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SB 876: Optometry

GENERAL BILL by Diaz

Optometry; Revising the member composition requirements for the Board of Optometry; revising circumstances under which a certified optometrist may administer or prescribe ocular pharmaceutical agents; requiring the board to adopt a negative formulary of ocular pharmaceutical agents certified optometrists are prohibited from administering or prescribing; authorizing certain certified optometrists to perform laser and non-laser ophthalmic procedures and therapies under certain circumstances; requiring the board to determine the required content, grading criteria, and passing score for the licensure examination for certified optometrists; authorizing certified optometrists to remove superficial foreign bodies, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 4/30/2021 Senate - Died in Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/27/2021 Senate • Filed
2/4/2021 Senate • Referred to Health Policy; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations -SJ 100
3/2/2021 Senate • Introduced -SJ 100
3/3/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Health Policy, 03/03/21, 12:00 pm, 412 Knott Building --Temporarily Postponed
3/5/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Health Policy, 03/10/21, 10:30 am, 412 Knott Building
3/10/2021 Senate • Favorable by Health Policy; YEAS 6 NAYS 3 -SJ 238
• Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services
4/30/2021 Senate • Died in Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services