Optometry Act

Texas Optometry Act

The Texas Optometry Act below links directly to each section of the Optometry Act on the website of the Texas Legislature. A Texas Optometry Act Booklet PDF is also available. The booklet contains an index, Optometry Act, Contact Lens Prescription Act, Healing Arts Identification Act, and List of Optometry Schools. The Contact Lens Prescription Act is a link to the website of the Texas Legislature. Board Rules are available at this link.

Optometry Act

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Sec. 351.102    REPEALED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