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SB 1168: Optometry


Optometry; Specifying that the Board of Optometry has the sole authority to determine what constitutes the practice of optometry; restricting what a licensed practitioner may administer or prescribe if he or she does not complete a certain board-approved course and examination; requiring a licensed practitioner to complete a board-approved course and examination to become a certified optometrist in ophthalmic surgery, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Last Action: 5/5/2017 Senate - Died in Health Policy
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Health Policy (HP)
  2. Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services (AHS)
  3. Appropriations (AP)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    2/23/2017 Senate • Filed
    3/6/2017 Senate • Referred to Health Policy; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations -SJ 124
    3/7/2017 Senate • Introduced -SJ 124
    5/5/2017 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    • Died in Health Policy

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  • SB 1168, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 2/23/2017 at 10:46 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 1037 (c1) Optometry Health Quality Subcommittee Similar Last Action: 5/5/2017 H Died in Health and Human Services Committee

    Citations - Statutes (10)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    463.002 Definitions. Page 2 (pdf)
    463.005 Authority of the board. Page 6 (pdf)
    463.0055 Administration and prescription of ocular pharmaceutical agents. Page 6 (pdf)
    463.0056 Page 11 (pdf)
    463.007 Renewal of license; continuing education. Page 15 (pdf)
    463.009 Supportive personnel. Page 15 (pdf)
    463.013 Optometric services for certain public agencies. Page 16 (pdf)
    463.0135 Standards of practice. Page 16 (pdf)
    463.014 Certain acts prohibited. Page 14 (pdf)
    641.31 Health maintenance contracts. Page 17 (pdf)

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