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Department of Health Professions
Board of Optometry
Regulations of the Virginia Board of Optometry [18 VAC 105 ‑ 20]
Contact lens rule
Action 5862 / Stage 9454
Fast-Track Stage  
red ball Proposed Text 1/24/2023  3:45 pm  
pdf Agency Background Document 10/14/2021    
pdf Attorney General Certification 12/10/2021    
pdf DPB Economic Impact Analysis 1/11/2022    
pdf Agency Response to EIA 2/23/2022    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 11/21/2022   

Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 10/14/2021
Review Completed: 12/10/2021
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 12/10/2021
Review Completed: 1/12/2022
Secretary Review Secretary of Health and Human Resources Review Completed: 1/13/2022
Governor's Review
ORM Review Completed: 11/21/2022
Governor Review Completed: 11/21/2022
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 11/21/2022
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 12/19/2022    Volume: 39  Issue: 9
Comment Period Ended 1/18/2023
Effective Date 2/2/2023
Contact Information
Name / Title: Kelli Moss  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)597-4077    FAX: (804)793-9145    TDD: ()-
This person is the primary contact for this board.


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Action 5862:
Contact lens rule
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
Fast-Track   (9454) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/02/2023.
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