Meeting Agenda


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

August 3, 2018
9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
(or until conclusion of business)

The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
1st Floor – La Jolla Room
910 Broadway Circle
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. Pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(c)(3), the Board Will Meet in Closed Session for Discussion and Deliberation on Disciplinary Matters


4. President’s Report

A. 2018 Remaining Board and Committee Meeting Schedule
B. 2019 Board and Committee Meeting Schedule

5. Approval of Board Meeting Minutes

A. April 20, 2018

6. Interim Executive Officer’s Report

A. Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry (ARBO) – Report on June 2018 ARBO Meeting (by Jessica Sieferman, Former Executive Officer)
B. FBI Rap Back Program Update
C. Strategic Plan Update
D. Enforcement Program
E. Examination and Licensing Programs
F. Personnel
G. Budget

7. Executive Officer Recruitment and Selection Process

A. Working Group Update

8. Update, Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Board Committee Reports

A. Consumer Protection Committee
B. Public Relations and Outreach Committee
C. Practice and Education Committee
D. Legislation and Regulation Committee
E. Dispensing Optician Committee

9. Update and Possible Action on Select 2017-18 Legislation Impacting the Practice of Optometry, Healing Arts Boards and Department Wide Programs

A. Optometry
1. AB 2444 (Burke) Pupil health: eye and vision health
2. SB 1386 (McGuire) Professions and vocations – branch office license
3. SB 1480 and 1491 (Hill) Professions and vocations - omnibus

B. Healing Arts Boards
1. AB 2461 (Flora and Obernolte) Criminal history information: subsequent arrest notification

C. Department Wide
1. AB 2138 (Chiu) Licensing boards: denial of application: criminal conviction

10. Update by a Representative of 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

11. Update, Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Board Member Handbook

12. Future Agenda Items

13. Adjournment

Meetings of the California State Board of Optometry are open to the public except when specifically noticed otherwise in accordance with the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act. Public comments will generally 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) 575-7185, 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.