Opinions, Guidelines and Certificates of Review Topical Index

(Please note that some of the Opinions and Guidelines listed below are for reference only. The actual Opinions and Guidelines can be found in the volumes of the Idaho Attorney General's Opinions and Annual Report.)

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Occupational Licensing
Guideline 1/13/1993 - Authority of non-licensed medical personnel to administer medications to patients.

Guideline 4/6/1993 - Denial of full reciprocity to out-of-state cosmetologists previously licensed in Idaho is unconstitutional.

Guideline 12/28/1993 - Statute defining "practice of engineering" is ambiguous and criminal sanctions cannot be imposed upon in-house engineers.

Guideline 1/23/1996 - Board of Nursing may regulate nurses in relation to delegation of nursing functions to unlicensed "assistive personnel".

Open Meetings Act
Opinion 08-3 - Executive session exceptions in the Open Meetings Act should be interpreted narrowly in order to fulfill the broad public purpose of allowing citizens to observe their governments at work

Opinion 08-3 - Corrective action should be taken immediately upon recognition that an executive session has “drifted” from its stated purpose and governing bodies should implement an oversight mechanism to assist in preventing and recognizing “drift”

Open Meeting Law
Opinion 75-7 - Hospital Board meetings and records.

Opinion 77-13 Secret ballot in Idaho House of Representatives meeting in violation of Open Meeting Law.

Opinion 77-30 - Application of Open Meeting Law to particular groups and agencies.

Opinion 77-44 - Executive sessions to consider or evaluate personnel matters exempt. Final actions made in open session.

Opinion 77-66 - Exchange of information relating to foreseeable board action must be held in open meeting except when executive session permitted.

Opinion 81-15 - BRA Board of Commissioners’ violation of Open Meeting Law and consequences of violation.

Guideline 6/9/1981 - Negotiation process for public school districts and their professional employees in relation to joint ratification of settlement in open meetings.

Opinion 85-9 - Commission of Pardons and Parole is subject to Open Meeting Law and required to open all meetings to public except those conducted in executive session.

Opinion 85-9 - Only documents excluded from public inspection by statute may be considered in executive session.

Opinion85-9 Voting by public agencies must be conducted in public.

Guideline 9/9/1987 - Open Meeting Law and constitutional prohibition against secret sessions do not require legislative caucuses to be open to public.

Guideline 11/28/1990 - Associated students of Boise State University are not subject to open meeting law.

Guideline 7/6/1993 - Private industry councils are subject to Idaho Open Meeting Law.

Guideline 5/23/1994 - Definition of "serial meeting".

Guideline 5/23/1994 - Open meeting law restrictions do not violate First Amendment rights of public officials.

Guideline 5/23/1994 - "Serial meeting" may violate Open Meeting Law.

Certificate 1/13/2006 - Initiative to Amend Open Meeting Law.

Outfitters and Guides
Guideline 8/30/1990 - Licensing board may require safety inspection of outfitter vehicles.

Guideline 8/30/1990 - Outfitter and guide licenses may be required for bicycle touring activities.

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