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HB 443: Optometry

GENERAL BILL by Nunez

Optometry; Prohibits licensed optometrists from using certain terms to describe practices; requires licensed optometrists to immediately refer patient having certain eye conditions or diseases to ophthalmologist; requires postoperative care provided by licensed optometrist to be provided under established written protocol; requires patient be informed in writing of certain conditions before postoperative care; requires written affirmation by patient who elects not to be seen by ophthalmologist during postoperative period; requires licensed optometrist & operating ophthalmologist to each submit itemized statements & collect charges for postoperative care services rendered; requires that adverse optometry incidents be reported to DOH; requires DOH to review incidents, determine any disciplinary action, and publish trends of such incidents.

Effective Date: 7/1/2013
Last Action: 5/3/2013 House - Died in Health Quality Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 239 (Ch. 2013-26)
Location: In committee/council (HQS)
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/22/2013 House • Filed
1/30/2013 House • Referred to Health Quality Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 54
3/5/2013 House • Introduced -HJ 54
5/3/2013 House • Died in Health Quality Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 239 (Ch. 2013-26)