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Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health

South Dakota Board of Hearing Aid Dispensers and Audiologists

Official Board Meeting Minutes
April 8, 2015
Teleconference                              

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

Kurt Reder, Member
Ann Oldenkamp, Lay Member

MEMBERS ABSENT:

None

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

Brent Kempema, Assistant Attorney General             

Reierson called the meeting to order at 11:02 AM MT.

 

CORRECTIONS OR ADDITIONS TO THE AGENDA:  Tellinghuisen welcomed new board members Reder and Oldenkamp.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM OCTOBER 14, 2014:  Colleran moved and Oldenkamp seconded to approve the minutes of the October 14, 2014 meeting. Motion carried by unanimous roll vote; Reder, yes; Colleran, yes; Oldenkamp, yes; French, yes; Reierson, yes.

 

FY FINANCIAL UPDATE:  Spargur reported fiscal year to date figures as of February 28, 2015; revenue of $7,631.20, expenses of $16,350.26 and cash balance of $62,078.30.  French moved and Reder seconded to approve the financial report as presented. Motion carried by unanimous roll vote; Reder, yes; Colleran, yes; Oldenkamp, yes; French, yes; Reierson, yes.

 

INFORMATION REQUESTED ON APPLICATION:  The Board has been receiving a number of applications for Audiology where the applicant does not live in South Dakota and it appears they are practicing with a national company.  The Board would like to have more information on what their plans are for practicing in South Dakota.  Kempema reviewed 20:46:04:01 with the board on what currently can be asked on an application.  The Board discussed telepractice and agreed to research surrounding states to see what they are requesting from their applicants.  This topic will be added to the next board meeting agenda.

 

REQUEST FROM JEFF STINGLEY, MEDICARE EDUCATOR:  Discussion was held on the request from Stingley on providing a list of Hearing Aid Dispensers practice locations, phone numbers and web addresses.  The Board determined that this request was more of an association issue than a licensure board one.  Reierson will present the request to the Association.

 

COMPLAINTS/INVESTIGATIONS:  

Complaint #138 – Colleran recommended that Complaint #138 be dismissed due to rectifying the complaint.  French moved and Oldenkamp seconded to dismiss complaint.  Motion carried by unanimous roll vote; Reder, yes; Oldenkamp, yes; French, yes; Reierson, yes.

 

Complaint #139- pending

 

Complaint #140 – pending

 

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY CONTRACT: Tellinghuisen requested to renew the Executive Secretary contract with a 2% increase.  Colleran moved and French seconded to approve the increase.  Motion carried by unanimous roll vote; Reder, yes; Colleran, yes; Oldenkamp, yes; French, yes; Reierson, yes.

 

ANY OTHER BUSINESS COMING IN BETWEEN DATE OF MAILING AND DATE OF MEETING: None.

 

SCHEDULE NEXT MEETING: The board tentatively scheduled the next meeting for June 15, 2015.

 

Colleran  moved and French seconded to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried by unanimous roll vote; Reder, yes; Colleran, yes; Oldenkamp, yes; French, yes; Reierson, yes.   Meeting adjourned at 11:49 AM MT.