Nev. Admin. Code § 637.285 - Evidence of enrollment in educational program on theory of ophthalmic dispensing

Current through August 4, 2021

1. An apprentice dispensing optician shall, within 6 months after the date of his or her initial licensure as an apprentice dispensing optician, submit evidence to the Board that he or she:
(a) Is enrolled in an educational program on the theory of ophthalmic dispensing approved by the Board; or
(b) Has received adequate prior ophthalmic experience in lieu of the completion of an educational program described in paragraph (a).
2. The Board will inactivate the license of an apprentice dispensing optician who fails to enroll in an educational program or fails to submit evidence of experience to the Board and within the time required by subsection 1. The Board will notify the apprentice dispensing optician of such action. The decision to inactivate the license may be appealed by the apprentice dispensing optician by submitting a written request to the Board within 30 days after the license becomes inactive.
3. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4, an apprentice dispensing optician who is required to complete the educational program required by paragraph (a) of subsection 1 must complete the program not more than 40 months after the date of his or her initial licensure as an apprentice dispensing optician.
4. An apprentice dispensing optician may request an extension of the 40-month time limit imposed by subsection 3. Such an extension:
(a) May not exceed 12 months; and
(b) Must be requested on a form provided by and submitted to the Board not later than 90 days before the expiration of the 40-month time limit imposed by subsection 3.
5. Upon receipt of a request for an extension pursuant to subsection 4, the Board will grant the request if the Board finds that:
(a) The reason for or cause necessitating the request for an extension is the result of circumstances that are emergent or were unforeseeable or otherwise outside the control of the apprentice dispensing optician;
(b) The length of the requested extension is reasonable under the circumstances; and
(c) The apprentice dispensing optician will be able to complete his or her educational program within the requested extension of time.
6. An apprentice dispensing optician who fails to complete his or her educational program in the time required by this section may not renew his or her license as an apprentice dispensing optician.
7. An apprentice dispensing optician who is not allowed to renew his or her license pursuant to subsection 6 may reapply for initial licensure as an apprentice dispensing optician not sooner than 1 year after the date on which his or her previous license as an apprentice dispensing optician expired.

Notes

Nev. Admin. Code § 637.285
Added to NAC by Bd. of Dispensing Opt., eff. 3-7-90; A by R042-02, 8-29-2002; R108-04, 12-1-2004; A by R106-14A, eff. 11-2-2016; A by R137-17AP, eff. 8-30-2018
NRS 637.070, 637.100

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