAW AND RULES:  The Board discussed Law and Rule changes for next legislative session.  The Board will review the Laws and Rules and each member will bring suggestions for revision to a teleconference meeting. 

SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY SENATE BILL 72:  Bartley reviewed SB 72 and the board directed Bartley to contact the committee with the board’s concerns.

Colleran moved and French seconded to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried by unanimous vote. Meeting adjourned at 1:52 PM MT.