KAPA Meeting Minutes: September 24, 2014

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Kentucky Ambulance Providers Association
Board Meeting Minutes

Meeting Date: September 24, 2014
Meeting Location: Lexington Convention Center, Lexington KY

Board members in attendance:

Region

Board Member  ( = Even Year term)

Present or Absent

At-Large

Kevin Callihan

Present

At-Large

Rick Driskill

Present

At-Large

William Dukes 

Present

At-Large

John Hultgren (Secretary)

Present

At-Large

Tim Mahone 

Absent

Region 1

Mark Harrison

Present

Region 1

Allen Jones

Present

Region 1

Troy Walker 

Absent

Region 2

Jim Duke (Treasurer)

Present

Region 2

Randy Fathbruckner 

Present

Region 2

Joe Prewitt (Vice President)

Present

Region 3

Joe Bradshaw

Present

Region 3

Billy Duncan

Absent

Region 3

James Hacker 

Present

Region 4

Matt Bryant

Present

Region 4

David Eldridge

Absent

Region 4

Mike Phillips 

Absent

Region 5

Robin Barber 

Present

Region 5

[Vacant]

 

Region 5

David Sloane

Present

Region 6

Tom Adams (President) 

Absent

Region 6

Terry Fraley

Present

Region 6

Michael Mason 

Present


The following items were presented, discussed, and/or acted upon while the board meeting was in order:

Item

Discussion

Action

Call to order

The meeting was called to order at 15:03 EDT by Vice President Joe Prewitt.

 

Invocation

By Joe Bradshaw.

 

Roll Call

By John Hultgren.

Established

Determination of Quorum

By John Hultgren.
A quorum of not less than 20% (26 of 130 members) of the active Delegates for the annual meeting was established.

Established

Minutes of last meeting

Reviewed.

Motion, Second. No discussion. Approved.

Financial/Reimbursement Committee Report

By Jim Duke.

General Account: $131,504.61
Conference Account: $29,169.25

Total Members as of 07/28/14: 130
     Providers: 121
     Affiliate Members: 9

Reimbursement Report:

  • Auditor Adam Edelen spoke at the conference this morning and reports that he is including rural EMS in a financial report his office is preparing.
  • Linda Basham reports there is already a state regulation that says the Kentucky State Department of Revenue can collect money owed to counties and cities.
  • Ambulance Access Fraud Prevention Resource Act is currently in the House. Members are asked to reach out to the Congressmen asking for their support. This is our most important national issue.

Motion to accept Financial Report. Second. No discussion. Approved.

Legislative Report

None.

 

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KBEMS Report

By Chuck O’Neal, Deputy Director.

  • KBEMS was able to go to a fully automated licensing system this year.
  • An amendment will be presented to the KBEMS Board to the Scope of Practice regulation as it relates to Advanced EMTs and nasal administration of Naloxone.

 

Old Business

  • Discussed a Class 1/Class 2 licensing issue in regulation.
  • NFTA 1917: Paul Phillips gave an update. 56 public comments have been reviewed and they are moving towards completion.

 

Conference Committee Report

By Troy Walker.

  • Contacts for 2016 were discussed. Motion to table discussion until the President can appoint a committee to review, and authorize that committee to make the decision about the 2016 conference contract.

Motion to approve Second. Motion approved.

Recruitment /Provider Education Task Force Report

By William Dukes.

 

New Business

  • Board Member Election Results by Rick Driskill.
    • Region 1 re-elected Troy Walker
    • Region 2 re-elected Randy Fathbruckner
    • Region 3 re-elected James Hacker
    • Region 4 re-elected Mike Phillips
    • Region 5 re-elected Robin Barber and elected Stephanie Eliam to fill a vacant position
    • Region 6 re-elected Michael Mason and Thomas Adams
  • Election of At-Large Representative positions: Robin Barber
    • William Dukes, Tim Mahone, Michael Reynolds, Ashley Powell, and Chris Winstead were nominated. William Dukes and Ashley Powell were elected.

 

Meeting Adjourned

 

 

Newly elected representatives were seated on the board, and the board meeting was reopened

 

 

 

·         Tom Adams was nominated for President.

·         Joe Prewitt was nominated for Vice President.

·         John Hultgren was nominated for Secretary.

·         Jim Duke was nominated for Treasuer.

Nominations closed. Motion for the Secretary to cast one vote for each nominee.

 

Announcements

  • Tom Adams is not here this conference because he is recovering from a fall over the past weekend.

 

Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Kentucky Ambulance Providers Association will be announced at a later date.

 

Adjournment

This Kentucky Ambulance Providers Association Board Meeting was concluded at 16:29 EDT.

Motion to Adjourn, Second, Approved.

 

Respectfully submitted by:

John Hultgren,
September 24, 2014