Board Meeting Agenda

Friday, November 1, 2019

Department of Consumer Affairs
Headquarters - First Floor, Hearing Room S102
1625 North Market Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95834

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9:30 a.m. - Call to Order, Establishment of Quorum

  1. President's Opening Remarks
  2. Public Comment: Public comment will be accepted after each agenda item and toward the end of the agenda for public comment not related to any particular agenda item. The President may set a time limit, as needed.

  3. June 7, 2019 Meeting Minutes (Approval)
  4. Executive Officer's Report (Update)
    1. Licensure And The Application Process - New Published Booklet
    2. Office of the Attorney General Budget Change Proposal
    3. Detailed Disciplinary Action Summaries On-Line
    4. Medicare's "Patient-Driven Payment Model" Skilled Nursing Reimbursement Increases reimbursement for respiratory care effective 10/01/19
  5. Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians Joint Statement/Discussions (Review/Possible Action)
    1. Update
    2. BVNPT Proposed Draft Legislation
  6. Budget
    1. Fiscal Review (Possible Action)
    2. Budget/Fi$cal Presentation: Taylor Schick, Fiscal Officer, Department of Consumer Affairs (Possible Action)
  7. Annual Licensing and Enforcement Statistics (Review/Possible Action)
  8. Legislation and Regulation
    1. Members to review and take formal positions on legislation of interest to the Board such as watch, support or oppose and/or take other action as appropriate.
    2. AB 193 (Patterson): Identify unnecessary licensing requirements
      AB 241 (Kamalager-Dove): Address implicit bias in the healing arts professions
      AB 476 (BlancaRubio): DCA Taskforce, foreign-trained professionals
      AB 496 (Low): DCA audit reporting, gender terminology
      AB 613 (Low): Professions and vocations: regulatory fees
      SB 53 (Wilk): Open meetings
      SB 181 (Chang): Healing arts boards, license display in office
      SB 207 (Hurtado): Medi-Cal, asthma prevention services
      HR 2508: Breathe Act

    3. 2020 RCB Proposed Legislation Update: Amending section 3758 of the Business and Professions Code to include registries as an entity required to provide mandatory reports.
    4. Proposed Regulatory Language Update: Amend Disciplinary Guidelines, Substantial Relationship Criteria (for Licensees), Rehabilitation Criteria (for Licensees), Driving Record, and Handling of Military Applications; Add Substantial Relationship Criteria for Applicants and Rehabilitation Criteria for Applicants (AB 2138); Repeal Sponsored Events Provisions.
    5. Proposed Regulatory Language for Approval (Action Item): Continuing education, continuing education providers, preceptors, continuing education waiver for military personnel, and citation and fine. Review proposed regulatory text and determine to move forward with the regulatory process or take other action as appropriate.
  9. Election of Officers for 2020 (Action)
  10. Calendar 2020 Meeting Dates (Action)
  11. Public Comment on Items Not on the Agenda
    The Board may not discuss or take action on any matter raised during this public comment section that is not included on this agenda, except to decide whether to place the matter on agenda of a future meeting (Government Code section 11125, 11125.7(a)).
  12. Future Agenda Items

CLOSED SESSION (Not open to the public)

Pursuant to subdivision (c) (3) of Government Code section 11126, the Board will meet in closed session to consider proposed disciplinary actions, stipulated settlements, and petitions for modifications/termination of probation and reinstatement.

1:00 p.m. - Adjournment


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The meeting may be cancelled or changed without notice. For verification, please check the Board’s website at

Action may be taken on any item on the agenda. Time and order of agenda items are subject to change at the discretion of the President. Meetings of the Respiratory Care Board are open to the public except when specifically noticed otherwise in accordance with the Open Meeting Act. In addition to the agenda item which addresses public comment, the audience will be given appropriate opportunities to comment on any issue before the Board, but the President may, at his discretion, apportion available time among those who wish to speak. The public may comment on items not on the agenda, but Board members cannot discuss or take action on items not on the agenda. The agenda is available on the Board’s website at This meeting may be canceled or changed without any notice. For verification, please check the Board’s website at or call (916) 999-2190.

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 Paula Velasquez at (916) 999-2190 or sending a written request to: Paula Velasquez, Respiratory Care Board, 3750 Rosin Court, Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95834. Providing your request at least nine (9) business days before the meeting will help ensure availability of the requested accommodation.