Idaho State Board of Acupuncture

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, Idaho 83702-5642

 

Minutes of January 19, 2007

 

NOTE:

 

 

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.

 

MINUTES

 

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.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

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.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

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.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

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.

 

APPLICATIONS

 

The Board approved the following applicants for licensure:

 

Meggan Baumgartner

L. David Flater

Sariantra Kali

Linhai Li

Leslie Lundberg

Lauri McKean

Alan Blake Shaw

 

The Board approved the following applicant for technician certification.

 

Elizabeth Ostermiller

 

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.