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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
1/28/2022

18VAC105. Board Of Optometry

VAC AGENCY NO. 105

BOARD OF OPTOMETRY

AGENCY SUMMARY

The Board of Optometry is a regulatory board within the Department of Health Professions. Code of Virginia, Title 54.1, Chapter 25. See the summary for the department for the regulatory power applicable to all health regulatory boards. Code of Virginia, Title 54.1, Chapter 24.

The board is authorized to license optometrists, to establish standards for licensure and governing practice, and to approve courses of continuing education required for annual license renewal. It is authorized to promulgate regulations regarding the certification of optometrists to administer diagnostic pharmaceutical agents for the purpose of examining the human eye and to certify qualified optometrists to prescribe certain therapeutic pharmaceutical agents for the treatment of certain diseases and abnormal conditions of the human eye and its adnexa. Code of Virginia, Title 54.1, Chapter 32.

Regulations are available at the office of the executive director of the board at 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23233. Internet address: http://www.dhp.virginia.gov/Optometry/

Rev. 9/2014

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