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 January 9, 2008

 

 

ROLL CALL:              Dr. Shannon Gaertner-Ewing, Chair

                                    Dr. Geffrey Anderson

                                    Dr. Larry Nelson

                                    Dr. Robert Haug

                                    Jun Shiosaki, Lay Member

 

ALSO PRESENT:       Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                    Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                    Mike Gilmore, Deputy Attorney General

                                    Dawn Hall, Deputy Bureau Chief

                                    Dave Hotchkiss, Hearing and Appeals Technician

                                    Marilyn London, Technical Records Specialist I

 

Meeting was called to order at 12:30 p.m.

 

LEGISLATION

 

Mr. Hales reported that he had talked to Nancy Kerr, Executive Director for the Board of Medicine, regarding the Chiropractic Proposed Legislation.  The Board of Medicine, voted to oppose the Legislation.  Mr. Hales discussed different options that the Board could take to proceed.  Moved by Mr. Shiosaki that the Board grant Dr. Gaertner-Ewing authority to make the decision to go forward or pull the Legislation after meeting with Representative Sharon Block and others.  Seconded by Dr. Haug.  After discussion the motion was amended by Mr. Shiosaki that Dr. Gaertner-Ewing bring her recommendation before the Board for review and discussion.  Seconded by Dr. Anderson, motion carried.

 

Mr. Hales indicated that he would need assistance to discuss the clinical nutritional methods in the Proposed Rules when it goes before the Legislative Committee.

 

Mr. Hales briefly discussed Cold Laser LLLT Therapy and Dr. Gaertner-Ewing indicated that she had additional information to send him regarding this issue.

 

Mr. Hales has prepared a memo regarding Multiple Fee Schedules and he will forward it to the Board for review.  It will be added as an agenda item for the next meeting.

 

LICENSURE LAPSE AND REINSTATEMENT PROCESS

 

Dr. Gaertner-Ewing discussed a phone call from a chiropractor whose license was cancelled after paying the $100.00 renewal fee and who was sent a return letter from the Bureau addressing the incomplete renewal form.  The form was not completed or returned to the Bureau and the license was cancelled.  The rules require a $250.00 reinstatement fee and Dr. Gaertner-Ewing was concerned that this individual was charged a second $100.00 renewal fee plus the reinstatement fee.  The Bureau will review the license record regarding this issue.

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION ON DISCIPLINARY COMPLAINTS

 

Mr. Gilmore presented the Board two complaint cases, CHI-2008-3 and CHI-2008-4,  for recommended action.  After discussion, the Board presented their recommendations.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Mr. Hotchkiss presented the financial report which indicates a balance of $100,385.69 as of December 31, 2007.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Mr. Hotchkiss presented the investigative report which indicates the following:

 

Fiscal Year 2008:  To date, eight (8) complaints have been received. Of those, two (2) are pending legal review; and six (6) remain under investigation.

 

Fiscal Year 2007:  Twenty-five (25) complaints were received. Of those, four (4) have been closed following Board determination; two (2) were closed following Board disciplinary action; six (6) are pending legal review; eleven (11) remain under investigation; and two (2) await Board determination.

 

Fiscal Year 2006: Eleven (11) complaints were received. Of those, nine (9) have been closed following Board determination; one (1) was closed following Board disciplinary action; and one (1) remains under investigation.

 

Fiscal Year 2005: Eighteen (18) complaints were received. Of those, nine (9) have been closed following Board determination; two (2) are pending legal review; and seven (7) remain under investigation.

 

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. Hotchkiss presented complaint case CHI-2007-1 for Board determination.  Moved by Dr. Nelson that the Board accept the Bureauís recommendation and authorize closure.  Seconded by Dr. Haug, motion carried.

 

Mr. Hotchkiss presented complaint case CHI-2007-17 for Board determination.  Moved by Mr. Shiosaki that the Board accept the Bureauís recommendation and authorize closure. Seconded by Dr. Nelson, motion carried.

 

MINUTES

 

The Board reviewed the November 28, 2007 Board meeting minutes.  Moved by Dr. Anderson to approve the November 28, 2007 minutes.  Seconded by Dr. Nelson, motion carried.

 

PEER REVIEW COMMITTEE

 

The Board reviewed the applications for the 2008 Peer Review Committee.  Moved by Dr. Nelson to approve the following chiropractors for the 2008 Peer Review Committee:

 

L. Erik Thompson

Craig Manning

Gregory Ferch

William Robison

Richard Hauser

Patrick Mayo

Susan Aubuchon

Joseph Betz

 

Seconded by Dr. Haug, motion carried.

 

Dr. Anderson will schedule a training meeting for the Peer Review Committee and letters will be sent notifying the committee.

 

EXPENSE VOUCHER

 

The Bureau discussed the November 28, 2007 expense voucher for Dr. Haug for the Board to approve the car rental.  Moved by Dr. Nelson that the Board approve and pay the car rental expense for Dr. Haug from the November 28, 2007 Board meeting.  Seconded by Dr. Anderson, motion carried.

 

NBCE

 

Dr. Gaertner-Ewing reviewed the letter from NBCE regarding the 2008 Part IV Practical Examination and Part IV Test Committee Meeting.  Moved by Dr. Anderson that the Board approve Dr. Haug, Dr. Gaertner-Ewing, Dr. Anderson (depending on schedules) to attend the Part IV Practical Examinations.  Also moved Dr. Gaertner-Ewing attend the Test Committee Meeting and the Board pay expenses not paid by NBCE. Seconded by Mr. Shiosaki, motion carried.

 

The Board will schedule a conference call meeting regarding the Legislation as soon as possible.

 

Moved by Dr. Anderson to adjourn the meeting at 1:35 p.m. Seconded by Dr. Haug, motion carried.