Update for Licensees: California Health Workforce Research Data Center News
Information from the Department of Health Care Access and Information for Veterinary Medical Board (Board) Licensees
The Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI), formerly known as the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, is partnering with the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) and the Board to collect important health workforce data. HCAI is the leader in collecting data and disseminating information about California’s healthcare infrastructure. HCAI promotes an equitably distributed health workforce and publishes valuable information about healthcare outcomes.
With the passage of Assembly Bill 133 (Chapter 143, Statutes of 2021), HCAI is launching the California Health Workforce Research Data Center (Center). The Center will serve as the state’s central repository for health workforce data, and will collect, analyze, and distribute information on educational and employment trends for healthcare occupations in the state. An annual report will be produced discussing:
HCAI, in partnership with the Board and DCA, has developed a workforce survey for you to complete during your electronic licensure renewal process. We are asking for your help with this important data collection effort, by completing this survey at time of licensure renewal. This data will help shape the future of health workforce policy in California. The workforce survey will be available beginning July 2022. HCAI plans to present data and findings from the Center at future Licensing Board meetings, social media posts and other outlets.
HCAI and the Board thank you for your time and consideration on this important effort. If you have questions, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page or contact HCAI at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wellness Evaluation Committee Recruitment—Deadline is August 31, 2022
The Veterinary Medical Board (Board) is currently recruiting one public member to fill its vacancy on the Board’s Wellness Evaluation Committee (WEC).
The WEC is a five-member committee comprised of three (3) licensed veterinarians and two (2) public members. The purpose of the WEC is to rehabilitate veterinarians and registered veterinary technicians (RVTs) with impairment due to abuse of dangerous drugs or alcohol affecting competency so that they can be treated and safely return to the practice of veterinary medicine.
The available position is for one (1) public member. The terms of the position is four (4) years in length.
Pursuant to Business and Professions Code (BPC) section 4861, subdivision (c), “Each person appointed to a wellness evaluation committee shall have experience or knowledge in the evaluation or management of persons who are impaired due to alcohol or drug abuse.”
The WEC holds public meetings in Sacramento or Folsom, California three (3) times a year. The WEC has the following duties and responsibilities:
The WEC operates pursuant to BPC sections 4860–4873 and California Code of Regulations (CCR), title 16, sections 2075–2082.
How to Apply
Applicants seeking WEC appointment should provide the following:
Please email the above information to Timothy.Rodda@dca.ca.gov no later than August 31, 2022.
Selected WEC candidates will be invited to interview with the Board during its October 19, 2022 meeting. Please note that WEC candidate documents submitted to the Board are subject to public disclosure in accordance with the California Public Records Act (Gov. Code, § 6200 et seq.) and Information Practices Act (Civ. Code, § 1798 et seq.).