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.
Last Action: 4/30/2021 Senate - Died in Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
• Referred to Health Policy; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations -SJ 100
• Introduced -SJ 100
• On Committee agenda-- Health Policy, 03/03/21, 12:00 pm, 412 Knott Building --Temporarily Postponed
• On Committee agenda-- Health Policy, 03/10/21, 10:30 am, 412 Knott Building
• Favorable by Health Policy; YEAS 6 NAYS 3 -SJ 238
• Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services
• Died in Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services
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