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BOARD MEETING MINUTES – July 15, 2011

Present:   David Braiterman, David Sundell,  Kim Spencer, Deborah Warner, Thomas Boulter and Shawn Hassell (Mr. Boulter and Mr. Hassell were substitute Board members as allowed by RSA 330-A:9 to vote on matters that require just and timely  resolution and a quorum due to a Board member being absent or recused). 

Not present: Gail Mears

Board meeting was called to order at 9:20 AM.

Draft minutes of the June 17, 2011 meeting were reviewed by the Board. 

Motion was made by Deborah Warner to include notation in the minutes of a motion that had been omitted from the June 17, 2011 minutes, specifically, “Deborah Warner made a motion that the Board acknowledge that HJR3 passed and was signed by the governor and will do diligence to honor that resolution.”

No second to the motion
No further discussion or vote

After much discussion motion was made by David Braiterman and seconded by Kim Spencer to end the discussion on the minutes.  Motion passed.

For:  DS, KS, DB
Opposed: DW
Abstained: TB
Not participating:  SH

Motion was made by David Braiterman and seconded by David Sundell to approve the minutes with the following corrections:

II. Legislation-oral update C. HB 476 - remove the word strong in the second to last line

III. Discussion - A. Investigation process letter – correct Deb to Deborah and change the word waiver to waive.

IV. Board appointments – change the last sentence to read: A shortage of Board members will make forming a quorum for conducting business more cumbersome if the Governor and Council do not start confirming the nominations they brought forth.

For:  DB, DS, KS
Opposed: DW
Abstained: TB
Not participating: SH

DW dissented because she opposed the wording of the Board appointments section which stated that “quorum problems… can lead to Board business, such as investigations, application approvals, and renewals not being acted upon.”  DW asserts that this statement is untrue.

The Board reopened the issue of minutes later in the meeting and the following motion was addressed:

Motion was made by Deborah Warner and seconded by Kim Spencer to include notation in the minutes of a motion that had been omitted from the June 17, 2011 minutes, specifically, “Deborah Warner made a motion that the Board acknowledge that HJR3 passed and was signed by the governor and will do diligence to honor that resolution.”

For:  DW, KS, SH, DS, DB
Opposed: 0
Abstained: TB

I.  CORRESPONDENCE – no public correspondence this month

II.   LEGISLATION – Oral update

A.  HB 554 – Mental Health Records – The Board reviewed a newly revised amendment that had been circulated the day prior to the meeting. Deborah Warner gave an oral update on the changes that have been made to this bill.  Motion was made by Deborah Warner and seconded by David Braiterman that the Board take a position on this bill that the concept on the flow of this amendment is acceptable by the Board.

For:  DW, KS, SH, DB
Opposed: DS
Not participating: TB

B.  HB 390 – This housekeeping bill was enacted 6/29/2011.  It restored the powers to the Advisory Committees, allowing them to serve as substitutes on the board.

C.  HB 476 – Psychology licensing board - Deborah Warner reported that a hearing was held on this bill.  Dr. Warner made a motion for the newly remaining Board to take a vote on its opinion of this bill

No second to the motion
No further discussion or vote

III.  DISCUSSION

A.  Order of Formal Investigation – The Board reviewed the Order of Formal Investigation with edits.  Motion was made by David Braiterman and seconded by Kim Spencer to begin using this flexible template as edited. 

For:  DW, DB, TB, KS, DS
Opposed: 0
Not participating: SH

B.  Letter to licensee with the Order of Formal Investigation – Motion was made by David Braiterman and seconded by Thomas Boulter to make minor changes to the flexible template letter which accompanies the Order of Formal Investigation. 

For:  DB, DS,  KS
Opposed:  DW (Dr. Warner disagrees with the last line in paragraph 2).
Abstained:  TB
Not participating:  SH

IV.  GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL ACTIONS – July 13, 2010

A.  Governor and Council confirmed Joseph P. Nadeau as a public member to the Board.

B.  Governor and Council accepted resignations from Gail Mears, Psy. D. effective July 31, 2010 and David J. Braiterman effective July 16, 2011.

C.  Governor and Council nominated Howard A. Goodman, Ph.D. as the mental health counselor to the Board.  Dr. Goodman’s nomination still has to be confirmed.

D.  The confirmation of Shawn Hassell, MS remains tabled.

V.  BOARD CHAIR

A.  Motion was made by Deborah Warner to appoint an interim Chairperson to the Board.

No second
No discussion or vote.

Deborah Warner motioned that the Board would recess for one hour to reconvene in public session after conferring with counsel. This motion was seconded by Kim Spencer.   Motion passed.

Motion was made by Kim Spencer and seconded by David Braiterman to reconsider prior motion to recess.

For:  KS, DB, DS, SH
Opposed: DW
Abstained: TB

The board recessed for one hour to confer with counsel to then return to public session for 30 minutes before going into non-public session.

Upon the motion of Deborah Warner 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 Deborah Warner 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:  Susan Leigh Curtis, Akira Stuckey, Jerry Bolnick, John Crampton, Lee Ann Lafosse, Jessica Michaud and Ian Detamore

B.  Approved clinical social workers:  Karis Callahan, Denis Callahan, Donald Roussell, Brenda Ucich, Michelle McClintic and Lori Chase

C.  Approved psychologists:  Karen Meteyer, Annette Kennedy

D.  Approved marriage & family therapists –  Steven Brown

E.  Approved pastoral psychotherapists – no applicants reviewed  this  month

II.  APPROVED CANDIDATE FOR LICENSURE: SUPERVISORY AGREEMENTS

A.  Mental Health Counselors:  Erica Dowd, Amber Evans,Valerie Vigue, Lorraine Jones, Barbara O’Brien and Ian Detamore

B.  Social Workers: no agreements for review this month

C.  Marriage & Family Therapists:  no agreements for review this month

D.  Psychologists:  no agreements for review this month

E.  Pastoral Psychotherapists:  no agreements for review this month.

III.  DOCKET NO. 11-002 – Jason Butler, MSW

A hearing date has been set for October 27 and October 28, 2011.  Time and place to be announced at a later date.

Meeting was adjourned at 4:20 PM

Next meeting scheduled for September 16, 2011

 
 
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