Optometrists; allowed to perform laser surgery if certified by Board of Optometry. (HB213)

Introduced By

Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Optometrists; laser surgery. Allows an optometrist who has received a certification to perform laser surgery from the Board of Optometry (the Board) to perform certain types of laser surgery of the eye and directs the Board to issue a certification to perform laser surgery to any optometrist who submits evidence satisfactory to the Board that he (i) is certified by the Board to prescribe for and treat diseases or abnormal conditions of the human eye and its adnexa with therapeutic pharmaceutical agents pursuant to Code requirements and (ii) has satisfactorily completed such didactic and clinical training programs provided by an accredited school or college of optometry that includes training in the use of lasers for the medically appropriate and recognized treatment of the human eye as the Board may require. Read the Bill »

Status

01/18/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee

History

DateAction
01/10/2022Committee
01/10/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103931D
01/10/2022Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/18/2022Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1

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