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



February 1, 2019
9:15 A.M. – 5:15 P.M.
(or until conclusion of business)

American Career College – Ontario Campus
Room #178
3130 East Sedona Court
Ontario, CA 91764


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

  1. Discussion and Possible Action Regarding the Election of 2019 Board Officers
  2. Discussion of Governor Newsom’s Budgetary Commitments to the Department of Consumer Affairs and Transition Plan

5. Approval of Board Meeting Minutes

  1. May 22, 2018
  2. June 18, 2018
  3. June 29, 2018
  4. November 2, 2018

6. Executive Officer’s Report

  1. RDO Fingerprint Deficiency Communication
  2. Personnel
  3. Status of DCA On-boarding for Executive Officer
  4. Licensee Communication Regarding AB 1753 (Low, 2017-2018,CHAPTER 479) Controlled substances: CURES database
  5. Optometry/RDO Program Annual Budget Meeting Report
  6. Strategic Plan Update
  7. Children’s Vision Updates
  8. Enforcement Program
  9. Examination and Licensing Programs

7. Update by Representatives 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

  1. Substance Abuse Committee Updates to DCA Uniform Guidelines (DCA Deputy Director Chris Castrillo)
  2. Implementation of Contact Lens/Spectacle Lens Dispenser Occupational Analysis (Heidi Lincer, Ph.D., Chief - Office of Professional Examination Services)

8. Update from Representative of the Department of Consumer Affairs and Discussion on Department of Consumer Affairs Salary Study (DCA Deputy Director Chris Castrillo)

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

  1. Dispensing Optician Committee
  2. Practice and Education Committee
  3. Consumer Protection Committee

10. Update and Possible Action on 2019 Legislation Impacting the Practice of Optometry

  1. Optometry
    1. Assembly Bill 156 (Voepel) – Eye care: remote assessment
    2. Optometry and Optician Fund Merger – Staff research

11. Review, Discussion, and Consideration of Requirements for Board’s Implementation of AB 2138 (Chapter 995, Statutes of 2018, Chiu; Denial of Applications Based Upon Criminal Convictions) and Possible Action to Approve Implementing Regulations

12. Update, Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Potential Regulations Implementing AB 443 Specific to Immunization Training Programs

13. Future Agenda Items

14. 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 Evan Gage 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.