May 21, 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 Naomi Cromwell, Tieszen Law Office; and Deni Amundson, Board Executive Secretary.
2. Approve minutes from March 4, 2010
Dr. Garrity moved, seconded by Dr. Hartford, to approve the minutes of the March 4, 2010 meeting with the correction made to reflect Nancy Van Camp’s attendance at meeting. Motion passed.
3. Approve treasurer’s report
Dr. Kollis-Young 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 courses. Motion was made by Dr. Hartford to approve all courses, seconded by Dr. Kollis-Young. Motion Passed.
5. Old Business
a. Board Certification- Board will continue to monitor progress. Tabled until next meeting.
6. New Business
a. Board member terms- The Board agreed that starting July 1, 2010, Dr. Lisa Kollis-Young will officially become the Board President. Dr. Joseph Hartford will become the Vice President.
b. Dispensing of pharmaceuticals- There was discussion regarding South Dakota Optometrist’s authority to dispense or sell medications. Deni Amundson had recently spoke to the South Dakota Board of Pharmacy and he will be mailing her a letter stating their position on the issue. She will send a copy of this letter to all South Dakota licensed optometrists.
c. HB 1231- In response to HB 1231, which provides for monitoring of the prescribing and dispensing of prescription drugs, the Board of Optometry shall recommend optometrists from the Sioux Falls area whose ethical standards and professionalism would represent the profession of Optometry on the advisory board for HB 1231. Deni Amundson will submit these recommendations. No further discussion or action taken.
d. Update on Indian Federal Law Preemption- No action taken.
e. Contracts- Previously approved. No action taken.
f. Illegal contact lens sale letter- Dr. Garrity motioned to accept draft letter proposed by Naomi Cromwell, as amended. This letter will be used to address any complaints after July 1, 2010. Ms. Van Camp seconded. Motion passed.
g. FDA Trial Advertising- Deni Amundson will request information from optometrist to prove it is a legitimate FDA Trial. Discussion was had that all trials will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Tabled until next meeting.
h. Advertising fees- Discussion was had regarding the advertising of exam fees without a disclaimer for other fees charged. Deni Amundson will obtain additional information and follow up on the matter.
7.Time and Place of Next Meeting
To be determined.
Dr. Kollis-Young moved for adjournment, seconded by Dr. Garrity. Motion passed.