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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)

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5/5/2017 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration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