Joan Adam, Secretary of Health

South Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners

Meeting Minutes

South Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners Meeting
December 7, 2016

The board meeting was called to order at 1:00 p.m. The following members were present: Dr. Jeff Kramer, Dr. Jerrid Goebel, Dr. Kathleen Deutsch and Bev McCracken along with Marcia Walter, Executive Director and Tom Reynolds, Legal Counsel.  Dr. Dean Berg was granted an excused absence. Dr. Tim Hubbel also listened in on the conference call.

The agenda for the meeting was unanimously approved as mailed. Dr. Kramer requested the agenda be altered to accommodate Tom Reynolds. 

M/S Goebel/McCracken to alter the agenda moving DMPO discussion to the first item of business.
                                                Passed, no opposition

Significant discussion was held regarding the State Association Pledge Program involving ChiroHealthUSA (DMPO). Before the board will opine if there is anything in rules/regulations that would prohibit the SDCA from marketing this to their membership additional clarifications for how the program will work, advertising and how money would be split needed to be answered.  Marcia will contact the SDCA board executive for clarifications and also check with other states to see if they have any issues or concerns from the board aspect with the program.  After gathering this information, Tom and Marcia will draft a response for board approval.
M/S McCracken/Goebel to table response to SDCA until more information is received
                                                Passed, no opposition

M/S Goebel/Deutsch    to approve secretary’s report from September 7, 2016
                                                Passed, no opposition

Marcia Walter presented the financial update.  The state account currently has a balance of $283,063.33 as of November 30, 2016. Renewals are going well with about half of the licensees already renewed.  With no additions or corrections, the board received the financial update as presented.

Dr. Goebel informed the board that no complaints were received, therefore, no investigative report to present. No further action taken.

Marcia Walter reported that there haven’t been any peer reviews received since last meeting.  No further action taken. 

The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Board annual meeting will be held May 3-7, 2017 in Orlando, FL.  At this time, Marcia Walter is able to attend.  Board members were asked to check their schedules to see who else will be able to participate.  Marcia will need to know participants by February 1, 2017. 

M/S Goebel, Deutsch to approve preceptor request of McKenzie Erlandson with Dr. Jim Fitzgerald
                                                Passed, no opposition

M/S Deutsch/McCracken approve matriculants 121601, 121602, 121603 pending completion of their files 
                                                Passed, no opposition

Dr. Kramer entertained a motion to go into executive session at 1:30 pm to discuss personnel matter.  Open meeting was reconvened at 1:40 pm.

M/S Goebel/McCracken  to issue a letter of engagement for legal services with Fuller and Williamson (Bill Fuller) from Sioux Falls to begin January 1, 2017 at a rate of $155/hour
                                                Passed, no opposition

With no further business,
M/S McCracken/Deutsch motion to adjourn at 1:45 pm
                                                Passed, no opposition