SB 1321 Ophthalmic prescriptions; definitions, who may provide prescriptions, requirements.
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Summary as passed Senate: (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 HB 1497.

Full text:
01/10/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101389D  pdf | impact statement
01/26/17  Senate: Committee substitute printed 17104327D-S1  pdf | impact statement
02/15/17  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1321ER)  pdf | impact statement
02/23/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0184)  pdf

Status:
01/10/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101389D
01/10/17  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/16/17  Senate: Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
01/23/17  Senate: Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
01/26/17  Senate: Reported from Education and Health with substitute (14-Y 0-N)
01/26/17  Senate: Committee substitute printed 17104327D-S1
01/27/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
01/30/17  Senate: Read second time
01/30/17  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
01/30/17  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 17104327D-S1
01/30/17  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1321S1
01/31/17  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/03/17  House: Placed on Calendar
02/03/17  House: Read first time
02/03/17  House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/09/17  House: Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N)
02/10/17  House: Read second time
02/13/17  House: Read third time
02/13/17  House: Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/13/17  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
02/15/17  Senate: Enrolled
02/15/17  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1321ER)
02/15/17  House: Signed by Speaker
02/17/17  Senate: Signed by President
02/17/17  Senate: 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 184 (effective 7/1/17)
02/23/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0184)