|Petition Title||Inclusion of the National Glaucoma Society as approved provider of CE|
|Date Filed||10/31/2017 [Transmittal Sheet]|
|Petitioner||Janet Swartz, National Glaucoma Society|
To amend section 70 to add the National Glaucoma Society to the list of approved providers of continuing education or to include a new category for non-profit optometric organizations.
In accordance with Virginia law, the petition has been filed with the Register of Regulations and will be published on November 27, 2017. Comment on the petition may be sent by email, regular mail or posted on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall at www.townhall.virginia.gov; comment will be requested until December 20,2017.
Following receipt of all comments on the petition to amend regulations, the Board will decide whether to make any changes to the regulatory language. This matter will be on the Board’s agenda for its next meeting following comment, scheduled for March 2, 2018.
|Comment Period||Ended 12/20/2017 3 comments|
|Agency Decision||Take no action [Transmittal Sheet]|
|Agency Decision Summary||
The Board decided to take no action on the petition for rulemaking at this time. In reviewing the information and the current provisions in section 70 of its regulations, board members determined that an overall review of continuing education providers was warranted before there were any additions or subtractions to the list. In the meantime, if courses offered by the Society are approved by one of the entities currently on the list of approval bodies, those courses would be accepted for continuing education in Virginia.
|Name / Title:||Leslie L. Knachel / Executive Director|
9960 Mayland Drive
|Telephone:||(804)367-4508 FAX: (804)527-4471 TDD: ()-|