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Code of Virginia
Title 54.1. Professions and Occupations
Chapter 32. Optometry
2/26/2024

Article 4. Diagnostic Pharmaceutical Agents.

§ 54.1-3220. Repealed.

Repealed by 2023 Acts, c. 268, cl. 2, effective July 1, 2023.

§ 54.1-3221. Diagnostic pharmaceutical agents defined; utilization; acquisition.

A. Optometrists certified to administer diagnostic pharmaceutical agents or optometrists licensed after June 30, 1997, may administer diagnostic pharmaceutical agents only by topical application to the human eye. For purposes of this section, "diagnostic pharmaceutical agents" means Schedule VI controlled substances as set forth in the Drug Control Act (§ 54.1-3400 et seq.) that are used for the purpose of examining and determining abnormal or diseased conditions of the human eye or related structures.

B. Any optometrist who utilizes diagnostic pharmaceutical agents without being certified to administer diagnostic pharmaceutical agents or licensed after June 30, 1997, shall be subject to the disciplinary sanctions provided in this chapter.

C. Licensed drug suppliers or pharmacists are authorized to supply optometrists with diagnostic pharmaceutical agents upon presentation of evidence of Board certification for administration of such drugs or an optometrist license issued after June 30, 1997.

1983, c. 6, § 54-386.2; 1988, c. 765; 1992, c. 146; 2004, c. 744; 2023, c. 268.