IDAHO BOARD OF ACUPUNCTURE

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702-5642 

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 5/8/2009

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: John Downey - Chair

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Rho Zaragoza

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Charles W. Raymond

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Donessa L. Horsewood

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Naomi L.Brownson

 

BUREAU STAFF: ††††††††††††††††††††††††† Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Karl Klein, Deputy Attorney General

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OTHERS PRESENT:†††††††††††††††††††† Justin Hammon, Applicant

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

 

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

The Board reviewed the January 23, 2009 Board meeting minutes. Moved by Mr. Raymond to approve the January 23, 2009 minutes. Seconded by Mr. Zaragoza, motion carried.

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION ON DISCIPLINARY COMPLAINTS

 

Mr. Klein presented the Board disciplinary case ACU-2009-11. Moved by Mr. Zaragoza that the Board accept the Attorney Generalís recommendation to close case ACU-2009-11 and send a letter citing 54-4712ís prohibition against holding oneself out as an M.D. or D.O., noting that Respondentís ad is somewhat unclear, and requesting that Respondent clarify his ad to reflect that he is a licensed acupuncturist. Seconded by Ms. Horsewood, motion carried.

 

RULE CHANGE

 

The Board discussed doing a rule change to adopt a code of conduct. Mr. Raymond and Mr. Zaragoza volunteered to research codes of conduct fromother boards and NCCAOM and report back to the Board meeting scheduled for July 10, 2009.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Mr. Hetrick presented the financial report which indicates a balance of $115,476.82 as of April 30, 2009. Mr. Hetrick presented two proposals to the Board on reduction of licensure fees. Moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board approve proposal #1 which reduces the application fee to $100.00, renewal fees for licensed and certified acupuncturists to $125.00, and technicianís renewal to $75.00. Seconded by Ms. Horsewood, motion carried.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Mr. Hetrick presented the investigative report which can be found on our website at www.ibol.idaho.gov.

 

SETTLEMENT ORDERS

 

Mr. Hetrick presented case ACU-2009-5. Moved by Mr. Raymond to approve the continuing education settlement order for ACU-2009-5 and authorize the Chair to sign on behalf of the Board. Seconded by Ms. Horsewood, motion carried.

 

Mr. Hetrick presented case ACU-2009-6. Moved by Mr. Raymond to approve the continuing education settlement order for ACU-2009-6 and authorize the Chair to sign on behalf of the Board. Seconded by Ms. Brownson, motion carried.

 

Mr. Hetrick presented case ACU-2009-7. Moved by Mr. Raymond to approve the continuing education settlement order for ACU-2009-7 and authorize the Chair to sign on behalf of the Board. Seconded by Ms. Brownson, motion carried.

 

Mr. Hetrick presented case ACU-2009-8. Moved by Mr. Raymond to approve the continuing education settlement order for ACU-2009-8 and authorize the Chair to sign on behalf of the Board. Seconded by Mr. Zaragoza, motion carried.

 

Mr. Hetrick presented case ACU-2009-9. Moved by Mr. Raymond to approve the continuing education settlement order for ACU-2009-9 and authorize the Chair to sign on behalf of the Board. Seconded by Ms. Brownson, motion carried.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

Moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board enter executive session to discuss applicant files exempt from public disclosure per Idaho Code 67-2345(1)(d).

Seconded by Ms. Horsewood, motion carried. Individual votes for this motion were: Ms. Brownson, aye; Mr. Raymond, aye; Ms. Horsewood, aye; Mr. Zaragoza, aye; and Mr. Downey, aye.

 

 

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

 

Moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board approves the technician license and proposed supervision plan as provided by Justin Hammon except that 10% percent or 20 hours of the supervised practice must be under the direct and immediate supervision of an Idaho licensed or certified acupuncturist to include needling technique and other treatment. The Board will allow Mr. Hammonís attendance of Dr. Yennieís 200 hours course to count as direct supervised experience in acupuncture. Seconded by Ms. Horsewood, motion carried. Ms. Brownson abstained.

 

Mr. Zaragoza left the meeting.

 

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

 

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

 

APPLICATIONS

Moved by Mr. Raymond to approve Barbara Kraxberger, Catherine Moore Bettis and Thomas William Nuzzi, Jr. for licensure. Seconded by Ms. Brownson, motion carried.

 

Moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board request information on the credentials on applicant 901072910 and hold the certified application for applicant 901025237 and require they apply for the technician license to complete the required hours. Seconded by Ms. Brownson, motion carried.

 

NEXT MEETING

 

The Board scheduled the next meeting for May 15, 2009 at 10:00 AM if the date is available at the Bureau.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

Moved by Mr. Raymond that the meeting adjourn at 1:40 PM MDT. Seconded by Ms. Brownson, motion carried.

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John Downey, Chair†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Rho Zaragoza

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Charles W. Raymond†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Donessa L. Horsewood

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Naomi L.Brownson††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Tana Cory, Bureau Chief