IDAHO BOARD OF ACUPUNCTURE

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702-5642 

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 10/17/2008

 

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  John Downey - Chair

                                                             Rho Zaragoza

                                                             Charles W Raymond

                                                             Naomi Lynn Brownson

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:    Donessa L Horsewood

                                                           

 

BUREAU STAFF:                           Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                            Dawn Hall, Deputy Bureau Chief

                                                            Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                                            Marilyn London, Technical Records Specialist I

 

                                   

Meeting was called to order at 10:00 AM MDT by John Downey.
 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

The Board reviewed the August 8, 2008 Board meeting minutes. Moved by Mr. Raymond to approve the August 8, 2008 minutes. Seconded by Ms. Brownson, motion carried.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Ms. Cory presented the financial report which indicates a balance of $109,466.92 as of September 30, 2008. The balance is continuing to grow and the Bureau will continue to monitor and may recommend a reduction in renewal fees in the future.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Mr. Hotchkiss presented the investigative report:

 

Fiscal Year 2009 (to date)

 
           Total Complaints received
            (Including 3 CE audit files.)
3

Status:

 
Pending IBOL disciplinary action  2
Awaiting Board determination 1
   

Fiscal Year 2007

 
           Total Complaints received
           (Including 1 CE audit files.)
3
Status:  
Closed by Board action 1
Closed following disciplinary action  1
Remaining under investigation 1
   

Fiscal Year 2005

 
           Total Complaints received 3
Status:  
Closed by Board action  2
Awaiting Board determination 1

 

For Board Determination:

 

I-ACU-2005-1          C alleged R does not have the required education or credentials; that R falsified application to a training institution & was not eligible to attend the course; and may have made falsified an application for Idaho licensure.  INV revealed that the different dates that appear on the R report card are the dates that the information was printed and not the dates that the hours were obtained.  The Board initially denied the R's application for certification but approved the R Technician Certification with restrictions, including supervision.  DAG review concluded that the Board was well aware of these issues at the time of all applications, and certification was ultimately issued. IBOL recommends the Board authorize closure. Moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board accept the Bureau’s recommendation and authorize closure. Seconded by Ms. Brownson, motion carried.

 

I-ACU-2009-1          Licensee has a deficiency of 15 hours of regular CE for this audit period. R submitted documentation of a letter noting that NCAAOM certification CE is on a different schedule and no CE had been taken during the past year. R's submission is presented with IBOL's request for Board review for possible exemption based on Rule 305.05. "Special Exemption. The Board shall have authority to make exceptions for reasons of individual hardship, including health (certified by a medical doctor) or other good cause. The licensee must provide any information requested by the Board to assist in substantiating hardship cases. This exemption is granted at the sole discretion of the Board.” Moved by Mr. Raymond to direct the Attorney General’s Office to review the case further to determine if there is a violation. Seconded by Ms. Brownson, motion carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

The Board reviewed information from the NCR Research Institute regarding NeuroCranial Restructuring and if it is within the scope of practice for Idaho Acupuncturist. Moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board appoint Ms. Brownson to review the DVD and bring a report back to the next Board meeting. Seconded by Ms. Brownson, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed information on a request for approving a continuing education course titled, “Zero Balancing I” for 25 hours. Moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board approve the Zero Balancing I course for 25 hours. Seconded by Ms. Brownson, motion carried.

 

Mr. Hales read the law regarding election of the Board chair. Moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board re-elect Mr. Downey as Chair. Seconded by Ms. Brownson, 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 votes for this motion were: Mr. Raymond, aye; Mr. Zaragoza, aye; Ms. Brownson, aye; and Mr. Downey, aye.

 

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

 

APPLICATIONS

 

Moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board approve Maryann Camargo-Child and Nedda Jastremsky for licensure. Seconded by Ms. Brownson, motion carried.

 

CE AUDITS

 

Moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board send four continuing education audits to the investigative staff. Seconded by Ms. Brownson, motion carried.

 

NEXT MEETING

 

Moved by Mr. Raymond to schedule the next Board meeting for January 16, 2009 MST at 10:00 a.m. Seconded by Mr. Zaragoza, motion carried.

 

ADJOURN

 
Moved by Mr. Raymond to adjourn the meeting at 11:55 a.m. MST. Seconded by Ms. Brownson, motion carried.