IDAHO BOARD OF ACUPUNCTURE

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702-5642 

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 8/8/2008

 

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  John Downey - Chair

                                                             Rho Zaragoza

                                                             Charles W Raymond

                                                             Donessa L Horsewood

                                                             Naomi Lynn Brownson

 

 

BUREAU STAFF:                           Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                            James Stoll, Administrative Attorney

                                                            Karl Klein, Deputy Attorney General

                                                            Marilyn London, Technical Records Specialist I

                                   

Meeting was called to order at 10:05 AM MDT by John Downey.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

The Board reviewed the April 18, 2008 Board meeting minutes. Moved by Mr. Raymond to approve the April 18, 2008 minutes. Seconded by Ms. Brownson, motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Cory introduced Linda Goff who is the new Technical Records Specialist I at the Bureau.  She also reviewed with the Board the Acupuncture law that talks about the rotation of the Board Chair position.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Ms. Cory presented the financial report which indicates a balance of $106,410.09 as of July 31, 2008. The Board has a concern about the high balance. Ms. Cory indicated that the Bureau will monitor the financial status of the Board for another year since there was a decrease in renewal fees in 2007.

 

CONTRACT

 

Ms. Cory presented the 2009 Board/Bureau Contract Renewal Agreement. Moved by Mr. Raymond that the 2009 Renewal Agreement Contract be approved and authorize the Chair to sign on behalf of the Board. Seconded by Ms. Brownson, motion carried.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Cory presented the investigative report:

 

Fiscal Year 2008:  To date, three (3) complaints have been received including one (1) continuing education audit. Of those, one (1) was closed by Board action; and one (1) pending legal review by the Office of the Attorney General.

 

Fiscal Year 2007:  Four (4) complaints were received including one (1) continuing education audit. Of those, one (1) was closed by Board action; one (1) was closed following disciplinary action; and one (1) is under investigation.

 

Fiscal Year 2005:  Three (3) complaints were received.  Of those, one (1) was closed by Board action; and two (2) are pending legal review by the Office of the Attorney General.

 

Recommended Action on Disciplinary Complaints:

 

Mr. Klein presented case ACU-2008-1. Moved by Ms. Brownson that the Board accept the Attorney Generalís recommendation to close case ACU-2008-1 and send the Respondent a cautionary letter. Seconded by Ms. Raymond, motion carried.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

Mr. Raymond reported that the rules committee met and the committee does not recommend any changes to the technician rules.

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

The Board reviewed an e-mail asking about applying for the certified technician level and how to meet the requirements of the 200 hours and 25 case studies under supervision. Moved by Ms. Brownson to write a letter quoting the requirements listed in the rules. Seconded by Ms. Horsewood, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed a letter from Kristina Katinka a licensed acupuncturist requesting a 30 day extension of the continuing education requirements for the license renewal. Ms. Katinka faxed a copy of the completed continuing education certificate for the Board to review. Moved by Ms. Brownson that the Board grant the extension and accept the continuing education documentation for meeting the 2008 renewal. Seconded by Mr. Raymond, motion carried.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

Moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board enter executive session for the review of applications and continuing education audits exempt from public disclosure, per Idaho Code 67-2345(1)(d). Seconded by Ms. Brownson, motion carried. Individual vote for this motion were: Mr. Raymond, aye; Mr. Zaragoza, aye; Ms. Brownson, aye; and Ms. Horsewood, aye.

 

Moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board enter regular session. Seconded by Ms. Horsewood, motion carried. Individual vote for this motion were: Mr. Raymond, aye; Mr. Zaragoza, aye; Ms. Brownson, aye; and Ms. Horsewood, aye.

 

APPLICATIONS

 

Moved by Mr. Raymond to approve and issue licenses to the following applicants:

 

Donna Selle                        ACU-235

Elizabeth Ostermiller         ACU-236                      

Lauren Miller                       ACU-234

Janet Beckley                     ACU-238

Asa Battista                        ACU-237

 

Technician Certification

Angela Goodwin                ACU-23

 

Seconded by Ms. Brownson, motion carried.

 

RENEWAL NOTICE

 

Moved by Ms. Brownson that the Bureau amend the acupuncturist renewal notices stating that the Board audits 100 percent of licensees for continuing education each year.  Also to amend the continuing education audit letter stating that if the licensee is using carryover hours from the previous renewal period, they must submit both years of continuing education documentation. Seconded by Mr. Raymond, motion carried.

 

NEXT MEETING

 

Moved by Ms. Horsewood that the Board schedule the next meeting for October 17, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at the Bureau of Occupational Licenses. Seconded by Mr. Raymond, motion carried.

 

Moved by Ms. Brownson that the Board add the election of a new Board chair on the agenda for the next meeting and that the election take place after the start of each fiscal year. Seconded by Ms. Horsewood, motion carried.

 

ADJOURN

 

Moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board meeting adjourn at 12:00 p.m. MDT.