Idaho State Board of Acupuncture

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

                       1109 Main Street, Suite 220

                      Boise, Idaho 83702-5642

                    (208) 334-3233

 

                    Minutes of July 14, 2006

 

 

 

ROLL CALL:              Rosemary Yocum, Chair

                                    John Downey, Board Member

                                    Donessa Horsewood, Board Member

                                    Charles Raymond, Board Member

                                    Rho Zaragoza, Board Member

                             

BUREAU PRESENT:   Bill Schaefer, Deputy Bureau Chief

                                     Cherie Simpson, Management Assistant

                                     Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                     Marilyn London, Technical Records Specialist I

 

Meeting was called to order at 9:10 a.m.

 

New Board members were introduced and welcomed by the Board and Bureau.

 

MINUTES

 

The Board reviewed the March 10, 2006 minutes.  Correction was suggested.  Moved by Dr. Downey to approve the March 10, 2006 minutes as corrected.  Seconded by Mr. Raymond, motion carried.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Mr. Schaefer presented the financial report, which indicates a cash balance of $71,836.05.  The Bureau has researched this issue and recommends that the application, original license fee and annual renewal fee be reduced from $250 to $200.  Mr. Schaefer instructed the new members on how to use the web site to review the financial reports.

 

PROPOSED LAWS AND RULES

 

The Board reviewed the proposed laws and rules that will be submitted for the 2007 legislative session.  The law will be presented in two different sections in the event that there are concerns with one section.  Mr. Hales explained that if the law passes there is a possibility that the Board could do a temporary rule change.  Moved by Dr. Downey that the Board approve the Proposed Law and Rule changes and have them submitted to the 2007 Legislative Session.  Seconded by Mr. Raymond, motion carried.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Mr. Hales presented the investigative report indicating that 1 complaint was received for fiscal year 2006 and is under investigation.  Five complaints were received for fiscal year 2005 and are under investigation.  Mr. Hales explained and answered questions on the investigative process for the new board members.

 

The Board reviewed an educational certificate from a chiropractor to determine if it would meet the requirements for certification.  Moved by Ms. Horsewood that the Board send a letter requesting a course syllabus and include a copy of the requirements for certification.  Seconded by Mr. Raymond, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed a letter from Katherine Brokaw asking if practice of Tuina and Shiatsu is within the acupuncturist’s scope of practice in Idaho.  Moved by Dr. Downey that the Board send a letter stating that Tuina and Shiatsu is within Idaho’s scope of practice.  Seconded by Mr. Zaragoza, motion carried.

 

The Board received additional information from Lawrence Hicks regarding continuing education courses that were previously approved by the Board for 12 hours each.  Mr. Hick’s is requesting that the courses be approved for 15 hours each for a total of 45 hours.  Moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board approve the Botanical Medicine I, II, III courses for 15 hours each.  Seconded by Dr. Downey, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed continuing education workshops from Beck Hawkins requesting approval.  Moved by Ms. Horsewood to approve the continuing education workshops to meet the continuing education requirement.  Seconded by Mr. Raymond, motion carried.

 

CONTRACT

 

Mr. Hales presented the Bureau/Board Agreement Renewal Contract for Fiscal Year 2007.  Moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board approve the Agreement Renewal and authorize the Chair to sign on behalf of the Board.

 

NEW BOARD CHAIR

 

Moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board elect John Downey as the new Board Chair.  Seconded by Ms. Horsewood, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed and approved the following applications:

 

Clifton Andrews for certification – pending receipt of original NCCOAM certificate.

Michelle Marks for licensure

Bryan Rouse for licensure.

 

The Board reviewed continuing education from licensees.  There were several that the Board is requesting additional information.

 

The next board meeting is scheduled for October 27, 2006 at 9:30 a.m. at the Bureau of Occupational Licenses.

 

Moved by Mr. Raymond that the board meeting adjourn at 12:40 p.m.  Seconded by Ms. Horsewood, motion carried.