HB 1497 Ophthalmic prescriptions; definitions, who may provide prescriptions, requirements.
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Summary as passed House: (all summaries)

Requirements for ophthalmic prescriptions. Requires, for ophthalmic prescriptions written on or after July 1, 2017, that an ophthalmologist or optometrist establish a bona fide provider-patient relationship with a patient prior to prescribing spectacles, eyeglasses, lenses, or contact lenses, and sets out requirements for establishing such relationship, which includes options for examination of the patient either in person or through face-to-face interactive, two-way, real-time communication or store-and-forward technologies. This bill is identical to SB 1321.

Full text:
12/15/16  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100532D  pdf | impact statement
01/26/17  House: Committee substitute printed 17104155D-H1  pdf | impact statement
02/15/17  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1497ER)  pdf | impact statement
02/23/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0169)  pdf

12/15/16  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100532D
12/15/16  House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/12/17  House: Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1
01/24/17  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (11-Y 0-N)
01/26/17  House: Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
01/26/17  House: Committee substitute printed 17104155D-H1
01/27/17  House: Read first time
01/30/17  House: Read second time
01/30/17  House: Committee substitute agreed to 17104155D-H1
01/30/17  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1497H1
01/31/17  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
01/31/17  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
02/01/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/17  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/09/17  Senate: Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)
02/10/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/13/17  Senate: Read third time
02/13/17  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/15/17  House: Enrolled
02/15/17  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1497ER)
02/15/17  House: Signed by Speaker
02/17/17  Senate: Signed by President
02/17/17  House: Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/17/17
02/17/17  Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 24, 2017
02/23/17  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 169 (effective 7/1/17)
02/23/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0169)