KAPA Meeting Minutes: January 15, 2015

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Kentucky Ambulance Providers Association
Board Meeting Minutes

Meeting Date: January 15, 2015
Meeting Location: United Methodist Church Greenwood Campus, Bowling Green, 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

Ashley Powell 

Present

Region 1

Mark Harrison

Present

Region 1

Allen Jones

Present

Region 1

Troy Walker 

Present

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 

Absent

Region 4

Matt Bryant

Absent

Region 4

David Eldridge

Present

Region 4

Mike Phillips 

Absent

Region 5

Robin Barber 

Present

Region 5

Stephanie Eliam

Excused

Region 5

David Sloane

Present

Region 6

Tom Adams (President) 

Present

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 13:05 CST by President Thomas Adams.

 

Invocation

By Joe Bradshaw.

 

Roll Call

By John Hultgren.

 

Determination of Quorum

By John Hultgren.
A quorum of not less than 51% (12) of the Board of Directors for any regular or special meeting was established.

Established

Minutes of last meeting

Reviewed.

Motion, Second. No discussion. Approved.

Financial/Reimbursement Committee Report

By Jim Duke.

General Account: $94,080.69
Conference Account: $95,343.26

Total Members as of 12/31/14: 130
     Providers: 121
     Affiliate Members: 9

  • A discussion was held on membership. Mr. Dukes provided a map identifying members.

Reimbursement Report:

  • No recent activity. Our problems with MCOs continues to grow and Mr. Dukes stated we need to make this a priority. Mr. Dukes has been attempting to get a meeting with the Medicaid Commissioner’s boss.

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

Legislative Report

By Joe Prewitt, Legislative Committee Chair.

  • There are nine members appointed to the legislative committee, broken into two teams that are able to respond quickly to Frankfort when needed.
  • A report showing bills of interest in the current Kentucky Legislative Session to EMS was distributed. These are the bills that the Legislative Committee is currently monitoring
  • The Legislative Committee recently met with KBEMS to discuss current legislation.
  • Discussion on House Bill 105.
  • Discussion on House Bill 171.

 

Motion to renew contract with lobbyist. Second. Discussion. Approved.

Motion to send a letter of support from KAPA to the sponsors of  HB 105 but request EMT and paramedic be removed from the language. Second.  Approved.

Motion to oppose HB 171. Second. Approved.

KBEMS Report

By Michael Poynter, Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services Executive Director, and Chuck O’Neal, Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services Deputy Director.

  • Community Paramedicine workgroup has been very active. Hopeful that KBEMS will have a pilot program later this year.
  • Financial Analyst vacancy exists.
  • First year of automated renewal went smoothly.
  • EMS LINKS Conference will be held April 2-3, 2015 in Hopkinsville. KBEMS will be going back to the traditional sticker system for CE hours.
  • 501 revision process continues.

 

Membership Report

By William Dukes.

 

Conference Committee Report

By Troy Walker.

  • Discussion on 2016’s conference location. A small group visited Owensboro’s new Convention Center last week and Mr. Walker has been discussing potential prices with the Convention Center.
  • Mr. Allen Jones discussed speakers and extending the speaker application deadline until the end of January. Seeking input on educational needs.
  • Discussion on moving from an award’s luncheon back to an evening award’s banquet.

Motion to remain in Lexington for 2016. Second. Motion approved.

New Business

  • Washington D.C. Contingent discussion for next May.
  • Oregon Emergency Medical Services Association invitation. Discussion.
  • North Central EMS Cooperative discussion. Research was conducted with other associations/organizations which are participating.

Motion to plan the next Washington D.C. trip for this spring. Second. Discussion. Approved.

Motion for KAPA’s Executive Committee to negotiate with North Central EMS Cooperative.  Second. Discussion. Approved.

Announcements

  • None.

 

Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Kentucky Ambulance Providers Association will be April 23, 2015 at 13:00 EDT (12:00 CDT) in Region 5. The location to be determined.

 

Adjournment

This Kentucky Ambulance Providers Association Board Meeting was concluded at 14:44 CST.

Motion to Adjourn, Second, Approved.

 

Respectfully submitted by:

 

John Hultgren,
January 15, 2015