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Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health

South Dakota Board of Funeral Service

Official Board Minutes For December 18, 2014

 

Via Teleconference

 

Members Present:
Howard Sogn, President

Stuart W. Barns, Vice-President

D. Scott Isburg, Member
Tim Bachman, Member
Alfred Rude, Lay Member
David Volk, Lay Member
Mariah Pokorny, Dept of Health(Non-voting member)

                                                       

Members Absent:
Sue Bentsen, Secretary-Treasurer                                                  

                                                       

Others Present: 
Carol Tellinghuisen, Executive Secretary
Paula Spargur, Executive Assistant

John Strohman, Office of the Attorney General                                                                                                                             

                                                       

President Sogn called the meeting to order at 2:04 PM MT. 

 

Corrections or additions to the agenda:  There were no corrections or additions to the agenda.

 

Approval of Minutes from July 14, 2014:  Volk moved and Isburg seconded to approve the minutes from July 14, 2014.  Motion carried by unanimous vote. 

 

Sponsor/Trainee Update: Barns reported to the Board that there are currently 15 trainees either active or enrolled in mortuary school.  The new forms and instructions have made it very clear to trainees and sponsors on the 2080 hour requirement.  

 

Portability of Guaranteed Price Preneed Contracts and Funds:  Sogn asked the Board to review SDCL 55-11-12 for discussion during the May meeting.

 

Bachman moved and Volk seconded to enter Executive Session at 2:30 PM MT to discuss Complaints/Investigations and a Reinstatement Request.  Motion carried by unanimous vote.  Strohman joined the meeting at 2:45 PM MT.  Volk moved and Barns seconded to exit Executive Session at 3:01 PM MT.  Motion carried by unanimous vote.

  

Complaints/Investigations:  

#157:  Barns recommended an Agreed Disposition on complaint #157.  Bachman moved and Isburg seconded to approve Agreed Disposition.  Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote; Sogn, yes; Isburg, yes; Rude, yes; Volk, yes and Bachman, yes.

 

Volk moved and Barns seconded to deny the reinstatement request on complaint #158. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote; Sogn, yes; Isburg, yes; Rude, yes; Barns, yes; Volk, yes and Bachman, yes.

 

Schedule next meeting:  The next meeting will be scheduled as needed.  Volk moved and Bachman seconded to adjourn.  Motion carried unanimously.  Meeting adjourned at 3:15 PM MT.