Committees, Panels, and Task Forces

The Board has seven standing committees, five two-member task forces, two disciplinary panels, and a Midwifery Advisory Council, that assists with the work of the Board.
Application Review and Special Programs Committee

The Application Review and Special Programs Committee evaluates the credentials of licensure applicants where statute provides the Board to exercise discretion; and makes recommendations to the Licensing Program regarding eligibility for licensure (for example, postgraduate training hardship petitions per 16 CCR section 1321(d) and written licensing exam waiver requests per Business and Professions Code section 2113).

Editorial Committee

The Editorial Committee reviews the Newsletter articles to ensure they are appropriate for publication and provides necessary edits to the articles.

Members

Enforcement Committee

The Enforcement Committee serves as an expert resource and advisory body to members of the Board and its Enforcement Program by educating Board members and the public on enforcement processes; and identifies program improvements in order to enhance protection of health care consumers.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee oversees various administrative functions of the Board, such as budgets and personnel, and reviews legislation, as needed; provides recommendations to the full Board; evaluates the performance of the Executive Director; and acts for the Board in emergency circumstances (as determined by the Chair) when the full Board cannot be convened.

Licensing Committee

The Licensing Committee serves as an expert resource and advisory body to members of the Board and its Licensing Program by educating Board members and the public on the licensing process; identifies program improvements; and reviews licensing regulations, policies, and procedures.

Midwifery Advisory Council

The Midwifery Advisory Council develops solutions to various regulatory, policy, and procedure issues regarding the midwifery program, including challenge mechanisms and examinations, as specified by the Board. The council is comprised of three midwives, one physician, and two public members.

Members Classification Appointing Authority Term Expiration
Diane Holzer, L.M., Chair Midwife Board 06/30/22
Claudia Breglia, L.M., Vice Chair Midwife Board 06/30/23
Donyale Abe Public Board 06/30/22
Anne Marie Adams, M.D. Physician Board 06/30/22
VACANT Public Board 06/30/22
Tesa Kurin, L.M. Midwife Board 06/30/23
Public Outreach, Education, and Wellness Committee

The Public Outreach, Education, and Wellness Committee develops various informational materials for publication and internet posting; develops plans and strategies to provide outreach to physicians and patients; monitors the Board’s strategic plan pertaining to communication; develops physician wellness information by identifying available activities and resources, which renew and balance a physician’s life, both personal and professional.

Special Faculty Permit Review Committee

The Special Faculty Permit Review Committee evaluates the credentials of applicants proposed by a California medical school to meet the requirements of Section 2168.1; determines whether the candidate meets the requirements of an academically eminent physician, or an outstanding physician in an identified area of need; and submits a recommendation to the Board for each proposed candidate for final approval or denial.

Members

  • Dev GnanaDev, M.D., Chair
  • Laurie Rose Lubiano, J.D., Vice Chair
  • Neal Cohen, M.D., UCSF
  • Daniel Giang, M.D., LLU
  • Mohammad Helmy, M.D., UCI
  • Jonathan Hiatt, M.D., UCLA
  • Laurence Katznelson, M.D., Stanford
  • For-Shing Lui, M.D., CNUCOM
  • Susan Guralnick, M.D., UCD
  • Ramdas Pai, M.D., UCR
  • Andrew Ries, M.D., UCSD
  • Javed Siddiqi, M.D., CUSM
  • Glenn Ault, M.D., USC
Panel A

Proposed decisions and stipulated settlements are referred to one of two panels of the Board for review. The panel may accept, reject or modify the proposed case resolution.

Panel B

Proposed decisions and stipulated settlements are referred to one of two panels of the Board for review. The panel may accept, reject or modify the proposed case resolution.

Compounding Task Force

This task force receives information and input form interested parties pertaining to physician compounding activities, to promote consumer protection within the Board’s authority.

Disciplinary Demographic Task Force

The Disciplinary Demographic Task Force reviews the Board’s processes and finds training opportunities to eliminate implicit bias.

Members

Midwifery Task Force

The Midwifery Task Force discusses solutions to pending regulatory issues pertaining to the practice of midwifery.

Members

Prescribing Task Force

The Prescribing Task Force identifies ways to proactively approach and find solutions to the epidemic of prescription drug overdoses through education, prevention, best practices, communication and outreach by engaging all stakeholders in the endeavor.

Stem Cell and Regenerative Therapy Task Force

This task force receives information and input from interested parties on options pertaining to stem cell treatments, to promote consumer protection within the Board’s authority.

Sunset Review Task Force

The Sunset Review Task Force reviews the sunset review questions and responses to provide input and guidance to staff.

Health Professions Education Foundation
Prescribing Guidelines for Controlled Substances Task Force

This task force will review and revise the Guidelines for Prescribing Controlled Substances for Pain that were published by the Board in 2014.