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

(208) 334-3233

Minutes of April 12, 2002

 Tess Hahn, Chair, called the meeting to order at 9:40 a.m. Friday, April 12, 2002 at the Bureau of Occupational Licenses, Owyhee Plaza, 1109 Main Street, Suite 220, Boise, Idaho.

Roll Call:            Therese Hahn, Chair; Rand Peebles; John Downey; Maggie Blair; Jean Kuty;

Bureau Staff:            Rayola Jacobsen, Bureau Chief; Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief; Dee Ann Randall, Administrative Secretary

Moved by Rand Peebles, seconded by Maggie Blair and carried the minutes of the October 26, 2001 board meeting be approved.

The Board welcomed the new board member Jean Kuty.  Discussion was held concerning Ms. Kuty being Treasurer of the Idaho Acupuncture Association and possible conflict of interest.  The difference of being a board member and a member of the association was also discussed.  Ms. Kuty stated that she would be vigilant to any conflict of interest, and would act appropriately as the situation required.  She asked for the Boardís guidance in this matter also.

Rayola Jacobsen

Ms. Jacobsen informed the Board that HB394 was successful and signed into law that will be effective July 1, 2002.  It was decided to hold HB397, as there was concern that this bill could exclude certain individuals from being certified acupuncturists.  Maggie Blair informed the Board that she had discussed the bill with Representative Sali, who suggested that the required number of hours for certification be included in the bill.

The Board will revisit this bill at their next meeting.  It was suggested that Ms. Jacobsen invite Representative Sali to this meeting.

The massage therapist legislation was not successful.  They will address the concerns of the bill and submit again next legislative session, though it does not appear they will be joining with the Acupuncture Board.

Financial Report

Mr. Hetrick distributed copies of the financial report to the Board members.  Their cash balance is $29,490. 

The Board discussed sending a letter to all those licensees who did not renew their licenses last year. 

The Board directed the Bureau to send notice to all cancelled licensees advising them of the requirements for reinstating their licenses. 

Mr. Hetrick informed the Board that the Bureau is considering legislation to change the renewal date to either the birth date or date of original licensure.  The Board does not oppose this change.

Proposed Rule Change

The Board reviewed a draft of a proposed rule for continuing education.  The draft will be reviewed further at the next meeting to allow time for Dr. Downey to receive input from the chiropractors that are also certified as acupuncturists.

April Crowell

April Crowell and Rylen Feeney met with the Board to discuss the inclusion in the Acupuncture Act of Certified Asian Bodywork Therapists. 

Moved by Rand Peebles, seconded by John Downey and carried, that April Crowell and Rylen Feeney submit a draft of appropriate changes to the Acupuncture Act, creating a category for inclusion of Asian Bodywork Therapists, consistent with the information provided to the Board, for review at the October 25, 2002 board meeting.

Open Book Test

The Board reviewed the open book test.  Moved by Rand Peebles, seconded by Maggie Blair that the Board adopts the open book test, it is to be sent out with an application packet.  When received back and graded, the Bureau will notify the individual of the questions missed and tell them where to look for the correct answer.

Technician Questions

Rand Peebles and Maggie Blair will prepare a draft of the guidelines for technician certification for the next board meeting.

Executive Session

Moved by Maggie Blair, seconded by Rand Peebles and carried that the Board goes into executive session to review applications.  The time being 2:30 p.m.

Moved by Maggie Blair, seconded by Rand Peebles and carried the Board comes out of executive session at 2:55 p.m.


The Board approved four (4) applications for licensure.

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

Augustus Pietsch - ACU-138

Christina Van Der Meulen - ACU-140

Ying Wang - ACU-142

Douglas Wegner - ACU-144


Moved by Rand Peebles, seconded by Maggie Blair the meeting adjourns at 3:45 p.m.

Moved by Rand Peebles, seconded by Maggie Blair and carried the meeting is called back into session.

Rand Peebles asks that the minutes reflect a thank you to Maggie Blair for her commitment to the Acupuncture Board, above and beyond the call of duty, in her help in getting the licensure act in place and operating. This will be Ms. Blairís last meeting as her term as a board member will expire July 1, 2002.

Moved by Maggie Blair, seconded by Rand Peebles the meeting adjourns at 3:50 p.m.

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