Board of Chiropractic Physicians
1109 Main Street, Suite 220
Boise, Idaho 83702-5642
Meeting Minutes of July 26, 2006
ROLL CALL: Dr. Patrick Mayo, Chair - absent
ALSO PRESENT: Rayola Jacobsen,
Deputy Bureau Chief
Hales, Administrative Attorney
Mac Master, Deputy Attorney General
London, Technical Records Specialist I
Acting Chairman Dr. Moldenhauer called the meeting to order
at 12:39 p.m.
The Board reviewed the May 31, 2006 minutes. Moved by Mr. Shiosaki that the Board approve the minutes. Seconded by
Dr. Gaertner-Ewing, motion carried.
reported that the Governor has called a special session on property taxes. Due to the retirement of many members of the
Legislature there will be a number
of new legislators for the 2007 Legislative session.
Ms. Mac Master presented the Board recommended action on
disciplinary complaint files CHI-2006-2 and CHI-2006-3. The Board reviewed the recommendations on
each case with no opposition.
Mr. Hetrick presented the financial report which indicates a
cash balance of $94,753.86.
The Board did exceed their budget
of $58,000.00 for Fiscal Year 2006.
Mr. Hetrick presented the investigative report which
indicates that one (1) complaint has been
received for fiscal year 2007. Eleven
(11) complaints were received for fiscal year 2006. Of those, four (4) have been closed and one (1) has been
referred for legal review and six (6) remain under investigation. Seventeen
(17) complaints were received for fiscal year 2005. Of those, seven (7) have been closed and ten (10) remain under
investigation. Twenty-two (22)
complaints were received for fiscal year 2004.
Of those, fourteen (14) have been
closed and six (6) were referred for legal review and two (2) remain under
investigation or pro-review.
Mr. Hetrick presented the Board/Bureau Contract Renewal
Addendum for Fiscal Year 2007. The
contract indicates the new 2007 budget
of $69,000. Moved by Dr. Dutson that the Board approve the Contract
Renewal Addendum and allow the Board Chair to sign on behalf
of the Board. Seconded by Mr. Shiosaki, motion carried.
The Board reviewed an e-mail question asking if it is legal
for a licensed chiropractor to have an incentive program for patients who refer
new patients to the office. Mr. Hales
informed the Board that their rules do not address this issue.
Mr. Hales gave an update on the situation with Dr. Jason
West who presented information to the Board from the May 31, 2006 board meeting.
It appears there is a concern that the Board of Pharmacy is limiting
some of the vitamins that are being
used in nutritional therapy and considering them as Legend Drugs. The Board directed Mr. Hales to write a
letter to the Executive Director of the Board of Pharmacy for clarification and
a list of the Legend Drugs.
The Board reviewed the proposed rule change under Peer
Review Rule 600.04.a. changing the Reference Guide 5th Edition to 6th
Edition, by Robert
E Olson, D.C.
Mr. Hales presented the Board a letter from the Idaho
Association of Chiropractic Physicians regarding concerns that Chiropractors
not lose part of their scope of practice that includes Homeopathic, Herbal, Botanical, vitamins, herbs
and other nutritional substances. Mr. Hales was directed to write a letter to
Dr. Kurt Bailey, President of the Idaho Association of Chiropractic Physicians
and give the Board’s position regarding possibly
sponsoring legislation to expand the scope of practice for chiropractors.
Mr. Hales read a letter from Dr. Henry West regarding
Homeopathy and to use or dispense homeopathic remedies. Mr. Hales indicated he would do research on
physiotherapeutic to see if homeopathic remedies would be
included under this and bring back a report to the next board
Dr. Gaertner-Ewing that the Board enter executive session to discuss an
applicant file not subject to public disclosure. Seconded by
Dr. Dutson, motion carried.
Dr. Gaertner-Ewing that the Board enter regular session. Seconded by
Mr. Shiosaki, motion carried.
The Board reviewed a letter from attorney Teresa Hampton and
copies of Intake Forms to be
reviewed as requested by the Board
from the previous board
meeting. The Board reviewed the forms
and approved the second intake form that states Billing Information and
includes patient signature and date.
The conference call meeting adjourned at 2:30 p.m.