Optometrists; allowed to locate practice within commercial or mercantile establishments. (HB1330)

Introduced By

Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Brian Moran (D-Alexandria), Del. Dave Nutter (R-Christiansburg), and Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Optometry; practice as a lessee of commercial establishment. Allows optometrists to locate their practice within commercial or mercantile establishments under defined, limited circumstances. The limitations include ownership by the optometrist of the practice and its records, as well as defined space and access requirements. The bill prohibits lessors from terminating or threatening to terminate a lease as a means of controlling or attempting to control a licensed optometrist, and requires optometrists to report a suspected violation of this prohibition. The bill also contains a technical amendment. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 064743440
01/11/2006Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/31/2006Failed to report (defeated) in Health, Welfare and Institutions