Idaho State Board of Acupuncture
March 22, 2000
Chair Emi Miller, called the State Board of Acupuncture meeting to order at
9:17 a.m. at the Bureau of Occupational Licenses, Owyhee Plaza, 1109 Main
Street, Suite 220, Boise, Idaho.
Emi Miller, Chair
Rand Peebles, Board Member
Therese Hahn, Board Member
Maggie Blair, Board Member
Jack Long, Board Member
Thomas E. Limbaugh, Bureau Chief
Budd Hetrick, Jr., Deputy Bureau Chief
Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney
Dee Ann Randall, Administrative Secretary
The Board discussed
the draft minutes of the January 21, 2000 board meeting.
Moved by Rand Peebles, seconded by Maggie Blair and carried that the
minutes of the January 21, 2000 board meeting be approved with the amendment
that Maggie Blair (instead of Jack Long) is to contact NCCAOM for booklets on
their requirements for taking their national examination.
reviewed the financial report with the Board.
Their current cash balance is $13,856.
The $12,000 appropriation was approved, however, their legal costs have
exceeded their budget, and, to date, no board members expenses have been
Mr. Limbaugh reviewed correspondence received from JFAC advising agencies
that requests for appropriation for new programs must be submitted and approved
before money is spent. Requests for programs started in anticipation of an
appropriation will not be approved.
Mr. Limbaugh informed the Board that it
would not be necessary to submit a budget request for funds to subsidize
continuing education. The Board can
authorize such payments by motion.
Vouchers were given
to the board members to complete for reimbursement of board expenses.
Idaho Code, Waiver of Requirements
Discussion was held
regarding Section 54-4709, Idaho Code, Waiver of Requirements.
Roger Hales discussed with the Board the requirements of an applicant
applying for licensure under this section of the law.
Applicants must provide the Board with a current copy of their states
laws and rules in order for the Board to establish if their standards for
licensure are considered to be equivalent to the requirements for licensure
pursuant to Idaho law. Applicant must also submit a completed application,
necessary fees, and certification of current licensure in the other state, and
the Board also requests submission of their official training transcripts.
Mr. Hetrick asked if
the Bureau would be authorized to issue these types of licenses without bringing
them before the Board for review. The
Board will review all applications, including those applying through the waiver
of requirements provision.
Application Deadline Date
discussed with the Board that on their application, the Board has established a
deadline date for filing applications. There is no reference in their laws or rules regarding an
application filing deadline date. Although
there is no reference in law or rule regarding an application filing deadline
date, the Board will continue to require applications be received at least
thirty (30) days prior to the next regularly scheduled board meeting.
Mr. Hetrick informed
the Board that the applications for license/certificate renewal would be mailed
out approximately May 15, 2000.
Discussion was held regarding reappointment of board members.
Rand Peebles term will expire on July 1, 2000.
Mr. Limbaugh informed the Board that the Bureau would contact the
Governor’s Office notifying them of the term expiration.
Should Mr. Peebles desire to be reappointed, it is recommended that he
send a letter to the Governor stating this.
The Governor’s office will be advised of the requirements in the
Acupuncture law regarding board appointments.
54-4712, Idaho Code
Discussion was held regarding Section 54-4712, Idaho Code, Use of Titles.
Roger Hales was asked for his opinion regarding this section of the law. Being a licensed or certified acupuncturist does not allow
for that individual to use the title “Doctor” unless an individual is
otherwise allowed to use the title by some other provision of law.
The Board asked if disciplinary action could be taken against an
acupuncturist advertising and calling himself or herself a “doctor”.
In reviewing the acupuncture law, Mr. Hales stated that there is nothing
in their law that allows for disciplinary action for false advertisement.
54-4710, Idaho Code, Fees
A comparison of the fee schedule listed in Idaho Code 54-4710 and Board Rule
300 was reviewed. It appears that
the law and rules do not coincide with each other.
However, Mr. Hales stated that although the law and rules do not coincide
exactly, all fees are established and within the purview of the law.
Board Sending Funds to the Idaho Acupuncture Association
The Board discussed sending $3,000 to the Idaho Acupuncture Association to
help with Consumer Education and/or continuing education requirements to meet
NCCAOM criteria. Mr. Hales stated that the Board did have the authority and
basis to send the Association $3,000.00 for continuing education.
The primary charge of the Board is to insure the competency of licensees.
Even though the law/rules do not require continuing education, the
Board’s support of continuing education would not detract from the Board’s
It was the general consensus of the Board that funds should be used for
consumer education, not continuing education.
Also, that if the Board does send funds, they should be specific to the
Association as to the use of the money.
It was the decision of the Board to postpone sending funds to the Association
at this time until after expense vouchers have been submitted and all the board
members have been reimbursed for their board expenses to date.
If there are any funds available at that time, the Board will again
discuss this matter.
Board Meeting Date
The next board meeting is scheduled for June 30, 2000 and will begin at 9:30
American Society of Acupuncture
The Board reviewed the requirements for the American Society of Acupuncture
and a letter is to be sent to them regarding their requirements and questions
asked in their letter to the Board. The
Board drafted a letter of response. This
draft is to be reviewed by the Board before sending.
Emi Miller will send a letter to John Downey, D.C. informing him of the
requirements to be met by chiropractors to obtain their acupuncture
The Board reconvened from lunch at 2:00 p.m.
Rand Peebles is absent, excused from the remainder of the board meeting.
Follow-up Letter to Individuals Who Have Not Submitted Applications
The Board dictated a letter to be sent to individuals who have not submitted
applications for licensure/certification as of this date.
The Board provided the Bureau with a list of names to send applications
to regarding the Acupuncture Law and advising them to submit for
licensure/certification to practice acupuncture.
The Bureau was asked to send the above letter and another application to all
individuals on the lists who have not as of this date submitted applications for
Establishing Equivalent Requirements for Licensure/Certification
Mr. Hetrick assisted the Board in preparing a draft rule change outlining the
equivalent requirements for licensure/certification.
The finished draft will be sent to each Board member, and will be
reviewed at a future conference call or meeting.
The Board reviewed several letters submitted to them regarding acupuncture
and informed the Bureau as to responses to any questions.
Moved by Dr. Long, seconded by Maggie Blair and carried that the Board go
into executive session to review applications, the time being 4:04 p.m.
Moved by Tess Hahn, seconded by Dr. Long and carried that the Board come out
of executive session at 4:35 p.m.
The Board reviewed nine (9) applications and approved seven (7) for licensure
and two (2) for certification.
Upon approval of the Board, the following licenses were issued:
Lisa Lintner ACU-36
Feng-Ling Wang ACU-37
John L. Alderman ACU-38
Yong Sup Lee
Daniel J. Farley
Freddie Lee Sermon
Moved by Tess Hahn,
seconded by Dr. Long and carried the meeting adjourn at 5:00 p.m.
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