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WEBSITE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health

South Dakota Board of Hearing Aid Dispensers and Audiologists

Official Board Meeting Minutes
February 3, 2014
Teleconference                              

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

Robert Reierson, Member

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Dan Neal, Lay Member

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

Erika Buchholz, Executive Assistant                 

Bartley called the meeting to order at 10:01 AM MT.

WELCOME NEW BOARD MEMBER, DAN NEAL:  The Board is excited to work with new Board member, Dan Neal.

 

CORRECTIONS OR ADDITIONS TO THE AGENDA:  Bartley requested to add discussion on SB122 under Item number 10a on the agenda.  French moved and Colleran seconded to accept the agenda as revised.  Motion carried by unanimous vote.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM June 24, 2013:  Colleran moved and Reierson seconded to approve the minutes of the June 24, 2013 meeting. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

FY FINANCIAL UPDATE:  Spargur reported fiscal year to date figures as of December 31, 2013; revenue of $9,632.20, expenses of $13,930.01 and cash balance of $63,544.10.  French moved and Reierson seconded to approve the financial report as presented.

IHS COMPUTERIZED EXAM:  Buchholz updated the Board on the computerized exam offered by IHS.  The cost of the exam is $225 and is offered in Rapid City and Sioux Falls.  Having the exam computerized will expedite the results for the applicant.  The last two exams were administered with the new system and the process was very smooth.

YELLOW PAGE MEMO RESPONSES:  The Board office has received numerous calls from licensees in response to the memo regarding advertising.  The memo raised the awareness of making sure an ad is placed in the proper section.

CONSUMER PROTECTION LEGISLATION:  Colleran reported that the Attorney General’s office was adding consumer protection legislation and asked the board office to notify the Board if they received notice of any effecting the industry.

COMPLAINTS/INVESTIGATIONS:  There were no complaints/investigations.

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY CONTRACT:  Tellinghuisen requested to renew with a 3% increase for FY 2015.  Reierson moved and Colleran seconded to approve the contract renewal with the 3% increase.  Motion carried by roll call vote; Bartley-yes, Reierson-yes, Colleran-yes; French-yes.

SB 122:  Bartley discussed the proposed legislation under SB 122.

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 June 23, 2014.

Colleran moved and Reierson seconded to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried by unanimous vote. Meeting adjourned at 10:38 AM MT.