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Department of Health Professions
Board
Board of Optometry


chapter
Regulations of the Virginia Board of Optometry [18 VAC 105 ‑ 20]
Guidance Documents   Periodic Reviews
Chapter Information
Description Establishes qualifications for licensure, requirements for renewal and standards of practice for licensed optometrists.
State Authority Chapter 32 of Title 54.1
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation 1) Achieve high ratings on Customer Service Satisfaction Survey for application process and renewal of licensure due to removal of any unnecessary requirements.
2) Reduction in number of disciplinary cases related to practice in a mercantile establishment.
Meetings

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
Telephone: (804)367-4508    FAX: (804)527-4471    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Periodic review NOIRA DPB review in progress.
CE credit for volunteer work Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/9/2017.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Conforming to Code changes in 2016 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/21/2016.
Conforming TPA list to law Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/23/2015.
Reduction in renewal fees for 2015 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/23/2015.
Reduction in renewal fees for 2013 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/23/2013.
Regulatory reform changes Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/15/2015.
Clarification of continuing education requirements Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/17/2010.
Standards of conduct Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/17/2010.
Change of addresses Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/1/2009.
Changes to restricted volunteer registration Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/6/2008.
Additional requirements for licensure by examination Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/24/2007.
Fee reduction Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/4/2006.
Edit to name of testing agency Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/12/2006.
Change in returned check fee Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 4/5/2006.
Incorporation of requirements for TPA certification Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/30/2005.
Delegation to an agency subordinate Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 6/15/2005.
Adoption of treatment guidelines and TPA Formulary Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/8/2004.
Volunteer practice by out-of-state optometrists Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/2/2003.
Periodic review Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/15/2003.
Reinstatement fee reduction Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 6/6/2001.
Reduction in reinstatement fees Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 6/6/2001.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Changes to continuing education NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 7/19/2016 after the comment period had ended.
Fee increase NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 1/15/2013 after the comment period had ended.
Practice in mercantile establishments NOIRA Stage withdrawn before the Governor's office completed its review.