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

Minutes of February 11, 2005 

 
 
 

ROLL CALL:    Therese Hahn, Chair
                        John Downey, Board Member
                        Jean Kuty, Board Member
                        Rosemary Yocum, Board Member
                        Donessa Horsewood, Board Member

                       

BUREAU PRESENT:    Rayola Jacobsen, Bureau Chief
                                      Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney
                                      Sandee Hitesman, Office Specialist II
                                      Katy Barrett, Office Specialist II

OTHER’S PRESENT:  Richard Powell, Applicant
                                     Dana Logan, Applicant

The meeting was called to order at 8:35 a.m. by Chair, Therese Hahn. 

The minutes from the October 08, 2004 board meeting were reviewed.

Motion was made by Ms. Yocum to approve the minutes with some changes made.  Seconded by Ms. Horsewood, carried.

The board asked if they could receive a copy of the letter that was sent to Dr. Hicks regarding his Acupuncture Program from attorney, Roger Hales.  The Bureau will forward this letter on to the board. 

The minutes from the October 28, 2004 board meeting were reviewed.

Motion was made by Dr. Downey to approve the minutes with some changes made.  Seconded by Ms. Kuty, carried.

The board asked if the Bureau would forward them the letter that is sent out to licensees who were not audited, but did not receive the 15 hours of continuing education.  The Bureau will forward this letter to the board.

Ms. Jacobsen gave the financial report.  The board has $16,959.89 in appropriation with a cash balance of $50,765.68.

Ms. Jacobsen gave the investigative report.  There has been one complaint for fiscal year 2005.  This complaint is under investigation.  There were three complaints for fiscal year 2004.  Two of those complaints are closed, and one remains under investigation.

The board asked if their motions could be taped at future meetings.  Ms. Jacobsen noted that this could be done.

The board reviewed continuing education audits.  It was noted that one of the audits did not have documentation for all fifteen hours of continuing education.  Ms. Hitesman will write a letter to this licensee asking for further documentation.

Motion was made by Ms. Horsewood to approve all but one of the continuing education audits.  Seconded by Ms. Kuty, carried.

The board reviewed the continuing education documented on the renewal forms from those licensees who were not audited for continuing education.

The board reviewed a request for continuing education approval for the seminar entitled, “Dealing With Difficult People.”

Motion was made by Ms. Kuty to approve the continuing education request for the seminar entitled, “Dealing With Difficult People“, for six hours of continuing education credits.  Seconded by Ms. Horsewood, carried.

Applicant, Richard Powell, addressed the board regarding his application for certification or technician certificate in Acupuncture.  Mr. Powell has applied for both certification and technician certificate, but would like the certification in Acupuncture issued to him.  Mr. Powell noted that Acupuncture is not the main modality of his practice.  Mr. Powell practices Naturopathy.  Mr. Powell noted that he does have a Medical Doctor who supervises him with IV chelation.  Mr. Powell noted that even though he is not a fellow of the IAMA, he did complete the entire course offered to become a fellow with the IAMA.  Mr. Powell does have a license from Bingham County for Naturopathy.  Mr. Powell noted that he did not qualify as a fellow with the IAMA because the IAMA did not recognize with some of Mr. Powell’s education.  Mr. Powell received some of his education from the AMCC.  The AMCC is done via internet and mail, and is not accredited through the American Education System.  Mr. Powell noted that the AMCC is accredited through the Canadian Education.  Mr. Powell did not send verification of his Naturopathic license to the IAMA, as he had a conflict with the IAMA, and was told not to correspond with them.  Mr. Powell noted that he was required to pass a written and oral exam before obtaining his Naturopathic license through Bingham County. 

Motion was made by Ms. Yocum to take a five minute break.  Seconded by Ms. Kuty, carried.

Chairman called the meeting back to order at 10:13 a.m.

Katy Barrett was introduced as the new secretary for the Acupuncture Board.

Motion was made by Ms. Yocum to go into executive session to consider a legal matter, and an application exempt from disclosure as provided in chapter 3, title 9, Idaho Code.  Seconded by Ms. Kuty, carried.

Motion was made by Ms. Yocum to come out of executive session.  Seconded by Ms. Kuty, carried.

Motion was made by Ms. Yocum, to deny Mr. Powell’s application for certification based upon the applicant’s failure to meet the full requirements for fellowship with the IAMA, as required by law.  Seconded by Ms. Horsewood, carried.

Motion was made by Dr. Downey to approve Mr. Powell’s application for a technician certificate based on the following restrictions. 

1.  Submit to the board the name of a Supervisor who can supervise Mr. Powell and meet with the requirements of Idaho Statute 54-4708 2a.

2.  Mr. Powell’s scope of practice will be limited to, any individual who Mr. Powell wants to treat with Acupuncture, the patient’s history and condition must be discussed with Mr. Powell’s supervisor, and the patient must be treated under the supervision of Mr. Powell’s supervisor.

Seconded by Ms. Horsewood, carried.

Ms. Jacobsen gave the legislative report.  Representative Sali has some concerns on the proposed legislation for Idaho Statute 54-4703.  The board would like some objective standards that they could use to grant certification in Acupuncture.  Certification in Acupuncture was put in the law and rule for those individuals who have an advanced medical degree.  It was noted that Representative Sali felt that the language in the proposed legislation omitted Naturopaths.  The board noted that they would like to invite Representative Sali to a future board meeting to discuss rewriting this language.   

The board noted that when reviewing the continuing education that was documented by a licensee who was not audited, there was a conflict on the amount of hours obtained, and the amount of hours the board approved for this course.  Attorney, Roger Hales, noted that the board does have the ability to audit this licensee, and have them provide documentation of the amount of continuing education hours obtained for this course. 

The board directed the Bureau to audit this licensee for continuing education.

Applicant, Dana Logan, addressed the board regarding her application for a technician’s certificate.  Ms. Logan is asking that this technician certificate be issued without the requirement of a supervisor.

Motion was made by Ms. Kuty to go into executive session to discuss an application exempt from disclosure as provided in chapter 3, title 9, Idaho Code.  Seconded by Ms. Horsewood, carried.

Motion was made by Dr. Downey to come out of executive session.  Seconded by Ms. Yocum, carried.

Motion was made by Dr. Downey to grant the applicant a technician certificate upon the following conditions:

  1. Ms. Logan must be under the supervision of a person authorized to practice Acupuncture in Idaho.  This supervision must include regular case discussions when acupuncture is utilized, with this supervisor on a weekly basis to discuss case/patient, and approach to treatment and other issues relating to condition.
  2. Scope of Acupuncture technician practice is limited to Tibetan approach as documented in the applicants application file.

Seconded by Ms. Horsewood, carried.

Meeting was adjourned for lunch at 12:20 p.m.

Meeting called back to order at 1:30 p.m. by chairman.

The board discussed accepting teaching, observation time, and study groups for continuing education credits.  It was noted that the NCCAOM does give a maximum of 1/3 of the total CEU’s for teaching credits.  NCCAOM also gives a maximum of 1/6 of the total CEU’s for clinical supervision.  The board noted that they would only be willing to give continuing education credits for observation hour for hour. 

Motion was made by Ms. Yocum to adopt/clarify the policy on accepting teaching and observation hours for continuing education credits to go by policies outlined in the winter 2004 issue of the NCCAOM Diplomat Newsletter, except in the case of observation and supervision, where hour for hour would count.  The board would require the same required documentation for such courses as required by the NCCAOM.  Seconded by Ms. Kuty, carried. 

The board discussed purchasing the 2005 version of “Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine State Laws and Regulation.” 

Motion was made by Ms. Kuty to purchase the 2005 version of “Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine State Laws and Regulation.”  Seconded by Ms. Yocum, carried.

The board asked that the next scheduled board meeting time be moved to 9:30 a.m.

Ms. Horsewood and Dr. Downey had to leave the meeting at 2:00 p.m.

Motion was made by Ms. Kuty to go into executive session to discuss applications exempt from disclosure as provided in chapter 3, title 9, Idaho Code.

Motion was made by Ms. Yocum to come out of executive session.  Seconded by Ms. Kuty, carried.

The following applications were approved for licensure:

Dwayne Steven Borgstrand
Julie Suzanne Ormonde
 

The following applications were approved for a technician certificate:

Dana Lareay Logan
John R. Sandell
Richard A.M.Powell

Motion was made by Ms. Yocum to adjourn at 2:35 p.m.  Seconded by Ms. Kuty, carried.

 


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