MS HB1302 | 2021 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Passed on March 17 2021 - 100% progression
Action: 2021-03-17 - Approved by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [HTML]


An Act To Amend Section 73-19-1, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Define The Practice Of Optometry; To Provide For The Diseases And Conditions That Optometrists Are Authorized To Examine, Diagnose And Manage; To Provide That An Optometrist May Utilize Local Anesthesia In The Performance Of Certain Procedures; To Provide That No Optometrist Shall Perform Cataract Surgery Nor Any Other Intraocular Surgery Not Specifically Allowed In This Statute; To Provide That An Optometrist May Perform Yag Laser Posterior Capsulotomies If He/she Has Been Certified By The Board Of Optometry To Perform Optometric Yag Laser Posterior Capsulotomy Procedures; To Amend Section 73-19-27, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Delete The Provision That Allows Optometrists To Use Pharmaceutical Agents In Their Practice; To Amend Section 73-19-157, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Provide Optometrists The Authority To Use And Prescribe Certain Pharmaceutical Medications; And For Related Purposes.

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Optometry; Board shall define practice of, and authorize to perform certain procedures and use and prescribe certain drugs.


Roll Calls

2021-03-09 - House - House Concurred in Amend From Senate (Y: 113 N: 5 NV: 4 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-02-25 - Senate - Senate Passed As Amended (Y: 47 N: 5 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-02-03 - House - House Passed (Y: 89 N: 25 NV: 8 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2021-03-17 Approved by Governor
2021-03-11HouseEnrolled Bill Signed
2021-03-11SenateEnrolled Bill Signed
2021-03-09HouseConcurred in Amend From Senate
2021-03-01SenateReturned For Concurrence
2021-02-25SenatePassed As Amended
2021-02-23SenateTitle Suff Do Pass As Amended
2021-02-16SenateReferred To Public Health and Welfare
2021-02-04HouseTransmitted To Senate
2021-02-03HouseCommittee Substitute Adopted
2021-01-26HouseTitle Suff Do Pass Comm Sub
2021-01-18HouseReferred To Public Health and Human Services

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
73191Amended CodeSee Bill Text
7319157Amended CodeSee Bill Text
731927Amended CodeSee Bill Text

Mississippi State Sources

Bill Comments