Idaho State Board of Chiropractic Physicians

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, Idaho 83702-5642

(208) 334-3233

 

 Meeting Minutes of April 11, 2007

 

 

 

 

ROLL CALL:  Dr. Patrick Mayo, Chair

                       Dr. Geffrey Anderson

                       Dr. Shannon Gaertner-Ewing

                       Dr. Gregory Dutson

                       Jun Shiosaki

 

ALSO PRESENT:       Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                    Budd Hetrick, 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 9:10 a.m.

 

MINUTES

 

The Board reviewed the February 28, 2007 Conference Call Minutes.  Moved by Dr. Gaertner-Ewing to approve the February 28, 2007 minutes.  Seconded by Dr. Dutson, motion carried.

 

Ms. Cory informed the Board that she has been with Governor Butch Otter’s office for the previous six years.  The new governor extends appreciation to all the board members for their hard work.  She further told them that Bureau has been approved to hire two new investigators and two new office specialists.

 

Mr. Hales reviewed with the Board the proposed rule defining their scope of practice which has already been published for the 2008 Legislative Session.  A copy of this will be sent to the Board of Medicine for their review.

 

Mr. Hales read the letter to the Board that he received from the Board of Medicine and he will respond to this letter.

 

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Mr. Hetrick presented the Board’s financial report indicates a balance of $97,369.25 as of March 31, 2007.  The Board is in good shape financially.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Mr. Hetrick presented the investigative report which indicates the following has been received:

FY 2007: To date, fourteen (14) complaints have been received. Of those, one (1) has been closed following Board determination; three (3) are pending legal review; and ten (10) remain under investigation.
 

FY 2006: Eleven (11) complaints were received. Of those, five (5) have been closed following Board determination; one (1) was closed following Board disciplinary action; one (1) is pending legal review; and four (4) remain under investigation.


FY 2005: Seventeen (17) complaints were received. Of those, seven (7) have been closed following Board determination; two (2) are pending legal review; and eight (8) remain under investigation.


FY 2004: Twenty-two (22) complaints were received. Of those, seventeen (17) have been closed following Board determination; three (3) were closed following Board disciplinary action; one (1) is pending legal review; and one (1) remains under investigation.
 

Mr. Hetrick presented a letter from a licensee requesting reinstatement of their chiropractor license based upon completing all the requirements that were addressed in the consent order.  Moved by Dr. Anderson that the Board grant reinstatement of CHIA-1015 chiropractor license without restrictions based upon meeting all requirements addressed in the consent order.  Seconded by Dr. Dutson, motion carried.


Mr. Klein presented the Board complaint cases CHI-2007-7, CHI-2007-8 and CHI-2007-9 requesting recommended disciplinary action.  After discussion the Board gave their recommendation to the Attorney General’s Office. 
 

The Board reviewed Dr. Dutson’s draft report to the Board of Medicine and made additional suggestions on the direction the Board is headed in the future, which includes education, testing, special certification and appointing a Formulary Committee.


Moved by Dr. Gaertner-Ewing that the Board authorize Mr. Hales to send a letter to the Board of Medicine with regards to the Board’s continual efforts defining clinical nutritional practice and the substance used in clinical nutritional practice.  Also the Board is addressing the requirement for further education and testing for the use of those substances and include the survey results.  Seconded by Dr. Anderson, motion carried.
 

Moved by Dr. Dutson that Dr. Gaertner-Ewing be appointed chair of a formulary committee and authority to select others to serve on the committee.  The committee will be identifying those substances that can be used in clinical nutritional practice.  Seconded by Dr. Anderson, motion carried.

 

Moved by Dr. Gaertner-Ewing that Dr. Dutson research the advanced standing certification and bring back a report to the next meeting.  Seconded by Mr. Shiosaki, motion carried.


The Board discussed continuing education and the possibilities of increasing the number of hours required and allow a portion of the hours from distance learning.  Moved by Dr. Dutson to allow Dr. Gaertner-Ewing to discuss this with the Chiropractor Association at their next meeting and then the board will discuss a possible rule change at the next board meeting.  Seconded by Dr. Anderson, motion carried.
 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Moved by Dr. Gaertner-Ewing that the Board enter executive session to discuss an applicant file exempt from public disclosure, per Idaho Code 9-340.c.  Seconded by Dr. Dutson, motion carried.


Moved by Dr. Gaertner-Ewing that the Board enter regular session.  Seconded by Mr. Shiosaki, motion carried.


Moved by Dr. Anderson that the Board reinstate the license of Jeffrey Hank pending receipt of verification of Utah chiropractor license showing no disciplinary actions.  Seconded by Dr. Gaertner-Ewing, motion carried.
 

The Board reviewed continuing education courses for board approval.


Moved by Dr. Anderson that the Board approve the course titled, “Protect Your Back” co-sponsored by the Texas Chiropractor Association and the American Red Cross for 18 hours.  Seconded by Mr. Shiosaki, motion carried.

Moved by Dr. Dutson that the Board approve the courses titled, “Animal Chiropractic Care, VOM” and Other Small Animal Manipulative Therapies”.  Seconded by Dr. Gaertner-Ewing, motion carried.
 

Moved by Dr. Dutson that the board approve the course titled, “The Spine Care Revolution” given on April 27-28, 2007 for 12 hours.  Seconded by Dr. Anderson, motion carried.


The Board turned one continuing education audit over to the Attorney General’s office for review.
 

The Board scheduled a conference call board meeting for June 20, 2007 at 12:30 p.m.


Moved by Dr. Gaertner-Ewing to adjourn the board meeting at 1:05 p.m.  Seconded by Dr. Anderson, motion carried.