Executive Director's Report - June 3-4, 2021

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(June 3-4, 2021)

Staffing Update:

  1. Licensure Specialist: We have conducted several interviews and hope to hire someone soon.
  1. IPHP Program Coordinator:  We have submitted the paperwork to fill the vacant position and it should be posted soon.  I will keep you updated.

Legislative Update:  Please see the separate update.

Board Meeting Update:

  1. Board Meetings:  The next Board meeting is on July 22-23. The meeting will likely be held in-person with a virtual option.  We are purchasing new equipment that will permit in-person/virtual meetings and allow for improved virtual participation in the future.
  1. IPHP Meetings:  The next IPHP meeting has been moved from August 26 to August 25, and the meeting will be held virtually.
  1. Teleconference:  The next teleconference is on June 24.

Budget Update:  The new licensure legislation appears to have had little impact on the Board’s budget and I will provide an updated budget at July 22-23 meeting.

Remote Working:  The majority of staff continue to work remotely most of the time and it is working well.  The Department of Public Health is working on a new policy that will encourage staff to return to the office, at least part-time, by July 1.  The new policy will allow employees to continue to work remotely, at least part-time, at the discretion of each supervisor.  We will work with each staff member to find the optimal mix. 

Emergency Declarations: The Governor’s current Emergency Proclamation expires on May 30, 2021.  I expect the Governor to extend the emergency provisions applicable to the Board of Medicine for a minimum of 30 days.  I will keep you posted.


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