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Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health

South Dakota Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology

Official Board Minutes for March 27, 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

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.

 

ELECTION OF OFFICERS:  Hauge moved and Gohn seconded to keep the same slate of officers.  Motion carried by unanimous vote.

 

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES:  Heinemeyer moved and Hauge seconded to approve the minutes from January 8, 2014.  Motion carried by unanimous vote.

 

FY FINANCIAL UPDATE:  Spargur reported fiscal year to date figures as of January 31, 2014: year to date revenue of $124,950.00; expenditures of $21,150.25 and cash balance of $78,354.01. Heinemeyer moved and Tucker seconded to approve the financial report.  Motion carried by unanimous vote.

 

LICENSURE QUESTIONS: The Board discussed the concern of the potential gap between graduation and transcripts being issued.  The Board agreed to issue a Provisional license to these new graduates upon receiving a verification letter from the school indicating all requirements of the master’s degree has been met and the additional required information for application.  The board office will add this to the FAQ section on the website.  The Board also discussed the 100 clock hour requirement for SLPAs and that Augustana is working on an option that may work for these students.

  

UNLICENSED PRACTICE: The Board discussed unlicensed practice and how individuals should report this by sending a written complaint letter directly to the board office.  This process will also be added to the FAQ section on the website.

 

REQUEST FOR WALLET CARDS: The board office received a couple of requests for wallet cards for licensees.  The Board decided not to issue wallet cards with licenses as licenses can be verified on-line or through the board office.

 

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY CONTRACT: Tellinghuisen asked for renewal of her contract with a 3% increase and a $50 monthly increase in rent.  Hauge moved and Heinemeyer seconded to approve the increase.  Motion carried by unanimous vote.

 

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 September 24, 2014 at 9:30 AM CT/8:30 AM MT.  Gohn moved and Tucker seconded to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried by unanimous vote. Meeting adjourned at 9:22 AM MT.