Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Optometry
Regulations of the Virginia Board of Optometry [18 VAC 105 ‑ 20]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Conforming TPA list to law
Action 4403
General Information
Action Summary The Board of Optometry has amended section 47 to include Schedule II controlled substances consisting of hydrocodone in combination with acetaminophen in the list of oral analgesics that may be prescribed by optometrists. The amendment conforms regulation to amendments in ยงยง 54.1-3200 and 54.1-3222 of the Code of Virginia by passage of HB1735 in the 2015 General Assembly.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required. As such, it can be submitted directly for publication and is effective upon publication.
Exempt Citation: 2.2-4006 A 3
RIS Project Yes  [004313]
Associated Mandates Changes to drug requirements
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
7280 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/23/2015.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Kelli Moss  / Acting Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)597-4077    FAX: (804)793-9145    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.