Bureau of Occupational Licenses
1109 Main Street, Suite 220
Boise, ID 83702-5642
Larry D. Nelson, D.C.
BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT: Dr. Robert W. Haug
Lori Peel, Investigative Unit Supervisor
OTHERS PRESENT: Dr. Joseph Betz
Dr. Jon Gray
Dr. Dennis Harper
The response letter from the Idaho Association of Chiropractic Physicians (IACP) regarding proposed laws and rules was reviewed. Three issues were discussed.
1) The Blue Cross statement for qualified Chiropractic Assistants was discussed. The Board felt this was a reimbursement issue and it would be better for the association to carry the proposed changes.
2) A law change for injectables was discussed. Dr. Gaertner-Ewing stated that a survey was sent out regarding injectables and the Board received 240 responses. She had contacted the Board of Pharmacy and it was felt that the best approach would be to define, “what is a practitioner” and that a formulary committee would be the best approach to legend drugs. Education with no chemicals and no pharmacology would be a problem as they would be unable to identify safety issues. She reminded the board members and audience and that the Board of Medicine had concerns with legendary drugs, not with prescriptions. The Food and Drug Administration changed the definition for legend drugs in 1996. Vitamin B-12 injectables are classed a legend drug. IACP will support changes with the formulary council language.
3) A proposed rule regarding changes to ethics was discussed. Dr. Gartner-Ewing provided a history of the ethics committee. Dr. Gray stated that they were in favor of a code of ethics, that they were willing to help with the legislation, but they have a pretty full agenda. The association was under the impression that a couple of their members and a couple of the board members would sit down and go over the code of ethics to get comfortable with them prior to submission and that the final product would have more input from the Association. Dr. Harper joined the meeting via telephone at 1:45. Dr. Gartner-Ewing and Dr. Nelson will meet with two representatives from the IACP and other committee members to review the proposed code of ethics. Dr. Harper requested that he see the history of the resources the committee used in the final draft of the proposed rules.
A meeting between two members of the board, two members of the association and the ethics committee will be held on Tuesday, August 18, 2009.
Motion was made by Dr. Anderson to adjourn at 2:08 p.m. Seconded by Dr. Nelson, carried.
Shannon Gaertner-Ewing, D.C., Chair Geffery D.
Glady Schroeder Larry D. Nelson, D.C.