Doneen Hollingsworth, Secretary of Health

South Dakota Board of Hearing Aid Dispensers and Audiologists

Official Board Meeting Minutes
March 28, 2013

Michael Bartley, President
Louise French, Secretary/Treasurer
Michael Colleran, Member

Priscilla Romkema, Lay Member

Robert Reierson, Member

Carol Tellinghuisen, Executive Secretary
Paula Spargur, Executive Assistant 

Erika Buchholz, Executive Assistant


Bartley called the meeting to order at 11:02 AM MT. 

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

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM October 3, 2012:  French moved and Romkema seconded to approve the minutes of the October 3, 2012 meeting. Motion carried by unanimous vote.


FY FINANCIAL UPDATE:  Spargur reported fiscal year to date figures as of January 31, 2013; revenue of $12,739.17, expenses of $11,935.55 and cash balance of $59,567.15.  Colleran moved and French seconded to approve the financial report as presented.


COMPLAINTS/INVESTIGATIONS:  There were no complaints/investigations.


IHS EXAM:  The board discussed the pass/fail rate of the IHS examination.  French will continue to inform sponsors and trainees of the importance of completing a study program through IHS or another national source and the difficulty of the exam.  French will draft a letter to send to all licensees regarding the exam.


AUDIOLOGY TECHNICIANS: The board discussed an inquiry received regarding Audiology technicians.  The board decided not to make any changes to legislation at this time.


EXECUTIVE SECRETARY CONTRACT:  Tellinghuisen requested to renew the contract with a 3% increase for FY 2014. Romkema moved and Colleran seconded to renew the contract as requested.  Motion carried by roll call vote:  Bartley, yes; Colleran, yes; Romkema, yes; French, yes.


ANY OTHER BUSINESS COMING IN BETWEEN DATE OF MAILING AND DATE OF MEETING: Bartley asked if the board would like him or Reierson to explain the legislation that passed to the Association during their spring meeting.  The board agreed that was an excellent idea.  Bartley will also draft a memo for the board to distribute to all licensees with information regarding the legislation prior to July 1st when it becomes effective.


French advised the board she had received a request for continuing education credits on an electronic medical records training that wasn’t approved by ASHA, AAA or IHS.  The board agreed that as Education Review Officer, French may make the determination to approve these types of continuing education requests.


SCHEDULE NEXT MEETING: The board office will email June and July dates for the next meeting.


French moved and Colleran seconded to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried by unanimous vote. Meeting adjourned at 11:58 AM MT.