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HB 394 (BR 1617) - J. Jenkins

     AN ACT relating to ophthalmic dispensers.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 326 to authorize the licensing of "optical establishments" operated by ophthalmic dispensers; delineate duties of the Kentucky Board of Ophthalmic Dispensers regarding licensing; describe conditions for applicants and licensees pertaining to licensing optical establishments; amend KRS 326.010 to define "optical establishment," a term that excludes establishments that come under the practice of medicine, osteopathy, or optometry; amend KRS 326.070 to indicate that KRS Chapter 326 does not require physicians, osteopaths, or optometrists to obtain a license for an optical establishment for their office, place of business, or practice; amend KRS 326.090 to list misconduct for which the board may deny applicants or discipline licensees; make technical corrections.


     HFA (1, J. Jenkins) - Retain original provisions, except delete new language granting the ophthalmic dispenser board the power to promulgate administrative regulations requiring the presence of specified equipment at each licensed optical establishment; remove new references to "related accessories" and return references to "appurtenances thereto."

     SCS - Retain original provisions, except delete new section requiring a license to operate an optical establishment; remove licensing exemptions and board disciplinary powers regarding optical establishment licenses; permit the board to impose a fine against any person who operates an optical establishment without the supervision of a Kentucky-licensed ophthalmic dispenser, any person who allows unlicensed persons to perform activities that violate KRS 326.030, or any person who allows a Kentucky-licensed ophthalmic dispenser to supervise more than one optical establishment at the same time; amend KRS 326.100 to extend the board's actions and the related right to a KRS Chapter 13B hearing to apply to a "person" rather than just a "licensee."

     Feb 9-introduced in House
     Feb 12-to Licensing & Occupations (H); posted in committee
     Feb 14-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 15-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 20-floor amendment (1) filed
     Feb 21-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 22, 2007
     Feb 28-3rd reading, passed 99-0 with floor amendment (1)
     Mar 1-received in Senate
     Mar 5-to Licensing, Occupations and Administrative Regulations (S)
     Mar 7-taken from committee; 1st reading; returned to Licensing, Occupations and Administrative Regulations (S)
     Mar 8-reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules with Committee Substitute as a Consent Bill
     Mar 9-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, March 9, 2007; 3rd reading, passed 38-0 with Committee Substitute ; received in House; posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute
     Mar 12-House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute ; passed 98-0; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Mar 23-signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 105)

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