OFFICE OF LICENSED ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS Physical Therapy Governing Board MINUTES of October 20, 2010 The October 20, 2010 meeting of the Physical Therapy Governing Board convened at 1:30 p.m. with the following members present: Greg Woodsum, PT, Chair Laurel Clute, PT Ronald Fuller, PTA Absent: James H. Bradley, Public Member Martha B. Aguiar, Public Member The Board voted to approve the minutes of September 15, 2010, as amended, with a motion from Ronald Fuller and seconded by Laurel Clute. PUBLIC MINUTES QUALIFICATION AND LICENSURE 1. PHYSICAL THERAPIST APPLICATIONS FOR LICENSURE The following physical therapist applications for licensure were approved on a motion from Laurel Clute and seconded by Ronald Fuller. Shirley B. Apostol, PT Ellen M. Barlow, PT Carol A. Becker, PT Jacqueline B. Brittain, PT Laura S. Hagley, PT Mouna Mirson-Tohme, PT Christine H. Rich, PT 2. PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT APPLICATIONS FOR LICENSURE The Board approved the application of Deirdre A. Daley, PT for licensure with a motion from Laurel Clute and seconded by Ronald Fuller. The Board voted with a motion from Ronald Fuller and seconded by Laurel Clute to ask David Fantuzzo, PT for additional information regarding his work history. Once this information is received Mr. Fantuzzo's file will be brought back before the Board for further review. Physical Therapy Governing Board October 20, 2010 Page 2 3. PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT APPLICATIONS FOR LICENSURE The Board could not vote on the applications of Keith E. Allen, PTA and Tracy A. Monterisi, PTA due to a lack of a quorum. The Board approved the application of Janelle M. Flynn, PTA based on her explanation of the "Yes" answer on the application with a motion from Ronald Fuller and seconded by Laurel Clute. The Board approved the application of Maryam Hosseini Sabet, PTA with a motion from Ronald Fuller and seconded by Laurel Clute. The Board approved the application of Roberto S. Selig, PTA based on his explanation of the "Yes" answer on the application with a motion from Laurel Clute and seconded by Ronald Fuller. ADMINISTRATIVE 4. Sadie Woods, PT asked the Board "If the PTA is asked to provide discharge information by the physical therapist, it could take the form of a verbal report, handwritten report or practicably speaking, a computer based report. The information would include subjective, objective but also assessment (i.e. goal status) and plan (e.g. HEP) elements. This leads to the question of whether a PTA could input initial information to a computer-based document, which the PT would then review, edit, file and sign?" The Board voted with a motion from Ronald Fuller and seconded by Laurel Clute to respond to Ms. Woods e-mail stating the PTA could input the subjective, objective, and assessment for the PT to review but the PT must do the Plan of Care, see Phy 409.02. 5. Shelly Abeln, PT asked the Board 2 questions. First, Can PTAs do sharps debridement in your state? And second, does your state allow PTs to do sharps debridement in the home? The Board voted with a motion from Ronald Fuller and seconded by Laurel Clute to send a letter to Ms. Abeln stating that the Board's rules do not distinguish the setting in which a physical therapist may perform those things outlined within their scope of practice and to provide her with RSA 328-A:2 XI (b) which states: "Alleviating impairments, movement dysfunctions, and disabilities by designing and implementing, and modifying interventions that include, but are not limited to therapeutic exercise; training related to movement dysfunctions in self care and in home, community or work integration or reintegration; manual therapy including soft tissue and joint mobilization; therapeutic massage; assistive and adaptive orthotic, prosthetic, protective and supportive devises and equipment related to movement dysfunctions; airway clearance techniques; integumentary protection and repair techniques; debridement and wound care; physical agents or modalities; mechanical and electrotherapeutic modalities; and patient-related instruction." 6. James Bradley has been re-appointed to the Board. Physical Therapy Governing Board September 15, 2010 Page 3 ADJOURN: on motion by Ronald Fuller with a second by Laurel Clute, the motion to adjourn at 3:04 p.m. carried in the affirmative. Minutes respectfully submitted by Tina M. Kelley, Board Administrator Greg Woodsum, PT Chair at meeting dated 10/25/10 Motion to commence non-public session: On motion of Ronald Fuller with a second by Laurel Clute, the Board voted to conduct a non-public session for the purpose of discussing investigations of alleged licensee misconduct and noting that such a non-public session is authorized by RSA 91-A: 3, II (c), RSA 91-A: 3, II (e), RSA 91-A: 5, IV, Lodge v. Knowlton, 119 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. NON-PUBLIC SESSION: [Minutes kept separately] Motion to keep minutes of non-public session confidential: Upon the motion of Ronald Fuller with a second by Laurel Clute, the Board voted to withhold the minutes of the preceding non-public session 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.
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