Idaho State Board of Acupuncture
Bureau of Occupational Licenses
1109 Main Street, Suite 220
Boise, Idaho 83702-5642
Minutes of January 19, 2007
ROLL CALL: John Downey, Chair
Donessa Horsewood, Board Member
Charles Raymond, Board Member
Rho Zaragoza, Board Member
Naomi Brownson, Board Member
BUREAU PRESENT: Tana Cory, Bureau Chief
Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief
Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney
Marilyn London, Technical Records Specialist I
Meeting was called to order at 10:00 a.m.
Tana Cory, new bureau chief introduced herself and reported that Butch Otter, our new governor, would like his administration to be principle centered, customer focused, and data driven.
Naomi Brownson, new board member was also introduced and welcomed by the board and bureau.
The Board reviewed the October 27, 2006 board meeting minutes. Moved by Mr. Raymond to approve the October 27, 2006 minutes. Seconded by Ms. Horsewood, motion carried.
Mr. Hetrick presented the financial report, which indicates a cash balance of $87,192.94. The new proposed rule that reduces the application and renewal fee will be in effect when the legislature convenes. This will help lower the large balance.
Mr. Hetrick presented the investigative report indicating that one complaint has been received for fiscal year 2007 and under investigation. One complaint was received and closed for fiscal year 2006. Four complaints were received for fiscal year 2005 and three remain under investigation and one has been referred for legal review.
Mr. Hales reviewed the Board’s proposed legislation and explained that this will help make it more objective and streamline the current law. There will be a hearing scheduled to review Bills at the House Committee. Anyone can go to the Legislative web site and keep track of the Bill and follow its progress.
The Board discussed the law regarding requirements for issuing acupuncture certifications and the possibility of having to review a naturopathy applicant applying for certification. If this happens the Board will be required to review and take a stand on appropriate education.
The Board reviewed a letter and some information from Monique Larson requesting approval from the Board to be able to use a machine called “Perfector” in her practice under her acupuncture license. Moved by Mr. Zaragoza that the Board feels that it can be used in conjunction with the acupuncture practice. Motion died for lack of a second.
Moved by Mr. Raymond that Mr. Hales send a letter to Ms. Larsen requesting additional information on the product and use in the practice of acupuncture and proof that it has been approved by the FDA. Seconded by Ms. Horsewood, motion carried.
The Board approved the following applicants for licensure:
L. David Flater
Alan Blake Shaw
The Board approved the following applicant for technician certification.
The Board reviewed continuing education from the recent audit.
The next board meeting is scheduled for May 18, 2007 at 10:00 a.m.
Moved by Ms. Horsewood that the meeting adjourn at 12:25 p.m. Seconded by Mr. Raymond, motion carried.