KAPA Meeting Minutes: September 23, 2015

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Kentucky Ambulance Providers Association
Board Meeting Minutes

Meeting Date: September 23, 2015
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

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 

Present

Region 4

Matt Bryant

Present

Region 4

David Eldridge

Absent

Region 4

Mike Phillips 

Present

Region 5

Robin Barber 

Present

Region 5

Stephanie Eliam

Absent

Region 5

Brandon Remley

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 15:02 EDT by President Thomas Adams.

 

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.

Legislative Report

By Joe Prewitt

  • CON Issue: Many letters of opposition were sent by KAPA members to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, along with some letters in support. As a result, the Cabinet has backed off changing the CON process. However, there is currently a deficiency in the proposed state health plan that needs to be resolved in the legislative process. Either way that plays out, ambulances should be OK regarding CONs but there were other issues that are likely to be discussed in the legislative process that have the potential to affect all ambulance providers.

 

Financial/Reimbursement Committee Report

By Jim Duke.

General Account: $111,902.46
Conference Account: $32,654.05

 

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

KBEMS Report

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

  • A formal subcommittee has prepared a Community Paramedicine guidebook.
  • 501 regulations: still working through a couple of issues, including the ground ambulance standards.
  • The newest Advisor/Inspector was introduced.
  • Data Collection Program update.

 

Conference Committee Report

By Troy Walker.

  • A significant number of attendees were present at today’s opening ceremonies, showing an increase over last year.
  • Kevin Callihan will be taking the lead as sponsor coordinator for the conference.

 

Recruitment /Provider Education Task Force Report

By William Dukes.

  • A membership report was distributed to the board.

 

Old Business

  • By-Laws Review Committee
  • Ambulance Specifications Discussion

 

New Business

  • Board Member Election Results by Rick Driskill.
    • Region 1 re-elected Mark Harrison and Allen Jones
    • Region 2 re-elected Jim Duke and Joe Prewitt
    • Region 3 re-elected Joe Bradshaw and elected Michael Reynolds
    • Region 4 did not hold a meeting
    • Region 5 re-elected Brandon Remley and Stephanie Elam.
    • Region 6 re-elected Terry Fraley
  • Election of Region 4 representatives.
    • David Eldridge was nominated for re-election, and Brad Foley and Phil Deitz were nominated for the open representative position.
  • Election of At-Large Representative positions:
    • Kevin Callihan and Rick Driskill nominated for re-election.
    • Aaron Stamper was nominated for the vacant At-Large Representative position.
  • Secret ballots were collected. Five minute recess to count ballots. David Eldridge and Phil Deitz were elected as Region 4 Representatives. Kevin Callihan and Rick Driskill were re-elected to their At-Large Representative positions, and Aaron Stamper was elected to the vacant At-Large Representative Position.

Region 4 nominations accepted, second. Closed.

At-Large nominations accepted, second. Closed.

Meeting Adjourned

Motion to adjourn, second, approved. The meeting was adjourned at 16:09 EDT to allow the newly elected board members to take their seat at the board.

 

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

The meeting was called to order at 16:10 EDT by President Thomas Adams.

 

Election of Officers

·         Tom Adams was nominated for President. Motion, second, approved to close.

·         Joe Prewitt was nominated for Vice President. Motion, second, approved to close.

·         Jim Duke was nominated for Treasuer. Motion, second, approved to close.

·         Rick Driskill was nominated for Secretary. Motion, second, approved to close.

Nominations closed. Motion for the Secretary to cast one vote for each nominee. The Secretary cast his vote for Tom Adams for President, Joe Prewitt for Vice President, Jim Duke for Treasuer, and Rick Driskill for Secretary.

 

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 16:14 EDT.

Motion to Adjourn, Second, Approved.

 

Respectfully submitted by:

 

John Hultgren,
September 23, 2015