RULE 069.00.94-003 - Rules and Regulations Governing the Use of Therapeutic Drugs for Optometric Care

RULE 069.00.94-003. Rules and Regulations Governing the Use of Therapeutic Drugs for Optometric Care

ARTICLE I - Use Of Therapeutic Drugs

Section 2 -

Prior to beginning the treatment of patients for glaucoma, a certified optometrist shall consult with an ophthalmologist and develop a written protocol, Written protocol shall include the following; visual acuity, intraocular pressure, and evaluation of the optic nerve, visual fields, and the anterior chamber angle. The manner of care rendered by the optometrist depends upon the individual written protocol established between the optometrist and the ophthalmologist, and may be altered by mutual written consent on an as needed basis.

ARTICLE V - Renewals

Section 1 -

a. Each license renewal fee must be postmarked no later than February 1 of each year. All applications which are postmarked by February 1, or earlier, will be considered to be timely regardless of the actual receipt by the office of the secretary of the Arkansas State Board of Optometry.

Proposed Change:

a. Each license renewal fee must be received in the office of the secretary of the Arkansas State Board of Optometry no later than 12:00 midnight on February 1 of each year. Only those applications received by this deadline shall be considered timely, regardless of when postmarked. The responsibilily of timely renewal is placed-entirely upon the holder of the license, and shall not be transferred to any employee, firm, agent, or other third party, including the postal service.

(4/21/1994)

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