Meeting Materials

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Madhu Chawla, OD, President
Donna Burke, Vice President
Lillian Wang, OD, Secretary
Cyd Brandvein
Martha Garcia, CLD, SLD
Glenn Kawaguchi, OD
Debra McIntyre, OD
Rachel Michelin
Mark Morodomi
Maria Salazar Sperber
David Turetsky, OD

April 21, 2017
9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
(or until conclusion of business)

California State Building
Eshleman Auditorium, Suite # 6003
1350 Front Street, 6th Floor
San Diego, CA 92101


While the Board intends to webcast this meeting, it may not be possible to webcast the entire open meeting due to limitations of resources.


1. Call to Order/Roll Call and Establishment of a Quorum

2. Public Comment for Items Not on the Agenda

Note: The Board may not discuss or take action on any matter raised during this public comment section, except to decide whether to place the matter on the agenda of a future meeting [Government Code Sections 11125, 11125.7(a)]

3. President’s Report

A. Welcome and Introductions

B. 2017 Board Meeting Dates and Locations

4. Approval of Board Meeting Minutes

A. October 21, 2016

B. November 4, 2016

C. January 26-27, 2017

D. February 22, 2017

E. March 20, 2017

F. March 23, 2017

5. Update from the Department of Consumer Affairs, Which May Include Updates Pertaining to the Department’s Administrative Services, Human Resources, Enforcement, Information Technology, Communications and Outreach, as Well as Legislative, Regulatory and Policy Matters

6. Executive Officer’s Report

A. BreEZe

B. Budget

C. Personnel

D. Examination and Licensing Programs

E. Enforcement Program

7. Bagley Keene-Open Meetings Act Pertaining to Teleconference Procedures and Meeting Locations Training by Legal Counsel

8. Update, Discussion and Possible Action on 2017 Legislation Impacting Healing Arts Boards and the Practice of Optometry

A. AB 443 (Salas) Healing Arts: Optometry: Required Examination: Notice

B. AB 767 (Quirk-Silva) Master Business License Act

C. AB 1110 (Burke) Pupil Health: Eye and Vision Examinations

D. AB 1708 (Committee on Business and Professions)

E. SB 572 (Stone) Healing Arts Licensees: Violations: Grace Period

F. SB 641 (Lara) Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System: Privacy

9. Update, Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Merging the Dispensing Opticians Fund and the Optometry Fund and Merging Practice Acts: Chapter 5.45 Nonresident Contact Lens Sellers (BPC §§ 2546-2546.1), Chapter 5.5 Registered Dispensing Opticians (BPC §§ 2550-2569), Chapter 7 Optometry (BPC §§ 3000-3167)

10. Update on Legislative Proposals

A. Inspection Authority; Business and Professions Code (BPC) § 3030

B. Unlicensed Practice; BPC § 3040

C. NPDB Continuous Query; Eligibility for Licensure; BPC § 3046

D. License Barriers for Out-of-State Licensed Optometrists; BPC § 3057

E. Foreign Graduate Pathways; Eligibility for Examinations; BPC § 3057.5

F. RDO Program’s Registration Expiration and Renewal Authority; BPC § 2420 and 2423

11. Update, Discussion and Possible Action Regarding the Practice and Education Committee Recommendations to Amend CCR § 1536 and Corresponding Application

12. Update, Discussion and Possible Action Regarding the Board’s 2017-2020 Strategic Plan

13. Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Emerging Technologies and the Impact to Consumers and the Profession

14. Update, Discussion and Possible Action to Appoint Dispensing Optician Committee Members

15. Election of Officers

16. Future Agenda Items


17. Pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(c)(3), the Board Will Meet in Closed Session for Discussion and Deliberation on Disciplinary Matters


18. Adjournment

The mission of the California State Board of Optometry is to protect the health and safety of California consumers through licensing, education, and regulation of the practice of Optometry

Meetings of the California State Board of Optometry are open to the public except when specifically noticed otherwise in accordance with the open meeting act. Public comments will be taken on agenda items at the time the specific item is raised. Time limitations will be determined by the Chairperson. The Board may take action on any item listed on the agenda, unless listed as informational only. Agenda items may be taken out of order to accommodate speakers and to maintain a quorum.

NOTICE: The meeting is accessible to the physically disabled. A person who needs a disability-related accommodation or modification in order to participate in the meeting may make a request by contacting Robert Stephanopoulos at (916) 575-7186, emailing a written request to or mailing a written request to that person at the California State Board of Optometry, 2450 Del Paso Road, Suite 105, Sacramento, CA 95834. Providing your request at least five (5) business days before the meeting will help ensure availability of the requested accommodation.