IDAHO BOARD OF ACUPUNCTURE

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702-5642 

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 10/9/2009

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  John Downey - Chair

                                                             Rho Zaragoza – by phone

                                                             Charles W. Raymond

                                                             Donessa L. Horsewood – by phone

                                                             Naomi L.  Brownson

 

 

BUREAU STAFF:                           Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                            Lori Peel, Investigative Unit Supervisor

                                                            Karl Klein, Administrative Attorney

                                                            Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                                            Marilyn London, Technical Records Specialist I

 

OTHERS PRESENT:                     Dr. Nuzum, Applicant

                                                            Dr. Edvalson, Applicant

                                                            Dr. Lawrence Hicks, CNMS

                                                           

                                   

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

 

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

The Board reviewed the July 24, 2009 Board meeting minutes. It was moved by Mr. Raymond to approve the July 24, 2009 minutes. Seconded by Ms. Brownson, motion carried.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

Moved by Ms. Brownson that the Board go into executive session under Idaho Code 67-2345(1)(d) to consider records that are exempt from disclosure under the Idaho Public Records Law. The purpose of the Executive Session was to consider license application materials. Seconded by Mr. Raymond, motion carried. Individual votes for this motion were: Mr. Zaragoza, aye; Ms. Horsewood, aye; Ms. Brownson, aye; Mr. Raymond, aye; and Mr. Downey, aye.

 

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

 

The Board discussed with Dr. Nuzum the application process for technician certification. Once he completes the acupuncture course with Dr. John Amaro he will need to apply for the technician certification.

 

COLLEGE OF NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE AND SURGERY

 

Dr. Lawrence Hicks presented the Board information on the College of Naturopathic Medicine and Surgery’s Medical Acupuncture Program, which included text books to review. Also there was information presented on the computer, which a hard copy was printed off and given to the Board members who were in attendance at the meeting.

 

It was moved by Mr. Raymond to go into executive session under Idaho Code 67-2345(f) to communicate with legal counsel. Seconded by Ms. Brownson, motion carried. Individual votes for this motion were: Mr. Zaragoza, aye; Ms. Horsewood, aye; Ms. Brownson, aye; Mr. Raymond, aye; and Mr. Downey, aye

 

Ms. Brownson left the Board meeting at 10:55 PM MDT.

 

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. Zaragoza, aye; Ms. Horsewood, aye; Mr. Raymond, aye; and Mr. Downey, aye

 

The Board requested additional information on Idaho State University contract with the College of Naturopathic Medicine and Surgery. Upon receipt of this information the Board will schedule a conference call meeting to review and discuss the CNMS’s Program.

 

EXECTIVE SESSION

 

It was moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board go into executive session under Code 67-2345(1)(d) to consider records that are exempt from disclosure under the Idaho Public Records Law. The purpose of the Executive Session was to consider license application materials. Seconded by Ms. Horsewood, motion carried. Individual votes for this motion were: Mr. Zaragoza, aye; Ms. Horsewood, aye; Mr. Raymond, aye; and Mr. Downey, aye.

 

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

 

APPLICATION

 

The Board reviewed the technician supervision plan of Noah Edvalson. It was moved by Mr. Raymond to accept the technician supervision plan and approve Noah Edvalson for Technician Certification. Seconded by Ms. Horsewood, motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Cory reported that the Governor’s hold back will not directly affect the Boards. The Board’s proposed rule change regarding a fee reduction has been submitted and posted on the web.

 

FINANCIALREPORT

 

Ms. Cory presented the financial report which indicated a balance of $122,846.47 as of September 30, 2009.

 

BOARD/BUREAU CONTRACT

 

Ms. Cory presented the Board/Bureau 2010 Addendum of Agreement Renewal for services. It was moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board accept the 2010 Board/Bureau Addendum of Agreement Renewal. Seconded by Ms. Horsewood, motion carried.

 

It was moved by Mr. Raymond to authorize the Chair to sign the 2010 Addendum of Agreement Renewal on behalf of the Board. Seconded by Mr. Zaragoza, motion carried.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Peel presented the investigative report. There were no cases for Board determination.

 

Ms. Peel requested that the Board amend the agenda to include review of a signed Stipulation and Consent Order for ACU-2009-3, which was just received. It was moved by Mr. Raymond to amend the agenda for review of the signed Stipulation and Consent Order for case ACU-2009-3. Seconded by Mr. Zaragoza, motion carried.

 

It was moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board accept the Stipulation and Consent Order for ACU-2009-3 and authorize the Chair to sign on behalf of the Board. Seconded by Mr. Zaragoza, motion carried.

 

 

OPEN MEETING LAW

 

Mr. Klein presented the Board members a copy of the July 2009 Idaho Open Meeting Law Manual. He also informed the Board of the new changes to the open meeting law.

 

TECHNICIAN SUPERVISOR FORM

 

The Board reviewed the technician supervisor form. It was moved by Mr. Raymond to update the technician supervisor form with the changes discussed and include the review of the form on the conference call meeting agenda. Seconded by Ms. Horsewood, motion carried.

 

ELECTION OF CHAIR

 

It was moved by Mr. Raymond to elect John Downey as Chair. Seconded by Ms. Horsewood, motion carried.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

It was moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board go into executive session under Code 67-2345(1)(d) to consider records that are exempt from disclosure under the Idaho Public Records Law. The purpose of the Executive Session was to consider license application materials and continuing education audits. Seconded by Ms. Horsewood, motion carried. Individual votes for this motion were: Mr. Zaragoza, aye; 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. Zaragoza, aye; Ms. Horsewood, aye; Mr. Raymond, aye; and Mr. Downey, aye.

 

APPLICATIONS AND CONTINUING EDUCATION AUDITS

 

It was moved by Mr. Raymond to approve the continuing education audits but request additional information for two audits. Seconded by Mr. Zaragoza, motion carried.

 

It was moved by Mr. Raymond to approve the application of Fraser Avignon for licensure pending receipt of the official NCCAOM certificate. Seconded by Ms. Horsewood, motion carried.

 

It was moved by Mr. Raymond to approve the application of Jerry Bailey for certification. Seconded by Mr. Zaragoza, motion carried.

 

It was moved by Mr. Raymond to send a letter to applicant 901034844 requesting additional information and advising that it is against the law to practice without a license. Seconded by Mr. Zaragoza, motion carried.

 

NEXT MEETING

 

It was moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board schedule their next meeting for January 15, 2010 at 10:00 AM MST. Seconded by Ms. Horsewood, motion carried.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

It was moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board adjourns at 1:15 PM MDT. Seconded by Mr. Zaragoza, 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