15 U.S. Code § 7601 - Availability of contact lens prescriptions to patients

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(a) In general
When a prescriber completes a contact lens fitting, the prescriber—
(1) whether or not requested by the patient, shall provide to the patient a copy of the contact lens prescription; and
(2) shall, as directed by any person designated to act on behalf of the patient, provide or verify the contact lens prescription by electronic or other means.
(b) Limitations
A prescriber may not—
(1) require purchase of contact lenses from the prescriber or from another person as a condition of providing a copy of a prescription under subsection (a)(1) or (a)(2) or verification of a prescription under subsection (a)(2);
(2) require payment in addition to, or as part of, the fee for an eye examination, fitting, and evaluation as a condition of providing a copy of a prescription under subsection (a)(1) or (a)(2) or verification of a prescription under subsection (a)(2); or
(3) require the patient to sign a waiver or release as a condition of verifying or releasing a prescription.

Source

(Pub. L. 108–164, § 2,Dec. 6, 2003, 117 Stat. 2024.)
Effective Date

Pub. L. 108–164, § 12,Dec. 6, 2003, 117 Stat. 2028, provided that: “This Act [enacting this chapter and provisions set out as a note below] shall take effect 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act [Dec. 6, 2003].”
Short Title

Pub. L. 108–164, § 1,Dec. 6, 2003, 117 Stat. 2024, provided that: “This Act [enacting this chapter and provisions set out as a note above] may be cited as the ‘Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act’.”

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