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 February 28, 2007

 

 

           

ROLL CALL:              Dr. Patrick Mayo, Chair

                                    Dr. Shannon Gaertner-Ewing

                                    Dr. Gregory Dutson

                                    Dr. Geffery Anderson

                                    Jun Shiosaki - absent

 

ALSO PRESENT:       Tany Cory, Bureau Chief

Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief

Bill Schaefer, Deputy 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.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Cory reported that the Bureau’s new budget will be set tomorrow and if approved the Bureau will be able to hire additional staff.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Mr. Hetrick presented the Board’s financial report which indicates a balance of $95,160.74 as of January 31, 2007.

 

 INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Mr. Hetrick presented the investigative report which indicates that fourteen (14) complaints have been received for fiscal year 2007.  One (1) has been closed and two (2) are pending legal review and eleven (11) remain under investigation.  Eleven (11) complaints were received for fiscal year 2006.  Five (5) have been closed following Board determination and one (1) closed following Board disciplinary action and one (1) is pending legal review and four (4) remain under investigation.  For fiscal year 2005 seventeen (17) complaints were received and seven (7) have been closed following Board determination and one (1) is pending legal review and nine (9) remain under investigation.  For fiscal year 2004 twenty-two (22) complaints were received and seventeen (17) have been closed following Board determination and three (3) were closed following Board disciplinary action and one (1) is pending legal review and one (1) remains under investigation.

 

Karl Klein presented the Board two stipulation and consent orders, CHI-2007-3 and CHI-2007-4, regarding non-compliance with the continuing education requirements. 

 

Moved by Dr. Dutson to approve the stipulation and consent order for CHI-2007-3 and authorize the Board Chair to sign on behalf of the Board.  Seconded by Dr. Anderson, motion carried.

 

Moved by Dr. Gaertner-Ewing to approve the stipulation and consent order for CHI-2007-4 and authorize the Board Chair to sign on behalf of the Board.  Seconded by Dr. Dutson, motion carried.

 

Mr. Hetrick read a letter to the Board from the chiropractor regarding complaint case CHI-2007-4 and the chiropractor requested that the Board allow a copy of this letter to be attached to the disciplinary action if the disciplinary action has to be posted on the web-site.  Moved by Dr. Dutson that the Board allow a copy this letter to be attached with the disciplinary action on the web site.  Seconded by Dr. Anderson, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed and discussed the chiropractor application that addresses the statement indicating that the chiropractor has reviewed the laws and rules.  Moved by Dr. Gaertner-Ewing that a statement be added on the instruction page of the application with information on where to find the laws and rules and the applicant must sign and certify on the application and renewal form that they have read the laws and rules.  Seconded by Dr. Dutson, motion carried.

 

Mr. Hales read a letter from a chiropractor that had been disciplined by the Board and is now requesting to have an official notice of compliance based upon having met all the requirements addressed in the stipulation agreement.  Moved by Dr. Dutson to approve the request and have the Bureau send the official notice of compliance reinstating the chiropractor’s license.  Seconded by Dr. Anderson, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed a letter from Mike Gott requesting the Board be specific about what courses he needs to take and additional information on what is needed to work toward re-licensure.  The Board directed Mr. Hales to respond to this letter on behalf of the Board.

 

MINUTES

 

The Board reviewed the minutes from the November 1 and December 20, 2006 meetings.  Moved by Dr. Dutson to approve the November 1 and December 20, 2006 minutes.  Seconded by Dr. Gaertner-Ewing, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed the minutes from the January 31, 2007 meeting.  Moved by Dr. Gaertner-Ewing to approve the minutes.  Seconded by Dr. Dutson, motion carried.

 

The Board discussed the invitation from NBCE to participate in the Part IV exam.  Moved by Dr. Anderson that Dr. Dutson and Dr. Gaertner-Ewing be approved to participate in this exam.  Seconded by Dr. Gaertner-Ewing, motion carried.

 

The Board received notification of the FCLB meeting.  It was decided by the Board that Dr. Dutson attend this meeting as the delegate and Dr. Gaertner-Ewing as the alternate delegate since it is at the same place and time frame as the NBCE meeting.

 

The Board reviewed a letter from Dr. Robert Smith requesting that the Board waive the NBCE Part III section.  The Board directed Mr. Hales to respond on behalf of the Board and explain the reason why the Board cannot grant this request.

 

The Board reviewed 3 continuing education courses from Laurence Hicks requesting approval of 15 hours each.  Moved by Dr. Gaertner-Ewing that the Board approve two of the courses titled “Chelation Pharmacology” and “Homeopathic Pharmacology” for 15 hours each.  Seconded by Dr. Dutson, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed a continuing education course “Pain Patterns and Solutions” for 20 hours taught by the College of Massage Therapy on December 7th-9th, 2006.  Moved by Dr. Anderson to approve this course for the 20 hours.  Seconded by Dr. Dutson, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed continuing education courses by Boise Sports Chiropractic Clinic for 15 hours per class.  Moved by Dr. Dutson to approve these courses for 15 hours each.  Seconded by Dr. Gaertner-Ewing, motion carried.

 

The Board discussed the chiropractor survey that was sent to all Idaho licensed chiropractors practicing in Idaho.  There were 434 surveys mailed out and 240 were returned.  

 

The Board reviewed a scope of practice question regarding “Manipulation under Anesthesia”.  The Board is not taking a stand on this time at this time.  This will be further researched and the Board may adopt a rule in the future.  Moved by Dr. Anderson that the Board place this item on the agenda to discuss a proposed rule to consider “Manipulation under Anesthesia” within the chiropractic scope of practice with additional education.  The Board is not taking a position on this at this time.  Seconded by Dr. Dutson, motion carried.

 

Dr. Mayo and Dr. Gaertner-Ewing volunteered to be apart of a committee to discuss rule making.  Moved by Dr. Gaertner-Ewing that the formulary committee will meet and discuss injectable nutrients and manipulation under anesthesia and bring back a recommendation to the Board.  Seconded by Dr. Dutson, motion carried.

 

Dr. Dutson will draft a letter to be sent to the Board of Medicine.  Mr. Hales and the board will review the draft prior to being sent.

 

The Board members and Mr. Hales presented their reports on their assigned research projects from the November board meeting.  Mr. Hales will follow-up with a memo to the board members on his research projects to be reviewed.  The Board will use this information and put together a response to be presented to the Board of Medicine.

 

Moved by Dr. Anderson that the Board will schedule their next board meeting for Wednesday April 11, 2007 at 9:30 a.m. at the Bureau of Occupational Licenses.  Seconded by Dr. Gaertner-Ewing, motion carried.

 

The Board meeting adjourned at 3:15 p.m.