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2006 Florida Statutes

Section 463.007, Florida Statutes 2006

463.007  Renewal of license; continuing education.--

(1)  The department shall renew a license upon receipt of the renewal application and the fee set by the board not to exceed $300.

(2)  The department shall adopt rules establishing a procedure for the biennial renewal of licenses.

(3)  Unless otherwise provided by law, the board shall require licensees to periodically demonstrate their professional competence, as a condition of renewal of a license, by completing up to 30 hours of continuing education during the 2-year period preceding license renewal. For certified optometrists, the 30-hour continuing education requirement shall include 6 or more hours of approved transcript-quality coursework in ocular and systemic pharmacology and the diagnosis, treatment, and management of ocular and systemic conditions and diseases during the 2-year period preceding application for license renewal.

(4)  Criteria or course content of continuing education must be approved by the board and must be regularly reviewed by the board to assure that the programs adequately and reliably contribute to the professional competence of the licensee.

History.--ss. 1, 6, ch. 79-194; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; ss. 8, 20, 21, ch. 86-289; s. 11, ch. 88-205; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 5, ch. 93-101; s. 173, ch. 94-119.