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Doneen Hollingsworth, Secretary of Health

South Dakota Board of Hearing Aid Dispensers and Audiologists

Official Board Meeting Minutes
June 24, 2013
Teleconference                              

MEMBERS PRESENT:
Michael Bartley, President
Louise French, Secretary/Treasurer
Michael Colleran, Member

Priscilla Romkema, Lay Member

MEMBERS ABSENT:
Robert Reierson, Member

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

Erika Buchholz, Executive Assistant                  

Bartley called the meeting to order at 10:34 AM MT in Deadwood.

 

CORRECTIONS OR ADDITIONS TO THE AGENDA:  Bartley requested to add discussion on the Practical Exam under Item #8 on the agenda.  Romkema moved and Colleran seconded to accept the agenda as revised.  Motion carried by unanimous vote.

 

ELECTION OF OFFICERS: Romkema moved and French seconded to keep the slate of officers the same.  Motion carried by unanimous vote. 

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM March 28, 2013:  French moved and Colleran seconded to approve the minutes of the March 28, 2013 meeting. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

 

FY FINANCIAL UPDATE:  Spargur reported fiscal year to date figures as of May 31, 2013; revenue of $19,589.17, expenses of $21,231.72 and cash balance of $57,094.98.  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 memo from IHS on their three initiative that are underway including; requesting states to reference professionals engaged in hearing aid dispensing as “Hearing Aid Specialists”, for states to only accept courses that are approved by IHS for continuing education, and for states to accept the IHS official continuing education transcripts as official documentation.  The board agreed to not take any action at this time.

 

PROVISIONAL LICENSES:  The board discussed the issuance of provisional licenses and will continue to follow the same process.

 

HB 1180 and SB 117: The board discussed HB 1180 and SB 117.  The board is updating applications to ask the appropriate questions to address the bill.

 

PRACTICAL EXAM: Bartley discussed the process of the Practical Exam.  

 

ANY OTHER BUSINESS COMING IN BETWEEN DATE OF MAILING AND DATE OF MEETING: No additional business.

 

SCHEDULE NEXT MEETING: The next meeting is tentatively scheduled for January 20, 2014.

 

Romkema moved and French seconded to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried by unanimous vote. Meeting adjourned at 11:40 AM MT.