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Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health

South Dakota Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology

Board Minutes for January 5, 2017 Teleconference

 

MEMBERS PRESENT
Brittany Schmidt, President
Jane Heinemeyer, Vice-President
Shirley Hauge, Member
Kristin Gohn, Member
Connie Tucker, Lay Member

 

MEMBERS ABSENT

None

OTHERS PRESENT

Brooke Tellinghuisen Geddes, Executive Assistant

Jill Lesselyoung, Executive Assistant

Ann Mines Bailey, Assistant Attorney General
Craig Eichstadt, Assistant Attorney General

President Schmidt called the meeting to order at 8:33 AM MT.

CORRECTIONS OR ADDITIONS TO THE AGENDA:  None

WELCOME NEW LEGAL COUNSEL, CRAIG EICHSTADT:  Mines Bailey advised it had been a pleasure to work with the Board and welcomed new legal counsel Craig Eichstadt.  She exited the meeting at 8:40AM.

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES:  Heinemeyer moved and Gohn seconded to approve the minutes from November 3, 2016.  Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

FY FINANCIAL UPDATE:  Lesselyoung reported fiscal year to date figures as of November 30, 2016: year to date revenue of $15,121.23; expenditures of $17,141.26 and cash balance of $110,584.94. Tucker moved and Heinemeyer seconded to approval financials as presented. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Data Collection/Board Office Technology Upgrade:  Lesselyoung reported the final quote for the Data Collection and Technology upgrade in the Board office.  Heinemeyer moved and Gohn seconded to accept the bid to move forward with the upgrade. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Update from Heinemeyer on NCSB Conference: Heinemeyer thanked the Board for letting her attend the NCSB Conference in Santa Fe, NM and updated the Board on the topics at the conference.

General discussion was held including the topics of licensure portability, 2016 ASHA Code of Ethics, patient abandonment and bilingualism. Eichstadt recommended the Board update the Administrative Rules to reflect the 2016 ASHA Code of Ethics. He advised any other updates to the Administrative Rules that may be needed should be done at the same time. Schmidt asked each Board member to review the Administrative Rules for proposed changes and report at the next meeting in April. Eichstadt advised to review SDCL 1-26-4 to familiarize with the process of changing Administrative Rules.

Annual NCSB Conference, September 14-16, 2017, New Orleans, LA: Schmidt advised to have anyone who is interested contact the Board office. Lesselyoung reminded that Tellinghuisen had advised it is recommended to have a Board member and/or staff member from Professional Licensing attend if funds are available.

ANY OTHER BUSINESS COMING IN BETWEEN DATE OF MAILING AND DATE OF MEETING: There was no other business.

Hauge moved and Gohn seconded to adjourn meeting at 9:27AM MT. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.