March 4, 2010
Tieszen Law Office Conference Room
Pierre, South Dakota
Board members present were Dr. Bartlett, Dr. Kollis-Young, Dr. Garrity, Nancy Van Camp, and Dr. Hartford. Also present were Ann Meyer, Attorney General’s Office; Naomi Cromwell, Tieszen Law Office; and Deni Amundson, Board Executive Secretary.
2. Approve minutes from October 15, 2009
Dr. Kollis-Young moved, seconded by Dr. Garrity, to approve the minutes of the October 15, 2009 meeting. Motion passed.
3. Approve treasurer’s report
Dr. Hartford moved, seconded by Ms. Van Camp, to approve the treasurer’s report. Motion passed.
4. Board review and approve CE courses
Board reviewed and approved continuing education by signature.
5. Old Business
a. Update on SB115, contact lens bill- Report from Dr. Bartlett. LRC amended original language to remove civil penalty. Dr. Bartlett testified on behalf of the Board of Optometry in favor of the bill. No further discussion.
b. AOA Board Certification- Update on AOA certification process. Board discussion on possible future amendments to advertising laws to avoid conflict and clarify allowed use of “certified” in advertising. Executive secretary to do additional review of national status. No formal action taken.
c. Online state law and ethics exam- Dr. Hartford moved that all South Dakota Law and Ethics Exams will be proctored by a board designated site arranged by the board executive secretary and that we will not be offering the option of online testing at this time. Dr. Kollis-Young seconded. Motion passed.
6. New Business
a. 2010-2011 Contracts- The state has issued a freeze on contracts for an undetermined length of time. Tabled until next meeting.
7.Time and Place of Next Meeting
Friday, May 21, 2010, Tieszen Law Office, Pierre, SD. The meeting will begin at 9:00am.
Dr. Kollis-Young moved for adjournment, seconded by Dr. Garrity. Motion passed.