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Veterinary Medical Board
January 29-31, 2013
Hearing Room
2005 Evergreen Street
Sacramento, California

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Roll Call and Establishment of a Quorum

Call to Order

Enforcement Training

A. Introductions
B. Overview – Alfredo Terrazas, Senior Assistant Attorney General
C. The Disciplinary Process – Diann Sokoloff, Supervising Deputy Attorney General
i. Phase I – Initiating a Disciplinary Case
1. Authority – Licensees verses Unlicensed Activity
2. Documents and Sequence of Events
3. Default Actions
4. Settlement Negotiations
ii. Phase II – Trial Preparation
1. Discovery
2. Investigative Reports
3. Witness Preparation
4. Research



D. The Disciplinary Process – Diann Sokoloff, Supervising Deputy Attorney General
i. Phases III – The Trial
1. Motions
2. The Administrative Law Judge
3. Opposing Counsel
4. Expert/Lay Witness Testimony
5. Evidentiary Rulings
ii. Phase IV – Post Trial - Rebecca Bon, Board Staff Counsel
1. Administrative Law Judge Issues Proposed Decision
2. Proposed Decision is Sent to Board
3. Board Options for Action

Expert Witnesses – Josh Room, Deputy Attorney General



Wednesday, January 30, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Roll Call and Establishment of a Quorum

Call to Order

1. Approve October 16-17, 2012 and December 11, 2012 Meeting Minutes

2. Executive Officer Report

3. Administrative/Budget Committee Report – Linda Starr

A. Staff Program Report
B. Review Budget, Revenue, Expenditure Projections for 2012/2013, and Budget Fund Condition Status
C. Update on CPS Contract Proposal for Succession Planning
D. Strategic Plan Update
E. Administrative Procedures Manual Update
i. Two Member Committees
i. Proposed Changes to Bylaws
ii. Practice Act Model
iii. Nomination of Officers
G. New Issues
i.Administration of Epidurals on Animals
ii. Review CCR Section 2027 – Veterinary Exemption

4. 10:00 a.m. Pubic Hearing – AVMA Approved RVT Programs

5. Legislation/Regulations Committee Report - Linda Starr

A. 2012/13 Legislation Update
i. Sunset Issues
1. Consultants – Out of State Licensees
ii. Controlled Substances Reporting (CURES)
iii. AB 1904 – Military Spouses
B. AB 1839 - Administration of Drugs
i. Access to Controlled Substances/Background Checks – Section 4836.1
C. Update on Minimum Standards Regulations
D. 2012/13 Regulations
i. Finalize and Consider Adoption of Pet Lovers License Plate Proposed Regulations
ii. SB 1162 - Animal Control: Tranquilizers – Training for Animal Control Officers
iii. Review Regulation Calendar

6. Multidisciplinary Advisory Committee Report – Dr. Bill Grant

A. Report on Status of Regulatory Projects
i. Citation and Fine Guidelines and Regulations - Proposed Language
ii. Animal Rehabilitation - Proposed Language
B. Discuss and Consider MDC Vacancy Appointment

7. Enforcement Committee Report - Dr. Richard Johnson

A. Staff Program Report
i. Hospital Inspection Program Update
B. CPEI Update
C. Discuss SB 1441 Guidelines

8. Exam Vet/RVT Committee Report - Kim Williams, RVT

A. Discuss Status of RVT Exam Transition to Veterinary Technician National Exam
i. Finalize and Consider Adoption of VTNE Transition Proposed Regulations
1. RVT Law Exam Plan Update
2. Five-Year Limitation on Scores
B. Proposed RVT Task Force Meeting – Tuesday, March 12, 2013 – 9:00 to 12:00 p.m.

9. Comments from Public/Outside Agencies/Associations

Note: 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 to place the matter on the agenda of a future meeting. (Government Code Sections 11125, 11125.7(a)).

10. Agenda Items and Next Meeting Dates

A. Agenda Items for Next Meeting
B. Board Meetings
i. April 23-24, 2013 - Orange County
ii. July 23-24, 2013 - Sacramento
iii. October 22-23, 2013 - Riverside
B. Multidisciplinary Advisory Committee Meetings - Sacramento
i. March 13, 2013
ii. June 12, 2103
iii. November 13, 2013


Thursday, Janaury 31, 2012
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Roll Call and Establishment of a Quorum

Call to Order

11. Closed Session

A. Deliberate and Take Action on Disciplinary Matters (Government Code section 11126(c)(3))
B. Executive Officer Evaluation (Government Code section 11126(a)(1))


Times stated are approximate and subject to change. This meeting will conform to the Open Meeting Act. Agenda discussions and report items are subject to action being taken on them during the meeting by the Board at its discretion. The Board provides the public the opportunity at meetings to address each agenda item during the Board’s discussion or consideration of the item. Total time allocated for public comment on particular issues may be limited.

The meeting locations are accessible to the physically disabled. Other disability-related accommodations or modifications can be provided upon request. Please make your request for disability-related accommodations by contacting Ethan Mathes at (916) 263-2610 or sending a written request to that person at the Board, 2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 2250, Sacramento, CA 95815. Providing at least five (5) business days notice prior to the meeting will help ensure availability of requested accommodations. Direct all other requests to Ethan Mathes at the same address or telephone number.