"(Artículo único.-Introdúcense, en el Código Sanitario, las modificaciones siguientes: a) add the following article 113 bis:"article 113 bis.-without prejudice to the provisions of the preceding article, the medical technologist specializing in ophthalmology will detect the vices of ocular refraction through its instrumental measurement, through performance, analysis, interpretation and evaluation of tests and exams designed for that purpose. "
For the purposes indicated in the preceding paragraph, and in order to treat these vices, the medical technologist with mention in ophthalmology may prescribe, adapt and verify optical lenses, prescribe and administer the ophthalmologic area of topically applied drugs that are necessary, and controlling technical aid to correct refraction defects. It may also detect alterations in the eyeball and Visual dysfunctions, in order to derive timely to the physician specialist that corresponds.
Those who have the title of optometrist obtained abroad may develop the activities referred to in this article, provided that to validate before the University of Chile their curricular activities in accordance with the provisions of the decree with force of law No. 3 of 2007, the Ministry of education, setting the revised text, coordinated and systematized in Decree Law No. 153 , 1982, the Ministry of public education, statutes of the University of Chile.
When these professionals provide their services to people who, to be examined, show the presence of local or systemic diseases, must refer immediately the patient to a surgeon with specialization in ophthalmology. However, medical technologist may participate together with the concerned physician in the care of the sick for their rehabilitation, if it was so required. "."
(b) replace, in article 120, the phrase "in article 112"by "in the articles 112 and 113 bis".".
(c) replace, in article 124, the phrase "examiner and midwives" by "examiner, midwives and medical technologists specializing in ophthalmology".
(d) Reemplazanse, in the first paragraph of article 128, the phrase "corresponding prescription" "prescription issued by a professional authorised" and, in the second paragraph of the same article, the expression "prescriptions" by "prescriptions issued by a professional authorised, complying is stated in article 120,".