Idaho State Board of Acupuncture
Bureau of Occupational Licenses
1109 Main Street, Suite 220
Boise, Idaho 83702-5642

(208) 334-3233

Minutes of December 13, 2000

The Idaho State Board of Acupuncture conference call was called to order at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 13, 2000 at the Bureau of Occupational Licenses, Owyhee Plaza, 1109 Main Street, Suite 220, Boise, Idaho.

Roll Call:     Maggie Blair, Chair

                    Rand Peebles, Board Member

                    Jack Long, Board Member

                    Tess Hahn, Board Member

                    Emi Miller, Board Member


Bureau Staff:     Thomas E. Limbaugh, Bureau Chief

                            Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                            Dee Ann Randall, Administrative Secretary


Also Present:     Cynthia Woolley, Attorney


Application File #ACU0500MR, was received in the Bureau office May, 2000 and reviewed by the Board for certification at their June 30, 2000 board meeting.

The applicant was informed they did not meet the requirement for certification, and was advised to submit information for acupuncture technician certification. Cynthia Woolley, Attorney representing the applicant, stated that her client is requesting the issuance of a technician certificate to practice without supervision. The applicant will appear before the Board in person to request certification. Ms. Woolley reviewed the documentation submitted to the Board regarding training and experience.

The Board asked Ms. Woolley if her client had didactic training, needle insertion training and passed a clean needle test. Ms. Woolley stated that he had training under Dr. Amaro, International Academy of Clinical Acupuncture and had inserted needles in himself during this training. Ms. Woolley stated that her client has had no notice that the Board would raise the issue of needle insertion.

Ms. Woolley stated that her client has had extensive experience in needle insertion prior to the acupuncture law coming into effect and there is no evidence that practicing needle insertion has been a threat to the public.

The Board asked Ms. Woolley if her client knew of a licensed or certified acupuncturist who would supervise them. She stated that Miki Geron, licensed acupuncturist, has expressed that she would provide supervision.

The Board requested that Roger Hales inform Ms. Woolley of their decision regarding application file #ACU0500MR.

Dr. Long recommended to the Board that the applicant be issued a certificate based upon his experience and time of practice in Idaho.

Moved by Emi Miller, seconded by Tess Hahn and carried that the Board go into executive session. The time being 9:40 a.m.

Moved by Jack Long, seconded by Rand Peebles and carried that the Board comes out of executive session at 11:10 a.m.

Moved by Tess Hahn, seconded by Jack Long, that applicant File #ACU0500MR application be approved for acupuncture technician certificate upon the following conditions: scope of practice be limited to the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture system using Ryodoraku Electro Meridian Imaging; requires supervision prior to performing acupuncture treatment, applicant must consult with supervisor regarding the patientís history, assessment, diagnosis and treatment plan; and submit to the Board proof of clean needle education and needle insertion training within three (3) months from issuance of acupuncture technician certificate.

Moved by Rand Peebles, seconded Tess Hahn to amend the motion to include that the supervisor must be a licensed/certified acupuncturist and must be approved by the Board. The motion passed with one dissenting vote (opposed by Emi Miller).

Moved by Tess Hahn, seconded by Jack Long and carried that the Board authorizes the issuance of certifications to the following applicants:

Dana Miller ACC-112

Kerry V. Young ACC-113

Maggie Blair requested that Dee Ann Randall circulate copies of the pending technician applications to the board members. A conference call will be scheduled to discuss these applications.

Mr. Limbaugh discussed the honorarium payment for attendance at board meetings. It has been established that if the board members want honorarium payment for meetings attended prior to their law change July 1, 2000, they must become members in PERSI. If they choose to receive honorarium for meetings attended after July 1, 2000, they do not have to be members of PERSI. The Board stated they do not want to join PERSI, and will accept honorariums for meetings attended after July 1, 2000.

The Board stated they want honorariums also for conference calls.

Moved by Emi Miller, seconded by Tess Hahn and carried the conference call adjourn at 11:30 a.m.

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