24FEB2019 MEETING MINUTES

Main Items
Northern AZ Group Emails + Response
We will respond to questions that Alex has invited us to answer regarding factual inaccuracies. Possible post on website, possible visit to Northern AZ group, possible direct email to Alex, within 30 days.

Saja to distribute information on Attorney and legal services for representation in the future.

Four officers in attendance agree to move forward with the work and mission that AUAZ has started, passage of an updated Scope of Practice for AZ L.Ac’s.

Discussed “Young in profession vs Young in age” response from John and Richelle to Northern L.Ac. Group.

Member Letter
Stephanie finished letter, Bill will distribute last revision for final proofread + additions / subtractions no later than Wednesday 27FEB19.

Plan small member events / hangouts in local areas of any city (FLG/PHX/TUC) inviting small numbers of L.Ac.s, listen and discuss concerns and wishes, plans, observations on membership costs as well as how much members want to contribute.

Look into large event before summer at MacDonalds Ranch http://www.macdonaldsranch.com

Bill will travel to FLG/TUC as necessary.

No Sunrise/Sunset Process until at least 2020 legislative session.

501C6 Status
Richelle plans to file paperwork this week. IRS does not require line item analysis.

Bill/Richelle investigating / accounting for discrepancies in bank deposits of group between SEP2017 conference, resignation of former treasurer and Richelle’s election to Treasurer.

Visit to State Capitol and PIHMA
Bill has reached out to contacts at capitol to arrange – Tuesdays later in March look best, Bill will book date and advise.

PIHMA visit Currently scheduled for Monday 04MAR2019 at 4:30 PM.

Pharmacy Board Update
Herbal Manufacturers wrote letter in disagreement of Pharmacy Board. Pharmacy Board failed in their attempt to oversee herbal supplements. We now have more liberty to prescribe herbs.

27JAN2019 MEETING MINUTES

27JAN2019 AUAZ ASSN Call
Main Items
SOP Status
Bill will send out talking points about SOP.

Saja and Stephanie to draft public statement letter to detail AUAZ’s mission regarding SOP and new AZ association.

Saja and Stephanie membership letter about sop and update.

Saja and Stephanie to reach out schools for membership, introduction and presentation of our group and goals.Saja and Bill will reach out to Catherine Neimeic.

Stephanie will email Dana and Joyce.

Richelle updated on process of application for 501c6 status, researching unaccounted for deposit in Feb of 2018.

Conferences and External Contacts
American Academy of Medical Acupuncture Conference Phoenix April 11-14 https://www.medicalacupuncture.org

Southwest Conference for Botanical Medicine 2019 March 29-31 https://www.botanicalmedicine.org

Saja and Bill talked about putting together a Phx social for L.Ac.s, small groups for coffee to discuss concerns, challenges.

AUAZ Board wish to meet with President of AZ Acupuncture Board Reno and discuss sunrise/sunset review.

Bill wrote and will mail a letter to contacts at capitol this week requesting a meeting.

Bill and Richelle talked with Alex Tan and Robert Abrahmson about AUAZ current status and the new association AMAAZ.

Survey
SOP survey results resulted in 16 responses. We will lean on Washington State and New Mexico State for reference to update AZ SOP.

AUAZ board members will get copies of each and redact what we don’t favor and share by end of this week. Email to Bill.