IDAHO BOARD OF ACUPUNCTURE

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

700 West State Street, P.O. Box 83720

Boise, ID 83720-0063 

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 4/22/2011

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  John Downey - Chair

                                                             Rho Zaragoza

                                                             Charles W. Raymond

                                                             Lauri McKean

                                                             Donessa L. Horsewood

 

BUREAU STAFF:                           Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                            Dawn Hall, Administrative Support Manager

                                                            Lori Peel, Investigative Unit Manager

                                                            Karl Klein, Administrative Attorney

 

OTHERS PRESENT:                     Larry Benton

                                   

The meeting was called to order at 1:12 PM MDT by John Downey.

 

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

The Board reviewed the January 21 and March 10, 2011 Board meeting minutes. It was moved by Mr. Zaragoza to approve the January 21 and March 10, 2011 minutes. Seconded by Ms. McKean, motion carried.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Ms. Peel presented the financial report which indicated a balance of $128,248.87 as of March 31, 2011.

 

STIPULATION AND CONSENT ORDER

 

Ms. Peel presented the Board a Stipulation and Consent Order for Case ACU-2010-2 and letter requesting approval to be able to make payments on the imposed fines. It was moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board approve the Stipulation and Consent Order for ACU-2010-2 and approve the payment of fines as requested and authorize the Chair to sign on behalf of the Board.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Peel presented the investigative report.

 

For Board Determination:

 

The Board reviewed case I-ACU-2009-12. It was moved by Mr. Zaragoza that the Board close case I-ACU-2009-12. Seconded by Mr. Raymond, motion carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

PROPOSED RULES

 

Mr. Hales presented a draft copy of the proposed rules for review. The new law will go into effect July 1, 2011 regarding temporary permits. The Board is able to

submit rules after the law is in effect. It was moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board authorize the Bureau to take steps to submit the proposed rules to the Acupuncture Association for comments. The rules will then be submitted to the Governor’s Office for approval. Seconded by Ms. Horsewood, motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Cory discussed with the Board that the Bureau is monitoring the Board’s high balance and could come back to the Board in the future and recommend a fee decrease.

 

Ms. Cory reported that the Legislature approved an additional investigative position next year for the Bureau.

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSE

    

The Board reviewed a continuing education course from Tifney Stewart. The course is titled, “BioSet Combined Basic and Intermediate Seminar” for 31 hours. It was moved by Mr. Zaragoza that the Board grant approval of 3 hours for the 31 hour course. Seconded by Mr. Raymond, motion carried. The Board requested to send a letter stating that continuing education course approval needs to be received prior to taking the course.

 

BOARD MEMBER ROLES

 

Mr. Klein distributed information to the Board regarding the role of Board members. This information is also included in the Board Member Manual. The best protection is to always seek legal advice from the Board’s attorney.

 

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 was to consider license application materials. Seconded by Mr. Zaragoza, motion carried. Individual votes for this motion were: Ms. McKean, aye; Ms. Horsewood, 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. Horsewood, motion carried. Individual votes for this motion were: Ms. McKean, aye; Ms. Horsewood, aye; Mr. Raymond, aye; Mr. Zaragoza, aye; and Mr. Downey, aye.

 

APPLICATIONS

 

It was moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board approve the applications of Chang Hoon Jeon and Eunice Yeon-Seung Jeon for licensure. Seconded by Mr. Zaragoza, motion carried.

 

It was moved by Mr. Raymond to approve the technician application for Nolan Jamison pending receipt of official transcript and completed supervision form. Seconded by Ms. Horsewood, motion carried. Mr. Zaragoza abstained.

 

The Board reviewed technician application for 901031346. The Board request more information on the supervision plan and receipt of official transcript.

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION AUDITS

 

The Board reviewed continuing education audits.

 

It was moved by Mr. Zaragoza to approve a continuing education audit for a licensee. There was no second, motion died for lack of a second.

 

Mr. Raymond moved to request a licensee provide more information on one of the continuing education courses and allow 30 days to send additional course information. Seconded by Ms. McKean, motion carried. Mr. Zaragoza abstained.

 

NEXT MEETING

 

It was moved by Mr. Raymond that the Board schedule the next meeting for August 5, 2011 at 1:00 PM MDT. Seconded by Ms. McKean. motion carried.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

It was moved by Mr. Zaragoza that the meeting adjourn at 4:10 PM MDT. Seconded by Ms. Horsewood, motion carried.

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John Downey, Chair                                         Rho Zaragoza

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Charles W. Raymond                                       Lauri McKean

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Donessa L. Horsewood                                    Tana Cory, Bureau Chief