SB 876 -  Optometry

by Diaz
Revising the member composition requirements for the Board of Optometry; revising circumstances under which a certified optometrist may administer or prescribe ocular pharmaceutical agents; requiring the board to adopt a negative formulary of ocular pharmaceutical agents certified optometrists are prohibited from administering or prescribing; authorizing certain certified optometrists to perform laser and non-laser ophthalmic procedures and therapies under certain circumstances; requiring the board to determine the required content, grading criteria, and passing score for the licensure examination for certified optometrists; authorizing certified optometrists to remove superficial foreign bodies, etc.
Effective Date: 07/01/2021
Last Event: 04/30/21 S Died in Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services on Friday, April 30, 2021 2:40 PM

Referred Committees and Committee Actions

Senate Referrals

  • Health Policy
    • On agenda for: 03/10/21 10:30 AM
    • Favorable (final action) Votes: Yeas 6   Nays 3
  • Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services
  • Appropriations

Related Bills

Staff Analysis

Chamber Committee
Chamber: Senate Committee: Health Policy 3/10/2021 2:12:12 PM
Chamber: Senate Committee: Health Policy 3/2/2021 12:09:03 PM

Vote History

(No Votes Recorded)

Bill History

Event Time Member Committee Ver.
Event: S Died in Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services Time: 04/30/2021 - 2:40 PM Member: Committee: Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services Version: __
Event: S Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services Time: 03/10/2021 - 2:24 PM Member: Committee: Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services Version: __
Event: S Favorable by Health Policy; YEAS 6 NAYS 3 -SJ 238 Time: 03/10/2021 - 12:49 PM Member: Committee: Health Policy Version: __
Event: S On Committee agenda-- Health Policy, 03/10/21, 10:30 am, 412 Knott Building Time: 03/05/2021 - 2:32 PM Member: Committee: Health Policy Version: __
Event: S On Committee agenda-- Health Policy, 03/03/21, 12:00 pm, 412 Knott Building --Temporarily Postponed Time: 03/03/2021 - 2:36 PM Member: Committee: Health Policy Version: __
Event: S Introduced -SJ 100 Time: 03/02/2021 - 11:09 AM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: S Referred to Health Policy; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations -SJ 100 Time: 02/04/2021 - 12:22 PM Member: Committee: Health Policy Version: __
Event: S Filed Time: 01/27/2021 - 4:19 PM Member: Committee: Version: __