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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.

Effective Date: 7/1/2013
Last Action: 4/23/2013 - Chapter No. 2013-26
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/17/2013 House • Filed
1/30/2013 House • Referred to Health Quality Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 38
1/31/2013 House • On Committee agenda-- Health Quality Subcommittee, 02/07/13, 2:00 pm, 306 HOB
2/7/2013 House • CS by Health Quality Subcommittee; YEAS 10 NAYS 3 -HJ 155
2/19/2013 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
2/21/2013 House • Now in Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 152
3/5/2013 House • 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
3/7/2013 House • CS/CS by- Health and Human Services Committee; YEAS 14 NAYS 2 -HJ 242
3/13/2013 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS/CS by Health and Human Services Committee read 1st time -HJ 239
3/15/2013 House • Placed on Calendar -HJ 256
3/19/2013 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/21/13
3/21/2013 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 300
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/22/2013 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 323
• Amendment(s) adopted (298375) -HJ 327
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 116 NAYS 0 -HJ 327
4/2/2013 Senate • In Messages
4/3/2013 Senate • Received -SJ 292
• Referred to Health Policy; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations -SJ 292
4/4/2013 Senate • Withdrawn from Health Policy; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations -SJ 301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
4/10/2013 House • Ordered enrolled -HJ 455
4/15/2013 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor -HJ 618
4/19/2013 • Approved by Governor -HJ 703
4/23/2013 • Chapter No. 2013-26