Section .0100 ‑ License By Examination


Published: 2015

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SUBCHAPTER 42B ‑ LICENSE TO PRACTICE OPTOMETRY

 

SECTION .0100 ‑ LICENSE BY EXAMINATION

 

21 NCAC 42B .0101          GRADUATE OF APPROVED SCHOOL

(a)  The Board may grant recognition and approval to a

school or college of optometry, deny or rescind recognition and approval, or

make any recognition and approval granted by the Board conditional or

probational, based on the Board's determination of the quality of the

educational programs and offerings of the school or college of optometry. 

Their optometric educational programs having been accredited by the

Accreditation Council on Optometric Education and recommended to the Board by

the Association of Regulatory Boards in Optometry as worthy of approval, the

following accredited schools and colleges of optometry are recognized and

approved in accordance with the provisions of this Rule:

(1)           University of Alabama at Birmingham

School of Optometry

1716 University Boulevard

Birmingham, AL  35294-0010

(2)           University of California, Berkeley

School of Optometry

350 Minor Hall MC 2020

Berkeley, CA  94720-2020

(3)           Southern California College of Optometry

2575 Yorba Linda Blvd.

Fullerton, CA  92631

(4)           Ferris State University

Michigan College of Optometry

1310 Cramer Circle

Big Rapids, MI  49307-2738

(5)           University of Houston

College of Optometry

505 J. Davis Armistead Bldg.

Houston, TX  77004-2020

(6)           Illinois College of Optometry

3241 South Michigan Avenue

Chicago, IL  60616

(7)           Indiana University

School of Optometry

800 East Atwater

Bloomington, IN  47405-3680

(8)           New England College of Optometry

424 Beacon Street

Boston, MA 02115

(9)           State University of New York

State College of Optometry

33 West 42nd Street

New York, NY 10036-8003

(10)         The Ohio State University

College of Optometry

338 West Tenth Avenue

Columbus, OH  43210-1280

(11)         Pacific University

College of Optometry

2043 College Way

Forest Grove, OR 97116

(12)         Pennsylvania College of Optometry

at Salus University

Elkins Park Campus

8360 Old York Road

Elkins Park, PA  19027

(13)         Southern College of Optometry

1245 Madison Avenue

Memphis, TN 38104

(14)         University of Waterloo

School of Optometry

200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1 CANADA

(15)         Inter American University of Puerto Rico

School of Optometry

500 Carretera Dr John Will Harris

Bayamon, PR  00957

(16)         University of Missouri, St. Louis

College of Optometry

One University Blvd.

331 Marillac Hall

St. Louis, MO  63121-4400

(17)         University of Montreal

Ecolo d'Optometrie

3744 Jean-Brillant, Suite 260-7

Montreal, QC H3T 1P1 CANADA

(18)         Northeastern State University

Oklahoma College of Optometry

1001 N. Grand Avenue

Tahlequah, OK  74464

(19)         Nova Southeastern University

College of Optometry

3200 S. University Drive

Ft. Lauderdale, FL  33328

(20)         Midwestern University

Arizona College of Optometry

19555 N 59th Ave

Glendale, AZ  85308

(21)         University of the Incarnate Word

School of Optometry

4301 Broadway, Box 373

San Antonio, TX  78209-6397

(22)         Western University of Health Sciences

College of Optometry

309 E Second St.

Pomona, CA  91766-1854

(b)  The Board may request a copy of the Council of

Optometric Education's accreditation report on each school or college

recognized and approved by the Board and for each school or college which has

requested recognition and approval or for which the Board is considering recognition

and approval.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-117.5; 90-118(a),(b);

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. May 30, 1978;

Amended Eff. April 1, 2011; April 1, 1993; June 1, 1989;

September 30, 1981;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without

substantive public interest Eff. May 23, 2015.

21 NCAC 42B .0102          REQUIREMENTS FOR

LICENSURE

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑118;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. May 30, 1978;

Repealed Eff. September 30, 1981.

 

 

 

21 NCAC 42B .0103          APPLICATION FOR LICENSURE BY

EXAMINATION

One desiring to obtain the application form

for licensure by examination shall specify the date of the examination when

requesting the application form.  The application shall be made on Form BEO‑1

supplied by the Board.  The completed application form and the proper fee must

be received in the Board office 60 days prior to the examination date.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑118; 90‑117.5;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. May 30, 1978;

Amended Eff. April 1, 1993; June 1, 1989; September 30,

1981;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without

substantive public interest Eff. May 23, 2015.

 

21 NCAC 42B .0104          APPLICATION FOR LICENSURE BY

RECIPROCITY

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-117.5; 90-118.5;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. May 30, 1978;

Amended Eff. April 1, 1993; June 1, 1989; September 30,

1981;

Repealed Eff. August 1, 2012.

 

21 NCAC 42B .0105          APPLICATION FOR INTERN PERMIT

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑118.8; 90‑117.5;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. May 30, 1978;

Repealed Eff. September 30, 1981.

 

 

 

21 NCAC 42B .0106          FEES

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑117.5; 90‑123;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. May 30, 1978;

Amended Eff. September 30, 1981;

Repealed Eff. June 1, 1989.

 

 

 

21 NCAC 42B .0107          National Board EXAMINATIONS

(a)  Each applicant must submit evidence of having reached

the recommended levels of acceptable performance on the National Board

examinations given by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry on or after

the April 1978 administration in one of the following formats and under the

following conditions prior to Board approval of his or her application to take

the clinical practicum examination administered by the Board.  The applicant

shall authorize the release of his or her official score report by the National

Board to the Board prior to the approval by the Board of his or her application

to take the clinical practicum examination. 

(1)           April 1978 through August 1986

administrations:  passing scores on Parts I, IIA, and IIB, with scores of

not less than 75 in Section 7 (Pathology) and Section 9 (Pharmacology) on the

Part IIB examination, and a score of not less than 75 on the National Board's

Treatment and Management of Ocular Disease: (TMOD) examination.

(2)           April 1987 through August 1992

administrations:  passing scores on the Part I Basic Science (BS) examination

and Part II Clinical Science (CS) examination of

the National Board, with scores of not less than 75 on the Ocular

Disease/Trauma and Clinical Pharmacology sections of the Part II CS

examination, and a score of not less than 75 on the TMOD examination.

(3)           April 1993 through December 2008

administrations: passing score on the Part I BS Examination of the National

Board.

(4)           April 1993 through April 2009

administrations:  passing score on the Part II CS Examination of the National

Board, with a score of not less than 75 on the Ocular Disease/Trauma component

within the CS examination, and a score of not less than 75 on either the TMOD

component within the CS examination, or on the equivalent stand-alone TMOD

examination.

(5)           March 2009 administrations through November

2009 administrations:  passing score on Part I Applied Basic Science (ABS)

examination of the National Board.

(6)           December 2009 administrations through

February 2010 administrations:  passing score on Part II Patient Assessment and

Management (PAM) examination of the National Board, with a score of not less

than 75 on the Disease/Trauma component within the PAM examination, and a score

of not less than 75 on the TMOD component within the PAM.

(7)           March 2010 administrations through February

2014 administrations:  passing score on the Part III Clinical Skills

Examination (CSE) of the National Board.

(8)           June 1, 2014 administrations through March

2015 administrations: passing score on Part III Injection Skills Examination

(ISE) of the National Board.

(9)           Beginning with March 2015 administrations:

all applicants must have a passing score on Part III CSE with a score of not

less than 75 on the Skills of gonioscopy, binocular indirect ophthalmoscopy and

slit lamp biomicroscopy, and a passing score on Part III ISE of the National

Board.

(b)  For candidates with passing scores on at least one

National Board examination part under different formats and time periods

described in Subparagraphs (a)(1), (a)(2), (a)(3), (a)(4), and (a)(5) of this

Rule, the following equivalences shall apply:

(1)           Part I and IIA is the equivalent of BS;

(2)           Part IIB is the equivalent of CS without

the inclusion of TMOD;

(3)           Part I ABS is the equivalent of Part I BS;

and

(4)           Part II PAM is the equivalent of Part II

CS.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-117.5; 90-118;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. May 30, 1978;

Amended Eff. June 1, 2014; April 1, 2011; July 1, 1998;

May 1, 1995; April 1, 1993; June 1, 1989; September 30, 1981;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without

substantive public interest Eff. May 23, 2015.

 

21 NCAC 42B .0108          CLINICAL PRACTICUM EXAMINATIONS

(a)  Each applicant, after paying the fee set

in Subchapter 42J and having met the requirements of Rule .0107 of this

Subchapter, will be given clinical practicum examinations which may be in oral,

written, clinical and practical form, said examinations to cover those subjects

essential to the practice of optometry as defined in G.S. 90‑114.

(b)  To ensure proper examination of all

applicants within a reasonable amount of time, the Board is authorized to

employ clinical examiners, such clinical examiners to be licensed optometrists

in the State of North Carolina who have been in practice no less than five

years and who have demonstrated to their peers that they have superior clinical

expertise.

(c)  It shall be the duty of the optometrists

who are members of the Board to prepare or oversee the preparation of the

clinical practicum examinations.  Psychometric consultants, subject matter

experts and clinicians who have served as either members of the Board or as

clinical examiners for the Board may be engaged by the Board in the design,

implementation and grading of the examinations.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑114; 90‑117.5;

90‑118;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. May 30, 1978;

Amended Eff. June 1, 1989; September 30, 1981;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without

substantive public interest Eff. May 23, 2015.

 

21 NCAC 42B .0109          CLINICAL EXAMINATION

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑118;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. May 30, 1978;

Repealed Eff. September 30, 1981.

 

 

 

21 NCAC 42B .0110          PASSING SCORE

An applicant must attain an average grade of

75 on the clinical practicum examinations to pass the examination and be issued

a license.  No applicant who has received a grade of less than 60 on any part

of the clinical practicum examination shall be considered eligible for

licensure even though his overall clinical practicum score may average 75. 

Each applicant will be notified by the Executive Director as to his success or

failure after the results of the examination have been determined by the Board.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑117.5; 90‑118;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. May 30, 1978;

Amended Eff. May 1, 1995; April 1, 1993; June 1, 1989;

September 30, 1981;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without

substantive public interest Eff. May 23, 2015.

 

21 NCAC 42B .0111          RESIDENCY

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑117.5;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. May 30, 1978;

Amended Eff. September 30, 1981;

Repealed Eff. June 1, 1989.

 

 

 

21 NCAC 42B .0112          TIME AND LOCATION

There shall be at least one examination for

the purpose of licensure held each year for those persons applying for a

license to practice optometry in the State of North Carolina.  Said examination

shall be at such time and location as the Board may determine; provided,

however, the date and place of examination shall be announced by the Board no

less than six months prior to the examination.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑117.5; 90‑118;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. May 30, 1978;

Amended Eff. June 1, 1989; September 30, 1981;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without

substantive public interest Eff. May 23, 2015.

 

21 NCAC 42B .0113          REEXAMINATION

(a)  A completed application, except for

school transcripts, birth certificate, and National Board scores, is required

in case of reexamination.  The completed application accompanied by the proper

fee must be received in the Board office 60 days prior to the examination date.

(b)  Any applicant who has failed the clinical

practicum examination three times after the effective date of this Rule shall

be deemed ineligible to apply for reexamination until he successfully completes

an additional course of study in clinical optometry encompassing at least one

academic year, such course to be approved by the Board.  Such applicant shall

submit evidence satisfactory to the Board of the additional study at the time

he makes application for reexamination.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-117.5; 90-118;

Eff. April 1, 1993;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without

substantive public interest Eff. May 23, 2015.

 

21 NCAC 42B .0114          MILITARY LICENSE

(a)  Permanent Unrestricted License Military Optometrist:

The Board shall issue a permanent license to a military-trained applicant to

allow the applicant to lawfully practice optometry in North Carolina if, upon

application to the Board, the applicant satisfies the following conditions:

(1)           Awarded a military occupational specialty

in optometry and has done all of the following at a level that the Board,

through an oral interview or administration of a clinical practicum

examination, determines to be substantially equivalent to or exceeds the

requirements for licensure in this State:

(A)          completed a military program of optometry training

that includes additional clinical experience in the diagnosis, treatment, and

management of diseases of the eye and its adnexa;

(B)          completed testing or equivalent training and

experience; and

(C)          performed in the occupational specialty;

(2)           Engaged in the practice of optometry for at

least two of the five years, which may include clinical residency, preceding

the date of the application under this Paragraph;

(3)           Not committed any act in any jurisdiction

that would have constituted grounds for refusal, suspension, or revocation of a

license to practice optometry in this State at the time the act was committed;

and

(4)           Pays the application, examination, and

licensing fees required by the Board.

(b)  Permanent Unrestricted License-Optometrist Spouse of

Military Personnel: The Board shall issue to a military spouse a license to

practice optometry in this State if, upon application to the Board, the

military spouse satisfies the following conditions:

(1)           Holds a current license, certification, or

registration from another jurisdiction, and that jurisdiction's requirements

for licensure, certification, or registration are substantially equivalent to

or exceed the requirements for licensure in this State;

(2)           Can demonstrate competency in optometry

through methods determined by the Board, such as passing the Board's clinical

practicum examination, completing continuing education units, or having had

recent clinical experience in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of

diseases of the eye and its adnexa for at least two of the five years preceding

the date of the application under this Paragraph;

(3)           Not committed any act in any jurisdiction

that would have constituted grounds for refusal, suspension, or revocation of a

license to practice optometry in this State at the time the act was committed;

(4)           Submits written evidence demonstrating that

the applicant is married to an active member of the U.S. military:

(5)           Is in good standing and has not been

disciplined by the agency that had jurisdiction to issue the license, certification,

or permit; and

(6)           Pays the application, examination, and

licensing fees required by the Board.

(c)  All optometric medical experience of a military service

member in the discharge of official duties or, for a military spouse, all

optometric medical experience, including full-time and part-time experience,

regardless of whether in a paid or volunteer capacity, shall be credited in the

calculation of years of practice required under Paragraphs (a) and (b) of this

Rule.

(d)  A nonresident licensed under this Rule shall be

entitled to the same rights and subject to the same obligations as required of

a resident licensed by the Board in this State.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-123; 93B-15.1;

Eff. July 1, 2014.

 

SECTION .0200 ‑ RESPONSIBILITY TO SUPPLY INFORMATION

 

21 NCAC 42B .0201          BEGINNING PRACTICE; RELOCATING

PRACTICE

Within 10 days of beginning practice, a licensee shall

notify the Board in writing as to the full and complete mailing address,

including the street address, of his office and the telephone number of such

office.  If at any time any office is relocated, the licensee involved shall

notify the Board of his new office address and telephone number.  The address

so identified shall constitute his primary practice address and the address to

which all information pertaining to his licensure shall be addressed.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑117.5;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. May 30, 1978;

Amended Eff. April 1, 1993; June 1, 1989; September 30,

1981;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without

substantive public interest Eff. May 23, 2015.

 

21 NCAC 42B .0202          BRANCH OFFICE

Before opening or beginning practice in a branch office, an

optometrist must obtain a duplicate license to be displayed in the branch

office.  The application for a branch office license must be made on Form

BEO-3, which can be acquired from the Board.  If in the opinion of the Board

Rules 42E .0102(2) and 42E .0102(5) of this Chapter are met, the Board shall

notify the optometrist making application of the approval of the request and

upon receipt of the required fee such duplicate license shall be issued by the

Board for the purpose of display in the branch office for which it is issued in

compliance with G.S. 90-118.2 and 90-118.4.  A duplicate license is not

transferable from one practice location to another, nor from one practitioner

to another.  Within the meaning of this Rule a nursing home is considered a

branch office when there is an agreement between the optometrist or his

representative that he will provide optometric services on a scheduled basis

within the nursing home; provided however, any optometrist who accepts a

request to make emergency calls to patients at a nursing home within 20 miles

of his practice location(s) as reflected in the Board records is not required

to obtain a duplicate license for that location.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑117.5; 90‑118.2;

90‑118.4;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. May 30, 1978;

Amended Eff. April 1, 1993; June 1, 1989; September 30,

1981;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without

substantive public interest Eff. May 23, 2015.

 

21 NCAC 42B .0203          TEMPORARY OR RELIEF OPTOMETRIST

Before providing optometric services on a temporary or

relief basis for which he will receive compensation, for any period of time, an

optometrist must first obtain a duplicate license for each location at which he

will provide such services.  The identity of such temporary or relief

optometrist shall clearly appear in the record of each patient to whom such

optometrist renders optometric services.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-117.5; 90-118.2;

90-118.4;

Eff. April 1, 1993;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without

substantive public interest Eff. May 23, 2015.

 

21 NCAC 42B .0204          CEASING PRACTICE

(a)  In the event an optometrist shall cease to practice at

any practice location as defined in Rules .0201 and .0202 of this Section, the

optometrist shall notify the Board in writing within ten days of ceasing practice,

indicating the reason for discontinuing practice and the disposition of patient

records.

(b)  In the event that a licensee discontinues practice at a

location for which a duplicate license has been issued, the licensee shall

return the license to the Board for cancellation within 30 days.

(c)  On ceasing practice at any location, the licensee shall

notify those patients whose records he retains in accordance with 21 NCAC 42E

.0102(5) and (6) of the disposition or availability of such records.  Such

notice shall be given by direct mail or through a public announcement in a

newspaper of general circulation in the county or counties wherein the patients

reside.  If such notice is given by publication, such publication shall occur

not less than weekly for a period of not less than ninety days.

(d)  Any licensee ceasing practice shall maintain control

and custody of the records located at that practice location until such time as

such records are transferred to the patients or to the custody of another practitioner

similarly licensed.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-117.5; 90-118.2;

Eff. April 1, 1993;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without

substantive public interest Eff. May 23, 2015.

 

SECTION .0300 ‑ ANNUAL LICENSE RENEWAL

 

 

21 NCAC 42B .0301          FEE

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑123;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. May 30, 1978;

Amended Eff. September 30, 1981;

Repealed Eff. June 1, 1989.

 

 

 

21 NCAC 42B .0302          CONTINUING EDUCATION

(a)  Each optometrist holding a certificate of registration

shall take annual courses of study approved by the Board as related to and

essential to the practice of optometry as defined in G.S. 90-114.  The Board

shall approve courses whose content and quality of presentation are reasonably

assured to the end that the licensee's abilities to meet the public demand of

acceptable standards of care are enhanced and that currency of knowledge is

insured.

(b)  Each licensee shall determine if a course has been

approved by the Board prior to the taking of the course and submitting it for

credit.

(c)  No course or course offering shall be considered for

approval unless the vendor or sponsor has submitted to the Board no later than

30 days prior to the offering of the course information deemed sufficient by

the Board as to the course title, course format, course content and learning

purpose, lecturers including curriculum vitae, dates courses are offered, city

and state where offered, and the name, address, and telephone number of the

vendor or sponsor and the contact person(s) to whom inquiries can be made.

(d)  Those courses that are approved, including the type and

number of hours of credit, shall be entered by the Board's staff into the

Board's central data base and the vendor or sponsor notified.  Information

concerning those courses that have been approved shall be made available to any

licensee making inquiry concerning course approval.

(e)  The Board shall maintain continuing education data

on-line in its central data base for a minimum period of five years preceding

the next annual license renewal date.  A yearly listing of credits shall be

furnished each licensee at the time of license renewal.  Additional reports shall

be available on request and with payment of a transcript fee of five dollars

($5.00). Telephone inquiries as to current status of continuing education hours

may be made during normal business hours.

(f)  Notification of the number of hours required by the

Board for license renewal shall be given to each licensee at the time the

licensee receives notice of annual license renewal.  Such notice shall state

the number of hours of approved continuing education required in the following

year in order to renew a license for the second following year.  The number of

required continuing education hours is 25 hours.

(g)  In any calendar year no less than 12 hours of the

continuing education requirement must be in courses focused on current

practices and advancements in the fields of ocular and general pharmacology,

diagnosis and therapeutics, or advanced clinical procedures, said hours to be

deemed "certified" credit hours by the Board.  Courses certified to

meet this special requirement shall be of sufficient length and depth to

address the subject matter in the course description(s) and taught by

individuals who have training and experience in the area taught.

(h)  Courses of self-study by vendors meeting the standards

and criteria set by the Council on Optometric Postgraduate Education (COPE) or

the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), said

course(s) meant to be taken by individuals through journal articles or over the

internet where organized material is presented and written evaluations are made

prior to or after completing the course(s) are eligible for approval provided

the vendor or sponsor has submitted the course or courses for approval as

described in this Rule prior to its being offered to the licensee.  However, no

licensee shall receive credit for more than six hours of educational credit by

this means in any calendar year.

(i)  Courses that are classified as practice administration shall

be accepted by the Board for credit provided that no more than four hours of

the total number of continuing education hours required shall be accepted

within one calendar year for the purpose of credit for any licensee.

(j)  All courses accepted for credit must be taken within

the calendar year for which the credit is applied; provided, however, that any

course dependent upon an examination for successful completion may be certified

to the Board following examination even if the examination or the results thereof

are not available until the next calendar year.

(k)  Attendance at any course or courses approved by the

Board shall be for the requisite period.  The vendor or sponsor of the course shall

assure compliance with this requirement and shall so certify to the Board no

later than 30 days following the courses being offered.  Documentation of

attendance may be transmitted:

(1)           By the vendor or sponsor of the education

provided the documentation contains the following information:

(A)          Course title and classification verification;

(B)          Vendor or sponsor identification;

(C)          Name of and license number of North Carolina

licensee; and

(D)          Vendor or sponsor's attestation or verification of

attendance.

(2)           By any licensee directly to the Board

provided that the attendance is documented by the vendor or sponsor of the

education, on a form given the licensee attending the course(s) attesting to

their attendance, and the original form, not a photocopy or facsimile, is

submitted.

(l)  Electronic transfer of attendance records in a data

base format compatible to the Board's data management system is acceptable;

provided, however, the Board may at any time within three years of the date of

transfer call for a hard copy verification if in its opinion such verification

is necessary.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 12-3.1; 90-117.5; 90-123.1;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. May 30, 1978;

Amended Eff. April 1, 2011; April 1, 1993; June 1, 1989;

September 30, 1981;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive

public interest Eff. May 23, 2015.

 

21 NCAC 42B .0303          FAILURE TO CONTINUE EDUCATION

For failure to comply with 21 NCAC 42B .0302 the optometrist

is subject to disciplinary action by the Board pursuant to G.S. 90‑121.2;

provided, however, for a first offense the Board may require an additional

three hours and for the second offense six additional hours of attendance at

approved continuing education programs.  Any penalty imposed will require that

the additional hours  be fulfilled in addition to the required hours for the

ensuing year.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑117.5; 90‑123.1;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. May 30, 1978;

Amended Eff. June 1, 1989; September 30, 1981;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without

substantive public interest Eff. May 23, 2015.

 

21 NCAC 42B .0304          APPLICATION

The application for license renewal shall show the

licensee's full name, the serial number of his license, the address of each

location in which he practices, the county in which each such practice is

located, and whether the licensee has been certified to prescribe and use

pharmaceutical agents.  The application shall be mailed to each licensed

optometrist at his address of record on or before November 15 of each year

preceding the date on which the application and the fees are due.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑117.5; 90‑118.10;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. May 30, 1978;

Amended Eff. June 1, 1989; September 30, 1981;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without

substantive public interest Eff. May 23, 2015.

 

21 NCAC 42B .0305          SUSPENSION OF AUTHORITY TO EXPEND

FUNDS

In the event the Board's authority to expend funds is

suspended pursuant to Session Law 2009-125, the Board shall continue to issue

and renew licenses and all fees tendered shall be placed in an escrow account

maintained by the Board for this purpose.  Once the Board's authority is

restored, the funds shall be moved from the escrow account into the general

operating account.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 93B-2(b);

Eff. April 1, 2011;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without

substantive public interest Eff. May 23, 2015.

 

 

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