IDAHO BOARD OF ACUPUNCTURE

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

700 West State Street, P.O. Box 83720

Boise, ID 83720-0063 

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 10/15/2010

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  John Downey - Chair

                                                             Rho Zaragoza

                                                             Charles W. Raymond

                                                             Donessa L. Horsewood

                                                             Naomi L.  Brownson

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:    Naomi L. Brownson

                                                           

 

BUREAU STAFF:                           Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                            Dawn Hall, Administrative Support Manager

                                                            Lori Peel, Investigative Unit Manager

                                                            Karl Klein, Administrative Attorney

                                                            Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                               

OTHERS PRESENT:                     Dr. Jason Welker, Applicant

                                                            Larry Benton, Lobbyist

                                   

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

 

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

The Board reviewed the August 12, 2010 Board meeting minutes. It was moved by Mr. Raymond to approve the August 12, 2010 minutes. Seconded by Mr. Zaragoza, motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Cory reported that Mr. Hales would be presenting some changes to the proposed law later in the meeting.

 

FINANCIALREPORT

 

Ms. Cory presented the financial report which indicated a balance of $131.032.94 as of September 30, 2010.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

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

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION SETTLEMENT ORDER

 

Ms. Peel presented a Continuing Education Settlement Order for case ACU-2010-4. It was moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board accept the Continuing Education Settlement Order for case ACU-2010-4 and authorize the Chair to sign on behalf of the Board. Seconded by Ms. Horsewood, motion carried.

 

Ms. Peel presented a Continuing Education Settlement Order for case ACU-2011-2. It was moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board accept the Continuing Education Settlement Order for case ACU-2011-2 and authorize the Chair to sign on behalf of the Board. Seconded by Ms. Horsewood, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed additional documentation for case ACU-2011-1. It was moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board accept the continuing education documentation as meeting the continuing education requirements. Seconded by Mr. Zaragoza, motion carried.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

PROPOSED LAW CHANGE

 

Mr. Benton joined the meeting by conference call. Mr. Hales presented the Board with minor changes from Legislative Services on the proposed law. It was moved by Mr. Raymond to approve the changes. Seconded by Ms. Horsewood, motion carried. The change would allow the renewal of the existing technician certificate once the new law goes into effect, because no new certificates will be granted.

 

It was moved by Mr. Raymond that the proposed law be posted to the website. Seconded by Mr. Zaragoza, motion carried. Mr. Benton left the meeting.

 

REPORTING TO DATA BANKS

 

Ms. Peel presented information for the Board to review on reporting continuing education discipline to the National Practitioner Data Bank. The Board must determine if the discipline is related to health care or is administrative. The Board asked that this be placed on the agenda to be discussed at its next meeting.

 

APPLICATION RECONSIDERATION HEARING

 

Dr. Welker joined the meeting by conference call. Mr. Klein reviewed with the Board information on the denied application for Dr. Welker. Dr. Welker spoke to the Board regarding his request for reconsideration. It was moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board deny the motion for reconsideration, but allow Dr. Welker to apply for the technician certification and provide the Board information on his six-month preceptorship with Dr. Morgan Carlson. Seconded by Ms. Horsewood, motion carried. Dr. Welker left the meeting.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

ELECTION OF BOARD CHAIR

 

It was moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board re-elect Dr. Downey as Chair. Seconded by Ms. Horsewood, motion carried.

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

The Board reviewed a letter from Laura Gleen who is interested in applying for the acupuncture certification when she graduates from an accredited college of naturopathic medicine. It was moved by Mr. Raymond that a letter be sent explaining the process of first applying for the technician certification. Seconded by Mr. Zaragoza, motion carried.

 

NATIONAL ACUPUNCTURE DETOXIFICATION ASSOCIATION

 

The Board discussed NADA’s detoxification program and the possibility of having a separate certification for those who may want to provide this type of acupuncture service.

 

PROPOSED LAW

 

After reviewing the proposed law, Mr. Klein has stated he has a concern regarding technician certification and the ability to apply for acupuncture certification after one year.  It was moved by Mr. Raymond to allow Mr. Klein to discuss his concerns regarding the ability for technician certification to apply for acupuncture certification after the new law is in place July 1, 2011 and make the changes necessary. Seconded by Ms. Horsewood, motion carried.

 

NEXT MEETING

 

The Board scheduled its next meeting for January 21, 2011 at 1:00 PM MST.

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION AUDITS

 

The Board reviewed continuing education audits.

 

MINUTES AMENDMENT

 

It was moved by Mr. Zaragoza that the Board approve the amendment of the June 3, 2010 minutes reflecting that Mr. Zaragoza voted nay on the motion for approving the proposed law. Seconded by Mr. Raymond, motion carried.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

It was moved by Ms. Horsewood that the meeting adjourn at 1:35 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