IDAHO BOARD OF ACUPUNCTURE

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702-5642 

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 7/24/2009

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  John Downey - Chair

                                                             Charles W. Raymond

                                                             Donessa L. Horsewood

                                                             Naomi L.  Brownson

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:    Rho Zaragoza

                                                             

BUREAU STAFF:                           Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                            Dave Hotchkiss, Complaint Coordinator

                                                            Lori Peel, Investigative Unit Supervisor

                                                            Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                                            Marilyn London, Technical Records Specialist I

 

OTHERS PRESENT:                     Noah Edvalson, Applicant

                                   

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

 

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

The Board reviewed the May 29, 2009 Board meeting minutes. It was moved by Mr. Raymond to approve the May 29, 2009 minutes. Seconded by Ms. Brownson, motion carried.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

It was moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board enter executive session to review an application 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.

 

It was 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.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Ms. Cory presented the financial report which indicated a balance of $117,205.41 as of June 30, 2009.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Cory presented the Board a copy of the proposed rule change that lowers the application and renewal fees. The Board approved the rule at the previous Board meeting. Ms. Cory reported that the Bureau has three new professional Boards as of July 1, 2009. The growth of the Bureau has created the need for full-time legal counsel. Karl Klein will be filling this position. Budd Hetrick retired from the Bureau and Lori Peel from the Attorney General’s Office is filling his position.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Mr. Hotchkiss presented the investigative report and can be reviewed at the website www.ibol.idaho.gov .           

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

It was moved by Mr. Raymond that upon review of Noal Edvalson’s education, the Board grant technician status and require that the first 40 hours of the required 200 hours be under the direct and immediate supervision of a licensed or certified acupuncturist approved by the Board. The remaining160 hours can be indirect supervision under an approved supervisor approved by the Board. Seconded by Ms. Brownson, motion carried.

 

It was moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board direct the Bureau to create a technician supervisor form for the supervisor to sign and the Board will review the form at the next Board meeting. Seconded by Ms. Horsewood, motion carried.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

Mr. Raymond reported that the Code of Conduct committee has not found a code of conduct for the Board to review at this time. The committee will continue to search and report at a later meeting. Mr. Hales informed the Board that their statute does give authority for a code of conduct.

 

The Board reviewed a letter from Dr. Laurence Hicks clarifying the status of the medical acupuncture program offered by the College of Naturopathic Medicine and Surgery. It was moved by Mr. Raymond to direct the Bureau to send a letter requesting additional information on the professional credentials of the school instructors that will be teaching the acupuncture students. Seconded by Ms. Horsewood, motion carried.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

It was 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.

 

It was 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.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

It was moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board send a letter to applicant 9011032684 requesting a signed letter from their supervisor verifying that they had received direct supervision. Seconded by Ms. Horsewood, motion carried.

 

It was moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board deny the application of Larry Womack based upon not meeting the technician requirements for clinical technician certificate from the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture, Inc. Seconded by Ms. Brownson, motion carried.

 

It was moved by Mr. Raymond to approve Cherie Mensching for acupuncture licensure. Seconded by Ms. Brownson, motion carried.

 

It was moved by Mr. Raymond to put the application of 901072910 on hold until more information is received from the acupuncture school. Seconded by Ms. Horsewood, motion carried.

 

It was moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board approve the continuing education course titled, “Zero Balancing II” for 25 hours. Seconded by Ms. Brownson, motion carried.

 

NEXT MEETING

 

It was moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board schedule their next meeting for October 9, 2009 at 10:00 AM MDT. Seconded by Ms. Brownson, motion carried.

 

Ms. Brownson left the meeting at 1:00 PM.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

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

 

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

 

It was moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board send two continuing education audits to the investigation unit. Seconded by Ms. Horsewood, motion carried.

 

It was moved by Mr. Raymond that the Bureau create a method on the continuing education audit form for tracking carryover continuing education hours. Seconded by Ms. Horsewood, motion carried.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

It was moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board adjourns at 1:50 PM MDT. Seconded by Ms. Horsewood, 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