Melissa Magstadt, South Dakota Secretary of Health

South Dakota Board of Podiatry Examiners

Official Board Minutes for March 26, 2013
Teleconference Board Meeting

Members Present

Scott Shindler, DPM, President

John Forrette, DPM, Secretary/Treasurer

Neil Skea, DPM, Member

Mark Gebbie, DPM, Member

Jeanie Blair, RN, Lay Member

Others Present

Carol Tellinghuisen, Executive Secretary

Paula Spargur, Executive Assistant

Erika Buchholz, Executive Assistant


Members Absent


President Shindler called the meeting to order at 11:04 AM MT.

Corrections or additions to the agenda:  There were no corrections or additions to the agenda.

Election of Officers:  Shindler moved and Forrette seconded to nominate Skea for President.  Motion carried by unanimous vote.  Forrette moved and Shindler seconded to nominate Gebbie for Secretary-Treasurer.  Motion carried by unanimous vote.  Skea moved and Forrette seconded to nominate Shindler for Complaint Officer.  Motion carried by unanimous vote.


Approval of Minutes from October 9, 2012:   Forrette moved and Gebbie seconded to approve the minutes from October 9, 2012.  Motion carried by unanimous vote.

FY Financial Update:  Spargur reported fiscal year to date figures as of January 31, 2013:  revenue of $3,602.12, expenses of $7,455.13 and cash balance of $35,461.17.  Financial report was approved as presented.


Complaints/Investigations Update:  There were no complaints/investigations.

Executive Secretary Contract renewal:  Tellinghuisen requested to renew at the current contract amount with no increase for FY 2014.  Skea moved and Forrette seconded to renew the contract as requested.  Motion carried by roll call vote: Shindler, yes; Forrette, yes; Skea, yes; Gebbie, yes; Blair, yes.

Any other business:  Tellinghuisen informed the board that the board office received a question regarding scope of practice from the South Dakota State Medical Association.  She advised the board that we responded with the following answer the last time the question arose:

 The scope of practice statute SDCL 36-8-1 appears to provide an extremely broad scope for podiatric physicians.  The board will refrain from opining on specific procedures.  In such a situation, it would be up to the individual podiatric physician and his or her private legal counsel to determine the legal meaning of the relevant statute.

The board agreed that their position/response to these inquiries remains the same.

Schedule next meeting:  The next meeting will be tentatively scheduled as an in person meeting in September.

Forrette moved and Shindler seconded to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried by unanimous vote.  The meeting was adjourned at 11:31 AM MT.