W. Va. Code R. § 14-2-2 - Requirements For Oral Pharmaceutical Certificate

Current through Register Vol. XXXIX, No. 11, March 18, 2022

2.1. To be permitted to prescribe oral drugs under the provisions of W. Va. Code §§ 30-8-9 and 30-8-14, a licensee shall apply to the Board for certification. To qualify for certification, a licensee:
2.1.a. Shall satisfactorily complete a course in clinical pharmacology as applied to optometry. This course shall have particular emphasis on the administration of oral pharmaceutical agents for the diagnosis and treatment of visual defects or abnormal conditions of the human eye and its appendages. In addition, the course shall include instruction on the clinical use of Schedule III, IV, and V agents. This course shall consist of a minimum of thirty (30) hours in clinical systemic pharmacology. The course shall be taught by:
2.1.a.1. a school or college of optometry or a medical school, accredited by a regional or professional accreditation organization which is recognized or approved by the council on postsecondary accreditation or by the United States Department of Education;
2.1.a.2. a federally sponsored health education center; or
2.1.a.3. other non-profit continuing education agencies in cooperation with appropriate optometry or medical school faculty. All courses of instruction shall be approved by the Board; and
2.1.b. Shall pass an examination relating to the treatment and management of ocular disease, which is prepared, administered, and graded by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry or other nationally recognized optometric organization as approved by the Board.


W. Va. Code R. § 14-2-2

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