IDAHO BOARD OF ACUPUNCTURE

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702-5642 

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 4/23/2010

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  John Downey - Chair

                                                             Rho Zaragoza

                                                             Charles W. Raymond

                                                             Donessa L. Horsewood

                                                             Naomi L.  Brownson

 

 

BUREAU STAFF:                           Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                            Lori Peel, Investigative Unit Manager

                                                            Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                                            James Stoll, Administrative Attorney

                                                            Marilyn London, Technical Records Specialist I

 

OTHERS PRESENT:                     Soo Seong Oh

                                                            Okhee Chung

                                                            Larry Benton

                                   

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

 

AGENDA

 

Mr. Raymond moved to amend the agenda to add a continuing education course approval request, per Idaho Code 67-2343 (4) (c) that was just received in the mail. Seconded by Ms. Brownson, motion carried.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

The Board reviewed the January 15 and March 11, 2010 Board meeting minutes. It was moved by Mr. Raymond to approve the January 15 and March 11, 2010 minutes. Seconded by Ms. Brownson, motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Cory reported that the proposed rules were approved and are now in effect. The changes lower the application and renewal fees.

 

FINANCIALREPORT

 

Ms. Cory presented the financial report which indicated a balance of $130,272.45 as of March 31, 2010.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Peel presented the investigative report.

 

Discussion was held on unlicensed practice and Ms. Peel explained that the Board does not have jurisdiction over unlicensed practice.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

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

 

APPLICATION

 

The Board reviewed the application for Soo Seong Oh. It was moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board approve Mr. Oh for licensure. Seconded by Ms. Brownson, motion carried.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

PROPOSED LAWS/RULES

 

Mr. Hales discussed with the Board a document regarding potential revisions to the acupuncture act that the sub-committee and Mr. Klein had drafted. Mr. Benton presented his thoughts regarding the process and that the Board only needs a reasonable reason to make changes to the laws and rules. The sub- committee will meet with Mr. Klein and Mr. Hales on the proposals and bring back a report to the next Board meeting.

 

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

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

APPLICATIONS

 

The Board reviewed applications.

 

It was moved by Mr. Raymond to approve the following applications for licensure:

Bethany Dixon, Davida Malley, and Michael Young. Seconded by Ms. Brownson, motion carried.

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSE

 

The Board reviewed the continuing education courses by David Ford titled, “Resolving Difficult Cases through Pulse Mapping,” and “Mystery and Mastery of the Spirit of the Points.” It was moved by Ms. Brownson that the Board approve these two courses for 7.5 hours each. Seconded by Ms. Horsewood, motion carried.

 

NEXT MEETING

 

The Board scheduled its next Board meeting for June 3, 2010 at 9:00 AM MDT.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

It was moved by Ms. Horsewood that the meeting adjourns at 1:25 PM MDT. It was seconded by Mr. Raymond, 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