optometrists may request in writing to the Board that their active license to
practice optometry in Georgia be placed in inactive status under the following
(a) The request must be received
prior to the license expiration date to be considered.
(b) In the event that a Doctor of Optometry
who holds a valid license to practice Optometry in the State of Georgia
notifies the Board that he chooses to retire from active practice of the
profession, his license shall be considered to be inactive;
(c) Doctors holding an inactive license shall
not engage in the practice of Optometry and shall not hold themselves out to
the public as being available to provide optometric services;
(d) A Doctor of Optometry holding an inactive
license shall not be required to obtain the necessary continuing education
credits and no renewal fee shall be assessed.
(e) In order to return to the practice of
optometry, a reinstatement application for licensure must be submitted to the
Board, in accordance with Board Rules.
Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 295-15-.15
Original Rule entitled "Georgia Board of Optometry." F.
May 6, 2022; eff.
May 26, 2022.