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Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health

South Dakota Board of Examiners in Optometry

Board Meeting Minutes

 


 

April 17, 2015

Tieszen Law Office Conference Room

Pierre, South Dakota
9:00 AM

1. Attendance

 

Meeting called to order at 9:00 a.m. Board members present were Dr. Dockter, Dr. Kollis-Young, Dr. Hart, and Nancy Van Camp; Dr. Hartford also present, attending telephonically.  Also present were Naomi Cromwell, Tieszen Law Office; Ann Meyer, Attorney General’s Office; and Deni Amundson, Board Executive Secretary.

 

2. Approval of Agenda

 

Dr. Kollis-Young moved to approve the agenda as presented, seconded by Nancy Van Camp. All in favor. Motion passed.  

 

3. Approve minutes from August 1, 2014, and October 22, 2014

 

Dr. Kollis-Young moved to approve the minutes from the regular meeting on August 1, 2014, and the public hearing on October 22, 2014, seconded by Dr. Hartford. All in favor. Motion passed.

 

4.  Approve treasurer’s report

 

Nancy Van Camp moved to approve the treasurer’s report, seconded by Dr. Kollis-Young. All in favor. Motion passed.

 

 

5.  Board review and approve CE courses

 

Board reviewed and approved continuing education courses by individual signature vote.

 

6. Old Business

a.

Board Certification- Will continue to closely monitor. Tabled until next meeting

b.
Injections - Will continue to closely monitor. Tabled until next meeting

 

7. New Business

a.

Licensing- No action taken.

b.

Board Member Terms- Dr. Dockter will now serve as the president of the board; discussion that recommendations have been sent to the Governor’s office to fill the position that will be left by Dr. Kollis-Young due to the expiration of allowable terms. No action taken.

c.

Updates on Court Decisions and Legislation- Dental Board v. FTC and its possible implications for this board. Overview of Bills impacting this board from 2015 S.D. Legislative Session. Deni Amundson to look into other states’ laws addressing minimum exams and exam equipment and report at next meeting.

d.

Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act- Discussion on amendments to 20:50:10:02 and 20:50:04:06. Dr. Hart moved to initiate the administrative process to conform these two rules with federal laws, seconded by Dr. Kollis-Young. All in favor. Motion passed.

e.

Johnson & Johnson Letter- No action taken.

f.

Contracts-

  • B-Pro, Computer Services- Dr. Hart moved to renew this contract, seconded by Nancy Van Camp. Motion passed.
  • SDOS, Educational Services- Dr. Kollis-Young moved to renew this contract, seconded by Dr. Hartford. Motion passed.
  • Investigator Contract- Deni Amundson reported that our current investigator has resigned from the position. Discussion was had regarding possible replacements. Dr. Hartford moved to authorize Deni Amundson to contact potential replacements to fill the position and to increase the hourly rate, seconded by Dr. Kollis-Young. Motion passed.
  • Tieszen Law Office, Legal Services- Dr. Hartford moved to renew the contract with an increase in the hourly rate, seconded by Nancy Van Camp. Motion passed.
  • Deni Amundson, Executive Secretary- Dr. Kollis-Young moved to renew the contract with an increase in the salary, seconded by Nancy Van Camp. Motion passed.

 

8. Time and Place of Next Meeting

 

Friday, August 14, 2015

9:00 a.m. (CST)

Tieszen Law Office Conference Room

Pierre, SD 

 

9.  Adjournment

 

Dr. Kollis-Young moved for adjournment, seconded by Dr. Dockter. All in favor, motion passed. Meeting was adjourned at 11:19 a.m.