Idaho State Board of Acupuncture
of November 24, 2003
Therese Hahn, Chair
John Downey, Board Member
Jean Kuty, Board Member
Rosemary Yocum, Board Member
Rand Peebles, Board Member
ALSO PRESENT: Rayola Jacobsen, Bureau Chief
Sandee Hitesman, Office Specialist II
The meeting was called to order at 8:10 a.m. by Chair, Therese Hahn.
Motion was made by Ms. Yocum to approve the meeting minutes from October 24,
2003 as written.
Ms. Yocum withdrew her motion on the basis that some of the board members had
not reviewed the minutes from October 24, 2003.
It was decided to review these minutes at the next scheduled board
Ms. Jacobsen noted that the Bureau is currently in the process of renewing
12,000+ Cosmetology licenses. The Bureau has hired a temporary employee to help with the
renewals that are currently coming into the office. This will be the Bureau’s last mass renewal, as license
expiration dates have moved to the licensee’s birth-date.
The Bureau has been receiving a large number of phone calls for licensing
agencies that we do not handle. Because
these calls were so overwhelming for the switchboard, the bureau has installed
an automated phone answering system. Callers will now get a menu with a list of extensions to
choose from. The Bureau was able to
receive parts to upgrade the phone system from Idaho Fish and Game at no charge.
An application for licensure was reviewed.
The board agreed that the applicant had met all licensing requirements.
The applicant was approved for Acupuncture Licensure.
A letter and transcripts sent to the board from two certification applicants
were reviewed. It was noted that
both applicants had completed 12 ½ hours IAMA Acupuncture Orthopedics, 102
hours of medical acupuncture symposia, 200 hours of acupuncture preceptorship
and 8 hours of clean needle
technique. Rule 200 was reviewed.
reviewed applications. It was noted that some
of the board members do not feel that the curriculum the applicants completed
covers enough to demonstrate proficiency. It
was noted that the board send a letter to the applicants asking them to submit
verification of who taught each course, what was taught, where and when it was
taught, and provide documentation of their case studies.
Verification sent in by the applicants showed they had completed 30 case
studies. It was noted that some
courses that are accepted by Idaho are not accredited courses.
There does not seem to be any basis at this time to be able to make a
decision on whether or not the courses taken by the applicants would be the same
demonstration of proficiency required for other similarly qualified applicants.
The board directed the bureau to have attorney, Mr. Hales, draft a letter to each of the applicants. The board asked that the letters be approved by the board chairman and sent to the applicants on behalf of the board. The board would like additional information concerning:
In respect to each of these three categories please describe the following:
It was noted that there had not been any Acupuncture courses taken at the
All Acupuncture courses had been taken at the off campus facility.
Mr. Peebles asked the board to have Roger contact him with any questions
he may have.
The board directed the bureau to review other applicants that are certified who
did not complete the AMARO course to review what education those applicants had
A continuing education request was reviewed.
The course would be on neck and head anatomy focused toward acupuncture.
This person is requesting approval of 8 hours of continuing education
credits for this course. The board
questioned the credentials of the speaker.
His application does demonstrate that he is a teacher at BSU.
The board asked that the bureau advise the requestor to obtain a letter
from BSU listing the requestor’s total teaching hours, experience at BSU, and
teaching capacity, (Associate Professor, Guest Speaker), as well as credentials,
class structure, and class schedule from BSU.
It was noted that the NCCAOM does have a process in place for
pre-approval of continuing education courses.
They ask for credentials, topics and time frame of course, which the
applicant has submitted to the board. The
Bureau will also contact BSU via telephone to verify applicant’s credentials
to speed up the process, and also request a letter for documentation.
Motion was made by Mr. Downey to approve the course for continuing education
based on a demonstration subject to his qualification as a BSU instructor.
Seconded by Ms. Kuty. Carried.
The continuing education approval application was discussed.
The board noted that there is not anyplace on the application for the
content of the course. The board asked that formalizing the continuing education
approval application and discussion on approving continuing education speakers
be put on the next agenda.
Mr. Peebles left the meeting at 9:05 a.m.
Acupuncture Title usage was discussed. It
has been determined that more certified acupuncturists are using the title
“licensed acupuncturist”. It
was felt that the board should address this issue with the Acupuncture
Association. It was noted that the
Bureau could send out a flyer or postcard to all acupuncturists reminding them
of correct title usage. Letters
have been sent out in the past with all new licenses containing information on
correct title usage. The Board requested
that a reminder on
correct title usage be sent out with each renewed license.
This would minimize the telephone calls coming into the Bureau.
The bureau will also rewrite the letter sent out to all new
acupuncturists, to include correct title usage, for the board’s review.
Motion was made by Ms. Yocum to adjourn at 9:15 a.m.
Seconded by Ms. Kuty, carried.
Mr. Downey left the meeting.
The meeting was called back to order at 9:20 a.m. by chairman Ms. Hahn.
Motion was made by Ms. Yocum to approve honorarium payments for conference call
meetings along with on-sight meetings. Seconded
by Ms. Kuty, carried.
Motion was made by Ms. Kuty to adjourn at 9:22 a.m.
Seconded by Ms. Yocum, carried.
The following applications were approved for licensure:
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