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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Optometry
Petition 100
Petition Information
Petition Title Practice adjacent to mercantile establishment
Date Filed 12/18/2009    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Dennis Garcia 
Petitioner's Request

To amend regulations to prohibit provisions in a lease that control or attempt to control malpractice liability coverage, patient records, and scheduling of patient appointments.

Agency's Plan

After a 21-day comment period, the Board will consider the petition and related comment at its meeting on May 5, 2010 and decide whether it is necessary and appropriate to amend its regulations.

Comment Period Ended 2/8/2010
Agency Decision Take no action    
Response Date Petition result not yet submitted for Publication.      
Agency Decision Summary

The Board considered the petition and voted to deny the request because it believes the current laws and regulations in Virginia concerning attempts to control an optometrist practice are adequate to protect the public. 

Contact Information
Name / Title: Elaine J. Yeatts  / Agency Regulatory Coordinator
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Richmond, 23233
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)367-4688    FAX: (804)527-4434    TDD: ()-