Idaho State Board of Chiropractic Physicians

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, Idaho 83702-5642

(208) 334-3233

 

Conference Call Meeting Minutes of July 26, 2006

 

 

 

ROLL CALL:              Dr. Patrick Mayo, Chair - absent

                                    Dr. Glenn Moldenhauer

                                    Dr. Shannon Gaertner-Ewing

                                    Dr. Gregory Dutson

                                    Jun Shiosaki

 

ALSO PRESENT:       Rayola Jacobsen, Bureau Chief

Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief

                                    Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                    Emily Mac Master, Deputy Attorney General

                                    Marilyn London, Technical Records Specialist I

                                   

Acting Chairman Dr. Moldenhauer called the meeting to order at 12:39 p.m.

 

MINUTES

 

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.

 

Ms. Jacobsen 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.

 

DISCIPLINARY COMPLAINTS

 

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.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

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.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

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.

 

CONTRACT

 

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.

 

PROPROSED RULE

 

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 meeting.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

Moved by 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.

 

Moved by 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.