Idaho State Board of Acupuncture

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, Idaho 83702-5642

 

Minutes of July 20, 2007

 

 

 

ROLL CALL:            John Downey, Chair

                                    Donessa Horsewood, Board Member - absent

                                    Charles Raymond, Board Member

                                    Rho Zaragoza, Board Member – by phone

                                    Naomi J Brownson, Board Member – by phone

 

BUREAU PRESENT: Tana Cory, 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 April 13, 2007 board meeting minutes.  Moved by Mr. Raymond to approve the April 13, 2007 minutes.  Seconded by Ms. Brownson, motion carried.

 

Ms. Cory reported that the Bureau has hired two new investigators and one new support staff.

 

FINACNICAL REPORT

 

Ms. Cory presented the financial report indicating a balance of $92,026.40 as of June 30, 2007.

 

INVESTIGATION REPORT

 

Ms. Cory presented the investigative report:

 

Fiscal Year 2008: To date, no complaints have been received.

 

Fiscal Year 2007: Three (3) complaints were received. Of those, one (1) has been referred for legal review; and two (2) are 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: one (1) awaits Board determination; and three (3) remain under investigation.

 

Case ACU-P1-1-2005-2 was discussed by the Board and the Board was unclear on issues regarding this case.  Moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board direct Mr. Hales to review the complaint file and bring back more information to the next board meeting.  Seconded by Mr. Zaragoza, motion carried.

 

Mr. Klein presented the Stipulation and Consent Order for case ACU-2007-1.  Moved by Mr. Raymond to accept the Stipulation and Consent Order for case ACU-2007-1 and authorize the Board Chair to sign on behalf of the Board.  Seconded by Ms. Brownson, motion carried.

 

PRESENTATION

 

Ben Hicks, Jeff Hicks and Larry Hicks attended the board meeting regarding the College of Naturopathic Medicine and Surgery located in Twin Falls, Idaho.  Information was presented to the Board regarding the educational program for the Board to consider accepting it to meet the requirements for certification.  All Board members will be sent information to review and make a decision at the next Board meeting.

 

PROPOSED RULES

 

The Board reviewed a copy of the draft proposed rules which defines Accredited College or University and includes changes in the requirements for certification.  Moved by Mr. Zaragoza to approve the proposed rules and submit them for the 2008 legislative session.  Seconded by Ms. Brownson, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed a license renewal application that was short of meeting the 15 hours of continuing education requirements and a letter from the licensee’s doctor.  Moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board waive the 3 additional hours of continuing education not met for Milton Nelson ACU-96.  Seconded by Ms. Brownson, motion carried.

 

NEXT BOARD MEETING

 

Moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board schedule the next board meeting for October 12, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at the Bureau of Occupational Licenses.  Seconded by Ms. Brownson, motion carried.

 

EXECUTVIE SESSION

 

Moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board enter executive session to review applications per Idaho Code 67-2345 (1) (d).  Seconded by Ms. Brownson, motion carried.

 

Moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board enter regular session.  Seconded by Mr. Zaragoza, motion carried.

 

Moved by Ms. Brownson that the Board approve and issue licenses for Peter Games, Jennifer Games, Anthony Burris and Kristen Burris.  Seconded by Mr. Raymond, motion carried.

 

The Board is requesting additional information on acupuncture applicant ACUA-218.

 

The Board meeting adjourned at 12:20 p.m.