Doneen Hollingsworth, Secretary of Health

South Dakota Board of Examiners in Optometry

Board Meeting Minutes

October 14, 2011

Tieszen Law Office Conference Room
Pierre, South Dakota
9:00 a.m.

1 . Attendance
Board members present were Dr. Kollis-Young, Dr. Hartford, Dr. Garrity, and Nancy Van Camp. Also present were Naomi Cromwell, Tieszen Law Office; Ann Meyer, Attorney General’s Office; and Deni Amundson, Board Executive Secretary. Deb Mortenson, Executive Director of the South Dakota Optometric Society, arrived at 9:24, to report on the SDOS and board certification.

2. Approve minutes from April 27, 2011.
Nancy Van Camp moved to approve the minutes of April 27, 2011, with the correction to name her as in attendance, seconded as amended by Dr. Hartford. Motion passed.  

3. Approve treasurer’s report
Dr. Garrity moved, seconded by Dr. Hartford, to approve the treasurer’s report. Motion passed.  

4. Board review and approve CE courses
Board reviewed and approved continuing education courses by individual signature vote.

5. Old Business
a.     Board Certification- Will continue to closely monitor. Tabled until next meeting.

6. New Business
a.     Eyelash extensions- Discussion on whether the procedure is included in optometric scope of practice; consensus reached that it is not. Optometrists wishing to provide the service may be referred to the cosmetology board for requirements and training for cosmetology license.
b.     Board member terms- Dr. Garrity will be completing his third term with the board in June 2012. Deni Amundson will submit a list of replacement recommendations to the Department of Health for the governor’s consideration. No further action taken.
c.     Opticians- Board discussion on absence of regulation under current state law. No action taken.
d.     National board proctoring law exams- Dr. Hartford moved to have the National Board of Examiners in Optometry proctor all new graduate law and ethics exams by computer, seconded by Dr. Garrity. Motion passed.
e.     Confidentiality practices- No action taken.
f.      Vision and aging- Deni Amundson will research other state’s handling of vision and aging issues and report at the next meeting. Tabled until next meeting.  

7. Time and Place of Next Meeting
Telephonic Meeting- March 12, 2012, 7:00 p.m.

8.  Adjournment
Dr. Hartford moved for adjournment, seconded by Dr. Garrity. Motion passed.