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Session Laws, 1989
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Ch. 1                                           LAWS OF MARYLAND

Article - Health Occupations

Section 10-404

Annotated Code of Maryland

(1986 Replacement Volume and 1987 Supplement)

SECTION 1. BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF
MARYLAND, That the Laws of Maryland read as follows:

Article - Health Occupations

10-101.

(f) "Practice optometry" means:

(1)   [To] SUBJECT TO § 10-404 OF THIS TITLE, TO use
any means known in the science of optics, except [drugs,
medicine, or] surgery:

(i) To detect any optical or diseased condition
in the human eye; or

(ii) To prescribe eyeglasses or lenses to
correct any optical condition in the human eye;

(2)  To give advice or direction on the fitness or
adaptation of eyeglasses or lenses to any individual for the
correction or relief of a condition for which eyeglasses or
lenses are worn; or

(3)  To use or permit the use of any instrument, test
card, test type, test eyeglasses, test lenses, or other device to
aid in choosing eyeglasses or lenses for an individual to wear.

10-404.

(A)  UNLESS CERTIFIED UNDER THIS SECTION, A LICENSED
OPTOMETRIST MAY NOT ADMINISTER A TOPICAL OCULAR DIAGNOSTIC
PHARMACEUTICAL AGENT TO A PATIENT.

(B)  THE BOARD SHALL CERTIFY A LICENSED OPTOMETRIST AS
QUALIFIED TO ADMINISTER TOPICAL OCULAR DIAGNOSTIC PHARMACEUTICAL
AGENTS IF THE LICENSED OPTOMETRIST SUBMITS TO THE BOARD EVIDENCE
SATISFACTORY TO THE BOARD THAT THE LICENSED OPTOMETRIST:

(1)  MEETS THE EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS THAT THE BOARD
ESTABLISHES FOR CERTIFICATION OF QUALIFICATION TO ADMINISTER
TOPICAL OCULAR DIAGNOSTIC PHARMACEUTICAL AGENTS; AND

(2)  HAS WITHIN 7 YEARS BEFORE CERTIFICATION COMPLETED
A COURSE IN PHARMACOLOGY THAT MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS OF
SUBSECTION (C) OF THIS SECTION.

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