Meeting Materials


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
Maria Salazar Sperber
Lillian Wang, OD

April 20, 2018
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
(or until conclusion of business)

Embassy Suites by Hilton San Francisco Airport Waterfront
Solano Room
150 Anza Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010


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. Petition for Reduction of Penalty and Early Termination of Probation
    Gregory Tom, OD

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

  7. President’s Report
    1. 2019 Board and Committee Meeting Schedule
  8. Approval of Board Meeting Minutes
    1. January 26, 2018
  9. Executive Officer’s Report
    1. Federal Trade Commission’s Interest in California’s Consumer Notice (Prescription Release) Requirement
    2. Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry (ARBO) - Executive Director’s Meeting
    3. ARBO’s Bylaws Committee Meeting
    4. FBI Rap Back Program Update
    5. Strategic Plan Update
    6. Enforcement Program
    7. Examination and Licensing Programs
    8. Personnel
    9. Budget
  10. Update, Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Board Committee Reports
    1. Consumer Protection Committee
    2. Public Relations and Outreach Committee
    3. Practice and Education Committee
    4. Legislation and Regulation Committee
    5. Dispensing Optician Committee
  11. Update and Possible Action on 2017-18 Legislation Impacting the Practice of Optometry, Healing Arts Boards and Department Wide Programs
    1. Optometry
      1. AB 1802 (Salas) Optometry: scope of practice
      2. AB 2444 (Burke) Pupil health: eye and vision health
      3. AB 3184 (Rubio) California State Board of Optometry
      4. SB 1386 (McGuire) Professions and vocations
    2. Healing Arts Boards
      1. AB 1659 (Low) Healing arts boards: inactive licenses
      2. AB 2078 (Daly) Sex offenses: professional services
      3. AB 2193 (Maienschein) Maternal mental health
      4. AB 2461 (Flora and Obernolte)
      5. SB 762 (Hernandez) Healing arts licensee: license activation fee: waiver
    3. Department Wide
      1. AB 767 (Quirk-Silva) Master Business License Act
      2. AB 2138 (Chiu) Licensing boards: denial of application: criminal conviction
      3. AB 2264 (Brough) Professions and vocations: fees
      4. AB 2409 (Kiley) Professions and vocations: occupational regulations
      5. AB 2483 (Voepel) Department of Consumer Affairs: Office of Supervision of Occupational Boards
      6. AB 3183 (Carrillo) Consumers
      7. SB 244 (Lara) Privacy: agencies: personal information
      8. SB 984 (Skinner) State boards and commissions: representation: women
      9. SB 1137 (Vidak) Veterans: professional licensing benefits
      10. SB 1465 (Hill) Professions and vocations: examinations
  12. Discussion and Possible Action Regarding BPC § 3109 Related to Optometrists Accepting Employment
  13. 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
  14. Update, Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Proposed Amendments to Board Member Handbook
  15. Election of Board Officers
  16. Future Agenda Items
  17. Adjournment

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

Meetings of the California State Board of Optometry and its committees 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 Committee 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 Rob Stephanopoulos at (916) 575-7185 or sending 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.