IDAHO BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIANS

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

700 West State Street, P.O. Box 83720

Boise, ID 83720-0063 

 

Conference Call Minutes of 4/19/2011

 

 

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:                           Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                            Jean Uranga, Prosecutor

                                                            Dawn Hall, Administrative Support Manager

                                                            Lori Peel, Investigative Unit Manager

                                                            Karl Klein, Administrative Attorney

 

                       

The meeting was called to order at 10:10 AM MDT by Shannon Gaertner-Ewing, D.C.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

The Board reviewed the January 25, 2011 conference call minutes. It was moved by Dr. Haug to approve the January 25, 2011 minutes. Seconded by Dr. Anderson, motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Cory reported that the proposed rules are now in effect and posted on the Board’s web page. The Board discussed sending out postcards to all chiropractors notifying them of the rule changes. It was moved by Dr. Haug that the Board sends out postcards to licensed chiropractors regarding the new rules. Seconded by Ms. Schroeder, motion carried.

 

Ms. Cory informed the Board on the new law regarding Board member appointments. The State Association and/or any Idaho resident can recommend a chiropractor to the Governor’s Office for a Board appointment. It was suggested that the Board include this information on the postcards that will be sent to the licensed chiropractors.  

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Ms. Hall presented the financial report, which shows a balance of $120,644.92 as of March 31, 2011.

 

STIPULATION AND CONSENT ORDERS

 

Ms. Uranga presented a Stipulation and Consent Order for case CHI-2010-6. It was moved by Dr. Anderson that the Board approve the Stipulation and Consent Order for case CHI-2010-6 and authorize the Chair to sign on behalf of the Board. Seconded by Dr. Haug, motion carried.

 

Ms. Uranga presented a Stipulation and Consent Order for cases CHI-2010-9 and CHI-2011-1 that included a request for approval of an ethics course. It was moved by Dr. Haug that the Board approve the Stipulation and Consent Order for cases CHI-2010-9 and CHI-2011-1 and authorize the Chair to sign on behalf of the Board and allow the ethics course if it is approved by a chiropractor college or National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Seconded by Dr. Nelson, motion carried.

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION ON DISCIPLINARY COMPLAINT

 

Ms. Uranga presented a memo requesting recommendations on disciplinary case CHI-2011-3. After discussion the Board presented its recommendations.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

NATIONAL BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS AND FEDERATION OF CHIROPRACTIC LICENSING BOARDS

 

The Board discussed the NBCE and FCLB May 2011 meeting at Marco Island, Florida. Dr. Anderson is not able to attend and Dr. Gaertner-Ewing would like to attend the meeting. It was moved by Dr. Nelson that the Board approve Dr. Gaertner-Ewing to attend the NBCE and FCLB meetings as the delegate. Seconded by Ms. Schroeder, motion carried.

 

SCOPE OF PRACTICE SURVEY

 

The Board reviewed and discussed a scope of practice survey. Dr. Gaertner-Ewing will get more information on the survey at the FCLB meeting and report at the next meeting.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

The Board reviewed a letter from Dr. Teresa DeJournette requesting a waiver on the renewal fees for the inactive chiropractor license because of hardship. It was moved by Dr. Haug that the Bureau responds explaining that the rules do not allow for waiving fees. Seconded by Ms. Schroeder, motion carried.

 

ELECTIONS

 

It was moved by Dr. Nelson to elect Dr. Anderson as the new Board Chair. Seconded by Dr. Haug, motion carried.

 

It was moved by Dr. Haug to elect Dr. Nelson as Vice-Chair. Seconded by Dr. Anderson, motion carried.

 

These will be effective after July 1, 2011.

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES

 

The Board reviewed a continuing education course from Carrick Institute. It was moved by Dr. Nelson to approve the course from Carrick Institute for 15 hours. Seconded by Dr. Haug, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed a continuing education course from Kevin Johnson, “Chiropractic Integration of Nutrition and Natural Medicine”. It was moved by Dr. Haug to approve the course, “Chiropractic Integration of Nutrition and Natural Medicine” for 8 hours. Seconded by Ms. Schroeder, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed a continuing education course from Melissa Jacobson, “Kinesio Taping Seminar”. It was moved by Dr. Haug that the Board approve the “Kinesio Taping Seminar” for 24 hours. Seconded by Dr. Nelson, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed a continuing education course from Dr. Lori Gumper, “Zyto Technology”. It was moved by Dr. Haug that the Board deny continuing education approval. Seconded by Ms. Schroeder, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed a continuing education course from Vince Covino, “24 Point Practice Inspection”. It was moved by Dr. Nelson to approve 3 hours for the part of the course called, “Ultimate Practice Technique” and deny the 3 hours of the course called, “Removing Subluxation from your Practice”.  Seconded by Dr. Anderson, motion carried.

 

LEGAL COUNSEL

 

Discussion was held about setting aside money for outside legal counsel.  Ms. Cory explained that the Bureau contracts for legal counsel for the boards and has access to more than one attorney. The Board will be given a budget form to complete for the next fiscal year and if there is a need for extra legal counsel, this can be included on the form.

 

 

NEXT MEETING

 

The Board scheduled a conference call meeting for July 26, 2011 at 10:00 AM MDT.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

It was moved by Dr. Anderson that the Board meeting adjourn at 11:25 AM 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