16 CFR 315.6 - Expiration of contact lens prescriptions.

§ 315.6 Expiration of contact lens prescriptions.

(a)In general. A contact lens prescription shall expire:

(1) On the date specified by the law of the State in which the prescription was written, if that date is one year or more after the issue date of the prescription;

(2) Not less than one year after the issue date of the prescription if such State law specifies no date or specifies a date that is less than one year after the issue date of the prescription; or

(3) Notwithstanding paragraphs (a)(1) and (a)(2) of this section, on the date specified by the prescriber, if that date is based on the medical judgment of the prescriber with respect to the ocular health of the patient.

(b)Special rules for prescriptions of less than one year.

(1) If a prescription expires in less than one year, the specific reasons for the medical judgment referred to in paragraph (a)(3) of this section shall be documented in the patient's medical record with sufficient detail to allow for review by a qualified professional in the field.

(2) The documentation described in the paragraph above shall be maintained for a period of not less than three years, and it must be available for inspection by the Federal Trade Commission, its employees, and its representatives.

(3) No prescriber shall include an expiration date on a prescription that is less than the period of time that he or she recommends for a reexamination of the patient that is medically necessary.

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Title 16 published on 14-Jun-2017 03:58

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 16 CFR Part 315 after this date.

  • 2016-12-07; vol. 81 # 235 - Wednesday, December 7, 2016
    1. 81 FR 88526 - Contact Lens Rule
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      Notice of proposed rulemaking; request for public comment.
      Written comments must be received on or before January 30, 2017.
      16 CFR Part 315