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HB 631: Optometry


Optometry; Revises member composition requirements for Board of Optometry; revises circumstances under which certified optometrist may administer or prescribe ocular pharmaceutical agents; requires board to adopt negative formulary of ocular pharmaceutical agents certified optometrists are prohibited from administering or prescribing; authorizes certified optometrists to perform laser & non-laser ophthalmic procedures & therapies; requires board to determine required content, grading criteria, & passing score for licensure examination for certified optometrists; authorizes certified optometrists to remove superficial foreign bodies.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 2/18/2021 House - Now in Professions & Public Health Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/1/2021 House • Filed
2/18/2021 House • Referred to Professions & Public Health Subcommittee
• Referred to Health & Human Services Committee
• Now in Professions & Public Health Subcommittee