Official Board Minutes for January 31, 2012
Teleconference Board Meeting
Members Present: Neil Skea, DPM, Member
John Forrette, DPM, Secretary/Treasurer
Scott Shindler, DPM, Education Officer
Mark Gebbie, DPM, Member
Jeanie Blair, RN, Lay Member
Others Present: Carol Tellinghuisen, Executive Secretary
Paula Spargur, Executive Assistant
Steve Blair, Assistant Attorney General
Members Absent: None
Secretary/Treasurer Forrette called the meeting to order at 11:00 AM MT.
Welcome new board member: Welcome to Mark Gebbie on his new position on the Board.
Corrections or additions to the agenda: The Board moved Item #7 on the agenda up to #2 so legal counsel could be present during the discussion of Complaints/Investigations.
Complaints/Investigations Update: Skea moved and Shindler seconded to enter executive session at 11:02 AM MT to discuss complaints/investigations. Motion carried by unanimous vote. Skea moved and Blair seconded to exit executive session at 11:22 AM MT. Motion carried by unanimous vote. S. Blair exited the meeting.
The Board discussed with legal counsel information provided by Department of Revenue and Regulation and the decision was made to not move forward unless additional information surfaces.
Election of Officers: Forrette moved and Gebbie seconded to nominate Shindler for President. Motion carried by unanimous vote. Shindler moved and Gebbie seconded to have Forrette continue in his role as Secretary/Treasurer. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Approval of Minutes from May 3, 2011: Shindler moved and Skea seconded to approve the minutes from May 3, 2011. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
FY Financial Update: Spargur reported fiscal year to date figures as of December 31, 2011: revenue of $3,323.32, expenses of $6,355.79 and cash balance of $34,694.85. Financial report was approved as presented.
Temporary Licensure: Shindler expressed interest in changing the law to issue temporary licenses for Podiatrists. The board discussed this possibility and determined further research would be needed. The board office will check with the surrounding states to see if they have legislation regarding temporary licensure.
Contract renewal: Tellinghuisen requested to renew at the current contract amount with no increase for FY 2013. Shindler moved and Blair seconded to renew the contract as requested. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Any other business: No other business.
Schedule next meeting: The next meeting will be scheduled as needed.
Blair moved and Shindler seconded to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried by unanimous vote. The meeting was adjourned at 11:46 AM MT.