Mississippi Legislature
2001 Regular Session

House Bill 978

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Title

Description: Optometry; extend repealer and authorize certified optometrists to administer and prescribe drugs related to practice.

Bill Text: [Introduced]

History of Actions:

1 01/15 (H) Referred To Public Health and Welfare
2 01/30 (H) Died In Committee

Background Information:

Effective dateJuly 1, 2001
DispositionDead
DeadlineGeneral Bill/Constitutional Amendment
RevenueNo
Vote type requiredThree/Fifths

House Committee:

Principal Author: Guice

Code Sections: RA 073-0019-0001, R 073-0019-0003, R 073-0019-0005, R 073-0019-0007, R 073-0019-0009, R 073-0019-0011, R 073-0019-0013, R 073-0019-0015, R 073-0019-0017, R 073-0019-0019, R 073-0019-0021, R 073-0019-0023, R 073-0019-0025, R 073-0019-0027, R 073-0019-0029, A 073-0019-0031, R 073-0019-0033, R 073-0019-0035, R 073-0019-0037, R 073-0019-0039, R 073-0019-0041, R 073-0019-0043, R 073-0019-0045, A 073-0019-0165, A 041-0029-0105, A 041-0029-0137, A 041-0029-0109, A 041-0029-0125, A 041-0029-0133, A 041-0029-0157, A 041-0029-0159, A 041-0029-0167, A 041-0029-0171, A 073-0019-0157

Title: AN ACT TO REENACT SECTIONS 73-19-1 THROUGH 73-19-29 AND 73-19-33 THROUGH 73-19-45, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, WHICH CREATE THE OPTOMETRY BOARD AND DESCRIBE ITS POWERS AND DUTIES; TO AMEND SECTION 73-19-31, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO EXTEND THE DATE OF REPEAL ON THE OPTOMETRY LAWS TO JULY 1, 2005; TO AMEND REENACTED SECTION 73-19-1, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO CLARIFY THE DEFINITION OF THE PRACTICE OF OPTOMETRY; TO AMEND SECTION 73-19-157, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO AUTHORIZE OPTOMETRISTS WHO HAVE BEEN CERTIFIED TO PRESCRIBE AND USE THERAPEUTIC PHARMACEUTICAL AGENTS TO ADMINISTER AND PRESCRIBE ANY PHARMACEUTICAL AGENTS RATIONAL TO THE EXAMINATION, DIAGNOSIS, MANAGEMENT OR TREATMENT OF CONDITIONS OR DISEASES OF THE EYE; TO AUTHORIZE THOSE CERTIFIED OPTOMETRISTS TO PERFORM PRIMARY EYE CARE PROCEDURES RATIONAL TO THE MANAGEMENT OR TREATMENT OF CONDITIONS OR DISEASES OF THE EYE; TO AUTHORIZE THOSE CERTIFIED OPTOMETRISTS TO PERFORM OR ORDER PROCEDURES AND LABORATORY TESTS RATIONAL TO THE DIAGNOSIS OF CONDITIONS OR DISEASES OF THE EYE; TO AMEND SECTION 73-19-165, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, IN CONFORMITY TO THE PRECEDING SECTION; TO AMEND SECTION 41-29-105, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO DEFINE THOSE CERTIFIED OPTOMETRISTS AS "PRACTITIONERS" UNDER THE UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES LAW; TO AMEND SECTION 41-29-137, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROHIBIT THOSE CERTIFIED OPTOMETRISTS FROM PRESCRIBING, ADMINISTERING, DISPENSING OR USING ANY CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE IN SCHEDULE I OR II; TO AMEND SECTIONS 41-29-109, 41-29-125, 41-29-133, 41-29-157, 41-29-159, 41-29-167 AND 41-29-171, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE BOARD OF OPTOMETRY SHALL ISSUE REGISTRATIONS TO THOSE CERTIFIED OPTOMETRISTS WHO DISPENSE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES; TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE BOARD OF OPTOMETRY IS RESPONSIBLE FOR REGULATING AND CHECKING THE LEGITIMATE DRUG TRAFFIC AMONG OPTOMETRISTS; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.


Information pertaining to this measure was last updated on 01/30/01 at 18:10.

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