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Title 26 : Professions and Occupations

Chapter 030 : Optometry

Subchapter 002 : State Board of Optometry

(Cite as: 26 V.S.A. § 1708)
  • § 1708. Powers and duties

    (a) The Board shall:

    (1) Adopt rules under the Vermont Administrative Procedure Act necessary for the performance of its duties, ensuring that at least the following are established by statute or rule:

    (A) a definition of the behavior for which a license is required;

    (B) explanations of appeal and other significant rights given by law to licensees, applicants, and the public; and

    (C) standards for acceptance of continuing education, which may identify mandatory content specific to pharmacology, and management of adverse drug reactions.

    (b) [Repealed.]

    (c) The Board shall not limit the:

    (1) ownership of optometric practices to licensed optometrists;

    (2) number of offices or sites at which an optometrist may practice; or

    (3) right of optometrists to practice in an association, partnership, corporation, or other lawful entity with anyone. (Added 1979, No. 158 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 1983, No. 242 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 1989, No. 250 (Adj. Sess.), § 4(d); 2009, No. 35, § 28; 2019, No. 30, § 12.)