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Doneen Hollingsworth, Secretary of Health

South Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners

Meeting Minutes


Chamberlain, South Dakota
June 3-4, 2011

Dr. Donn Fahrendorf called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. with board members Dr. Mark Bledsoe, Dr. Jeff Kramer and Dr. Jerrid Goebel present.  Also attending the meeting was Marcia Walter, Executive Director, and Craig Kennedy.  Jim Lawler was absent.  Scott Munsterman and John Carr were present for the beginning of the meeting.

Dr. Fahrendorf asked permission to deviate from agenda to accommodate Dr’s. John Carr and Scott Munsterman which was agreed to.  Dr. John Carr presented the board with information regarding a documentation and coding program that CASD is working on.  They may be presenting information to the board for consideration of continuing education credit for all chiropractors that may choose to take it once the program is finalized.  Dr. Carr is willing to work with the board to implement any information or concerns they may have also in respect to documentation.  Dr. Scott Munsterman presented information to the board regarding a ProCare Wellness program that is being worked on.  The market roll-out date is September.  Program is patient driven not doctor driven.  This was an informational presentation only with no action requested of the board.  

Marcia Walter presented the treasurer’s report.  The state account currently has a balance of $190,939.10.  With no additions or corrections, the board accepted the treasurer’s report as printed.                                                                                                                         Passed, no opposition.

M/S Kramer/Bledsoe  to come out of executive session at 9:35 p.m.
                                                                         Passed, no opposition.

M/S Goebel/Kramer   to approve #11/08, #04/09, #08/10 and #02/11
                                                                         Passed, no opposition.

The board spent time review current laws and to consider possible legislation.  A couple issues to consider: no subpoena power for investigations before the contested case hearing phase; permission to impose civil penalties generally authorized for violations of rules, regulations, code, standards. They would be narrowly defined and only used in very specific circumstances, limit on penalty with absolute cap, potential categories, etc.  This would be similar to violating anti-kick back law which is subject to fines, prison; violations of stark subject to civil penalty. Marcia will talk to Susan Sporrer with the DOH to see if either of these issues would be considered before drafting legislation.   The board also considered rules changes to 20:41:09.01 to clarify language regarding contracts and also broadening 20:41:10:02.01 solicitation rule which at this time is narrow.

Discussion was held regarding implementing a board newsletter again to be issued quarterly or as time permits.  Marcia will reinstate that within the next month. 

Dr. Fahrendorf called to recess the board meeting at 10:30 p.m. to reconvene Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m.

Board meeting reconvened at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 4.

M/S Bledsoe/Goebel   to approve the peer review report as presented by Marcia Walter
                                            Passed, no opposition.  There have only been two peer reviews in the current fiscal year. 

M/S Bledsoe/Goebel     to approve the current peer review committee for 2012 fiscal year
                                                                        Passed, no opposition. 

M/S Goebel/Bledsoe     to table approval of disciplinary/ethics committee until September meeting
                                                                        Passed, no opposition. 

M/S Goebel/Bledsoe     to approve special requests for chiropractic assistant continuing education
                                                                       Passed, no opposition. 

M/S Bledsoe/Goebel     to deny special request for chiropractic continuing education
                                                                        Passed, no opposition. 

Request was received to approve the 12-hour Limited Radiology course for CA’s through Northwestern Health Sciences instead of the 36-hour x-ray course required by rules.

M/S Bledsoe/Goebel     to not approve the aforementioned course
                                                                        Passed, no opposition

Request was received to grant continuing education credit for webinars.  If approved, the sponsor still needs to submit the applicable paperwork for each webinar to include a CE application, course outline and CV of speaker.  This information should be submitted at least 30 days in advance of session if not more to assure adequate time to process request.  Webinars need to meet the same requirements as any other course and there needs to be a testing component in place as is the requirement for other online courses.

M/S Bledsoe/Goebel     motion to approve webinars for continuing education credit if all requirements are met as required for other online courses.
                                                                       Passed, no opposition

Various continuing education requirements were considered for the next education cycle.  Mandated hours will be determined at the next board meeting. Changing the number of allowable online hours was also discussed.  Currently all 40 hours can be obtained via online course work if so desired.

M/S Goebel/Bledsoe     motion that beginning 2012/2013 education cycle DC’s will only be allowed to obtain 20 hours of credit for online continuing education
                                                                        Passed, no opposition

Dr. Fahrendorf called to recess the board meeting to administer new doctor matriculation at 9:30 a.m. - reconvened board meeting following matriculation at 11:30 a.m.

Dr. Bledsoe and Dr. Fahrendorf gave a brief update on the FCLB/NBCE meeting recently attended.  There were several good breakout sessions which can be downloaded through the FCLB website.

M/S Goebel/Fahrendorf   approve radiology tech application for Alicia Leonard
                                                                        Passed, no opposition

M/S Bledsoe/Goebel   to preceptor approve preceptor applications of  Abby Reverts with Dr. Christine

Wakefield; Nicholas Pillatzke with Dr. Mike Hendricks; Callie Houdeshell with Dr. Jerry Fogel and Melisaa Snyder with Dr. Jayson Snyder
                                                                         Passed, no opposition

M/S Bledsoe/Goebel     to approve matriculants 61101, 61102, 61103, 61104, and 61105 pending completion of their files
                                                                         Passed, no opposition

M/S Goebel/Bledsoe     to table board elections until September meeting
                                                                         Passed, no opposition

With no further business,
M/S Goebel/Bledsoe   to adjourn at 12:45 p.m.
                                                                         Passed, no opposition.