Idaho Board of Acupuncture
Bureau of Occupational Licenses
Minutes of October 27, 2006
ROLL CALL: John Downey, Chair
Donessa Horsewood, Board Member
Charles Raymond, Board Member
Rho Zaragoza, Board Member
BUREAU PRESENT: Rayola Jacobsen, Bureau Chief
Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief
Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney
Marilyn London, Technical Records Specialist I
Meeting was called to order at 9:45 a.m.
The Board reviewed the July 14, 2006 minutes. Moved by Ms. Horsewood to approve the July 14, 2006 minutes as written. Seconded by Mr. Zaragoza, motion carried.
Ms. Jacobsen let the Board know that the proposed laws and rules have been submitted for the 2007 Legislative Session. The Board reviewed language for a post card to be mailed to all Idaho acupuncturists with information on the proposed rules regarding a fee decrease. Moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board accept the edited version of the language for the post card and mailing out to all Idaho acupuncturists. Seconded by Ms. Horsewood, motion carried.
Mr. Hetrick presented the financial report, which indicates a cash balance of $77,131.13. Mr. Hetrick also gave a demonstration on how to obtain detailed information on the financial report.
Mr. Hetrick presented the investigative report indicating that one complaint was received for fiscal year 2007 and is under investigation. One complaint was received for fiscal year 2006 and is waiting for Board determination. Five complaints were received for fiscal year 2005 and are under investigation.
Mr. Hetrick present complaint case ACU-B2-2-2006-1 for Board review. Moved by Mr. Raymond to accept the Bureau’s recommendation to authorize closure. Seconded by Ms. Horsewood, motion carried.
CONTINUING EDUCATION AUDIT
The Board discussed the process of auditing licensees for submitting continuing education documentation. The Board preciously required all licensees to complete the back of their renewal form listing the courses taken. The Board then reviewed all of the forms at their board meetings. The Bureau has revised the process of auditing continuing education for licensees, which was preciously done at the time of renewal. Audited letters are now sent out to a percentage of the licensees requesting copies of documentation of continuing education training. Moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board accept the Bureau’s recommendation and audit 25 percent of the licensees quarterly. Seconded by Ms. Horsewood, motion carried.
The Board reviewed and discussed a letter from an individual wanting to pursue coursework in acupuncture training and do the didactic and case study work as an apprenticeship. Moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board direct Mr. Hales to draft a letter of response and send a copy to the Board. Seconded by Ms. Horsewood, motion carried.
NEXT BOARD MEETING
Moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board schedule their next meeting for January 12th or 19th, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. depending on Ms. Horsewood’s schedule. Seconded by Ms. Horsewood, motion carried.
It was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 1:00 p.m.