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Bill Detail: HB22-1233

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Title Sunset Continue Regulation Of Optometry
Status Signed by the Speaker of the House (05/25/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • Professions & Occupations
House Sponsors S. Lontine (D)
M. Soper (R)
Senate Sponsors J. Ginal (D)
C. Simpson (R)
House Committee Health and Insurance
Senate Committee Finance
Date Introduced 02/11/2022
Summary

Sunset Process - House Health and Insurance Committee. The
bill implements the recommendations of the department of regulatory

agencies (department), as specified in the department's sunset review of
the state board of optometry (board), as follows:
  • Sections 1 and 2 of the bill continue the board and the
regulation of optometry for 11 years, until September 1,
2033;
  • Section 3 authorizes the board to expand the definition of
the practice of optometry by rule to include any service,
procedure, or treatment that is within the training and skills
of optometrists based on the standardized examination
required for licensure;
  • Section 4 removes the exemption for optometrists from the
requirement to notify the board in the event that the
optometrist is unable to treat patients with reasonable skill
and safety; and
  • Section 5 removes references to the National Board of
Examiners in Optometry and clarifies that the board may
designate any national standardized examination that tests
the applicant's ability to practice optometry as a
requirement for licensure.

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