Current through Register Vol. 41, No. 25, June 23, 2022
Each licensee who has obtained approval to use a trade or assumed name shall notify the board in writing:
(1) of all licensees who will practice under that name; and
(2) within 30 days if there is a change in the licensees practicing under the name.
(b) In the entrance or reception area of the optometric or practice office where a trade or assumed name is used, a chart or directory listing the names of all licensees practicing at that particular location shall be kept prominently and conspicuously displayed at all times.
(c) The names of all licensees who have practiced under the trade or assumed name shall be maintained in the optometric office for five years following their departure from the practice.
(d) In any practice where a trade or assumed name is used subsequent to the administration of any optometric service, the licensee providing the service shall be placed in the patient's record following a description of the service rendered. If the treatment is rendered by a licensee other than the licensee of record, the name of that licensee shall be placed in the record of the patient.
(e) In any practice where a trade or assumed name is used, the name of the licensee providing care shall appear on the initial statement of charges and on the receipt given to the patient.
(f) No trade or assumed name may be used which contains the name of an inactive, retired, removed or deceased licensee, except that, for a period of no more than one year from the date of succession to a practice, a licensee may list the name of the inactive, retired, removed or deceased licensee with the words "succeeded by," "succeeding," or "successor to" and the licensee's own name.
Each licensee who has obtained approval to use a trade or assumed name shall be personally responsible for compliance with K.A.R. 65-9-1
, et seq.