Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health

South Dakota Board of Examiners in Optometry

Board Meeting Minutes

March 12, 2012

Teleconference Meeting
7:00 p.m. (Central)

The meeting was called to order at 7:07 p.m. 

1. Attendance
Board members present via telephone were Dr. Kollis-Young, Dr. Bartlett, Dr. Garrity, and Dr. Hartford. Also present were Naomi Cromwell, in person at the Tieszen Law Office, Pierre, SD, and Deni Amundson, Board Executive Secretary, in person at the Board of Optometry office, Langford, SD, both locations having been noticed as available for public access.

2. Approve Minutes
Dr. Hartford motioned to approve the minutes from October 14, 2011. Dr. Bartlett seconded. Motion passed by roll call vote.

3. Treasurers Report
Dr. Bartlett moved, seconded by Dr. Garrity, to approve the treasurer’s report. Motion passed by roll call vote.

4. Old Business

a. Board certification- The board will continue to monitor the activity on national and local levels. No action taken. Tabled until next meeting.

5. New Business
a. Licensing- No action taken.

b. Contracts- Dr. Garrity moved , seconded by Dr. Bartlett, to approve contracts for 2012-2013 as follows:

  • Tieszen Law Office, Prof. L.L.C;
  • Steve Anderson, O.D.;
  • South Dakota Optometric Society.

Motion passed by roll call vote. The contract for Deni Amundson will be evaluated at the May meeting.

c. Law and Ethics Exam- Dr. Bartlett moved to allow the National Board of Examiners in Optometry to administer the Law and Ethics Exam, but Deni Amundson will continue to score them. Dr. Garrity seconded. Motion passed by roll call vote.


6. Time and Place of Next Meeting
May 4, 2012, 9:00 a.m., Tieszen Law Office, Pierre, SD.


7. Adjournment
At 7:34 p.m., Dr. Hartford moved to adjourn. Seconded by Dr. Bartlett. Motion passed by roll call vote.