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Hint: the Texas Optometry Act Booklet (a PDF document)** has an extensive index. Or, the Table of Contents below links directly to each section of the Optometry Act on the website of the Texas Legislature.


Texas Optometry Act
     
Contact Lens Prescription Act*

Occupations Code*
     
Board Rules

     
* On Legislature's Website.
**Contains index, Optometry Act, Contact Lens Prescription Act, Healing Arts Identification Act, and List of Optometry Schools.


Texas Occupations Code
Chapter 351. Optometrists And Therapeutic Optometrists
Texas Optometry Act
Links to the official copy of the Optometry Act on website of Texas Legislature.
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SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS
Sec. 351.001 SHORT TITLE
Sec. 351.002 DEFINITIONS
Sec. 351.003 REFERENCE IN OTHER LAW
Sec. 351.004 SUNSET PROVISION
Sec. 351.005 APPLICATION OF CHAPTER; EXEMPTIONS


SUBCHAPTER B. TEXAS OPTOMETRY BOARD
Sec. 351.051 TEXAS OPTOMETRY BOARD; MEMBERSHIP
Sec. 351.052 MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILITY
Sec. 351.053 MEMBERSHIP AND EMPLOYEE RESTRICTIONS; CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
Sec. 351.054 TERMS
Sec. 351.055 OFFICERS
Sec. 351.056 GROUNDS FOR REMOVAL
Sec. 351.057 PER DIEM; REIMBURSEMENT
Sec. 351.058 MEETINGS
Sec. 351.0585 CERTAIN REPORTS REQUIRED AT REGULAR MEETINGS
Sec. 351.059 TRAINING


SUBCHAPTER C. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND OTHER AGENCY PERSONNEL
Sec. 351.101 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Sec. 351.102 REPEALED
Sec. 351.103 STAFF ATTORNEY
Sec. 351.104 OTHER PERSONNEL
Sec. 351.105 DIVISION OF RESPONSIBILITIES
Sec. 351.106 QUALIFICATIONS AND STANDARDS OF CONDUCT INFORMATION
Sec. 351.107 CAREER LADDER PROGRAM; PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS
Sec. 351.108 EQUAL OPPORTUNITY POLICY; REPORT


SUBCHAPTER D. POWERS AND DUTIES
Sec. 351.151 RULES
Sec. 351.152 FEES
Sec. 351.153 ADDITIONAL FEE
Sec. 351.154 APPLICATION OF FEES
Sec. 351.155 RULES RESTRICTING ADVERTISING OR COMPETITIVE BIDDING
Sec. 351.156 BOARD DUTIES REGARDING COMPLAINTS
Sec. 351.157 ENFORCEMENT
Sec 351.1575 INSPECTION OF PREMISES AND REVIEW OF RECORDS AUTHORIZED
Sec. 351.158 LEGAL REPRESENTATION
Sec. 351.159 COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Sec. 351.160 PHARMACEUTICAL AGENTS
Sec. 351.161 SEAL; DESIGN OF LICENSE
Sec. 351.162 OFFICE
Sec. 351.163 BOARD RECORDS
Sec. 351.164 ANNUAL REPORT
Sec. 351.165 OPTOMETRIC HEALTH CARE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Sec. 351.166 INFORMATION PROVIDED TO LICENSE HOLDERS
Sec. 351.167 POISON CONTROL CENTER INFORMATION
Sec. 351.168 TECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS POLICY REQUIRED
Sec. 351.169 ALTERNATIVE RULEMAKING AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION.


SUBCHAPTER E. PUBLIC INTEREST INFORMATION AND COMPLAINT PROCEDURES
Sec. 351.201 PUBLIC INTEREST INFORMATION
Sec. 351.202 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
Sec. 351.203 COMPLAINTS
Sec. 351.2035 COMPLAINTS RESULTING FROM INSPECTIONS
Sec. 351.2036 PROCEDURE FOR PROCESSING COMPLAINTS
Sec. 351.204 RECORDS OF COMPLAINTS
Sec. 351.2045 CONFIDENTIALITY OF INVESTIGATION FILES
Sec. 351.205 GENERAL RULES REGARDING COMPLAINT INVESTIGATION AND DISPOSITION


SUBCHAPTER F. LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
Sec. 351.251 LICENSE REQUIRED
Sec. 351.252 EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR THERAPEUTIC OPTOMETRIST
Sec. 351.253 EXAMINATION REQUIREMENT FOR THERAPEUTIC OPTOMETRIST
Sec. 351.254 EXAMINATION APPLICATION
Sec. 351.255 CONDUCT OF EXAMINATION
Sec. 351.256 EXAMINATION SUBJECTS
Sec. 351.257 EXAMINATION RESULTS
Sec. 351.258 ISSUANCE OF LICENSE TO THERAPEUTIC OPTOMETRIST; FEE
Sec. 351.259 PROVISIONAL LICENSE
Sec. 351.2595 LICENSE WITHOUT EXAMINATION.
Sec. 351.260 LIMITED LICENSE FOR CLINICAL FACULTY
Sec. 351.261 DISPLAY OF LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE
Sec. 351.262 INFORMATION PRESENTED TO PATIENT
Sec. 351.263 LOST OR DESTROYED LICENSE
Sec. 351.264 INACTIVE STATUS
Sec. 351.265. RETIRED STATUS


SUBCHAPTER G. LICENSE RENEWAL
Sec. 351.301 ANNUAL RENEWAL CERTIFICATE
Sec. 351.302 LICENSE RENEWAL
Sec. 351.303 NOTICE OF LICENSE EXPIRATION
Sec. 351.304 PROCEDURE FOR RENEWAL
Sec. 351.305 ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATE
Sec. 351.306 RENEWAL OF EXPIRED LICENSE BY OUT-OF-STATE PRACTITIONER
Sec. 351.3065 RENEWAL OF EXPIRED LICENSE BY RETIRED OPTOMETRIST OR THERAPEUTIC OPTOMETRIST
Sec. 351.307 GOVERNMENTAL SERVICE, TRAINING, OR EDUCATION
Sec. 351.308 CONTINUING EDUCATION
Sec. 351.309 CONTINUING EDUCATION EXEMPTIONS


SUBCHAPTER H. PRACTICE BY LICENSE HOLDER
Sec. 351.351 LICENSE HOLDER INFORMATION
Sec. 351.352 OPTOMETRIC FILES AND RECORDS
Sec. 351.353 INITIAL EXAMINATION OF PATIENT
Sec. 351.354 CERTAIN OPTOMETRIC SERVICES AUTHORIZED
Sec. 351.355 DETERMINING OR MEASURING VISION
Sec. 351.356 FITTING LENSES OR PRISMS
Sec. 351.357 FITTING AND DISPENSING CONTACT LENSES
Sec. 351.358 OPHTHALMIC DEVICES, ORAL MEDICATIONS, AND PHARMACEUTICAL AGENTS
Sec. 351.3581 DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF GLAUCOMA
Sec. 351.359 PRESCRIPTION
Sec. 351.360 PROFESSIONAL STANDARD OF THERAPEUTIC OPTOMETRIST
Sec. 351.361 LEASE; PAYMENT BASIS; ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE
Sec. 351.362 PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY; NAME OF PRACTICE
Sec. 351.363 MERCANTILE ESTABLISHMENT
Sec. 351.364 RELATIONSHIPS WITH DISPENSING OPTICIANS
Sec. 351.365 PATIENT RIGHTS REGARDING SPECTACLE PRESCRIPTION
Sec. 351.366 AUTHORITY TO FORM CERTAIN JOINTLY OWNED ENTITIES
Sec. 351.367 CONTRACT OR EMPLOYMENT WITH COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS


SUBCHAPTER I. PROHIBITED PRACTICES IN GENERAL
Sec. 351.401 PROHIBITED OFFER, REPRESENTATION, OR DESIGNATION
Sec. 351.402 IMPERSONATION PROHIBITED
Sec. 351.403 FALSE, DECEPTIVE, OR MISLEADING ADVERTISING
Sec. 351.404 EYEGLASSES AS PRIZE OR INDUCEMENT
Sec. 351.405 ALTERATION OF PRESCRIPTION
Sec. 351.406 EXPIRED CONTACT LENS PRESCRIPTION
Sec. 351.407 GOVERNMENTAL DISCRIMINATION PROHIBITED
Sec. 351.408 CONTROL OF OPTOMETRY
Sec. 351.409 PROHIBITED ACTIVITY BY UNLICENSED PERSON


SUBCHAPTER J. PROHIBITED PRACTICES BY LICENSE HOLDER
Sec. 351.451 PROHIBITED TREATMENT BY LICENSE HOLDER
Sec. 351.452 PROHIBITED USE OF PHARMACEUTICAL AGENT
Sec. 351.4521 PERFORMANCE OF SURGERY PROHIBITED
Sec. 351.453 EXAMINATION REQUIRED FOR PRESCRIPTION
Sec. 351.454 CONTAGIOUS OR INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Sec. 351.455 PRACTICE PROHIBITED FROM HOUSE TO HOUSE
Sec. 351.456 PRACTICE PROHIBITED DURING LICENSE SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION
Sec. 351.457 PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY; FEES
Sec. 351.458 PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY; USE OF NAME OR PROFESSIONAL IDENTIFICATION
Sec. 351.459 MERCANTILE ESTABLISHMENT; PROHIBITED ACTS
Sec. 351.460 RELATIONSHIPS WITH DISPENSING OPTICIANS; PROHIBITED ACTS


SUBCHAPTER K. DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES
Sec. 351.501 DENIAL OF LICENSE AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION
Sec. 351.5015 TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OR RESTRICTION OF LICENSE BY BOARD
Sec. 351.502 WILFUL OR REPEATED NONCOMPLIANCE
Sec. 351.503 DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS
Sec. 351.504 JUDICIAL REVIEW
Sec. 351.505 REISSUANCE OF LICENSE AFTER REVOCATION
Sec. 351.506 PROBATION
Sec. 351.507 INFORMAL PROCEEDINGS
Sec. 351.508 RECUSAL REQUIRED
Sec. 351.509 REMEDIAL PLAN


SUBCHAPTER L. ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTY
Sec. 351.551 IMPOSITION OF PENALTY
Sec. 351.552 AMOUNT OF PENALTY
Sec. 351.553 REPORT AND NOTICE OF VIOLATION AND PENALTY
Sec. 351.554 PENALTY TO BE PAID OR HEARING REQUESTED
Sec. 351.555 HEARING ON RECOMMENDATIONS
Sec. 351.556 DECISION BY BOARD
Sec. 351.557 OPTIONS FOLLOWING DECISION: PAY OR APPEAL
Sec. 351.558 COLLECTION OF PENALTY
Sec. 351.559 DETERMINATION BY COURT
Sec. 351.560 REMITTANCE OF PENALTY AND INTEREST
Sec. 351.561 ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE


SUBCHAPTER M. OTHER PENALTIES AND ENFORCEMENT PROVISIONS
Sec. 351.601 MONITORING LICENSE HOLDER
Sec. 351.602 INJUNCTION; DAMAGES
Sec. 351.603 ENFORCEMENT BY ATTORNEY GENERAL OR BOARD; CIVIL PENALTY
Sec. 351.604 DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICES
Sec. 351.605 LESSEE ENTITLED TO REMEDIES
Sec. 351.606 GENERAL CRIMINAL PENALTY
Sec. 351.607 DISPENSING CONTACT LENSES; PENALTY
Sec. 351.608 CEASE AND DESIST ORDER.


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