BOARD MEETING MINUTES – July 19, 2013
Present: Alan Goodman, Ph.D., LCMHC, Shawn Hassell, MS, LMFT, Dayl H. Hufford, D.Min, LPP, Honorable Joseph P. Nadeau, Public Member, Jane Power Kilcoyne, Ed.D. and George Samuels, MSW, LICSW substitute social work member as allowed by RSA 330-A:9 II.
Not present: Kim Spencer, MSW, LICSW, Kathleen Skinner Shulman, Ed.D., Public Member.
Board meeting was called to order at 9:00 AM.
Draft minutes of the June 21, 2013 meeting were reviewed by the Board. Motion was made by Jane Kilcoyne and seconded by Shawn Hassell to approve the minutes as recorded. Motion passed.
Vote: For: JN, AG, SH, JK
Not present for vote: DH
A. Schreiber, Ellen, President NH Association for Infant Mental Health – The Board reviewed a letter concerning the Early Childhood and Family Mental Health Competency and Credentialing Project. Motion was made by Alan Goodman and seconded by Shawn Hassell to thank Ms. Schreiber for her correspondence and explain that it would not be consistent with the Board’s role to serve as a member on a Credential Advisory Board.
Vote: For: JN, AG, SH, GS, JK,
Not present for vote: DH
B. Collazo, Milagros, NJ Office of the Attorney General – The Board reviewed a letter concerning the process of establishing state guidelines and statutes regarding telepsychology. Motion was made by Shawn Hassell and seconded by Jane Kilcoyne to thank Mr. Milagros for his correspondence and explain NH is dealing with the same issue and will be addressing teletherapy in rulemaking in the near future.
Vote: For: JN, SH, AG, GS, JK,
Not present for vote: DH
II. LEGISLATION UPDATE
A. HB 234 – relative to occupational and professional board and commissions procedures concerning military service and occupational experience or training. This bill has passed the House with amendment and was rereferred to committee in the Senate.
III. DISCUSSION AND REVIEW
A. Application for licensure – discussion of the addition of a graduate program course sheet – Tabled until September
B..Rulemaking Process – ongoing discussion of the process of rule writing. Michael Morrell, Attorney for the Office of Legislative Services, presented an overview of the procedure for adoption of rules.
C. Candidate for licensure – In as much as psychologists are licensed by the Board of Psychology, candidates for licensed independent clinical social worker, licensed pastoral psychotherapist, licensed clinical mental health counselor and licensed marriage and family therapist must be supervised by a practitioner licensed with the Board of Mental Health Practice. Motion was made by Alan Goodman and seconded by Jane Kilcoyne that candidates for licensure be supervised by a practitioner licensed with the Board of Mental Health Practice pursuant to specific rules required for each profession.
Vote: For: JN, AG, SH, GS, JK, DH
Upon the motion of Alan Goodman and seconded by Jane Kilcoyne, the Board, by roll call vote, resolved to conduct a non-public session for the purpose of discussing applications, investigations of alleged misconduct of licensees, final disciplinary action and other adjudicatory decisions, in accordance with RSA 91-A:3, II (c), RSA 91-A:3, II (e), RSA 91-A:5, IV, Lodge v. Knowlton, 118 N.H. 574 (1978), RSA 330-A:29, V, and the Board’s executive and deliberative privileges. Each member recorded his or her vote on the motion, which passed by the unanimous vote of all members present.
[Non-public minutes held separately]
Upon the motion of Jane Kilcoyne and the second of Alan Goodman, the Board by roll call vote, resolved to withhold the minutes of the preceding non-public session, with the exception of approved applications, responses to motions and disciplinary actions until they are served, and CEU’s for Professional Conduct Investigators from public disclosure pursuant to RSA 91-A:3, III on the grounds that public disclosure would be likely to affect adversely the reputation of a person other than a Board member and to render the proposed action ineffective. Each member recorded his or her vote on the motion, which passed by the unanimous vote of all members present.
I. APPLICATIONS APPROVED FOR LICENSURE
A. Approved mental health counselors: Telisha Campbell, Patience Tomlinson, Erica Peck, Mark Boegel, James Marston and Edward Baldwin III.
B. Approved clinical social workers: Christine Albert, Lisa Donnellian, Sabrina Gargac, Justin Looser, Kristy Moen, Michelle Paradise, Shawn Young, Pearl Pappas, Jennifer McAllister and Judith Orme.
C. Approved marriage & family therapists – no applicants approved this month.
D. Approved pastoral psychotherapists – no applicants reviewed this month
II. APPROVED CANDIDATE FOR LICENSURE: SUPERVISORY AGREEMENTS
A. Mental Health Counselors: Bailey Trahan, Cynthia Baker, Renee Lensky and David Ball.
B. Social Workers: Annette Escalante, Sarah Merrigan and Meaghan Johns.
C. Marriage & Family Therapists: Catherine Lee-Keeler
D. Pastoral Psychotherapists: no agreements for review this month.
II. NOTICE OF HEARING
A. Triantafyllou, Athanasia, MA – Applicant for licensed clinical mental health – A hearing is scheduled for Friday, October 18, 2013 at 9:30 am.
Meeting was adjourned at 12:30 PM
No Board meeting scheduled for August 2013
Next meeting scheduled for September 20, 2013