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BOARD MEETING MINUTES –June 11, 2010

Present:   Sheila Renaud-Finnegan, David Braiterman, Joan Staigers Haley, Deborah Warner, Gail Mears and David Sundell. 

Not present ---

Board meeting was called to order at 9:00 AM.

Show Cause Hearing – Jason Butler – Docket No 10-005

Motion was made by David Braiterman and seconded by Sheila Renaud-Finnegan to accept the Agreement to Continue Show Cause Hearing and to seal the Agreement.

For:  All
Opposed: 0
Recused: 0

Draft minutes of the May 21, 2010 meeting were reviewed.  Motion was made by David Braiterman and seconded by David Sundell to accept the minutes with recommended amendments to minor spelling corrections.

The following motions were offered at the June 11, 2010 meeting as amendments to the May minutes.

Board discussion on testing by mental health professionals

Motion was made by Deborah Warner and seconded by Sheila Renaud-Finnegan to include references to particular articles and websites that were included in this discussion.  Motion failed.

For:  DW
Opposed:  JH, GM, SRF, DB, DS
Recused: 0

Motion was made by Deborah Warner and seconded by Sheila Renaud-Finnegan to have the following be retained by Board staff and be made available upon request:  letters written by two psychologists and a written summary by Dr. Warner that were read at the May 21, 2010 meeting.  Motion failed.

For:  DW
Opposed: JH, GM, SRF, DB, DS
Recused: 0

Motion was made by David Braiterman and seconded by Deborah Warner to change the wording in section III C to read as follows: 

In the Board’s response to the LICSW referenced above it wrote that she should “refer to the NASW Code of Ethics 1.04 which speaks directly that social workers only provide services in areas in which their education, training, license, supervision and other experience render them competent to perform service, and that they enter new substantive areas or use intervention techniques only after engaging in appropriate study.  NASW 1.04 (c) specifically cautions social workers to exercise careful judgment and take appropriate education, training, consultation and supervision to ensure competence of their work and protect clients from harm when generalized standards do no exist with respect to emerging areas of practice.  Several of the licensed professions regulated by this Board do make use of tests in their fields.  Certain tests are restricted to specific professions or levels of training.”  Motion passed.

For:  DW, DB, SRF,GM
Opposed: JH, DS
Recused: 0

I.  CORRESPONDENCE

A.  NEA NH – Robert Whitehead – Motion was made by David Braiterman and seconded by Sheila Renaud-Finnegan to review this letter next month due to lack of a quorum.  Motion passed unanimously.

II.  ADMINISTRATIVE RULES

The Board reviewed rules titled Objection Response for Mhp 200 and Mhp 300-500.   After receiving  preliminary objections to Final Proposal 2008-165 containing rules Mhp 200 and Final Proposal 2008-166 containing rules Mhp 300-500 the Board appointed a sub-committee to scrutinize the objections from JLCAR and public testimony presented at the JLCAR hearing.  The sub-committee amended, withdrew or made no change in response to the JLCAR objections and public testimony.   The Board reviewed the recommendations of the sub-committee today.

A.  The Board reviewed Objection Response for Mhp 200.  Motion was made by David Braiterman and seconded by Deborah Warner to approve the Objection  Response for Mhp 200.  Motion passed

For: JH, GM, SRF, DB, DS
Opposed: DW
Recused: 0

B.  The Board reviewed Objection Response for Mhp 300 – 500.

1   Motion was made by Deborah Warner and seconded by Sheila  Renaud-Finnegan to change Mhp 501.02 (a)(1) to read for  “psychologists” the ethical standards for the 2002 Ethical Principles of Psychologists and code of conduct rather than for   “psychologists” the American Psychological Association code of ethics of 2002.  Motion failed.

For:  DW
Opposed: JH, GM, SRF, DB, DS
Recused: 0

2.  Motion was made by Deborah Warner and seconded by Sheila Renaud-Finnegan to add language to Mhp 503.04 (f)(4) to read that said summary shall also include inculpatory and exculpatory facts gathered in the investigation.  Motion failed

For:  DW
Opposed:  JH, GM, SRF, DB, DS
Recused: 0

3.  Motion was made by Deborah Warner and seconded by Gail Mears to add to a rule which would require a Release of Information for patient records to be submitted with an allegation of misconduct, and that if the release is not obtained, that the Board enact procedural safeguards to assure patients the right to know that their files are being sought and an opportunity to permit or object to such assess by the state, and if objected to, that the Board enact steps to exercise restraint in the obtaining of records balancing individual privacy with its mandate to investigate, as allowed in RSA 330-A:28.  Motion failed.

For:  DW
Opposed: JH, GM, SRF, DB, DS
Recused: 0   

4.  Motion was made by David Sundell and seconded by Deborah  Warner to approve the Objection Response for Mhp 300-500.      Motion passed.

For:  JH, GM, SRF, DB, DS
Opposed: DW
Recused: 0

C.  Letter to Carol Holahan – Response to Preliminary Objections for 2008-165 and 2008-166 -  Motion was made by Deborah Warner and seconded  by David Braiterman to approve the letter to Ms. Holahan, drafted by Ms. Lynch, to accompany the Board’s Objection Responses to Mhp 200 and Mhp 300-500.  Motion passed unanimously.

Upon the motion of David Sundell and seconded by David Braiterman, the Board, by roll call vote, resolved to conduct a non-public session for the purpose of discussing application, investigations of alleged misconduct of licensees, 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), 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.

Upon the motion of David Sundell and the second of David Braiterman,  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, 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:  Lorraine Soukup, Stacie Lucius

B.  Approved clinical social workers:  Jenna LaBombard, Merrie Beth Moore, Parisa Rahimi-Britton, Ann Jackson   Wadsworth and Sara Martel

C.  Approved psychologists:  Ann Hurley

D.  Approved marriage & family therapists – no applicants reviewed this month

E.  Approved pastoral psychotherapists – no applicants reviewed  this month

II.  APPROVED CANDIDATE FOR LICENSURE: SUPERVISORY AGREEMENTS

A.  Mental Health Counselors: Jennifer Coburn, Ryan Chandler, Amanda Bautreaux.

B.  Social Workers: Susan J. Rair

C.  Marriage & Family Therapists:  no agreements reviewed this month

D.  Psychologists:  no agreements reviewed this month

E.  Pastoral Psychotherapists:  no agreements reviewed this month

Meeting was adjourned at 3:30 PM

Next meeting scheduled for July 23, 2010

 
 
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