Julianne D'Angelo Fellmeth

Julianne D'Angelo Fellmeth is the Administrative Director of the Center for Public Interest Law and an adjunct professor of law at the University of San Diego School of Law. She is also theeditor of the Center's legal journal, the California Regulatory Law Reporter, which covers the activities of 25 major California occupational licensing boards.

Since 1986, Ms. D'Angelo Fellmeth has taken an active role in California's regulation of business, professions, and trades -- with a special emphasis on the healthcare professions. She participated in the research and drafting of the Center's 1989 report entitled "Physician Discipline in California: A Code Blue Emergency," a major report that has led to the enactment of five Medical Board reform bills since 1990. She frequently appears before California licensing boards and urges them to remember that public protection -- not professional protection -- is their highest priority.

Ms. D'Angelo Fellmeth regularly testifies before state legislative committees on bills pertaining to occupational licensing, and before California administrative agencies on policy matters. She has actively participated in the California legislature's sunset review of the state's occupational licensing boards -- including the Medical Board, the Dental Board, the Board of Optometry, the Board of Podiatric Medicine, and many other occupational licensing agencies.