On July 25th, 2013

CSLEA Meets With DOJ To Discuss Possible Medical Board of California Transition Move Contingent Upon Passage of Senate Bill 304

On July 24, 2013, representatives of the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) met to begin discussions in anticipation of the passage of SB 304, a bill that would alter how the Medical Board of California investigates and prosecutes violations of State law committed by physicians. The current system of "Vertical Prosecution" requires employees of separate agencies, MBC investigators and attorneys from the Attorney General's Office, to work together in their enforcement efforts.  Some of the problems with the current system is that there are dual chains of command and a lack of cohesiveness due to the separation.

If passed, SB 304 would move approximately 80 employees, the vast majority of whom are Unit 7 investigators to the Department of Justice. DOJ would likely form a new bureau which would be comprised of both investigators and attorneys assigned to jointly prosecute Medical Board cases.

The meeting was attended by CSLEA Chief Counsel Kasey Clark, Legal Counsel Jim Vitko, ASA-DOJ  President Al Cardwood, and MBC Investigator Michel Veverka, along with DOJ Division of Law Enforcement Director Larry Wallace and several representatives from DOJ Labor Relations/Personnel. The parties began addressing subjects which will have to be ironed out should the transition occur, including backgrounds, compensation, seniority, office consolidation and training. The discussions were informal and informational at this juncture. It is anticipated that further meetings will occur as SB 304 continues to make its way through the Legislature. 

California Statewide
Law Enforcement Association

2600 River Plaza Drive
Sacramento, CA 95833 916.696.6023
Southern Office:
5762 Bolsa Ave, Suite 104
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Member Association of PORAC


CSLEA Board and OfficersAffiliatesCSLEA Foundation

News Center

Monthly NewsletterCalendarVideos

Contact CSLEA


Legal StaffAdmonishment StatementLegal Defense FundKnow Your Rights VideosLegal FAQLegal Representation CommitteePeace Officer Bill of Rights


CSLEA Legislative UpdateLegislative Request FormLegislationPAC EndorsementsGeneral Election Results


Join CSLEAAddress Update
Member Services StaffMembership ServicesMember BenefitsScholarshipCSLEA DiscountsSupervisors & Managers
© Copyright  - California Statewide Law Enforcement Association