Idaho State Board of Acupuncture
Bureau of Occupational Licenses
1109 Main Street, Suite 220
Boise, Idaho 83702-5642
(208) 334-3233


Minutes of June 30, 2000

Chair Emi Miller, called the State Board of Acupuncture meeting to order at 9:30 a.m. at the Bureau of Occupational Licenses, Owyhee Plaza, 1109 Main Street, Suite 220, Boise, Idaho.

Roll Call: Emi Miller, Chair; Rand Peebles; Therese Hahn; Maggie Blair; Jack Long

Bureau Staff: Thomas E. Limbaugh, Bureau Chief; John Kersey, Chief Investigator; Dee Ann Randall, Administrative Secretary


Moved by Tess Hahn, seconded by Rand Peebles and carried that the minutes of the March 22, 2000 board meeting be approved.

Moved by Tess Hahn, seconded by Rand Peebles and carried that the minutes of the May 3, 2000 conference call be approved.

Financial Report

Mr. Limbaugh reviewed the financial report with the Board. Their current cash balance is $41,489, this includes the fees submitted by new applicants as of today.

Moved by Rand Peebles, seconded by Maggie Blair and carried that the Board approves the financial reports as reviewed for FY 2000.

Correspondence sent to Emi Miller from Jennifer Carrington, Senior Budget & Policy Analyst for the Legislative Services Office was discussed.

Mr. Limbaugh stated that the Board could authorize $3,000 for the Idaho Acupuncture Association, to help defray the costs of public education concerning acupuncture. This expenditure cannot, however, be made during this fiscal year. As set forth in the letter from Ms. Carrington, the Board will have to submit a supplemental appropriation and have this approved by the legislature prior to sending the money to the association.

Moved by Rand Peebles, seconded by Maggie Blair and carried that the Board submit a supplement request for the fiscal year 2001 budget in the amount of $3,000 for the Idaho State Association of Acupuncture for educational purposes.

Moved by Rand Peebles, seconded by Tess Hahn and carried that the expenditure be specifically limited to the good of the public and consumer education and awareness with specific emphasis to the public perception as related to acupuncture. Delivery of the funds would be subject to final review and approval of the specific manner, and for what program, the State Association would expend the funds. The State Association would be authorized to use the funds only for the protection of the public, i.e. public education regarding the awareness of the means by which acupuncture is regulated in Idaho.

Discussion was held regarding having a joint public relations type meeting regarding the Acupuncture Law of the Acupuncture Board and the Chiropractor Board. No board action taken.

The Board discussed becoming a member of the National Federation of Acupuncture Boards, whose purpose is to share information from the regulatory aspects of the profession. Annual membership is $1,000.

Moved by Tess Hahn, seconded by Maggie Blair and carried that the Board become members of the National Federation of Acupuncture Boards, and that one or two board members attend the two meetings each year.

Proposed Rule Changes and Law Changes

Review of the draft proposed rule changes was deferred as Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney, was not able to attend this meeting to discuss the changes with the Board.

The Board will schedule a conference call to discuss the proposed rule changes at a time when Mr. Hales can be available.

The Board discussed possible law changes that would include a list of specific licensure requirements rather than any reference to AAMA or IAMA fellowship requirements. The Board also discussed a 400-hour training requirement for the certified level.

The Board discussed amending the law to allow the board to set and define, by rule, the scope or standard of practice. (add to Section 54-4705)

The Board discussed adding the requirement of current licensure as a medical provider to 54-4707.

Complaint Investigation Report

John Kersey reported that to date, one (1) complaint has been received and is currently under investigation. The complaint alleges unlicensed practice. Mr. Kersey explained to the Board that currently complaints on unlicensed practice are investigated. Kirsten Wallace, Deputy Attorney General, then issues a cease and desist letter. If a second complaint against the same person is received, the matter is then referred to the prosecuting attorney in the county where the violation occurs. Mr. Kersey informed the Board that the Bureau is also exploring other methods of handling these types of complaints.

Executive Session

Moved by Rand Peebles, seconded by Tess Hahn and carried that the Board go into executive session to review applications.

Moved by Maggie Blair, seconded by Tess Hahn the Board comes out of executive session.

Applications Reviewed

The Board reviewed sixty-five (65) applications and approved five (5) for licensure and fifty-one (51) for certification and disapproved nine (9) applications.

Upon approval of the Board, the following licenses were issued:

Billie Arlt ACU-45

Lina J. Dillingham ACU-46

Kenneth Dillingham ACU-47

Larry Pannell ACU-48

Susan Arima-Miller ACU-49

Mark Hendler ACC-50

Garry Shohet ACC-51

Corey Matthews ACC-52

John Downey ACC-53

Troy Crane ACC-54

Anne Briggs ACC-55

Robert C Lee ACC-56

Richard Sampson ACC-57

David Branwell ACC-58

Woodrow Dunlap ACC-59

Angela Kelly ACC-60

David Morgan ACC-61

William Manfull ACC-62

Richard Doede ACC-63

Michael Downey ACC-64

Dennis Downey ACC-65

Marjorie Brockman ACC-66

L Uma Mulnich ACC-67

Leonard Ward ACC-68

Charles Swayze ACC-69

Eric Adams ACC-70

Harry Dewain Lee ACC-71

Katherine Zigler ACC-72

Robert Zigler ACC-73

Kirk Parge ACC-74

Darth West ACC-75

David Price ACC-76

Christopher Fisher ACC-77

Cody Liljenquist ACC-78

Patrick Mayo ACC-79

A. Daniel Frantz III ACC-80

Patrick Sellers ACC-81

Henry West Jr. ACC-82

James Kranz ACC-83

Christopher Stockwell ACC-84

Soo Wong Lee ACC-85

David Carpenter ACC-86

Gary Lane Orchard ACC-87

R. Ellen Frantz ACC-88

Mark Dunlap ACC-89

Jed Adamson ACC-90

David Long ACC-91

Trev Wheeler ACC-92

Michael Moriarty ACC-93

Stanley Autrey ACC-94

Elwin Klein ACC-95

Milton Nelson ACC-96

Robert Rutz ACC-97

Parto Payami ACC-98

Larry Nelson ACC-99

Jay Carpenter ACC-100

Scott Nelson ACC-101


The Board reviewed correspondence received regarding acupuncturists doing face-lifts. The Board directed the Bureau to respond such inquiries with information that some acupuncturists do face lifts, however, the longevity and effectiveness of this treatment has not been conclusive or proven. The Bureau can provide inquirers with a list of currently licensed acupuncturists, upon request.

The American Specialty Health Networks request for a letter from the Board stating that the Board verifies acupuncture education directly from the educational facility prior to licensure was reviewed. The Board directed the Bureau to reply stating that the Board accepts the verification submitted directly to them from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and does not verify acupuncture education directly from the educational facility prior to licensure.

Moved by Maggie Blair, seconded by Tess Hahn and carried that the board adjourn at 5:30 p.m.

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