Wednesday, July 23, 2014

HB 443 - Optometry

General Bill   by Nuñez
Optometry: Prohibits licensed optometrists from using certain terms to describe practices; requires licensed optometrists to immediately refer patient having certain eye conditions or diseases to ophthalmologist; requires postoperative care provided by licensed optometrist to be provided under established written protocol; requires patient be informed in writing of certain conditions before postoperative care; requires written affirmation by patient who elects not to be seen by ophthalmologist during postoperative period; requires licensed optometrist & operating ophthalmologist to each submit itemized statements & collect charges for postoperative care services rendered; requires that adverse optometry incidents be reported to DOH; requires DOH to review incidents, determine any disciplinary action, and publish trends of such incidents.
Effective Date: July 1, 2013
Last Event: Died in Health Quality Subcommittee; companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 239 (Ch. 2013-26) on Friday, May 03, 2013 7:16 PM

Referred Committees and Committee Actions

House Referrals

    -   Health Quality Subcommittee
    -   Health & Human Services Committee

Related Bills

Bill # Subject Relationship
CS/CS/HB 239 Practice of Optometry Compare
CS/CS/SB 278 Practice of Optometry Compare

Bill Text

Staff Analysis

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Vote History

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Bill History

Event Time Member Committee
Died in Health Quality Subcommittee; companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 239 (Ch. 2013-26) Friday, May 03, 2013 7:16 PM Health Quality Subcommittee
1st Reading Tuesday, March 05, 2013 11:59 PM
Now in Health Quality Subcommittee Wednesday, January 30, 2013 5:36 PM Health Quality Subcommittee
Referred to Health & Human Services Committee Wednesday, January 30, 2013 5:36 PM Health & Human Services Committee
Referred to Health Quality Subcommittee Wednesday, January 30, 2013 5:36 PM Health Quality Subcommittee
Filed Tuesday, January 22, 2013 10:20 AM Nuñez

Statutes Referenced by this Bill

463.0135
463.014
463.0141
 

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