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Licensing Doctors of Optometry and Regulating the Practice of Optometry



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 Board Meetings
William P. Hobby Building, 333 Guadalupe, Austin, Texas
Next Meeting:April 27 - 28, 2017
Agenda: Secretary of State
Committee Agendas: Secretary of State
The Board files an agenda at least seven days before each meeting. At each meeting, a time-certain is established on the agenda for public comment.
2017 Meeting Schedule
  February 9--10   /   April 27--28   /   August 3--4   /   November 2--3



Recent Rule Changes
8/5/16
Adopted Rules:  The board adopted changes to the following rules.
 
Rule §273.4   Renewal fee changes for Optometric Glaucoma Specialists under authority of Senate Bill 195, 84th Legislature.
 
Proposed Rules:  The board proposed amendments to §272.3 concerning contracting procedures required by state law. The proposed rule was published in the Texas Register.
 
5/6/16
Proposed Rules:  The Board proposed amendments to §273.4 concerning renewal fee changes for Optometric Glaucoma Specialists under authority of Senate Bill 195, 84th Legislature. The proposed rule was published in the Texas Register, and adopted at the August 2016 Board Meeting.
 
2/19/16
Adopted Rules:  The board adopted changes to the following rules.
 
Rule §273.14  The board adopted amendments to Rule §273.14 concerning applications by military service members, military spouses and veterans.
 
11/6/15
Proposed Rules:  The board proposed amendments to amend Rule §273.14 concerning applications by military service members, military spouses and veterans. The proposed rule will be published in the Texas Register.
 
Adopted Rules:  The board adopted changes to the following rules.
 
§273.4:  The board adopted changes to Rule §273.4 to lower license fees to comply with House Bill 7, 84th Legislature.
 
8/7/15
Proposed Rule:  The board proposed amendments to Rule 273.4 concerning reductions to initial and license renewal fees. The amendments proposed at the May 8, 2015 meeting were withdrawn. The proposed rule was published in the September 18, 2015, issue of the Texas Register.
 
 
5/8/15
Proposed Rule:  The board proposed amendments to Rule 273.4 concerning changes to initial and license renewal fees.
 
Adopted Rules:  The board adopted the following rules.
 
§280.6:  The board adopted new Rule 280.6 concerning administration of amniotic membranes and the dispensing of therapeutic contact lenses.
 
2/18/15
Proposed Rule:  The board proposed new Rule 280.6 concerning administration of amniotic membranes and the dispensing of therapeutic contact lenses. The proposed rule is published in the March 20, 2015, issue of the Texas Register.
 
Adopted Rule Review:  The board adopted the Rule Review of Chapters 271, 272, 273 and 275. The adoption is published in the March 20, 2015, issue of the Texas Register.
 
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