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LSA #12-164 Optometry Licensing Requirements, Continuing Education, Standards of Practice

Rulemaking Docket

 

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LSA document number
Description of rule

Adds 852 IAC 1-1.1-2.5 to establish the requirements concerning the applications and fees for issuance or renewal of an optometry license and optometric legend drug certificate.  Amends 852 IAC 1-1.1-4 concerning the requirements for an optometry license. Amends 852 IAC 1-1.1-5 concerning the acceptance of a current certificate issued by the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry (ARBO), Council on Endorsed Licensure Mobility for Optometrists (CELMO), in lieu of an official transcript. Amends 852 IAC 1-2.1-2 concerning the requirements for licensure by endorsement. Amends 852 IAC 1-2.1-4 concerning the jurisprudence examination covering Indiana law. Adds 852 IAC 1-2.1-6 to establish requirements for an optometric legend drug certificate. Amends 852 IAC 1-3-1 to delete the term "grossly incompetent". Amends 852 IAC 1-5.1-1 to add that an optometrist has the responsibility to determine the expiration of a prescription for contact lenses. Amends 852 IAC 1-8-1 to add definitions for the terms "agency" and "COPE". Amends 852 IAC 1-10-1 to add fees for the application and renewal of an optometric legend drug certificate. Amends 852 IAC 1-10-2 concerning support fees to Indiana University for active and inactive licensees. Amends 852 IAC 1-11-1 to modify the term "optometric diagnosis" to "diagnosis". Amends 852 IAC 1-15-1 to correct the spelling of the term "hygienic". Amends 852 IAC 1-15-3 to add "governmental agency" as an entity with which an optometrist may contract to provide independent optometric services. Amends 852 IAC 1-16-1 regarding continuing education requirements to renew an optometry license. Adds 852 IAC 1-16-1.1 to establish continuing education requirements for renewal of an optometric legend drug certificate. Amends 852 IAC 1-16-2 regarding the licensee's responsibility to certify completion of continuing education to renew their optometry license and optometric legend drug certificate. Amends 852 IAC 1-16-3 regarding the requirements for approval of continuing education sponsor. Amends 852 IAC 1-16-4 regarding the standards for the approval of optometry continuing education. Adds 852 IAC 1-16-4.1 to establish the standards for the approval of optometric legend drug continuing education. Amends 852 IAC 1-16-5 regarding the penalty for noncompliance of a licensee who fails to comply with 852 IAC 1-16-1. Adds 852 IAC 1-16-6.5 to establish continuing education credit for optometrists who are speakers at continuing education programs. Amends 852 IAC 1-16-7 concerning the number of continuing education hours granted for self-study per renewal period. Amends 852 IAC 1-16-8 to add additional sponsors of continuing education programs deemed approved. Amends 852 IAC 1-17-1 regarding the requirements for a limited license. Amends 852 IAC 1-17-2 concerning the jurisprudence examination covering Indiana law for a limited license. Amends 852 IAC 1-17-3 regarding the required number of continuing education hours to renew a limited license. Amends 852 IAC 3-3-1 regarding the formulary of legend drugs. Repeals 852 IAC 1-8-5.1, 852 IAC 1-16-6, 852 IAC 2, 852 IAC 3-1-1, 852 IAC 3-1-2, 852 IAC 3-1-3, 852 IAC 3-2, and 852 IAC 3-3-2. Effective 30 days after filing with the Publisher.

Notice of intent 4/4/2012 http://www.in.gov/legislative/iac/20120404-IR-852120164NIA.xml.pdf
Proposed rule 6/13/2012 http://www.in.gov/legislative/iac/20120613-IR-852120164PRA.xml.pdf
Public hearing notice
(publication date)
6/13/2012 http://www.in.gov/legislative/iac/20120613-IR-852120164PHA.xml.pdf
Economic impact statement 6/13/2012 http://www.in.gov/legislative/iac/20120613-IR-852120164EIA.xml.pdf
IEDC comments
OSBE comments
Public hearing date and location 7/24/2012 10:00 a.m.  Indiana Government Center South, 402 West Washington Street, Room W064, Indianapolis, Indiana

 

 

 

 

Deadline for comments
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Mailing address for comments
Comments may be inspected at this location Indiana Government Center South, 402 West Washington Street, Room W072, Indianapolis, Indiana
Request for public hearing
Other notices
Relevant scientific and technical findings
Adoption of final rule
Submitted to Attorney General
Deadline for Attorney General action
Returned by Attorney General
Recalled by agency
Submitted to Governor
Deadline for Governor’s action (may be extended an additional 15 days)
Final rule filed with the Indiana Register 8/30/2012 http://www.in.gov/legislative/iac/20120830-IR-852120164AFA.xml.pdf
Final rule published in the Indiana Register 9/26/2012 http://www.in.gov/legislative/iac/20120926-IR-852120164FRA.xml.pdf
Effective date of rule
Additional information 3/22/2013 Deadline for Rule Promulgation: March 22, 2013
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