Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Board for Hearing Aid Specialists and Opticians
Opticians Regulations [18 VAC 80 ‑ 30]
Reduce length of optician apprenticeship
Action 5107 / Stage 8362
Fast-Track Stage  
red ball Proposed Text 1/23/2019  9:30 am  
pdf Agency Background Document 8/6/2018    
pdf Attorney General Certification 8/13/2018    
pdf DPB Economic Impact Analysis 9/18/2018    
pdf Agency Response to EIA 9/18/2018    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 1/4/2019   

Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 8/6/2018
Review Completed: 8/13/2018
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 8/13/2018
Review Completed: 9/18/2018
Secretary Review Secretary of Labor Review Completed: 12/20/2018
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 1/4/2019
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 1/15/2019
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 2/4/2019    Volume: 35  Issue: 12
Comment Period Ended 3/6/2019
Effective Date 4/1/2019
Contact Information
Name / Title: Kelley Smith  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)367-8590    FAX: (866)245-9693    TDD: ()-
This person is the primary contact for this board.


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Action 5107:
Reduce length of optician apprenticeship
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
Fast-Track   (8362) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 04/01/2019.
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