Public Meeting Notice

Public Meeting Notice Committee on Acupuncture Meeting (12/9/21)

Thursday, December 9, 2021
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Posted: December 3, 2021 2:45 p.m.
  • Last Updated: December 3, 2021 3:55 p.m.

Overview of Committee on Acupuncture Meeting (12/9/21)

Public Meeting of the Committee on Acupuncture 

(via teleconference)

Public dial in number: 1-866-692-3580
Meeting number:  644 667 553#


Estimated Time Topic # Topic Documents Reviewed Presenting
9:30 am  1 Call to Order & Determination of Quorum None Chair
9:30 am 2

Approval of Minutes of Public Sessions

A.   Minutes of August 19, 2021
B.   Minutes of September 3, 2021
C.   Minutes of September 30, 2021

Minutes of 8/19/21
Minutes of 9/3/21
Minutes of 9/30/21

9:35 am 3

Proposed Policies

A.   Proposed Policy 2021-01, Committee Approval of Acupuncture Schools
B.   Proposed Policy 2021-02, Recognition of Discontinuance of Use of the Term “Oriental”


Draft Policy

Draft Policy


V. Berg

V. Berg

9:55 am 4

Licensing Applications 

A.   Rosanne Emanuele, M.Ac. (Lapsed)
B.   Xiaoming Feng, PhD. (Full)
C.   Jessica Ward, M.Ac. (CHT)
D.   Annjone Goodridge, MAOM (Full)
E.   Jessica Bassett, M.Ac. (Full)
F.   Danielle Joffe (Lapsed)
G.   Stephanie Duggins (Lapsed)
H.   Yi-Tzu Kuo, MAOM (Full)
I.   License applications reviewed by staff
J.   Chinese Herbal Therapy requests for:        

  1. Ting Ting Yin        
  2. Ariel Stimson        
  3. Madeline Cunningham        
  4. Claudia Lehan






E. Prebensen
E. Prebensen
E. Prebensen
S. Weber
S. Weber

S. Weber
S. Leadholm
S. Leadholm
M. Sinacola
S. Leadholm



11:20 am 5 Executive Session 
The Committee will meet in Executive Session as authorized pursuant to M.G.L. c.30A, § 21(a)(1) for the purpose of discussing the reputation, character, physical condition or mental health, rather than professional competence, of an individual, or to discuss the discipline or dismissal of, or complaints or charges brought against, a public officer, employee, staff member or individual.  Specifically, the Board will discuss and evaluate
  1. the reputation, character, physical condition or mental health of an individual as relates to pending applications for licensure; and
  2. Approval of prior executive session minutes in accordance with M.G.L. c. 30A, § 22(f).

The Committee will proceed to a closed session pursuant to G.L. c. 112 § 65C after executive session and then return to public session following the 65C session.

11:40 am 6. G.L. c. 112, § 65C CLOSED SESSION  
12:15 pm 7.

Administrative Matters

  1. Discussion on use of subcommittees and meeting start time
  2. Proposed Meeting Calendar for 2022





V. Berg

V. Berg

12:25 pm 8. Items not reasonably anticipated by the Chair 48 hours in advance of meeting  None Chair
12:30 pm  9. Adjournment None Chair