Gov. Brown has appointed Mark Goldstein, 66, of El Dorado Hills to the Respiratory Care Board of California.
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According to Goldstein, “the board oversees the licensing and continuing education of respiratory care practitioners, protects consumers and enforces regulations as it pertains to respiratory care, and is instrumental in outreach efforts to students to get them involved in the field. The board also goes after unlicensed practitioners and recognizes other practitioners such as RNs and LVNs, deals with patient care and runs ethics training programs.”
Goldstein said the board was one of the first agencies in the state to require ethics training for respiratory care practitioners and the goal of his field is “to create an environment of care.”
Goldstein trained as a respiratory therapist and graduated in 1973. He helped start a respiratory therapy program at UC Davis, is a member of different associations as a board member, and for the last 15 years has sat on advisory boards for two different colleges advising them on respiratory programs.
He also has brought to market several items for patients with respiratory problems and helped advance certain therapies associated with respiratory care.
Goldstein is currently a senior manager for respiratory and clinical services at Sutter Care at Home, Timberlake Division. He is married with two children and nine grandchildren.
Compensation for serving on the board is $100 per diem. The position does not require Senate confirmation.
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