IL SB3606 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on May 3 2018 - 25% progression
Action: 2018-05-03 - Referred to Assignments
Pending: Senate Assignments Committee
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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2018-05-03SenateReferred to Assignments
2018-05-03SenateFirst Reading
2018-05-03SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Don Harmon

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