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Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health

South Dakota Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology

Official Board Minutes for September 24, 2014

Teleconference

MEMBERS PRESENT  

Brittany Schmidt, President

Jane Heinemeyer, Vice-President

Shirley Hauge, Member

Connie Tucker, Lay Member

 

MEMBERS ABSENT   

Kristin Gohn, Member

OTHERS PRESENT

Carol Tellinghuisen, Executive Secretary

Paula Spargur, Executive Assistant

Erika Buchholz, Executive Assistant

Ann Mines, Assistant Attorney General

                                                                                                                                                  

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

CORRECTIONS OR ADDITIONS TO THE AGENDA:  There were no corrections or additions to the agenda.

 

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES:  Tucker moved and Heinemeyer seconded to approve the minutes from March 27, 2014.  Motion carried by unanimous vote.

 

FY FINANCIAL UPDATE:  Spargur reported fiscal year to date figures as of August 31, 2014: year to date revenue of $4,300.00; expenditures of $7,361.59 and cash balance of $69,738.26. Hauge moved and Heinemeyer seconded to approve the financial report.  Motion carried by unanimous vote.

 

LICENSEE UPDATE:  Spargur updated the Board on the current number of licensees; 555 total licensees with 363 Speech-Language Pathologists, 107 Limited, 54 Speech-Language Pathology Assistants, and 31 Provisional licenses.

 

APPLICATION UPDATE:  Buchholz updated the Board on the revised application.  Questions were added to the application in order to comply with the Department of Labor and Regulation’s statewide data workforce collection system. 

 

CEU REMINDER:  The Board discussed sending a letter to all licensees reminding them of the CEU requirement in order to give them ample time to complete the 20 hours before renewal time, October 1, 2015.  The board office will send a letter out to remind everyone of the CEU requirement and helpful hints.

 

SUBSTITUTE TEACHER:  The Board agreed if a substitute provides services as  Speech-Language Pathologist they would need to be licensed.

 

DOE CERTIFICATE:  The Department of Education posted a reminder on the Special Education list serve that a speech-language evaluator must hold a valid South Dakota license as a speech-language pathologist pursuant to article 20:79.  The reminder did prompt questions to the board including a concern regarding South Dakota teacher retirement.  This concern would need to be addressed with the individual’s district as it is not a board decision.

 

OPEN MEETING LAW:  The Board was provided a copy of the Guide to South Dakota Open Meetings Law.

 

27TH ANNUAL NCBS CONFERENCE: The annual NCBS Conference was discussed.  The Board will not attend this year but will send a board member or staff next year.

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

 

SCHEDULE NEXT MEETING: The next meeting was tentatively scheduled for January 7, 2015 at 9:30 AM CT/8:30 AM MT.  Heinemeyer moved and Tucker seconded to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried by unanimous vote. Meeting adjourned at 9:13 AM MT.