IL HB5871 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)
Status: Failed on January 8 2019 - 100% progression
Action: 2019-01-08 - Session Sine Die
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Amends the Illinois Optometric Practice Act of 1987. Removes language allowing the Department to establish the educational requirements for performing advanced optometric procedures by rule. Provides that the practice of optometry includes advanced optometric procedures only upon successful completion of an advanced optometric training and testing program approved by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Provides that the Department may adopt rules to approve an advanced optometric training and testing program. Provides that schools or colleges of optometry offering the advanced optometric training and testing program shall submit a list of persons who have successfully completed the program to the Department on an annual basis or upon the Department's request. Provides that an applicant seeking licensure renewal shall complete 30 hours of continuing education relevant to the practice of optometry during each pre-renewal period. Provides that an optometrist providing advanced optometric procedures must complete an additional 6 hours of continuing education in advanced optometric procedures during each pre-renewal period. Makes other changes.

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2019-01-08HouseSession Sine Die
2018-05-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Grant Wehrli
2018-05-08HouseReferred to Rules Committee
2018-05-08HouseFirst Reading
2018-05-03HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Keith R. Wheeler

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