Idaho State Board of Chiropractic Physicians
January 12, 2005
CONFERENCE CALL MEETING
Roll Call: Dr. Dennis Harper, Chair
Dr. Zane Sterling, Vice-Chair
Dr. Patrick Mayo
Dr. Glenn Moldenhauer
Present: Rayola Jacobsen, Bureau Chief
Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief
Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney
Stephanie Guyon, Deputy Attorney General
Sandee Hitesman, Secretary
Meeting was called to order at 12:30 p.m. by the Chair, Dr. Dennis Harper.
The minutes from the November 03, 2004 Board meeting were approved as written.
Ms. Jacobsen gave the Legislative report. The Legislature currently in session. There was no legislation for the State Board of Chiropractic Physicians submitted for this year. The board asked Ms. Jacobsen to keep them informed if the Board of Medicine has submitted legislation that may affect licensing of Physical Therapists. Ms. Jacobsen also noted that the Governor is currently in the process of looking into an appointment for a layperson for the Chiropractic Board.
The board, at their last board meeting, asked Mr. Hales to research the Athletic Trainers rules and propose language for a law and rule change regarding Chiropractors as supervising and directing physicians. Mr. Hales noted that the board is unable to adopt rule changes at this time, as a moratorium exists prohibiting rule changes until the legislature adjourns. The board will be able to adopt some temporary rules once legislation ends. The Bureau will send out to the board the new legislation for Athletic Trainers once it passes legislation, and Roger will propose some law and rule language and bring to the next board meeting.
The board reviewed a request from a licensee to re-review the continuing education that was obtained for this license renewal. The board denied the continuing education at their last board meeting.
Motion was made by Dr. Moldenhauer to request attorney, Roger Hales, to draft a letter to licensee requesting further information on the continuing education course to determine the validity of the course, “Human Bio-Dynamics”, and to request a copy of the sign in sheet to verify licensee attended the entire course. Seconded by Dr. Mayo, carried.
Mr. Hetrick gave the financial report. The board has $18,076.38 in appropriation with a cash balance of $77,298.61.
Mr. Hetrick gave the investigative report. There have been 6 complaints so far for fiscal year 2005. Five of those complaints are under investigation, and one complaint awaits board determination. There were 22 complaints in fiscal year 2004. Six of those complaints are closed, five have been referred for administrative action, and eleven remain under investigation or pro-review.
Stephanie Guyon, Deputy Attorney General, presented disciplinary matters for board action.
Motion was made by Dr. Sterling to defer this complaint to the State of Idaho Board of Acupuncture. Seconded by Dr. Moldenhauer. Three votes were for the motion, one board member abstained, motion passed.
Ms. Guyon presented two signed stipulations for board approval. Both complaints were regarding soliciting car accident victims and sending confidential car accident reports which contained misleading and false statements. Both doctors’ work in the same office.
Motion was made by Dr. Moldenhauer to change the stipulation to license suspension for 15 days with the provision that the doctor’s must close the office completely for fifteen calendar days. Each doctor will pay $1000.00 fine per complaint filed and a six-month probationary period. After the six-month probationary period, the doctor’s may petition the board for full reinstatement of their license. Seconded by Dr. Mayo, carried.
Board reviewed applications for appointment to the Peer Review Committee. The Bureau received thirteen applications for appointment.
Motion was made by Dr. Sterling to appoint all thirteen applicants to the Peer Review Committee and proceed with training of new committee members. Seconded by Dr. Mayo, carried.
The board would like to have Dr. Mayo audit all peer reviews done since the last audit. Dr. Mayo will send the result of these audits to the Peer Review Chairman, Dr. Zane Sterling.
The board asked the Bureau to change the Peer Review Application for Appointment to include the question, “Are you actively practicing Chiropractic in the State of Idaho for a minimum of 20 hrs. a week?” They would also like the complete address of their current practice included on this application.
The board reviewed a continuing education request for approval. A CCE accredited school is not sponsoring this seminar. Dr. Moldenhauer will review the information for this seminar, and bring a decision back to the board at their next board meeting. The board discussed charging a fee for reviewing continuing education applications for approval that are not being sponsored by a CCE accredited school. The board also discussed accepting on-line continuing education credits. It was noted that most of our neighboring states do accept on-line continuing education.
Motion was made by Dr. Mayo to request the Bureau contact our neighboring states regarding continuing education credits for on-line continuing education courses. Seconded by Dr. Moldenhauer, carried.
The next board meeting was scheduled for March 29, 2005 @ 8:30 a.m. at the Bureau of Occupational Licenses.
Motion was made by Dr. Moldenhauer to adjourn at 2:10 p.m. Seconded by Dr. Mayo, carried.
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