Idaho State Board of Acupuncture

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, Idaho 83702-5642

 

Minutes of April 13, 2007

 

 

 

ROLL CALL:              John Downey, Chair

                                    Donessa Horsewood, Board Member

                                    Charles Raymond, Board Member

                                    Rho Zaragoza, Board Member - absent

                                    Naomi  Brownson, Board Member

 

BUREAU PRESENT:   Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                     Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief

                                     Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                     Karl Klein, Deputy Attorney General

                                     Marilyn London, Technical Records Specialist I

 

 

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

 

MINUTES

 

The Board reviewed the January 19, 2007 board meeting minutes.  Moved by Mr. Raymond to approve the January 19, 2007 minutes.  Seconded by Ms. Brownson, motion carried.

 

Ms. Cory informed the Board that the Bureau’s budget was approved and they will be hiring two new investigators and two new support staff members for the Bureau. 

 

FINANCIAL REPORT          

 

Mr. Hetrick presented the financial report indicating a balance of $87,179.51 as of March 31, 2007.  The Board is in good shape financially.  The application fee and annual renewal fee has been lowered to $200.00.

 

INVESTIGATION REPORT

 

Mr. Hetrick presented the investigative report:

 

Fiscal Year 2007: To date, two (2) complaints have been received.  Of those, one (1) has been referred for legal review; and one (1) remains under investigation.

 

Fiscal Year 2006: One (1) complaint was received.  That matter was closed subsequent to Board determination.

 

Fiscal Year 2005:  Four (4) complaints were received.  Of those, three (3) remain under investigation; and one (1) has been referred for legal review.

 

Mr. Klein presented to the board complaint case number ACU-2007-1 requesting a recommendation on disciplinary action.  After review and discussion the Board presented their recommendation.

 

Mr Hales presented House Bill 34 which passed and will become law effective July 1, 2007.  This law change took out the grandfather clause and includes some house keeping and makes the certification requirement more objective.

 

The Board discussed a proposed rule to define accreditation in the rules.  Moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board direct Mr. Hales to draft a proposed rule defining accreditation.  Seconded by Ms. Jankowitz Brownson, motion carried.

 

The Board discussed the Continuing Education Audit process.  The Board is now reviewing 25% of current licensee’s at each board meeting.  This adds up to 100% per year.  Moved by Ms. Brownson that the Board continue to review 100% of the licensees per year.  Seconded by Ms. Horsewood, motion carried.

 

Mr. Hales indicated that the Bureau would review the new law that goes into effect July 1, 2007 and if any new rules need to be drafted to cover this change they will be brought to the next scheduled meeting.

 

Rule 500 addresses the requirement for use of Business name or Trade name to be registered with the Board.  At this time this rule has not been enforced.  After discussion the Board decided to start enforcing this requirement.  Moved by Mr. Raymond that the Bureau add a line on the renewal form requesting the Business or Trade name of the licensee.  Seconded by Ms. Brownson, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed a continuing education course from the Idaho Association of Chiropractors scheduled for May 3-5, 2007 for approval of 15 hours of continuing education credit.  Moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board approve this course for 15 hours of continuing education for licensed acupuncturist.  Seconded by Ms. Brownson, motion carried.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION      

 

Moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board enter executive section to review applications and audited continuing education exempt from public disclosure, per Idaho Code 9-340.c.  Seconded by Ms. Brownson, motion carried.

 

Moved by Mr. Raymond to enter regular session.  Seconded by Ms. Brownson, motion carried.

 

APPLICATIONS

 

Moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board approve Beth MacLane and Barbara Smith for licensure.  Seconded by Ms. Brownson, motion carried.

 

Moved by Mr. Raymond to follow-up on one continuing education audit for additional information.  Seconded by Ms. Brownson.

 

The Board scheduled their next board meeting for July 20, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at the Bureau of Occupational Licenses.

 

The Board meeting adjourned at 12:30 p.m.