The following decisions were issued in December 2012:
South Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners. 12-02. This Complaint alleged that the SDBMOE violated the Open Meeting Law in several ways, including conducting an executive session without authority. The OMC found that specific state law applying to physician licensing requires or permits BMOE meetings to be closed for physician licensing matters. The OMC held that a reprimand was not warranted and issued written Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law.
Union County Weed Board. 12-03. This Complaint alleged that the Weed Board met without proper notice under the Open Meeting Laws. The OMC held that a reprimand was warranted and issued written Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law.
South Dakota Board of Massage Therapy. 12-04. The Complaint claims that the Massage Therapy Board violated the Open Meeting Law in several ways including failing to post a revised agenda on its website, conducting an improper executive session, and failing to provide public copies of its meeting materials. The OMC found that no reprimand was warranted on the open meeting claims and that it lacked jurisdiction to render decisions concerning public records issues. Written Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law were issued.
Summary of Decisions (through December 11, 2012)