Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health

South Dakota Board of Examiners in Optometry

Board Meeting Minutes



May 31, 2013

Tieszen Law Office Conference Room

Pierre, South Dakota

9:00 AM

1. Attendance

  Meeting called to order at 9:10 a.m,. Board members present were Dr. Kollis-Young, Dr. Hartford, Dr. Bartlett, Dr. Dockter, and Nancy Van Camp (left at 10:25). Also present were Naomi Cromwell, Tieszen Law Office; Ann Meyer, Attorney General’s Office; and Deni Amundson, Board Executive Secretary.


2. Approve minutes from March 25, 2013.

  Dr. Hartford moved to approve the minutes from March 25, 2013, seconded by Dr. Bartlett. Motion passed.  


3. Approve treasurer's report

  Nancy Van Camp moved to approve the treasurer’s report, seconded by Dr. Hartford. Motion passed.


4. Board review and approve CE courses

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


5. Old Business


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

b.     Application Revision- Dr. Bartlett moved to add section to applications requiring disclosure and verification of all states previously licensed, seconded by Dr. Hartford, motion passed.

c.     Amniotic Membranes- Discussion on CPT Code 65778: Placement of amniotic membrane on the ocular surface for wound healing; self retaining. Tabled until next meeting to review and update other CPT codes.


6. New Business


a.     Licensing- One application was approved by signature vote, pending fulfillment of remaining requirements.

b.     Law and Ethics Exam- Dr. Bartlett moved to approve the National Board revisions to our Law and Ethics Exam, seconded by Dr. Hartford. Motion passed.

c.     Mailing Lists- Dr. Bartlett moved that any optometrists wishing to have their address removed from the public address roster must send request in writing. A fee of  $100 was set for an excel spreadsheet version of this list, with the exception of the South Dakota Optometric Society who will continue to receive it at no charge, Dr. Dockter seconded. Motion passed.

d.     Complaint Disclosure- No action taken.

e.     Online Glasses- No action taken.

f.      Legislative Update

  • SB3- Deni Amundson will report after she hears from the Department of Health regarding requirements for compliance. Tabled until next meeting.

  • SB 45- No action taken.

  • SB 117- Deni Amundson will contact the Department of Health and report regarding requirements. Tabled until next meeting.

  • HB 1044- No action taken.

  • HB 1180- No action taken.

g.     Update on Feldman Matter- No action taken.


7. Time and Place of Next Meeting

  October 11, 2013, Pierre, SD


8. Adjournment

  Dr. Bartlett moved for adjournment, seconded by Dr. Hartford. Motion passed. Meeting was adjourned at 11:20 a.m.