Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health

South Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners

Meeting Minutes



Chamberlain, South Dakota
June 2, 2012

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

M/S Goebel/Kramer      to approve minutes of the September 9, 2011 board meeting
                                                                        Passed, no opposition.

Dr. Mark Bledsoe called the meeting to order at 7:30 a.m. with the following members present: Dr. Donn Fahrendorf, Beverly McCracken, Dr. Jeff Kramer, Dr. Jerrid Goebel, Craig Kennedy, Legal Counsel and Marcia Walter, Executive Director.  Dr. John Carr was also in attendance for the first item of discussion.

Dr. Bledsoe requested the latitude to take the agenda out of order to accommodate Dr. Carr and Mr. Kennedy.

Dr. John Carr shared with the board that CASD is putting together documentation webinars as they are seeing a lot of documentation issues again.  The webinars will be presented to the board for CE approval once they are complete.  Electronic health records are also up and coming and they are working on some classes for that also. 

Main item of discussion presented by Dr. Carr was requesting the board consider adopting a policy for procedures performed by Certified Chiropractic Assistants in South Dakota. The board has concerns that everything in the proposed policy is not covered in the approved 20-hour program for CA’s as defined in rules.  It was also discussed that policies tie the board’s hands while rules tie everyone’s hand.  Question was raised if the policy was necessary or not and what percentage of the chiropractic assistants actually do everything that was listed in the policy.

M/S Kramer/Goebel    motion to table discussion on CA policy until next meeting
                                                                        Passed, no opposition.

Craig Kennedy and Marcia Walter discussed proposed rules changes to 20:41:09:01 Patient Care and Charges; 20:41:10:02.01 Solicitation; 20:41:09:07.01 Advertising; 20:41:09:16 Qualifications of ethics committee members; 20:41:10:12 Qualifications of disciplinary committee members; 20:41:14:04 Qualifications of peer review committee; 20:41:10:11 Composition of disciplinary committee; 20:41:09:15 Composition of ethics committee; and 20:41:14:06 Procedures for peer review. 

M/S Fahrendorf/ McCracken    to accept the updates as proposed and present to LRC meeting in December
                                                                       Passed, no opposition.

A letter was received from Attorney Drew Johnson on behalf of Rocky Steinert regarding the board’s joining forces in potential legislation regarding the use of laser therapy by individuals other than MD’s.  After review of the information presented, it was determined this is more of a practice issue rather than regulatory, therefore, should be brought before the Association.  Marcia will draft a response to Attorney Johnson.

Discussion continued regarding informed consent.  Consensus of the board was to craft a proposed rule based on California’s language regarding informed consent and include in next newsletter for feedback. Marcia and Craig will work on this and forward to the board for review prior to printing.

Dr. Bledsoe called to recess the board meeting to administer new doctor matriculation at 10:00 a.m. - reconvened board meeting following matriculation at 11:45 a.m.

M/S Fahrendorf/Goebel    to approve matriculants 61203, 61205, 61206, 61207 pending completion of their files
                                                                      Passed, no opposition

M/S Kramer/McCracken  to table licensure of 61204 pending completion of additional licensure requirements
                                                                      Passed, no opposition

M/S Fahrendorf/Kramer   to table licensure of 61202 pending follow-up of information presented.  Upon acceptable outcome, license will be granted.
                                                                      Passed, no opposition

M/S Fahrendorf/McCracken  to approve minutes of the March 10, 2012 board meeting
                                                                      Motion passed

Marcia Walter presented the treasurer’s report.  The state account currently has a balance of $225,215.43.  With no additions or corrections, the board accepted the treasurer’s report as printed.

Dr. Bledsoe called to move the board meeting into executive session at 12:35 p.m. to review investigative report. Reconvened board meeting to open session at 12:55 p.m.

M/S Goebel/McCracken   to approve #11/08, #08/10, #03/12, #04/12, #05/12, #06-12 and #07-12.
                                                                      Passed, no opposition.

Nothing to report for peer review as there were no cases received.

Communicable disease – Marcia is still working with DOH for program that will suffice

NCMIC has a program; hoping to have something available at fall conference.

Hyperbaric chamber – no action as no additional information was received.

M/S Goebel/Kramer   deny CA request for credit of introductory acupuncture course toward chiropractic assistant hours needed
                                                                      Passed, no opposition.

A request was received for webinar approval of CMS seminars.  The webinars do not have a testing component therefore will not be approved.  Discussion was then held regarding a request for an individual to design tests for these webinars and submit application for credit.

M/S Fahrendorf/Kramer  only sponsor of class can design the test and apply for continuing education credit
                                                                      Passed, no opposition.

X-ray testing was administered to 12 students on April 29, 2012.  Marcia asked the board to consider testing students on the physics portion of the exam (written exam) after they are done studying that portion so they can concentrate on the positioning then test on positioning a different day. This came as a suggestion from the students.  Also consider updating the practical portion of the exam in regards to views taken.

M/S Kramer/Fahrendorf   to have written and practical tests administered on different days as well as update the practical exam
                                                                      Passed, no opposition.

M/S McCracken/Kramer    to approve preceptorship of Tonielle Kelly with Dr. Lisa Lundstrom; Cole Robbins with Dr. Chad Munsterman; Emma Konstant with Dr. Gary Konstant and Sheila Schielke with Dr. Mary Curtis.
                                                                     Passed, no opposition.

FCLB District Meeting will take place on September 20-23 in Salt Lake City, UT.

M/S Goebel/ McCracken    to approve Dr. Bledsoe and Marcia Walter to attend
                                                                    Passed, no opposition

NBCE Part IV testing will take place on November 9-10, 2012 in Bloomington, MN.

M/S Goebel/ McCracken    to approve Dr. Fahrendorf & Dr. Bledsoe to participate in NBCE part IV testing
                                                                    Passed, no opposition

With no further business,
M/S Goebel/Kramer   to adjourn at 1:40 p.m.
                                                                    Passed, no opposition.

The September board meeting will be held on Friday the 28th in Chamberlain beginning with new doctor matriculation 4:00 p.m.