2003 AIM Seattle Fall Meeting




Administrators in Medicine

The National Organization for State
 Medical and Osteopathic
 Board Executive Directors in the United States

2003 AIM Fall Meeting 

Monday, September 15th - 8:15 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday, September 16th - 8:15 am - 12:00 Noon  

The AIM Western, Central, Eastern and Southern Regional Meetings will be combined into one AIM Fall Meeting for 2003 to be held in Seattle on Monday and Tuesday, September 15th and 16th (a day and a half meeting).

As always, AIM Meetings provide an opportunity to ask questions of fellow Board Executives and to network together on issues of mutual concern.  

Note: The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) Executive Management Seminar will be held Tuesday Afternoon, September 16th and Wednesday Morning, September 17th at the same hotel. Click on the following Link for More Information: Executive Management Seminar September 16-17 in Seattle

Hotel Monaco Seattle
1101 4th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
TOLL FREE: 800-945-2240
FAX: 206-621-7779

AIM Group Rate - Government Room Rate: $143

Please refer to AIM Group Rate when calling 1-800-945-2240 to reserve rooms for both the AIM and FSMB Meetings

Room Rate Deadline: Cut-off Date is August 14th IMPORTANT: Please make your reservations on or before that date.

No Meeting Registration Fee for AIM Members and AIM Associate Members

Flat $150 Meeting Registration Fee for Non-Members


Monday, September 15th 

Morning Session: 

7:15 am  Continental Breakfast Provided

8:15 am Greetings and Welcome

Greetings:  AIM President Randal C. Manning, Executive Director, Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine

Welcome from the Host Boards:  Maryella Jansen, Deputy Executive Director, Washington Medical Quality Assurance Commission and Arlene Robertson, Program Manager, Washington Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery   

8:30 am  Panel: Criminal Background Checks For Licensure

Introduction by John Volmer, Seattle Program Chair & AIM Southern Region Representative; Board Administrator, South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners


Nancy Kerr, Executive Director, Idaho State Board of Medicine

Rita Arceneaux, Confidential Executive Assistant, Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners

Trey Delap, AIM Treasurer and Executive Director, Nevada State Board of Osteopathic Medicine

9:30 am        Questions & Discussion 

10:00 am       Break 

10:30 am  Managing the Malpractice Mess

Introduction by Larry Buening, AIM Central Region Representative and Executive Director, Kansas State Board of Healing Arts

A. Determining whether to investigate

Speaker:  Ann Mowery, Executive Director, Iowa Board of Medical Examiners

·                     1. Review of state statutes, rules and regulations, policies and guidelines

·                     2. One state's solution

B. Conducting the investigation

Speaker:  James H. Smith, Chief Investigator, Washington Medical Quality Assurance Commission

·                     1. The unique problems encountered

·                     2. Obtaining the evidence

·                     3. Overcoming the obstacles

C. Proceeding to discipline

Speaker:  Keith D. Armstrong, Assistant Attorney General, Government Compliance & Enforcement Division, Washington State

·                     1. When is enough enough

·                     2. Presentation of evidence

·                     3. Overcoming the defenses

·                     4. Imposing discipline

D. Conclusion

·                     1. Correlation of malpractice to competency

·                     2. Straw poll on actions taken

11:30 am      Questions & Discussion

12:00 pm   Luncheon Provided

Afternoon Session:

1:30 pm         “Who Heals the Healer?”

Introduction by Kathleen Haley, AIM Western Region Representative and Executive Director, Oregon Board of Medical Examiners

Speaker:  Lynn Hankes, MD, FASAM, Immediate Past President - Federation of State Physician Health Programs, Inc. (FSPHP). Dr. Hankes is Director, Washington Physicians Health Program (WPHP)

2:30 pm     Questions & Discussion 

3:00 pm      Break 

3:15 pm     AIM Common Verification Committee Report 

Speaker:  Ann Mowery, AIM Common Verification Committee Chair, Executive Director, Iowa Board of Medical Examiners

FSMB Common Application Workgroup Report

Speaker:  Tim Knettler, FSMB Assistant Vice President, Member Support Services

4:00 pm        Business Meeting

Adjourn for the Day   

Tuesday Morning, September 16th

Morning Session: 

7:15- 8:15 am  Continental Breakfast Provided

8:15 am     Opening Remarks/Instructions

AIM Southern Region Representative John Volmer/AIM President Randal Manning 

8:30 am     State of the States Roundtable

Chair/Moderator:  AIM President Randal Manning

Interesting New State Initiatives - Special Reports

Nevada Medical

Speaker:  Drennan (Tony) Clark, Deputy Executive Secretary and Special Counsel


Speaker:  Donald W. Patrick, MD, JD, Executive Director

10:00 am    Break 

10:15 am  State of the States Roundtable Continued

11:30 am  Business (if required)

AIM President Randal Manning/AIM Board of Directors 

12:00 Noon  Lunch on your own (If you are attending the FSMB Seminar, lunch is provided - See below for details)

Afternoon: FSMB Executive Management Seminar is at the same hotel.

Click on the following Link for More Information:

Executive Management Seminar September 16-17 in Seattle:

FSMB Seminar Schedule: Noon until 5:00 pm, Tuesday, September 16.  Lunch is provided. Wednesday, September 17th begins 8:30 am with continental breakfast. Program from 9:00 am until Noon.

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