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CS/HB 1037: Optometry

GENERAL BILL by Health Quality Subcommittee ; Diaz, M.

Optometry; Provides sole authority to Board of Optometry over certain powers & duties; deletes provisions related to statutory formulary of oral ocular pharmaceutical agents; authorizes & provides requirements for certified optometrists in ophthalmic surgery to perform laser & non-laser procedures; provides requirements for course & examination; provides exceptions to prohibition against ophthalmic surgery procedures in practice of optometry; deletes express prohibition against surgery for certified optometrists.

Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Last Action: 5/5/2017 House - Died in Health and Human Services Committee
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/24/2017 House • Filed
3/6/2017 House • Referred to Health Quality Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 111
3/7/2017 House • Introduced -HJ 111
3/13/2017 House • On Committee agenda-- Health Quality Subcommittee, 03/15/17, 9:00 am, Mashburn Hall
3/15/2017 House • CS by Health Quality Subcommittee; YEAS 8 NAYS 7 -HJ 395
3/17/2017 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)
3/20/2017 House • Original reference(s) removed: Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee
• CS referred to Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 394
• Now in Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 394
• CS by Health Quality Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 394
4/18/2017 House • On Committee agenda-- Health and Human Services Committee, 04/20/17, 9:00 am, Morris Hall --Temporarily Postponed
5/5/2017 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Health and Human Services Committee