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CS/CS/SB 278: Practice of Optometry

GENERAL BILL by Appropriations ; Health Policy ; Richter ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Grimsley

Practice of Optometry; Authorizing a certified optometrist to administer and prescribe ocular pharmaceutical agents; requiring a certified optometrist to complete a board-approved course and examination on general and ocular pharmaceutical agents before administering or prescribing those agents; providing conditions under which the holder of an optometric faculty certificate may administer and prescribe oral ocular pharmaceutical agents; requiring a clinical laboratory operated by a licensed practitioner of optometry to be licensed under Optometry Practice Act, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2013
Last Action: 4/4/2013 Senate - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 239 (Ch. 2013-26) -SJ 301
Location: Acted on by committee/council, pending report (AHS)
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Health Policy (HP)
  2. Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services (AHS)
  3. Appropriations (AP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/14/2013 Senate • Filed
1/17/2013 Senate • Referred to Health Policy; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations -SJ 25
2/11/2013 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Health Policy, 02/21/13, 8:00 am, 412 Knott Building
2/21/2013 Senate • CS by Health Policy; YEAS 6 NAYS 3
2/25/2013 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
2/26/2013 Senate • Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services -SJ 113
3/1/2013 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, 03/06/13, 10:30 am, 412 Knott Building
3/5/2013 Senate • Introduced -SJ 25
• CS by Health Policy read 1st time -SJ 107
3/6/2013 Senate • Subcommittee Recommendation: CS/CS by Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; YEAS 10 NAYS 3 -SJ 196
3/8/2013 Senate • Now in Appropriations -SJ 196
3/18/2013 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 03/21/13, 2:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
3/21/2013 Senate • CS/CS by- Appropriations; YEAS 19 NAYS 0
3/22/2013 Senate • Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 241
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/27/13
3/25/2013 Senate • CS/CS by Appropriations read 1st time -SJ 244
3/27/2013 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 262
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/4/2013 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 301
• Substituted CS/CS/HB 239 -SJ 301
• Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 239 (Ch. 2013-26) -SJ 301