IDAHO BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIANS

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702-5642 

 

 Minutes of 5/17/2010

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Shannon Gaertner-Ewing, D.C. - Chair

                                                             Geffery D. Anderson, D.C.

                                                             Glady Schroeder

                                                             Larry D. Nelson, D.C.

                                                             Robert W. Haug, D.C.

 

BUREAU STAFF:                           Dawn Hall, Administrative Support Manager

                                                            Karl Klein, Administrative Attorney

                                                            Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                               

OTHERS PRESENT:                     Ryan Fitzgerald, Principle Strategic Advisors

                                                            James Kranz, Chiropractor

                                                            Jason West, Chiropractor

                                                            Henry West, Chiropractor

                                                           

                                   

The meeting was called to order at 12:35 PM MDT by Shannon Gaertner-Ewing, D.C.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

LEGEND OR PRESCRIPTIVE DRUGS

 

Dr. Gaertner-Ewing and Mr. Hales discussed the history of the Board’s meetings with the Board of Medicine and Board of Pharmacy associated with legend or prescriptive drugs as referenced in Idaho Code 54-704.

 

Dr. Nelson moved that since the Chiropractor Physicians Act’s adoption in approximately 1980, it has been the Board’s intent that a chiropractic physician should be able to administer clinical nutritional substances in any form. However Federal Law changed in approximately 1994 to reclassify certain nutritional substances as legend or prescriptive drugs which may conflict with the Board’s intent. It is the Board’s desire to take reasonable steps to resolve such potential conflict. Seconded by Dr. Anderson, motion carried.

 

The Board discussed appointing a sub-committee to work with the Idaho Chiropractic Physicians Association on changing the law.  It was moved by Dr. Nelson that the Board appoint a sub-committee of Dr. Haug and himself to work with the Idaho Chiropractic Physicians Association and Medical and Pharmacy Boards to clarify the language in the statue regarding the use of nutritional methods in all forms and bring recommendations to the Board. Seconded by Dr. Haug, motion carried.

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

The Board reviewed an e-mail question from Jennifer Kroon from Blue Cross of Idaho regarding whether a chiropractor can order, fabricate and dispense spinal orthotics for patients. It was moved by Dr. Nelson that Dr. Gaertner-Ewing respond to this letter. Seconded by Ms. Schroeder, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed an e-mail question from Renae Swaim regarding if a chiropractor can order syringes and needles. It was moved by Dr. Haug to send a letter stating these are not prescriptive items. Seconded by Ms. Schroeder, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed an e-mail question from Dr. Travis Cunningham regarding if it is within the scope of practice for chiropractors to provide SpineCor scoliosis braces. The Board will request additional information.

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSE

 

The Board reviewed a continuing education course on nutrition for Frances De Melo. It was moved by Dr. Haug to approve the course titled, “Advanced Nutrition Principles, Nutritional Interventions and Nutraceutrical Applications in Clinical Practice” for twelve hours. Seconded by Dr. Nelson, motion carried.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

It was moved by Dr. Nelson to adjourn the meeting at 2:00 PM MDT. Seconded by Dr. Haug, motion carried.

 

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Shannon Gaertner-Ewing, D.C., Chair              Geffery D. Anderson, D.C.

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Glady Schroeder                                              Larry D. Nelson, D.C.

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Robert W. Haug, D.C.                                     Tana Cory, Bureau Chief