Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health

South Dakota Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology

Official Board Minutes for January 8, 2014



Brittany Schmidt, President

Jane Heinemeyer, Vice-President

Shirley Hauge, Member

Kristin Gohn, Member

Connie Tucker, Lay Member





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 8:34 AM MT.

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

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES:  Heinemeyer moved and Gohn seconded to approve the minutes from November 21, 2013.  Motion carried by unanimous vote.

FY FINANCIAL UPDATE:  Spargur reported fiscal year to date figures as of November 30, 2013:  year to date revenue of $120,950.00; expenditures of $16,187.17 and cash balance of $79,317.09.  The Board approved the financial report as presented.  Schmidt suggested the Board join the National Council of State Boards of Examiners (NCSB) as a Board instead of having individuals join.  If we plan on attending yearly we may wish to consider this option.

LICENSURE QUESTIONS: The Board discussed progress on finding an educational institution to provide the 100 clock hours for Speech Language Pathology Assistant applicants.  There is not anything available at this time so the Board will continue to look for options or change the law at a future date.  The board office will respond to the applicant regarding their question on eligibility for licensure.

2013 NCSB Conference Information/Questions: Schmidt reported from the NCSB conference held October 2013 in San Antonio, Texas.  Schmidt discussed changing rules to require hours on ethics for continuing education.  The board will discuss this further at a future meeting.

Schmidt also notified the board that mandatory reporting of sexual misconduct was discussed during the conference.  Mines will research this topic and let the board know at the next meeting.  Mines explained we are limited to the disciplinary action in SDCL 36-37-21.  The Board discussed these actions and the complaint process.  Schmidt will provide the board a copy of the Virginia procedure manual on sanctions.  

The Board also briefly discussed an impaired practitioner program, supervisory responsibility, telepractice concerns, the praxis exam and reporting on the board’s progress to the sponsoring legislatures.  These topics will be discussed in more length at future meetings.


SCHEDULE NEXT MEETING: The next meeting was tentatively scheduled for March 26, 2014 at 9:30 AM CT/8:30 AM MT.  Hauge moved and Gohn seconded to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried by unanimous vote. Meeting adjourned at 9:53AM MT.