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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1806         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 191

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Tackey Chan

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to updating reciprocity for licensing optometrists.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Tackey Chan

2nd Norfolk

Brian M. Ashe

2nd Hampden

Kevin J. Kuros

8th Worcester

Keiko M. Orrall

12th Bristol


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1806        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 191

By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 191) of Tackey Chan and others relative to updating reciprocity for licensing optometrists.  Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 1032 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to updating reciprocity for licensing optometrists.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1.  Chapter 112 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended, in section 68, by striking the second to last paragraph and inserting the following new paragraph:-

              “Any person who shall present to the board a certified copy or certificate of registration or license which was issued to him after examination by a board of registration in optometry in any other state, where the requirements for registration are in the opinion of the board are reasonably equivalent to those of this commonwealth, shall be registered and given an appropriate certificate of registration in this commonwealth upon passage of a written jurisprudence exam, completion of the required application; provided said applicant has not previously failed to pass the practical examination required in this commonwealth, and that he has been engaged in the reputable practice of optometry continuously for not less than three years immediately preceding his application, and that he intends to practice optometry in this commonwealth. The fee for such registration shall be determined under the aforementioned chapter seven provision.

              SECTION 2.  Section 73B of Chapter 112 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended, by inserting after the words “doctor of optometry”, the following words:- “or ‘optometric physician’ ”.

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