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									                  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.
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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.
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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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