Idaho State Board of Chiropractic Physicians
Bureau of Occupational Licenses
1109 Main Street, Suite 220
Boise, Idaho 83702-5642
(208) 334-3233

Meeting Minutes of January 14, 2004

 

Roll Call:              Dr. Dennis Harper, Chair

Dr. Zane Sterling, Vice-Chair

Dr. James Hollingsworth

                             Dr. Patrick Mayo

                             Sandra Averill

 

Others present:  Rayola Jacobsen, Bureau Chief

                              Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                     Sandee Hitesman, Secretary

 

Meeting was called to order at 12:50 p.m. by Chair, Dr. Dennis Harper.  

The minutes from the November 05, 2003 board meetings were approved as written. 

The board noted that they feel the minutes are hard to follow on the website.  The minutes are listed per fiscal year.  The board noted that listing the minutes per regular year would be easier to follow. 

Ms. Jacobsen gave the legislative report.  Legislature should have a short session this year.

Question was asked if the Bureau had any news on board appointments.  Ms. Jacobsen noted that board appointments are still pending. 

Ms. Jacobsen gave the financial report.  There are currently 481 active Chiropractic licenses.  The board has a cash balance of $67,176.80 as of December 31, 2003.  The board has 48.09% of their budget remaining for this fiscal year. 

Mr. Hales noted that the lawsuit with the Peer Review Committee went to hearing.  The Judge determined that neither side was liable for attorney’s fees.  The board was ordered to pay costs of $400.00, and to send review back to the peer review committee.  

Motion was made by Dr. Hollingsworth to approve the payment of $400.00 for the costs ordered to pay in this case.  Seconded by Dr. Mayo, carried.  

Motion was made by Dr. Hollingsworth to send a letter to attorney, Roger Hales, congratulating him on this victory, and thanking him for due diligence.  Seconded by Ms. Averill, carried.

Sandee will draft letter for board chair to sign. 

Ms. Jacobsen gave the investigation report.    There were 15 complaints in fiscal year 2000.  One of these complaints is under pro-review.  There were 16 complaints in fiscal year 2002.  Two of these are under investigation.  There were 14 complaints for fiscal year 2003.  Four of these are closed, seven are under investigation and two are under legal review for formal action.  There have been 8 complaints so far for fiscal year 2004.  All of these are currently under investigation.

Ms. Jacobsen noted that she, Mr. Hetrick and Mr. Kersey review new complaints once a month. 

Comparing Fee Facts with the Idaho Industrial Commission Fee Schedule for Peer Review was moved to the next board meeting agenda.  The Bureau has ordered Fee Facts, but it has not arrived at the Bureau yet. 

Dr. Sterling noted that he is looking for a video that was used at the last Peer Review training.  Dr. Mayo noted that he might have a copy of this video.  Dr. Mayo will check and get back with Dr. Sterling. 

Motion was made by Dr. Hollingsworth to go into executive session to discuss an application file  not subject to public disclosure.  Seconded by Dr. Mayo, carried.  

Motion was made by Ms. Averill to come out of executive session.  Seconded by Dr. Sterling, carried. 

Motion was made by Dr. Hollingsworth to send a letter to applicant asking for a resume showing history of Chiropractic practice including dates and locations of practice since graduation from Chiropractic College.  Seconded by Dr. Mayo, carried.  Ms. Jacobsen was asked to sign this letter before sending. 

Motion was made by Dr. Hollingsworth to issue license to applicant when application was complete.  Seconded by Dr. Sterling, carried.  

Request from WCCS was received requesting the State Board of Chiropractic Physicians consider making the National Board Physiotherapy Examination an option rather than a requirement for licensure.  It was noted that the requirement for passage of the Physiotherapy Examination is in the Chiropractic rule, and is required for endorsement applicants only.  

Motion was made by Dr. Mayo to respond to the request that the State of Idaho Chiropractic rule requires passage of the Physiotherapy Examination, and that the State Board of Chiropractic Physicians does not wish to change that rule at this time.  A copy of the State of Idaho Chiropractic rules will also be sent to them.  Seconded by Dr. Sterling, carried. 

A request for approval of continuing education credits was reviewed.  It was not noted that the seminar was sponsored by a CCE approved school.  

Motion was made by Dr. Hollingsworth to send out a letter asking for verification of CCE approved school sponsorship.  Seconded by Dr. Mayo, carried.  The board noted that a phone conference could be held when response was received. 

Dr. Sterling left the meeting at 2:00 p.m.

Power Poll was reviewed.  Dr. Harper asked that all power polls be sent to him to complete in the future.  Dr. Harper will bring any questions he may have to the board.  The board asked Sandee and Dr. Hollingsworth to complete the current power poll. 

Board discussed Chiropractic Assistants taking X-rays in the office.  It was noted that the law does allow for this as long as the Chiropractic Assistant is under direct supervision by the Chiropractor.  

Motion was made by Dr. Hollingsworth to make a statement of practice that Chiropractors are allowed to diagnose and perform diagnostic procedures. Seconded by Dr. Mayo, carried. 

A request from the School of Osteopathic Medicine was reviewed.  Dr. Hollingsworth will take a look at this request at a later date and see if request pertains to Chiropractic. 

The next meeting was set for a conference call on March 10, 2004 at 12:30 p.m. 

The board adjourned at 2:30 p.m.


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