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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Department of Health Professions
Board
Board of Optometry
chapter
Regulations of the Virginia Board of Optometry [18 VAC 105 ‑ 20]
Action:
Changes to continuing education
[Withdrawn 7/19/2016]
 
Reason for Withdrawal
The amendments included in the Notice of Intended Regulatory Action were included in amendments to ยง 54.1-3219 of the Code of Virginia by passage of HB564 in the 2016 General Assembly (Chapter 89). Therefore, the Board can amend regulations by an exempt action and withdraw this NOIRA
General Information
Action Summary The goal of the planned regulatory action is to require continuing education that improves the knowledge and skills of optometrists in managing patient care and their practices. The proposed action would: 1) allow optometrists to carry-over up to 50% of the hours (8) earned in excess of the 16 hours required for annual renewal to the next renewal year; 2) require that at least 50% of the hours (8) be taken in live or real-time interactive courses; 3) allow one hour per year of practice management; 4) require TPA-certified optometrists to have 50% of their hours (8) in coursework relating to ocular and general pharmacology, diagnostics and therapeutics or advanced clinical procedures; and 5) allow passage of the Continued Professional Development Examination in Optometry (CPDO) count for a portion of the annual CE requirement.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
RIS Project Yes  [004466]
Note This action is not intended to satisfy the requirement that an entire regulation be reviewed every 4 years.
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
7281 NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 7/19/2016 after the comment period had ended.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: Leslie L. Knachel  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address: leslie.knachel@dhp.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)367-4508    FAX: (804)527-4471    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.