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

Regular Meeting Minutes of November 30, 2005

 

ROLL CALL:              Dr. Patrick Mayo, Chair

                                    Dr. Glenn Moldenhauer

                                    Dr. Shannon Gaertner-Ewing

                                    Dr. Gregory Dutson

                                    Jun Shiosaki

 

ALSO PRESENT:       Rayola Jacobsen, Bureau Chief

                                    Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                    Marilyn London, Technical Records Specialist I

 

Chairman Dr. Mayo called the meeting to order at 12:30 p.m. 

MINUTES 

The minutes from the September 28, 2005 board meeting was reviewed.  Moved by Dr. Dutson to approve the September 28, 2005 minutes.  Seconded by Dr. Moldenhauer, motion carried. 

Ms. Jacobsen gave an update on the proposed rules that have been submitted and are waiting to go to committee.   

FINANCIAL REPORT 

Ms. Jacobsen presented the financial report indicating a cash balance of $97,198.51 and a budget of $36,089.96. 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT 

Ms. Jacobsen presented the investigative report which indicates that four complaints have been received for fiscal year 2006.  One has been closed and three are under investigation.  Seventeen were received for fiscal year 2005, with three being closed; and 1 was referred for administrative action; twelve are under investigation; and 1 awaits Board determination.  Twenty-two were received for fiscal year 2004.  Eleven have been closed; five were referred for administrative action; and six remain under investigation or pro-review. 

The Board reviewed case CHI-P3-2-2005-5.  Moved by Dr. Dutson that the Board accept the Bureau’s recommendation to authorize closure.  Seconded by Dr. Gaertner-Ewing, motion carried. 

The Board discussed the Peer Review Committee and the fact that they must elect a new Chair for the Committee.  Moved by Dr. Dutson to elect Dr. Gaertner-Ewing as Chair of the Peer Review Committee.  Seconded by Dr. Moldenhauer, motion carried. 

The Bureau will send out forms to all active chiropractors with Idaho addresses in order for the Board to select the 2006 Peer Review Committee.  Once the Committee is chosen Dr. Gaertner-Ewing will schedule and conduct training for the 2006 Peer Review Committee.  

Moved by Dr. Moldenhauer that the Board purchase 12 copies each of the Fee Fact book and Guidelines for Chiropractor Quality Assurance and Practice Perimeters for the Peer Review Committee.  Seconded by Dr. Gaertner-Ewing, motion carried. 

Moved by Dr. Gaertner-Ewing that the Bureau sends out letters to the new 2006 Peer Review Committee and schedule the end of February for the training.  Seconded by Mr. Shiosaki, motion carried. 

Dr. Moldenhauer reported on the District meeting which was the end of September.  Things of concern discussed at the meeting were that Physical Therapist are performing spinal manipulations and wanting to get doctors degrees in Physical Therapy.  Blue Cross and Blue Shield are creating problems with doctors using massage therapist in their office.  This will be further discussed at a future meeting. 

The Board reviewed a scope of practice question from a chiropractor.  The Board asks the Bureau to write a letter requesting more specific information on the first part of the question regarding the use of Electronic Meridian Imaging and Meridian Stress Assessment so the Board can respond.  Moved by Mr. Shiosaki that Mr. Hales respond to the last part of the question regarding acupressure or laser therapy at acupuncture points.  Seconded by Dr. Moldenhauer, motion carried.   

The Board received a letter from a chiropractor with questions regarding employing a physical therapist.  Moved by Dr. Dutson that the Bureau send a letter advising that they should seek legal counsel and that the Board does not have an opinion.  Seconded by Dr. Moldenhauer, motion carried.   

The Board reviewed continuing education courses requesting Board approval.   

Moved by Dr. Gaertner-Ewing that the Board approve continuing education course, “Internal Medicine Training Module Eleven: Diseases of the Heart and Blood Vessels” for 22 hours.  Seconded by Dr. Dutson, motion carried. 

Moved by Dr. Moldenhauer to approve continuing education course, “Fitness Plus Rehab Consulting” for 4 hours.  Seconded by Dr. Dutson, motion carried. 

Moved by Dr. Gaertner-Ewing to approve continuing education courses, “Botanical Medicine I, II, and III” for 15 hours each.  Seconded by Dr. Dutson, motion carried. 

Moved by Dr. Gaertner-Ewing to approve continuing education course for Parts I and II, “Foundations of Functional Nutrition”.  Seconded by Dr. Moldenhauer, motion carried. 

Dr. Moldenhauer reviewed continuing education course “Move Beyond Pain: The Art and Science of Pain-Free Movement”.  Moved by Dr. Moldenhauer to approve the course for 8 hours.  Seconded by Dr. Gaertner-Ewing, motion carried. 

The Board reviewed a letter requesting extension of their work permit.  Moved by Dr. Gaertner-Ewing that the based upon Rule 552 the Board does not have the authority to extend the permit.  Seconded by Mr. Shiosaki, motion carried. 

The Board reviewed a letter requesting waiver of Part III of the NBCE exam.  Moved by Mr. Shiosaki that based upon Rule 100.02.b.i the Board cannot waive Part III of the NBCE exam.  Seconded by Dr. Dutson, motion carried. 

The Board received an e-mail letter from a chiropractor regarding billing practice.  Moved by Dr. Moldenhauer that the Board direct Mr. Hales to respond to the letter.  Seconded by Mr. Shiosaki, motion carried. 

The Board reviewed a letter from a chiropractor requesting that the Board add a statement in the minutes regarding defining the practice of chiropractic.  Moved by Dr. Moldenhauer that Mr. Hales respond to the letter addressing the Board’s concerns.  Seconded by Dr. Gaertner-Ewing, motion carried. 

The Board reviewed a letter from a chiropractor requesting approval of their continuing education courses for reinstatement of their license and the ability to make payments.  Moved by Dr. Gaertner-Ewing to accept the continuing education for reinstatement of their license, but the Board requires the full amount of the renewal and reinstatement fee.  Seconded by Mr. Shiosaki, motion carried. 

Moved by Dr. Moldenhauer to schedule the next board meeting for February 8, 2006 at 12:30 Boise time.  Seconded by Dr. Dutson, motion carried. 

Moved by Dr. Moldenhauer to adjourn the board meeting at 2:30 p.m.  Seconded by Dr. Dutson, motion carried. 


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