Idaho State Board of Chiropractic Physicians

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, Idaho 83702-5642

(208) 334-3233

 

Board Meeting Minutes of August 15, 2007

 

 

ROLL CALL:              Dr. Shannon Gaertner-Ewing, Chair

                                    Dr. Geffrey Anderson

                                    Dr. Larry Nelson

                                    Dr. Gregory Dutson - absent

                                    Jun Shiosaki, Lay Member - absent

 

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. Gaertner-Ewing called the meeting to order at 9:10 a.m.

 

The Board and Bureau welcomed new board member Dr. Larry Nelson.

 

MINUTES

 

The Board reviewed the June 20, 2007 minutes.  Moved by Dr. Anderson to approve the June 20, 2007 minutes.  Seconded by Dr. Nelson, motion carried.

 

Karl Klein presented Recommended Action on a disciplinary complaint to be reviewed by the Board.  Dr. Gaertner-Ewing recused from discussion on this case and this left two Board members which is not a quorum.  Mr. Klein was directed to present this case at the next board meeting for review.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Ms. Cory presented the Boardís financial report which indicates a balance of $97,954.23 as of July 31, 2007.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

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

 

Fiscal Year 2008:  To date, no complaints have been received.

 

Fiscal Year 2007:  Twenty-four (24) complaints were received.  Of those, one (1) has been closed following Board determination; one (1) was closed following Board disciplinary action; five (5) are pending legal review; sixteen (16) remain under investigation; and one (1) awaits Board determination.

 

Fiscal Year 2006:  Eleven (11) complaints were received.  Of those, six (6) have been closed following Board determination; one (1) was closed following Board disciplinary action; one (1) is pending legal review; two (2) remain under investigation; and one (1) awaits Board determination.

 

Fiscal Year 2005:  Seventeen (17) complaints were received.  Of those, eight (8) have been closed following Board determination; two (2) are pending legal review; six (6) remain under investigation; and one (1) awaits Board determination.

 

Fiscal Year 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 two (2) are pending legal review.

 

For Board Determination:

 

Mr. Hetrick presented case CHI-P4C-4-2005-12 for Board determination.  Moved by Dr. Nelson to accept the Bureauís recommendation to authorize closure and send an advisory letter regarding proper billing procedures.  Seconded by Dr. Anderson, motion carried.

 

Mr. Hetrick presented case CHI-P1C-2-2006-4 for Board determination.  Dr. Nelson recused from discussion.  This case will be presented at the next board meeting for review because of lack of a quorum.

 

Mr. Hetrick presented case CHI-P5A-3-2007-20 for Board determination.  Moved by Dr. Anderson to accept the Bureauís recommendation to authorize closure.  Seconded by Dr. Nelson, motion carried.

 

BOARD/BUREAU CONTRACT

 

Mr. Hetrick presented the Fiscal Year 2008 renewal addendum of agreement for services between the Idaho State Board of Chiropractic Physicians and the Bureau of Occupational Licenses.  Moved by Dr. Anderson to accept the contract renewal and authorize the chair to sign on behalf of the Board.  Seconded by Dr. Nelson, motion carried.

 

SUB-COMMITTEE MEETING

 

Dr. Gaertner-Ewing reported that Dr. Mayo and she met on July 30, 2007 with the Sub-Committee regarding issues around clinical nutritional practice and the substance used in clinical nutritional practice.  It is the recommendation of the committee that the Chiropractor Board do a law change adding a Formulary Council made up of medical doctors, pharmacists, chiropractors and a lay person.  The Board of Medicine invited Dr. Gaertner-Ewing and Dr. Mayo to their next meeting on September 14, 2007.

 

The Board reviewed documents regarding the practice of medicine and surgery in Idaho and no action taken.

 

LAW CHANGE

 

The Board directed Mr. Hales to draft language for a law change for a Formulary Council made up of 5 members; a medical doctor, a pharmacist, 2 chiropractors and a lay person.  The terms shall be limited to 2 years.

 

PROPOSED RULES

 

The Board reviewed the proposed rules and made additional changes.

 

Moved by Dr. Nelson that the Board vacate the recently published rules.  Seconded by Dr. Anderson, motion carried.

 

Moved by Dr. Anderson to accept the proposed rules after additional changes as requested by the Board and submit them for the 2008 Legislature Session.  Seconded by Dr. Nelson, motion carried.

 

PEER REVIEW

 

The Board discussed the Peer Review process to clarify that the procedure is performed according to the rules.  Dr. Gaertner-Ewing Board Chair stepped down as Peer Review Chair.  Moved by Dr. Nelson that Dr. Anderson be appointed as Chair of the Peer Review Committee.  Seconded by Dr. Gaertner-Ewing, motion carried.

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

The Board reviewed a letter from Josh McKim regarding nutritional consults over the phone.  The Board directed Mr. Hales to send a letter addressing the questions.

 

The Board reviewed a continuing education training course request from Dr. Lori Gumper.  Moved by Dr. Anderson that the Board approve the course for 17 hours.  Seconded by Dr. Nelson, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed a continuing education training course from the California Chiropractic Association.  Moved by Dr. Nelson that the Board approve the course for 21 hours.  Seconded by Dr. Anderson, motion carried.

 

PROPOSED RULES

 

The Board reviewed the updated draft proposed rules.  Moved by Dr. Anderson to approve the rules with the changes.  Seconded by Dr. Nelson, motion carried.

 

SCHEDULED CONFERENCE CALLS

 

The Board scheduled two conference call meetings for September 5th and September 17th for 12:00 noon.

 

Moved by Dr. Anderson that the Board continue to pay for Dr. Mayoís travel expenses for scheduled meetings with the Sub-Committee through the end of 2007.  Seconded by Dr. Nelson, motion carried.

 

Moved by Dr. Anderson that the Board meeting adjourn at 11:30 a.m.  Seconded by Dr. Nelson, motion carried.