Joan Adam, Secretary of Health

South Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners

Meeting Minutes


South Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners Meeting
Chamberlain, South Dakota
September 13, 2014       

Dr. Mark Bledsoe called the board meeting to order at 8:00 a.m. The following members were present: Dr. Jeff Kramer, Dr. Kathleen Deutsch, Beverly McCracken, Dr. Jerrid Goebel and Marcia Walter, Executive Director.

Dr. Bledsoe entertained a motion to amend agenda to include approval of chiropractic assistant application update.

M/S Kramer/Deutsch so moved. 

Passed, no opposition – approval of CA application added to agenda

M/S Goebel/McCracken to approve secretary’s report from June 7, 2014 meeting

Passed, no opposition

Marcia Walter presented the financial update.  The state account currently has a balance of $236,766.97 as of August 31, 2014.   With no additions or corrections, the board received the financial update as presented.

Dr. Kramer presented the investigative report.

M/S Deutsch/Goebel to approve #02-13, #07-13, #08-13, #09-13, #10-13, #01-14, #02-14

Passed, no opposition

No peer reviews received, therefore, no report given.

Discussion continued on proposed rule changes to x-ray and CA continuing education; activating a lapsed CA certification as well as x-ray tech certification; requirements of activating a lapsed and inactive license; materials for peer review, temporary license for spouses of military personnel and initial license requirements. No further action taken.  Marcia will continue to work on updates and consult with board attorney.  Attempt will be made to have proposed rules ready for public hearing in December. 

The board reviewed the current Department of Labor Healthcare Data Collection update request.  Marcia spoke with Craig Kennedy and there is concern in respect to statutory authority to collect all the data requested.  It was agreed that the information requested would be added to the renewal data form but some of the fields will be made voluntary to comply with i.e. race, ethnicity, etc.  This is the route other boards are taking. No further action taken.

Dr. Bledsoe recessed the board meeting at 10:00 a.m. for new doctor matriculation.  The board meeting reconvened at 11:30 p.m. 

The deadline to submit 2015 legislation action issue forms and bill drafts to the Department of Health is September 19, 2104.  The board was considering implementing legislation to allow imposition of civil cost penalties for rules infractions.  After discussion, it was decided not to pursue at this time and research other avenues for imposing stricter repercussion for rules infractions. The board will not be proposing any legislation for the 2015 session.

M/S Deutsch/McCracken to have Dr. Mark Bledsoe and Dr. Jerrid Goebel participate in the NBCE Part IV testing in Bloomington, MN on November 14-16, 2014.

Passed, no opposition – Dr. Jeff Kramer will also attend if NBCE needs additional person

M/S Kramer/Goebel approve inactive to active application for Joshua Jorde, DC.

Passed, no opposition

M/S McCracken/Kramer to approve preceptorships of Sean Beukelman with Dr. Jenny Miller and Cheryl Bietz with Dr. Tyler Parham

Passed, no opposition

M/S Goebel/Deutsch       to approve matriculants 91401, 91402, 91403, 91404, 91405, 91406, 91407 pending completion of files

Passed, no opposition

M/S Deutsch/Kramer       to table approving 2015 meeting dates until December meeting

Passed, no opposition

M/S McCracken/Goebel to approve updated CA application

Passed, no opposition

Dr. Bledsoe opened for the floor for election of officers.

M/S McCracken/Deutsch  to keep current slate of officers as is for the upcoming year

Passed, no opposition

With no further business,

M/S Goebel/Kramer – motion to adjourn at 1:10 p.m.

Passed, no opposition