Idaho State Board of Chiropractic Physicians

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, Idaho 83702-5642

(208) 334-3233


Conference Call Board Meeting Minutes of December 20, 2006




ROLL CALL:              Dr. Patrick Mayo, Chair

                                    Dr. Shannon Gaertner-Ewing

                                    Dr. Gregory Dutson

                                    Dr. Geffery Anderson

                                    Jun Shiosaki


ALSO PRESENT:       Rayola Jacobsen, Bureau Chief

                                    Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                    Karl Klein, Deputy Attorney General

                                    Marilyn London, Technical Records Specialist I


Chairman Dr. Mayo called the meeting to order at 12:10 p.m.


Dr. Gaertner-Ewing discussed a legal question on a situation that might be considered rebating.  Mr. Hales will research this further and send the board an e-mail response.


The Board reviewed and discussed three disciplinary complaint cases; CHI-2007-3, CHI-2007-4 and CHI-2007-5, which involves audited continuing education non-compliance.  The Board accepted the recommendations from the attorney general’s office and added additional recommendations.


The Board reviewed and discussed a letter from G. Lance Nalder, attorney.  Dr. Mayo addressed six areas of concern that was discussed in the letter; 1. Are chiropractors physicians? 2. Labeling – hypodermic needles and IV tubing, etc. 3. What training is available for chiropractors? 4. What “substances” are being used now in Idaho and nationally? 5. Comparison of education for chiropractor physicians and medical physicians. 6. Are there FDA Standards for compounding with herbals and botanicals?  Mr. Hales will research questions 1, 2, 6, and Dr. Dutson will research question 3; Dr. Anderson will research question 4; and Dr. Gaertner-Ewing will research question 5.  Reports will be brought to the next board meeting on February 28, 2007.


The Board will draft questions to be sent out on an anonymous survey to all licensed chiropractors regarding procedures and substances that they administer, not only orally, but by IV and hypodermic injection.


The Board discussed continuing education and the problems occurring when courses have not been pre-approved by the Board.  Continuing education is approved if it is given by a Chiropractic College.  The Board directed Mr. Hales to draft a post card message addressing these issues and encouraging chiropractors to get pre-approval by the Board prior to taking continuing education courses.  This will be sent out to all licensed chiropractors.


The Board reviewed applications submitted for the 2007 Peer Review Committee.  There were eight applications.  The Board approved the following chiropractors for the 2007 Peer Review Committee:


Gary Johnnson II, DC

Craig Manning, DC

Susan Aubuchon, DC

L. Erik Thompson, DC

John Knowles III, DC

Gregory Ferch, DC


Two applications were not approved because they did not meet Rule 600.03.a.ii. that states; they must be actively engaged in the practice of chiropractic for the past four (4) years, with the most recent two (2) of those years having been spent in Idaho.


Dr. Gaertner-Ewing will be scheduling a training for the 2007 Peer Review Committee,  the Bureau will be informed and then the committee members will be notified.


The Board requested that the Bureau send out another survey to licensed chiropractors requesting their service on the 2007 Peer Review Committee.  The Board would like to have twelve chiropractors on the committee.


The Board reviewed and approved continuing education seminar “Foundations of Functional Nutrition” Parts I and II for 12 hours.


The Board reviewed and approved a CPR continuing education course for three hours given by St. Luke’s to only health care providers.


The meeting adjourned at 1:15 p.m.