Sunday, July 8, 2007

Letter From Colleen Baird Regarding Meeting That Discussed My Correspondence

On June 7, 2007 I sent a letter to Marilyn Kaufmann, chair of the Wisconsin Board of Nursing, that I did not post on this blog. In this letter I asked her for more information about what happened at the May board meeting at which my letter to the members of the board was discussed. I got this response from Colleen Baird, legal counsel for the Wisconsin Board of Nursing:
July 6, 2007

RE: Correspondence with the Wisconsin Board of Nursing

Dear Ms. Bertrand:

I am writing in response to your letter dated June 7, 2007, to Marilyn Kaufmann, the Chair of the Wisconsin Board of Nursing. You indicated that you would like to know about the discussion of your correspondence regarding the Marquette University Direct Entry Graduate Nursing Program and whether the Board has decided to reevaluate the program. I can confirm that the members briefly discussed the issues which you have raised, however, they did decide on any course of action. [sic]

For your information, correspondence to Board members is typically reviewed and discussed in open session at the next available meeting. Members of the public may attend the open session. The meeting agendas are publicly posted on the Department's website at least 24 hours in advance of a meeting. Individual notices of specific agenda items are only provided if there is a written request or a scheduled appearance before the Board.

If you would like to make a personal appearance before the Board you should submit a written request. If you are granted an appearance, you will be notified of the date and time for your appearance. Also, if someone else is authorized to appear on your behalf, please let us know. Please contact Ms. Kimberly Nania, the Bureau Director for the Board of Nursing, and she will assist you in requesting an appearance. The next Board meeting dates are July 26 and August 30, 2007.


Colleen M. Baird
Legal Counsel
Wisconsin Board of Nursing