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Doneen Hollingsworth, Secretary of Health

South Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners

Meeting Minutes


Chamberlain, South Dakota
March 12, 2011

Dr. Donn Fahrendorf called the meeting to order at 8:00 a.m. with board members Dr. Mark Bledsoe, Dr. Jeff Kramer, Dr. Jerrid Goebel and Jim Lawler present.  Also attending the meeting was Marcia Walter, Executive Director.

M/S Lawler/Goebel       to approve minutes of the December 4, 2010 board meeting

Passed, no opposition.

Marcia Walter presented the treasurer’s report.  The state account currently has a balance of $205,153.05.  With no additions or corrections, the board accepted the treasurer’s report as printed.

Discussion was held regarding the fact that the author of Olson’s Procedural Utilization Guideline has retired and once the books Marcia has in her office are gone, no more will be available.  The board will look into what other sources of documentation are available, what are guidelines used in other states that do peer review, etc. and readdress at an upcoming meeting. 

With the increased requirement of electronic health records, the board has opined that computer generated notes are acceptable as long as they are situationally specific.  This would be required regardless if the notes are computerized or handwritten.

M/S Bledsoe/Lawler   to approve the peer review report as presented by Marcia Walter

Passed, no opposition.

M/S Kramer/Bledsoe    to go into executive session at 8:10 p.m. to discuss investigative issues

Passed, no opposition.

M/S Lawler/Bledsoe  to come out of executive session at 9:40 a.m.

Passed, no opposition.

M/S Goebel/Kramer   to approve #11/08, #04/09, #02/10, #07/10, #08/10, #13/10, #14/10, #01/11

Passed, no opposition.

Dr. Fahrendorf called to recess the board meeting to administer new doctor matriculation at 10:00 a.m. - reconvened board meeting following matriculation and lunch at 12:30 p.m.

Marcia informed the board that the SD Supreme Court has issued its new rule on medical privacy, Rule 11-16.  The court removed references to “claims” which was the biggest issue with Rule 10-07 and added language of “contemplation of litigation”.  No further action is needed.

M/S Goebel/Kramer      to have Dr. Bledsoe serve as delegate and Dr. Fahrendorf serve as alternate delegate at the FCLB Annual meeting in Florida, May 2011. 

Passed, no opposition.  Dr. Fahrendorf will be attending in place of Dr. Kramer. 

Marcia Walter will not be attending either.

M/S Kramer/Lawler      to have Dr. Fahrendorf serve as delegate and Dr. Bledsoe serve as alternate delegate at

the NBCE Annual meeting in Florida, May 2011.

Passed, no opposition.  Dr. Fahrendorf will be attending in place of Dr. Kramer. 

M/S  Bledsoe/Goebel  to establish 375 as the passing score for NBCE Part IV exams.

Passed, no opposition

The board reviewed a request from Dr. Shelly Brandenburger for continuing education credit.  10 hours of credit will be granted.

M/S Goebel/Bledsoe     to have Dr. Jeff Kramer participate in Part IV test selection committee in Greeley, CO, June 9-12.

Passed, no opposition

M/S Kramer/Goebel   to have Dr. Mark Bledsoe & Dr. Donn Fahrendorf participate in Part IV testing in

Bloomington, MN, May 13-15.

Passed, no opposition

A request was received questioning if telemarketing was permissible under the rules adopted by the SDCE.  The board’s legal council reviewed the request and it was determined that telemarketing may be in violation of the Board’s rules 20:41:10:02.01, 20:41:10:05.02 (10).  Depending on the specific content of proposed telemarketing campaign, there may also be issues of inappropriate advertising and compensation arrangements may also raise questions of fee splitting.  There may also be violations as it relates to the ACA Code of Ethics. 

M/S/ Lawler/Goebel      to not accept telemarketing for chiropractic services in the state of South Dakota

Passed, no opposition

                                         

M/S Lawler/Bledsoe     to terminate charge for license verifications since majority are being done via email

Passed, no opposition

M/S Goebel/Kramer   to implement a $15 late fee for CA’s with 15 days to pay or certificate will lapse

Passed, no opposition

M/S Bledsoe/Kramer  to approve preceptorship of Michael Huisman with Dr. Ross McDaniel

Passed, no opposition

M/S Bledsoe/Lawler   to table request for license activation of applicant AB until successful passage of the

NBCE SPEC exam as stipulated in our rules

Passed, no opposition

M/S Lawler/Kramer   motion to approve matriculants 31101, 31103, 31104, 31105, 31106, 31107, 31108,

31109, 31110 pending completion of their files

Passed, no opposition

M/S Bledsoe/Goebel     to table request for licensure of applicant 31102 until receipt of additional information

Passed, no opposition

With no further business,

M/S Kramer/Bledsoe   to adjourn at 2:00 p.m.

Passed, no opposition.