Meeting Materials


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

November 3, 2017
9:00 A.M. Ė 5:00 P.M.
(or until conclusion of business)

Embassy Suites by Hilton
3663 E. Guasti Rd.,
Ontario, CA 91761


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. Petition for Reduction of Penalty and Early Termination of Probation
    1. Aeven Awra, RDO, SLD
  3. Petition for Reinstatement of Optometrist License
    1. Larry Franklin Thornton

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

  7. 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)]
  8. Presidentís Report
    1. Board Member Appointments
    2. Medical Board of California Partnership
    3. Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Board Bureau Relations
  9. Approval of Board Meeting Minutes
    1. August 3-4, 2017
  10. Executive Officerís Report
    1. DCA Internal Audit Update
    2. FBIís National Identity Services Audit
    3. FBI Rap Back Program
    4. Strategic Plan Update
    5. Enforcement Program
    6. Examination and Licensing Programs
    7. Personnel
    8. Budget
  11. Update, Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Board Committee Reports
    1. Dispensing Optician Committee
    2. Legislation and Regulation Committee
      1. Mobile Clinic Task Force
      2. Full Committee Report
    3. Children's Vision Workgroup
    4. Consumer Protection Committee
    5. Public Relations and Outreach Committee
    6. Practice and Education Committee
  12. Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Business and Professions Code (BPC) § 3040:Unlicensed Practice and Advertising
  13. Discussion and Possible Action Regarding BPC § 3077: Branch Office License
  14. Discussion and Possible Action Regarding BPC § 2290.5: Telehealth; Patient Consent
  15. Update and Possible Action on 2016 Legislation Impacting Healing Arts Boards and the Practice of Optometry
    1. AB 443 (Salas): Optometry
    2. AB 1708 (Low): State Board of Optometry: Practice of Optometry: Licensure
  16. Update and Discussion on Staff Outreach at Continuing Education Events
  17. Presentation by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO) Regarding Examination;Discussion
  18. Update by a Representative of the Department of Consumer Affairs, Which May Include Updates Pertaining to the Departmentís Administrative Services, Human Resources, Enforcement, Information Technology, Communications and Outreach, as Well as Legislative,Regulatory and Policy Matters
  19. Future Agenda Items
  20. 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.