Idaho State Board of Acupuncture
Bureau of Occupational Licenses
1109 Main Street, Suite 220
Boise, Idaho 83702-5642
Minutes of January 31, 2003
Therese Hahn, Chair
John Downey, Board Member
Jean Kuty, Board Member
Rosemary Yocum, Board Member
PRESENT: Rayola Jacobsen, Bureau Chief
Budd Hetrick, Deputy Chief
Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney
Sandee Hitesman, Office Specialist II
Rand Peebles, Board Member, was not present.
The meeting was called to order at 9:40
a.m. by Chair, Therese Hahn.
Changes were made to the agenda by chair,
Therese Hahn. Maggie Blair should
be deleted and Rosemary Yocum added as board member.
Larry Benton was added to the agenda.
Motion was made by John Downey to approved
minutes from Oct. 25, 2002 board meeting. Seconded
by Rosemary Yocum, carried.
Motion was made by Rosemary Yocum to
approve minutes from November 27, 2002 conference call.
Seconded by Jean Kuty, carried.
It was decided that the minutes from the
July 26, 2002 board meeting had been approved at the Oct. 25, 2002 board
Benton, representative for the Association of Acupuncture and the Idaho
Naturopath Medical Alliance Association was present.
Larry advised the Board regarding the proposed legislation to license
Naturopaths and his support of House Bill 14.
Mr. Benton said he did not see any problems with the language or the
purpose of the bill. Mr. Benton
noted that the Naturopath bill has provisions that prohibit Naturopaths from
Jacobsen presented the legislative report.
House Bill 14 has not been scheduled for hearing at this time. There was some objection to the Bill from the Board of
Dentistry and the Board of Nursing, however, the Board of Dentistry has
withdrawn their objection. The
Board discussed ways to address the Board of Nursing concerns.
Ms. Kuty made a motion that after considering the concerns of the Board
of Nursing, and being unable to reach an agreement regarding an amendment, this
board directs the Bureau of Occupational licenses to pursue the passage of House
Bill 14 as written. Seconded by
Rosemary Yocum, carried.
Ms. Jacobsen reported that both houses
approved all rules proposed by the Board Of Acupuncture.
Discussed concerns from the Idaho
Acupuncture Association regarding advertising in the yellow pages as
Acupuncturists. Discussed Idaho
Statues 54-4703 (2). The Board may
consider proposed legislation regarding advertising.
It was asked that a letter be sent to the Idaho Acupuncture Association,
by the Bureau, explaining the complaint process, and that the board will
consider reviewing advertising issues in their next legislation.
Mr. Hales updated board on progress of
ACC-92. The Board entered a default
order and required a response within a certain time period. A response was received and the Bureau has requested a
Hearing Officer to review the case. The
Board will be notified once the Hearing Officer has issued a recommended order.
Board broke for lunch.
Mr. Hetrick gave the financial
There will be a link put on the website for the month end financial
report. If there is changes that
need made to the website, you can E-mail Mr. Hetrick with the changes.
Discussed why addresses of licensees were
taken off the website. The Bureau
explained that only physical addresses were public record.
Addresses were taken off website for confidentiality reasons.
The Acupuncture Board requested that addresses be put back on the
website. The Bureau will research
if the database is set up to put addresses on the website only for the
Discussed best way to get consumer
education out to the public on Acupuncture.
Discussed proposal from the Idaho Acupuncture Association regarding
defining Acupuncture in the Acupuncture section of the yellow pages in the phone
book. Mr. Hetrick explained that
this could be done, but would not be financially feasible.
It was decided to put a link on the website to the Idaho Acupuncture
Associations homepage. The board
proposed, as a future agenda item, to look at other websites and get information
on what could be added to their website to provide consumer education for the
Mr. Hetrick gave the investigative
There were 3 complaints from 2002 fiscal year, and 3 complaints for 2003
fiscal year. All complaints are
currently under investigation.
Discussed travel and meal reimbursement for
board members. Motion was made by
Ms. Kuty to approve reimbursement for a two-night stay for board meetings, if
unable to get a direct flight home on the same day.
Seconded by Rosemary Yocum, carried.
Jean Kuty gave FAOMRA
Motion was made by Ms. Hahn to go into
executive session. Seconded by Ms.
Discussed certification process. Board would like to receive a certified copy of Chiropractic
licensure for applicants who are applying for Acupuncture Certification, and
have held a Chiropractic license.
Next Acupuncture Board meeting was scheduled for April 25, 2003 at 9:30 a.m.
A conference call meeting was scheduled for
July 25, 2003 at 9:30 a.m.
The following applications were approved
Meeting adjourned at 5:00 p.m.
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