Board Meeting Agenda

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Teleconference Meeting

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10:00 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 30, 2021 Meeting Minutes Approval (Action)
  4. 2021-2022 Sunset Report Review/Approval (Action)
  5. CoARC: Proposed Change to Accreditation Standard 1.01, Reversing Associate Degree Prohibition (Action)
  6. Presentation: Incorporation of a Baccalaureate Degree Requirement in the Respiratory Care Practice Act (Professional Qualifications Committee, Raymond Hernandez and Michael Terry) (Possible Action)
  7. Legislation of Interest (Possible Action)
    1. AB 29 (Cooper) State bodies: meetings
    2. AB 54 (Kiley) COVID-19 emergency order violation: license revocation
    3. AB 107 (Salas) DCA: boards: temporary licenses: military spouses
    4. AB 562 (Low) Frontline COVID-19 Provider Mental Health Resiliency Act of 2021; health care providers; mental health services
    5. AB 619 (Calderon) Lung health
    6. AB 646 (Low) DCA: boards: expunged convictions
    7. AB 927 (Medina) Community colleges: statewide baccalaureate degree program
    8. AB 1105 (Rodriguez) Hospital Workers: COVID-19 Testing
    9. AB 1273 (Rodriguez) Earn and Learn Training
    10. SB 102 (Melendez) COVID-19 emergency order violation: license revocation
  8. Election of Officers for 2022
  9. Future Board Meeting Date(s) and Logistics (Action)
  10. 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)).
  11. Future Agenda Items
  12. CLOSED SESSION (Not open to the public)
  13. Pursuant to subdivision (c)(1)(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 and approval of the 2022 Ethics Courses/Exams.

2:30 p.m. - Adjournment

Teleconference Information

Pursuant to AB 361 (Statutes of 2021), a physical meeting location is not being provided. The Respiratory Care Board will hold a public meeting via a teleconference platform.

Instructions for Participation

For all those who wish to participate or observe the meeting on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, please log on to: DCA's Webex Website
Event number: 2490 578 5229
Event password: RCB10202021

For all those who wish to participate by audio only or if you do not have a microphone, you may call:
Audio conference: +1-415-655-0001
Access code: 2490 578 5229 #
Passcode: 722 10 202 #


Members of the public may but are not obligated to provide their names or personal information as a condition of observing or participating in the meeting. When signing into the WebEx platform, participants may be asked for their name and email address. Participants who choose not to provide their names will be required to provide a unique identifier such as their initials or another alternative, so that the meeting moderator can identify individuals who wish to make public comment; participants who choose not to provide their email address may utilize a fictitious email address in the following sample format: Please contact Paula Velasquez at (916) 999-2190 if you need assistance.

Public comments will be limited to two minutes unless, at the discretion of the Board, circumstances may require a shorter period; members of the public will not be permitted to “yield” their allotted time to other members of the public to make comments.

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 seven (7) business days before the meeting will help ensure availability of the requested accommodation.