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 June 20, 2007

 

 

 

ROLL CALL:              Dr. Patrick Mayo, Chair

                                    Dr. Geffrey Anderson

                                    Dr. Shannon Gaertner-Ewing

                                    Dr. Gregory Dutson

                                    Jun Shiosaki, Lay Member

 

ALSO PRESENT:       Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                    Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief

                                    Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                    Cherie Simpson, Management Assistant

                                    Marilyn London, Technical Records Specialist I

 

Chairman Dr. Mayo called the meeting to order at 12:30 p.m.

 

MINUTES

 

The Board reviewed the April 11, 2007 minutes.  Spelling correction was made.  Moved by Dr. Gaertner-Ewing to approve the April 11, 2007 minutes.  Seconded by Dr. Anderson, motion carried.

 

Ms. Cory informed the Board that the Bureau has hired two new investigators and two new support staff.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Mr. Hetrick presented the Board’s financial report which indicates a balance of $98,772.32 as of May 31, 2007.

 

INVESTIGATION REPORT

 

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

 

FY 2007: To date, twenty-four (24) complaints have been received.  Of those, one (1) has been closed following Board determination; four (4) are pending legal review; and nineteen (19) 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; three (3) remain under investigation; and one (1) awaits Board determination.

 

FY 2005:  Seventeen (17) complaints were received. Of those, seven (7) have been closed following Board determination; two (2) are pending legal review; seven (7) remain under investigation; and one (1) awaits Board determination.

 

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; and (1) is pending legal review; and one (1) awaits Board determination.

 

Mr. Hetrick presented complaint case CHI-P4C-3-2004-21 for Board determination.  Moved by Dr. Gaertner-Ewing to refer this case to the Attorney General’s Office for further investigation.  Seconded by Dr. Dutson, motion carried.

 

Mr. Hetrick presented complaint case CHI-P1B-4-2005-4 for Board determination.  Moved by Dr. Dutson that the Board accepts the Bureau’s recommendation to authorize closure.  Seconded by Mr. Shiosaki, motion carried.

 

Mr. Hetrick presented complaint case CHI-P4A-2-2006-11 for Board determination.  Moved by Dr. Gaertner-Ewing that the Board authorize closure and send a letter to the complainant with information regarding the Peer Review rules.  Seconded by Mr. Shiosaki, motion carried.

 

ELECTION OF BOARD OFFICERS

 

Moved by Mr. Shiosaki to nominate Dr. Gaertner-Ewing as Chair.  Seconded by Dr. Mayo, motion carried.

 

Moved by Mr. Shiosaki to nominate Dr. Anderson as Vice-Chair.  Seconded by Dr. Dutson, motion carried.

 

Moved by Dr. Gaertner-Ewing to nominate Mr. Shiosaki as Secretary.  Seconded by Dr. Anderson, motion carried.

 

Dr. Gaertner-Ewing reported on the meeting with the Formulary Committee.  Mick Markuson with the Pharmacy Board suggested that the Board define practitioner in the law.  The Board further discussed this possibility and other avenues.

 

Dr. Dutson and Dr. Anderson gave their research reports on Advanced Standing Certification.  Dr. Dutson reported that there is a national exam available in nutrients, also with hands on training for IV Therapy.   Dr. Anderson reported that Med-Texx has workshops for phlebotomy certification.

 

The Board is working toward requiring the following for Advanced Standing Certification:

  1. An Injectable Nutrients 24 hour post-graduate course taught by the Texas Chiropractic College.
  2. Certification in Phlebotomy.
  3. Certification in IV Therapy.
  4. National exam in Nutrients.

 

Mr. Hales reviewed the draft letter written to the Board of Medicine on behalf of the Board.  The Board suggested a few changes.

 

PROPOSED RULE CHANGES

 

The Board reviewed the proposed rule changes and added additional language to the continuing education rule allowing 6 hours of the required 18 to be from distance learning.

 

The Board reviewed the Endorsement Rule and proposed to making changes to allow endorsement applicants who passed National Exam sections given at the time of their graduation to be accepted plus requiring passing the SPEC section and physiotherapy. 

 

Moved by Dr. Anderson that the Bureau make changes to the proposed rules as directed by the Board.  Seconded by Dr. Gaertner-Ewing, motion carried.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

Moved by Dr. Gaertner-Ewing to enter executive session to discuss applicant files exempt from public disclosure, per Idaho Code 67-2345(1)(d).  Seconded by Dr. Anderson, motion carried.

 

Moved by Dr. Anderson to enter regular session.  Seconded by Dr. Dutson, motion carried.

 

Moved by Dr. Dutson to approve the application of David Cook for licensure.  Seconded by Dr. Anderson, motion carried.

 

Moved by Dr. Gaertner-Ewing to approve the application of Keith Hoyt for reinstatement of their Idaho License.  Seconded by Dr. Dutson, motion carried.

 

Moved by Dr. Anderson to deny the application of Timothy Goulart based upon not meeting Endorsement Rule 100.02(b)(i).  Seconded by Mr. Shiosaki, motion carried.

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES

 

The Board reviewed the following continuing education courses for board approval:

 

Moved by Dr. Gaertner-Ewing that the Board approve the course titled, “Building the Ultimate Back: from Rehabilitation & Prevention to Performance” for 15 hours.  Seconded by Mr. Shiosaki, motion carried.

 

Moved by Dr. Anderson that the Board approve the course titled, “Torque Release Technique”.  Seconded by Dr. Dutson, motion carried.

 

Moved by Dr. Gaertner-Ewing that the Board approve the course titled, “Low Back Pain: Mechanism, Diagnosis, & Treatment” sponsored by the Montana Chiropractic Association at their annual conference for 16.25 hours.  Seconded by Dr. Dutson, motion carried.

 

The Board discussed the proposed rule that addresses manipulation under anesthesia.  Dr. Mayo would like additional language added requiring a certification course.  This information regarding the course will be sent to the Bureau and Roger for review to incorporate into the proposed rule.

 

Moved by Dr. Gaertner-Ewing to schedule the next board meeting at the Bureau for August 15, 2007 at 9:00 a.m.  Seconded by Dr. Anderson, motion carried.

 

Moved by Dr. Gaertner-Ewing to adjourn the board meeting at 3:00 p.m.  Seconded by Mr. Shiosaki, motion carried.