Joan Adam, Secretary of Health

South Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners

Meeting Minutes


South Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners Meeting
Chamberlain, South Dakota
September 12, 2015         


Dr. Jeff Kramer called the board meeting to order at 7:05 a.m. The following members were present: Dr. Mark Bledsoe, Dr. Kathleen Deutsch, Beverly McCracken, Dr. Jerrid Goebel and Marcia Walter, Executive Director.  Absent: none.


The agenda for the meeting was distributed and unanimously approved as mailed. 


M/S Goebel/Deutsch to approve secretary’s report from June 6, 2015 meeting

Passed, no opposition


Marcia Walter presented the financial update.  The state account currently has a balance of $251,185.12 as of August 31, 2015.   Fiscal year started July 1, 2015.  With no additions or corrections, the board received the financial update as presented.


Dr. Kramer presented the investigative report.

M/S McCracken/Bledsoe          to approve #02-15

Passed, no opposition


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


The board reviewed information received regarding terminating doctor patient relationship.  If the question is raised, the board’s recommendation would be to:

  1. tell the patient why terminating doctor patient relationship
  2. follow up w/letter to explain why, recommend further care elsewhere, refer in writing names, addresses, phone numbers of other doctors
  3. allow 30 days to come back in  - courtesy but not necessary to do so

It was also recommended to refer to the ACA code of Ethics VIII as referenced in administrative rule.


Discussion was held regarding proposing legislation to allow a chiropractor to work in a medical corporation setting.  This would allow chiropractors to be employed by corporations that are not licensed under Title 36. Chiropractors are currently being restricted from employment because of the chiropractic statutes and rules.  Updating the statutes will also clarify that the corporation itself is prohibited from practicing chiropractic. The legislation being proposed mirrors SDCL 36-4-8.1, the statute for physicians that regulates the corporate practice of medicine.  Dr. Bledsoe shared information he received from individuals in other states that allow chiropractors to work in hospital settings and they have not had any issues. It was their opinion that it was good for the profession. 

M/S Goebel/McCracken    Approve moving forward with proposed legislation regarding corporations being prohibited from practice of chiropractic

Passed, no opposition 

Marcia will submit action issue form and draft bill to DOH for proper submission to the Governor’s office for review and approval to proceed with legislation.  No further action will be taken until authorized to do so from the DOH.


The board reviewed a request for an extended preceptorship from J. C. 

M/S Bledsoe/Deutsch    to approve the preceptorship upon certification from chiropractic college that all coursework has been completed in a competent manner to include T9 classes.  This is in accordance with our administrative rule 20:41:12:02

Passed, no opposition 


M/S Deutsch/Goebel      to conduct 2016 board meetings quarterly on the first Wednesday of the month starting at 2:00 pm central time

Passed, no opposition - 2016 meetings are, therefore, scheduled for March 2, June 1, September 7 and December 7


Dr. Kramer requested discussion on additional documentation requirements be tabled until the December meeting. 


M/S Goebel/Deutsch       to have Dr’s. Bledsoe and Kramer administer practical x-ray testing and Marcia Walter administer the written test on December 13, 2015.

Passed, no opposition 


Dr. Kramer recessed the board meeting at 9:00 a.m. for new doctor matriculation.  The board meeting reconvened at 10:30 a.m. 


Information was reviewed regarding a request asking if the use of cryosauna was within the chiropractic scope of practice.

M/S Goebel/Bledsoe       use of cryosauna is not taught in CCE schools and does not fall within the chiropractic scope of practice in South Dakota

Passed, no opposition 


M/S Bledsoe/Deutsch to mandate one hour of sexual boundaries in 2016/2017 education cycle

Passed, no opposition - it is noted that the one hour being mandated correlates with the association’s new format of super conference continuing education format.


M/S Goebel/ Deutsch     to allow 2 hours per education cycle for electronic health records training as long as verification can be obtained from the software company that the training took place

Passed, no opposition 


Request was received from Dr. D. P. for chiropractic continuing education hours consideration for college courses being taken.  Marcia will correlate credit hours versus clock hours and notify the board before a determination will be made.


The board was asked to consider continuing education hours for board members that attend the FCLB/NBCE meetings.  Hours may be considered but would need to be based on individual attendance and sessions participating in.  Agendas and participation will be reviewed at the next meeting to see if any hours from the District FCLB meeting in October would suffice. 



M/S McCracken/Deutsch   Dr’s. Bledsoe and Goebel to assist with Part IV testing Nov 13, 14, 15, 2015

Passed, no opposition 


Marcia shared information from the board executive director teleconference meeting which was held on August 6, 2015.  No action taken.


M/S Goebel/Bledsoe   approve matriculants 91501, 91502, 91503, 91504, 91505, 91506, 91507 pending completion of files

Passed, no opposition


With no further business,

M/S Bledsoe/Goebel     motion to adjourn at 11:15 a.m.

Passed, no opposition