Joan Adam, Secretary of Health

South Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners

Meeting Minutes


South Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners Meeting
Chamberlain, South Dakota
December 6, 2014       


Dr. Mark Bledsoe called the board meeting to order at 7:00 a.m. The following members were present: Dr. Jeff Kramer, Dr. Kathleen Deutsch, Beverly McCracken, Dr. Jerrid Goebel, Marcia Walter, Executive Director and Craig Kennedy, Legal Counsel.

M/S McCracken/Deutsch to approve secretary’s report from September 13, 2014 meeting

Passed, no opposition


Marcia Walter presented the financial update.  The state account currently has a balance of $246,144.88 as of November 30, 2014.   Renewals have started and going well.  With no additions or corrections, the board received the financial update as presented.


Dr. Kramer presented the investigative report.

M/S Goebel/Deutsch to approve #08-13, #09-13, #10-13, #02-14, #03-14

Passed, no opposition


No peer reviews received, therefore, no report given.


Marcia reported that the database has been updated with majority of fields requested by Department of Labor and Regulation for statewide workforce data collection system.  Requests for updated information from licensees was sent with renewals and responses have been good.  No further action to be taken.


Inquiry from University of Western States was reviewed regarding master’s program for continuing education. The board is of the opinion that the courses would need to follow the same protocol as any other continuing education course.  Marcia will reply to Western States.


Dr. Bledsoe turned the gavel over to Dr. Kramer for discussion and approval of preceptor applications. 

M/S McCracken/Goebel to approve preceptor applications of Michael Babcock with Dr. Mark Bledsoe and Andrew Johnson with Dr. Jim Fitzgerald.

              Passed, no opposition – Dr. Bledsoe abstained


Gavel turned back to Dr. Bledsoe and the board recessed for public rules hearing at 8:00 a.m.

Board meeting reconvened at 8:25 a.m.


Dr. Scott Munsterman joined the meeting to share information regarding discount medical plan organizations and what he sees may be becoming more prevalent in South Dakota as a tool for individuals to maintain care in the future due to high deductibles.  This was information only so no board action taken.


M/S McCracken/Deutsch to approve 2015 board meeting dates of March 7, June 6, September 12 and December 5

Passed, no opposition


Dr. Bledsoe recessed the board meeting at 9:30 a.m. for new doctor matriculation.  The board meeting reconvened at 10:50 a.m. 


M/S Kramer/Goebel     to approve matriculants 121401 and 121403 pending completion of files.

Passed, no opposition


M/S Kramer/Goebel     to deny license to matriculant 121402.

Passed, no opposition


With no further business,

M/S Goebel/Kramer – motion to adjourn at 11:10 a.m.

Passed, no opposition