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

(208) 334-3233

Meeting Minutes of July 26, 2002

 

The State Board of Acupuncture meeting was called to order by Tess Hahn, Chair, at 9:40 a.m. Friday, July 26, 2002 at the Bureau of Occupational Licenses, Owyhee Plaza, 1109 Main Street, Suite 220, Boise, Idaho.

 

Roll Call:            Therese Hahn, Chair

                        Rand Peebles, Board Member

                        John Downey, Board Member

Jean Kuty, Board Member

 

Bureau Staff:            Rayola Jacobsen, Bureau Chief

Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief

                        Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                        Dee Ann Randall, Administrative Secretary

 

Guest:  Representative Bill Sali

 

Minutes

Moved by Jean Kuty, seconded by John Downey and carried the minutes of the April 12, 2002 board meeting be approved. 

Rayola Jacobsen 

Ms. Jacobsen discussed parliamentary procedures with the Board and complimented them on how they conduct their meetings. 

Ms. Jacobsen also discussed cost effective measures the Bureau is implementing, such as going paperless, agendas and minutes being provided by overhead screen, posting the agendas and minutes on the website and the draft minutes being sent to board members via email. 

The Open Meeting Law was also reviewed regarding the new requirements for conference call meetings. The Board may consider having conference call meetings instead of onsite meetings, as long as one board member is in the bureau office during the call and the meeting is properly noticed.

Moved by Rand Peebles, seconded by Jean Kuty and carried that the Board supports and approves the draft Bureau law change regarding changing the annual renewal date to the birth date of the licensee.

Financial Report 

Budd Hetrick presented the Financial Report for the Board’s review and discussion. The cash balance as of the end of FY2002 was $48,849.  

Complaint Report 

Mr. Hetrick presented the Complaint Report for Fiscal Year 2003 for the Board’s review and discussion. 

Board/Bureau Contract

Mr. Hetrick presented the fiscal year 2003 contract between the Board and Bureau for review.  Moved by Rand Peebles, seconded by John Downey and carried that the Board approve and accept the contract and authorize the Chair to sign the contract. 

Reinstatement Fee

John Alderman ACU-38 met with the Board to discuss the $250.00 reinstatement fee required for reinstatement of his license.  The Board advised Mr. Alderman that payment of the renewal fee along with the reinstatement fee is required in order to renew his acupuncture license. 

Letter from Robert Rutz, DC regarding the $250.00 reinstatement fee for renewal of his acupuncture certificate number ACC-97 was reviewed.  A review noted the renewal was submitted as required and that the reinstatement fee is not required. 

Letter from Parto Payami, DC regarding the $250.00 reinstatement fee for renewal of her acupuncture certificate number ACC-98 was reviewed.  After consulting with legal counsel, the Board determined that Dr. Payami is required to pay the reinstatement fee in order to renew her acupuncture certificate. 

Dee Ann reported that letters had been sent to all holders of cancelled licenses.  A total of 15 letters were sent, resulting in one license renewal.

Technician Guidelines 

The Board reviewed the draft letter prepared by Rand Peebles regarding technician guidelines. Moved by John Downey, seconded by Jean Kuty and carried that the Board approves the technician guidelines letter and request the Bureau send this out as a part of the application packet.  The Board also requests that Mr. Hetrick place this letter on the Board web page. 

Rosemary Yocum Letter

The Board reviewed the letter submitted from Rosemary Yocum and noted her comments in opposition to Asian Bodywork Therapists receiving licensure under the Acupuncture Act.  To date the Board has not received any draft of proposed legislation regarding this matter, therefore, it is premature for them to act on the issue at this time. 

Proposed Law and Rule Changes

The Board reviewed the draft of proposed law and rule changes with Representative Sali and expressed their appreciation for his meeting with them to discuss the proposals. 

Moved by Rand Peebles, seconded by Jean Kuty and carried that additional wording be added to Rule 301.02 regarding when a license is cancelled, the licensee must meet the continuing education requirement for each year the license is cancelled. The Board authorizes the Bureau to proceed under the Administrative Procedure Act for adoption of the rule changes. 

Moved by Rand Peebles, seconded by Jean Kuty and carried that the Board approves the proposed law changes and authorizes the Bureau to proceed with the legislative procedure for adoption.   

The Board discussed the possible development and use of a Consumer Education pamphlet, similar to ones used in other states, as a worthy future goal of the Board.  There was unanimous interest in pursuing this idea.

Executive Session

Moved by Jean Kuty, seconded by Rand Peebles and carried that the Board go into executive session at 3:25 p.m. to review applications. 

Moved by Jean Kuty, seconded by Rand Peebles and carried the Board comes out of executive session at 4:00 p.m. 

FAOMRA Meeting

The Board discussed the cost and benefits of past and future involvement in the FAOMRA.  Moved by John Downey, seconded by Rand Peebles and carried that Tess Hahn and Jean Kuty attend the FAOMRA meeting in November and their expensed be reimbursed.

The Board discussed potential applications from veterinarians and the possible need to refine the wording of the laws and rules.

 Certificates

Mr. Hetrick presented the Board wall certificates for Emi Miller and Maggie Blair, past board members and recommended they be sent to them in recognition of their service on the board.  The Board was in agreement and asked Mr. Hetrick to send the certificates to them. 

The Board approved three (3) applications for licensure and deferred on certification.. 

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

Holly Carling                ACU-141

Jerry Campbell            ACU-145

Betsy Wiss                   ACU-146

 

Moved by Rand Peebles, seconded by Jean Kuty and carried the meeting adjourn at 4:30 p.m. 


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