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Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Board for Hearing Aid Specialists and Opticians

Opticians Regulations [18 VAC 80 ‑ 30]
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Chapter Information
Description Regulations establishing entry requirements and standards of conduct for opticians
State Authority Title 54.1, Chapter 17
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 To protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public by regulating the optician profession in the least burdesome, costly and intrusive manner to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Demetrios J. Melis  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)367-8590    FAX: (804)527-4295    TDD: ()-
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Withdrawn Actions
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Fee Adjustment 2014 Proposed Stage withdrawn on 5/20/2016 after the comment period had ended.