Sheila Renaud-Finnegan, Joni Haley, Jet Goldberg, Karen Jennings, Julie Introcaso, David Sundell, Thomas Boulter and David Braiterman
Julie Introcaso, Board Chair, called the meeting to order at 8:35 AM
Draft minutes of the July 20, 2007 meeting were reviewed. Motion was made by David Braiterman and seconded by Tom Boulter to accept the minutes with typographical changes.
For: SRF, JI, JH, JG, KJ, TB, SD, DB
A. Claudia Zayfert - The Board reviewed a letter from Dr. Zayfert regarding the lack of financial reimbursement from third-party insurers for post-doctoral fellows and the possibility of establishing a "training license." Motion was made by Julie Introcaso and seconded by Tom Boulter to respond stating that the "training license" should be brought to the attention of the state's legislators. Motion passed.
B. Honorable James T. Kennedy - The Board reviewed a letter from Rep. Kennedy regarding healthcare services to low-income and uninsured persons in New Hampshire. Motion was made by Julie Introcaso and seconded by Joni Haley to respond stating that if there were a piece of legislation pending the Board would like to review it. However, at this time, the Board has no specific feedback. Motion passed.
C. Suzy Catalona - The Board reviewed a letter from Ms. Catalona regarding the termination of mental health services for patients when they fail to meet their financial obligation to pay. Motion was made by Joni Haley and seconded by Tom Boulter to respond stating the Board cannot give advisory opinions on specific practices but it is clear that this is addressed in the code of ethics and should be in the informed consent. Motion passed.
D. Megan Gallson - The Board reviewed a letter from Ms. Gallson regarding clarification as to whether or not a social worker who is licensed in another state would be able to write an adoptive home study for a family in NH. Motion was made by Tom Boulter and seconded by Sheila Renaud-Finnegan to inform Ms. Gallson that if someone is engaging in mental health practice as defined by RSA 330-A:2 they need to be licensed. A copy of RSA 330-A was sent to her. Motion passed.
Upon the motion of Karen Jennings and seconded by Tom Boulter, 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.
A. Mr. Robert Kelley, Chair of the LADAC Board talked about proposed legislation regarding the scope of practice of LADAC's.
III. Rules - the Board continues to work on rewriting the rules.
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: none
B. Approved clinical social workers: Donna Currier, Ruth Elliott, Robyn Fortney, Emilie Meadows, Steven Press, Priscilla Smeed, Catherine Ulrich.
C. Approved psychologists: psychologists approved after orals
D. Approved marriage & family therapists - no applicants this month
E. Approved pastoral psychotherapists - no applicants this month
II. Candidate for Licensure: Supervisory Agreements
A. Mental Health Counselors: Elizabeth Abel, Sara Bergeron, Sara Brown, Nellie Chancey, Makiko Fujita, Melissa Gretz,, Charlotte Hassett, Jennifer Ivas, Ryan Long, Adele Michaelides, Jennifer Revier, Elizabeth Tomai, Jessica Turgeon, Sue Vanden Bosch, Jocelyn Marineau, Kathy Chouinard, Dianne Proctor, Deborah Emery-Gigliotti, Erin Terry, Erin Kelly.
B. Social Workers: Eileen Costa, Kristin Honsberger, Amanda Lambert, Stacy Kramer, Miranda Myers, Katherine Poris, Melissa Walsh, Douglas Weed, Julie Hazell-Felch, Loni Rowe, Katherine Ellsworth, Nicholas Pfeifer.
C. Marriage & Family Therapists: no agreements this month
D. Psychologists: Kristy Morris
E. Pastoral Psychotherapists - no agreements this month
III. Voluntary Surrender
A. Janice L. Bauer, Ph.D. - The Board approved a Voluntary Surrender with Dr. Bauer. She relinquishes all rights and privileges to practice as a licensed psychologist in the State of New Hampshire effective 12/21/07
IV. Change of Hearing Date
A. Kit P. DeVries, LICSW - Docket No 07-2004 -1/18/08 is the new hearing date for this Docket. The place will be set at a later date.
Meeting was adjourned at 4:00 PM
Next meeting scheduled for Friday, October 19, 2007