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Agency
Department of Health Professions
Board
Board of Optometry
chapter
Regulations of the Virginia Board of Optometry [18 VAC 105 ‑ 20]
Action:
Regulations for laser surgery certifications
 
General Information
Action Summary These amendments to an existing chapter provide certification for optometrists to perform laser surgery pursuant to Ch. 16 and Ch. 17 of the 2022 Acts of Assembly. That legislation required the Board to promulgate regulations to establish criteria for certification of optometrists to provide certain laser surgery.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
RIS Project No project yet assigned to this action
Associated Mandates Certification of optometrists to perform laser surgery
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
9780 NOIRA Secretary of Health and Human Resources review in progress.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: Leslie L. Knachel  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address: leslie.knachel@dhp.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)597-4130    FAX: (804)527-4471    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.