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


Minutes of January 31, 2003 


ROLL CALL:              Therese Hahn, Chair

                                 John Downey, Board Member

                                 Jean Kuty, Board Member

                                 Rosemary Yocum, Board Member


ALSO 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 meeting. 

Larry 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 practicing Acupuncture.   

Rayola 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some objection to the Bill from the Board of Dentistry and the Board of Nursing, however, the Board of Dentistry has withdrawn their objection.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 report.  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 Acupuncturists.    

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 public. 

Mr. Hetrick gave the investigative report.  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 report.  

Motion was made by Ms. Hahn to go into executive session.  Seconded by Ms. Yocum, carried. 

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 for licensure: 

Rosemary Cody

Naomi Jankowitz 

Audrey Czerew


Meeting adjourned at 5:00 p.m.


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