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To file a complaint against a provider, please use the link below. All complaints are investigated by the Attorney General's Office and are confidential unless formal charges are filed by the Attorney General's Office with the Board. For more information, the Attorney General's Office may be contacted at 317-232-6201.

Information on the process of submitting a Consumer complaint can be found on the Consumer Complaint Process page.


  • Statutes & Rules

    Licensure Law and Administrative Rules governing this profession are found in various parts of the Indiana Code. The Indiana Professional Licensing Agency provides access to the Licensure Law and Administrative Rules, available by clicking on the links below:

    INDIANA CODE ยง 25-24 - Optometrists

    *  Chapter 1. Regulation of Optometrists; Creation of Board
    *  Chapter 2. Further Licensing Requirements, Establishment of Training Program and Special Fee
    *  Chapter 3. Optometric Legend Drugs

    Title 852 Indiana Optometry Board

    Article 1 - General Provisions

    *  Rule 1.1.  Qualifications of Applicants
    *  Rule 2.1.  Reciprocity
    *  Rule 3.     Rules of Practice
    *  Rule 5.1.  Duty Concerning Prescriptions in Optometric Practice
    *  Rule 6.     Professional Identification
    *  Rule 7.     Continuing Education for Renewal of License
    *  Rule 8.     Board Examination
    *  Rule 10.   Fees and Renewal Requirements
    *  Rule 11.   Competent Practice of Optometry; Standards
    *  Rule 12.   Professional Conduct; Standards
    *  Rule 13.   Revocation or Suspension of License
    *  Rule 14.   Reinstatement
    *  Rule 15.   Notification of Practice Location
    *  Rule 16.   Continuing Education for Renewal of License
    *  Rule 17.   Limited License

    Article 3 - Formulary of Legend Drugs

    *  Rule 1.     General Provisions
    *  Rule 3.     Formulary

  • Scope of Practice Rulings

    Licensed practitioners that have a specific question or questions about the scope of practice of their licensed profession may request a "practice ruling" from the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (PLA) and the Indiana Optometry Board (the Board). The PLA and the Board may provide a formal determination/interpretation based on the practitioner's factual situations/circumstances. Licensed practitioners may submit a "Request for Practice Ruling" through the web-based form provided on the PLA's "Request for Practice Ruling" web page. Additional information and instructions for submitting a "Request for Practice Ruling " are provided on the web page.

    All requests will be reviewed by the PLA's legal team, and PLA's legal team will draft a ruling for the Board's consideration and potential adoption. All rulings adopted by the Board will be posted to the Indiana Register as well as the comprehensive list provided on the the PLA's "Request for Practice Ruling" web page.

  • Requirements for Providing Services and Prescriptions through Telehealth

Contact Information

Toby Snell, Board Director
Ashlee Scott, Assistant Board Director

Phone Number: (317) 232-2960

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