CS/CS/HB 239: Practice of Optometry
GENERAL BILL by Health and Human Services Committee ; Health Quality Subcommittee ; Caldwell ; Williams ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Ahern ; Antone ; Artiles ; Broxson ; Coley ; Cummings ; Davis ; Gaetz ; Hudson ; Mayfield ; McBurney ; O'Toole ; Pafford ; Pigman ; Rangel ; Rehwinkel Vasilinda ; Rodrigues, R.
Practice of Optometry; Authorizes certified optometrist to administer & prescribe ocular pharmaceutical agents; requires certified optometrist to complete board-approved course & examination on general & ocular pharmaceutical agents before administering or prescribing those agents; provides conditions under which holder of optometric faculty certificate may administer & prescribe oral ocular pharmaceutical agents; authorizes certified optometrist to perform certain eye examinations; requires reporting of adverse incidents in practice of optometry to DOH according to specified procedures.
Last Action: 4/23/2013 - Chapter No. 2013-26
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: PDF
• Referred to Health Quality Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 38
• On Committee agenda-- Health Quality Subcommittee, 02/07/13, 2:00 pm, 306 HOB
• CS by Health Quality Subcommittee; YEAS 10 NAYS 3 -HJ 155
• Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• Now in Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 152
• Introduced -HJ 37
• On Committee agenda-- Health and Human Services Committee, 03/07/13, 4:00 pm, Morris Hall
• CS by Health Quality Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 147
• CS/CS by- Health and Human Services Committee; YEAS 14 NAYS 2 -HJ 242
• Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS/CS by Health and Human Services Committee read 1st time -HJ 239
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 256
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/21/13
• Read 2nd time -HJ 300
• Placed on 3rd reading
• Read 3rd time -HJ 323
• Amendment(s) adopted (298375) -HJ 327
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 116 NAYS 0 -HJ 327
• In Messages
• Received -SJ 292
• Referred to Health Policy; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations -SJ 292
• Withdrawn from Health Policy; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations -SJ 301
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 301
• Substituted for CS/CS/SB 278 -SJ 301
• Read 2nd time -SJ 301
• Read 3rd time -SJ 302
• CS passed; YEAS 40 NAYS 0 -SJ 302
• Ordered enrolled -HJ 455
• Signed by Officers and presented to Governor -HJ 618
• Approved by Governor -HJ 703
• Chapter No. 2013-26
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