WVBOT MINUTES: January 20, 2023
MEMBERS PRESENT: Gene Brooks, Marty Douglas, Kathy Quesenberry, Bambi Hill (via phone)
ABSENT: Phil Simpson
ALSO PRESENT: Vonda Malnikoff, Mary Beth Laughery
MEETING CALLED TO ORDER: 11:05 a.m.
Marty motioned to approve November 18, 2022 minutes as written. Gene seconded. Vote 4-0.
TOPIC: COTA Supervision Rules
FINDINGS/CONCLUSIONS: Discussed whether modifying COTA supervision rules is necessary to better protect consumers and the potential implications of doing so. Reviewed supervision rules in other states. Provided all Board members with AOTA summary of state COTA supervision rules.
ACTION/FOLLOW-UP: Hold for future discussion.
TOPIC: OT Licensure Compact
FINDINGS/CONCLUSIONS: Discussed changes needed to Legislative Rules as a result of passage of SB221, i.e. Series 3 – Fees and Series 9 – Telehealth. Phil motioned to hold Rule changes until 2023, after Compact Commission meets to establish compact rules and determine member state fee. Bambi seconded. Vote 5-0. A state representative must be appointed to serve on the compact commission. Marty motioned to nominate Vonda. Bambi seconded. Vote 5-0. Efforts to start the process to gain authority to require FBI criminal background checks have been unsuccessful. Attended initial Commission meeting on August 3-4. Added link to OT Compact website to WVBOT website. Attended first Finance Committee meeting on October 19th.
ACTION/FOLLOW-UP: Attend additional meetings as needed. Continue attempts to acquire authorization to require FBI CBC’s.
TOPIC: CE Conference 2023
FINDINGS/CONCLUSIONS: Discussed potential date, location, speakers/topics. Reviewed quotes for Tamarack and Raleigh County Convention Center for April 21, 2023. Also reviewed proposed agenda, speaker proposals, and promotional item. Discussed holding November Board meeting in Beckley to tour Convention Center. Toured Convention Center & signed contract for 4/21/23. Discussed conference menu. Received journals and pens. Agenda finalized. Board meeting on 4/20/23 and block of rooms will be at the Holiday Inn.
ACTION/FOLLOW-UP: Open online registration and mail postcards by early February.
TOPIC: Expanded Tekswift services
FINDINGS/CONCLUSIONS: Discussed proposal to expand Tekswift services to include their Insight Managed IT Services to increase security on Board computers. Bambi motioned to add Insight Essentials to our Tekswift contract. Marty seconded. Vote 5-0. Received approval from WV Office of Technology on 10/28/22.
ACTION/FOLLOW-UP: Add Insight Essentials upon contract renewal in March 2023.
TOPIC: Financial Disclosure Statements
FINDINGS/CONCLUSIONS: Must be filed between January 1 and February 1, 2023. Online and fillable pdf filing options available at ethics.wv.gov. Email reminder on 1/5/23.
ACTION/FOLLOW-UP: Must be filed by end of January.
PURCHASE CARD TRANSACTIONS
The Board reviewed all purchases made on the Purchase Card for November 16, 2022 through January 15, 2023. Marty motioned to approve all purchases. Gene seconded. Vote 4-0.
Cash Balance as of December 31, 2022
NOVEMBER - DECEMBER DEPOSITS
11/1/22 $ 30
November $ 11,940
TOTAL DEPOSITS $ 36,730
NOVEMBER - DECEMBER DISBURSEMENTS
November $ 7,827.44
Beginning cash balance 7/1/22 $ 223,743.86
FY2023 Revenue 58,295.00
FY2023 Expenditures 44,128.52
Ending cash balance 12/31/22 $ 237,910.34
TOPIC: Election of officers
FINDINGS/CONCLUSIONS: Marty motioned to elect Kathy to continue as Chairperson. Kathy motioned to elect Marty to continue as Secretary/Treasurer. Gene seconded both motions. Vote 4-0.
TOPIC: Interpretation of Direct Contact for Supervision
FINDINGS/CONCLUSIONS: Upon review and discussion of the Legislative Rules regarding COTA supervision, it was agreed the required direct contact between the supervising OTR and COTA could be performed via telehealth.
TOPIC: 2023 renewal update
FINDINGS/CONCLUSIONS: Total OT renewals due: 455 Non-renewals: 64 (14%)
As of 1/17/23, total licensed OT’s: 868
TOPIC: AOTA draft policy
FINDINGS/CONCLUSIONS: Reviewed Adjunctive-Preparatory Techniques draft policy
|1||AOTA||12/19/2022||State Affairs Newsletter|
|2||AOTA||1/5/2023||Invitation to Virtual State Regulatory Forum|
|3||Other Boards||1/10/2023||information re: email scams|
|4||Carrie Smith-Bell (WVU faculty)||1/5/2023||email requesting info re OT needs among homeschooling families|
|5||Licensee email||1/11/2023||email requesting input re OT's & ostomy care|
|6||AOTA||1/11/2023||AOTA Model Practice Act - Final version|
Bills paid November – December 2022
|Gene Brooks||11/2/2022||paid||$300.00||perdiem for WVOTA conf & Licensing Board seminar|
|STO-egov fees||11/7/2022||paid||$184.50||Oct egov payments|
|IS&C||11/7/2022||paid||$60.78||Centrex (phone) billing October 2022|
|Kathy Quesenberry||11/21/2022||paid||$150.00||perdiem for 11-18-22 Board mtg|
|Bambi Hill||11/21/2022||paid||$150.00||perdiem for 11-18-22 Board mtg|
|Phil Simpson||11/21/2022||paid||$150.00||perdiem for 11-18-22 Board mtg|
|Marty Douglas||11/21/2022||paid||$150.00||perdiem for 11-18-22 Board mtg|
|Kathy Quesenberry||11/21/2022||paid||$58.76||travel for 11-18-22 board mtg|
|Phil Simpson||11/21/2022||paid||$145.00||travel for 11-18-22 board mtg|
|Marty Douglas||11/21/2022||paid||$96.26||travel for 11-18-22 board mtg|
|Vonda Malnikoff||11/21/2022||paid||$417.52||travel for 11-1-22 lic bd seminar & 11-18-22 bd mtg|
|STO-egov fees||12/5/2022||paid||$268.65||Nov egov payments|
|IS&C||12/7/2022||paid||$60.78||Centrex (phone) billing November 2022|
|IS&C||12/27/2022||paid||$60.86||Centrex (phone) billing December 2022|
Marty motioned to adjourn at 1:00 p.m. Gene seconded. Vote 4-0. The next regular Board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 20th, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in Beckley. Remaining 2023 board meetings are tentatively scheduled for September 15th and November 17th.