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BOD Meeting Minutes - Jan 2014
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MTAPA Board of Directors Meeting


Meeting Type: Board of Directors Meeting

Date: January 7,2014

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: on-line


BOD Present - Will Hunt, Tammy Scott,  Brenda Anderson, Dewey H, Matt Zemacke, Christene McDonnell, Ben L, Kally Wilson, Megan Zewacki, Luke Altenhofen


BOD not present - none





Welcome/Call to Order                                            Will Hunt – President

Minutes from Previous Meeting                              Brenda Anderson – Secretary

Treasurer’s Report                                                   Christene McDonnell – Treasurer


Brenda Anderson presented the secretary minutes from the October 2013 BOD Meeting. Will moved to approve the minutes from last meeting. Tammy seconded the motion. Motion Passed.


Christene McDonnell presented the Treasurers report . She reports we had a good year, mostly due to grants. We received $15,500.00 and payed out $3,800.00 to the grant writer. Total income 61,141.60 and total expenses 38,511.75. Net Income $13,456.54

Our total assets are $78,909.47,  with $39,290.51 in banking.


Old Business Items


Website Update – Scheduled for Migration for mid-January

            Takes approximately 30 – 90 days

            Migration Team: Will Hunt, Tonya McCormick, Peter Bulley

            Tammy may also join the team if her schedule allows


Insurance Offer – Troy Baccas

            Will sent out information from Troy. He found a company that would give us a 10% discount. Tammy moved to hold off on offering the disability insurance and to invite Troy to the CME conference this summer in June. Matt seconded the motion. Motion passed. Christene moved to offer Troy to have a booth at the conference. Tammy seconded the Motion passed.




Donation to the Leroy Biesheuvel fund

            The fund is managed by his family. It is not limited to physician assistants. It is open to most medical professions. In October, we voted to give a one time donation of $1000.00 to the fund.  We have asked the family to contact us for future donations and if funding allowed, we will be interested in future donations.

            Will recommended we invite Paul Wheeler, former MTAPA member, to speak at the CME Conference to inform attendees about the contributions Leroy gave to MTAPA. Christene recommended we notify Rocky Mountain College of this scholarship.


Committee Reports:

CME : Will – Conference – Great Falls MT, June 18 – 20, 2014

            Timeline reviewed and provided.

            We are behind, at this time we only have 4 confirmed speakers. Will has made contact with PA's in Great Falls. So far there are only two people, Eldon and Jamie, in addition to Will and Tammy working on this. Tammy has a list of physicians that she will contact in the next couple of days to see if they would be willing to speak at the conference.  Will is going provide an update to the group sometime next week.


If we plan to apply for grants again this year. We will have to make a connection soon, as most need to be submitted 90 days in advance.


Membership: Vacant

            We planned to do a telephone membership drive to inform non-members of the benefits MTAPA has to offer and find out what else would incentivize them to join MTAPA. Tammy called Tonya to get the list of PA's from the database, but this plan did work due to lack of information obtained from the list.


MMA Directory will cost us  $1000.00 for a 1/2 page add this year. They are putting the forms together to send out to Montana PA's to update the directory.  Will moved for MTAPA to fund $1000.00 for a 1/2 page add in the 2014 MMA Directory. Motion seconded by Kally and Tammy. Motion passed.


Elections:  President-Elect – Positions open next spring


                        Director at Large (Megan’s position)

                        House of Delegate member – (Dewey’s position)


Other Reports:

Board Of Medical Examiners                       Don Sullivan

            Don requested to step down from this position, but then decided to reconsider.  Concern is that he has not attended very many meetings. Ben Lindeman may be interested in this position.  Kay Bills may also be interested in this position.


Student Representative                               Luke Altenhofen

            Students just stared Spring semester. Rocky is involved with Riverstone Health so the PA students will get to shadow PA's there.


Scholarship                                                    Tammy Scott – Scholarship Committee

            Nothing new to report.


House Of Delegates                                       Dewey and Matt – HOD Delegates

            Need to complete registration form for MTAPA's two delegates. Resolutions need to be submitted 60-90 days in advance.  Congress has been good at including PA's in legislation, due to PA's promoting our profession.


            Montana has four of the Six Key Elements of an Ideal Practice Act.  We have the Adaptable Supervision Requirements, No mile limit, No on-site and No Chart Co-signature. We don't have adaptable supervision requirements and we need co-signatures on patient charts.


            Will is going to the leadership meeting  Feb 27,28 and March 1, 2014 in Washington D.C.


Administration                                              Tonya McCormack – Administration

            Tonya has been in contact with Affiniscape with the upcoming merge.


New Business:


Senate Resolution - now allowing for PAs to order and provide Hospice. Karen Fisher played a major role in this.


Winter Newsletter:

            Leroy Biesheuvel Fund Paul Wheeler

            CORE 2014 Will Hunt

            Student Update Luke A.

            Conference Update (Date Change, Location, Planning Update)


Will is hoping to get one out by mid to late March.


Establish Next BOD Meeting Time: Tuesday March 4, 2014 at 7:00 PM. Motion presented on date and time by Christene. Kally seconded motion. Motion passed.




Ben is planning to look into the six key elements and working with Anne Davis to identify what we actually have.





BOD Meeting Minutes

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
2014 January Minutes DOCX (23.29 KB) Administration 4/12/2016
2014 December Minutes PDF (213.07 KB) Administration 4/12/2016
2015 February Minutes PDF (301.16 KB) Administration 4/15/2016
2015 April Minutes PDF (339.48 KB) Administration 4/12/2016
2015 June Minutes PDF (55.9 KB) Administration 4/12/2016
2015 October Minutes PDF (177.2 KB) Administration 4/12/2016
2016 January Minutes PDF (17.19 KB) Administration 4/12/2016
2016 March Minutes PDF (160.86 KB) Administration 4/12/2016
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