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Title 26 : Professions and Occupations

Chapter 047 : OPTICIANS

Subchapter 003 : Licenses

(Cite as: 26 V.S.A. § 2677)
  • § 2677. Revocation; suspension and refusing of renewal of license

    The Director may, in his or her discretion, refuse to issue, suspend, revoke, or refuse to renew a license when the applicant or licensee engages in any of the following conduct or the conduct set forth in 3 V.S.A. § 129a:

    (1) is guilty, upon the finding of a court of competent jurisdiction, of violating the provisions of this chapter;

    (2) is incompetent to practice, by reason of addiction to alcohol, narcotics, or other habit-forming drugs;

    (3) is guilty of fraud or deceit in practice as an optician;

    (4) violates, induces others to violate, or cooperates with others in violating any of the rules and regulations of the profession;

    (5) advertises in any manner that would tend to deceive or mislead the public, or engages in any form of house-to-house canvassing or soliciting for the sale of eyeglasses or other ophthalmic materials or services;

    (6) participates in the division, assignment, rebate, or refund of fees or parts thereof in connection referrals from the prescriber; or

    (7) originates, issues, alters, or changes in any way any optical prescription, or practices ocular refraction, orthoptics, or visual training, or offers to do so. (Added 1973, No. 174 (Adj. Sess.), § 4; amended 1997, No. 145 (Adj. Sess.), § 48; 2005, No. 148 (Adj. Sess.), § 32.)