N.H. Code Admin. R. Opt 502.03 - Standards of Conduct for Out of State Contact Lens Dispensers

Current through Register Vol. 42, No. 14, April 7, 2022

An out of state contact lens dispenser shall:

(a) Not sell, provide, dispense or furnish contacts lenses to recipients located in this state unless holding a current permit issued by the board;
(b) Submit only truthful and accurate information in any application or other document filed with the board;
(c) Comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws;
(d) Furnish contact lenses only upon receipt of a current, valid and unexpired prescription, which shall be originally written, a facsimile or other written electronic transmission specifically noted for contact lenses and contains the patient's name, the date and signed by the prescribing professional or verified by direct communication pursuant to federal and state law;
(e) Not substitute any parameters unless the prescription specifically makes allowances for such substitutions or the same contact lens is manufactured by the same company and sold under multiple labels to individual providers. The seller may fill the prescription with a contact lens manufactured by that company under another label;
(f) Not exceed the number of refills noted on the prescription or communicated to the seller during the verification process;
(g) Maintain absolute honesty in all dealings with patients;
(h) Provide an itemized and clearly understandable statement of all charges to the patient with each transaction;
(i) Refrain from "bait and switch" advertising;
(j) Maintain complete and accurate records of prescriptions and business transactions for each consumer for a period of at least 7 years; and
(k) Promptly, and in all cases within 10 business days, furnish complete and accurate copies of patient prescriptions and account records to the board upon its request.


N.H. Code Admin. R. Opt 502.03

#6717, eff 3-24-98, EXPIRED: 3-24-06

New. #9342, eff 12-9-08

Amended by Volume XXXVII Number 10, Filed March 9, 2017, Proposed by #12108, Effective 2/21/2017, Expires 8/20/2017. Amended by Volume XXXVII Number 41, Filed October 12, 2017, Proposed by #12383, Effective 9/16/2017, Expires 9/16/2027.

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