IDAHO BOARD OF ACUPUNCTURE

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702-5642 

 

Conference Call Minutes of 11/19/2009

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: John Downey - Chair

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

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

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

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:††† Donessa L. Horsewood

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BUREAU STAFF: ††††††††††††††††††††††††† Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Karl Klein, Administrative Attorney

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Marilyn London, Technical Records Specialist I

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

 

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

The Board discussed the College of Naturopathic Medicine and Surgeryís request to be approved as an acupuncture program. It was moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board deny the request.

 

Discussion was held on the programís criteria and instructor qualifications. Past minutes on the topic were reviewed.

 

Mr. Raymond withdrew the motion.

 

It was moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board table further discussion and the decision until the Board can confer with legal counsel, Mr. Hales, who is out of town. Seconded by Ms. Brownson, motion carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Dr. Downey appointed Ms. Brownson and Mr. Raymond to review the acupuncture laws and rules with Mr. Klein and bring recommendations to the Board, following the January 15, 2010 meeting, for possible changes.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

It was moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board enter 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 will be to consider license application materials. Seconded by Ms. Brownson, motion carried. Individual votes for this motion were: Ms. Brownson, aye; Mr. Raymond, aye; Mr. Zaragoza, 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; Mr. Zaragoza, aye; and Mr. Downey, aye.

 

APPLICATION

 

It was moved by Ms. Brownson to deny the application of Betsy Wiss for licensure and send a cease and desist letter. Seconded by Mr. Raymond, motion carried.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

It was moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board meeting adjourn at 11:10 AM MST. 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