Rules Committee-Initial Meeting Scheduled for August 9, 2016
The Minnesota Board of Optometry will initiate the potential revision of existing rules at the first Rules Committee meeting at 9:30 AM on August 9, 2016 at the board office. With Statutory changes occurring in 2015, the MBO believes that rules should be reviewed to assure they meet contemporary practice standards. The initial meeting will review current rules and guidance documents to assure both the public and the OD's have clear direction in meeting community practice standards. Committee members include Don Sipola, OD, John Muellerleile, OD, Ron Czerepak Public Member and Jonathan Schorn, OD, representing the Minnesota Optometric Association (MOA). The meeting is open to the public. All minutes and supporting information will be posted on the website.
Decorative Contact Lenses
The Minnesota Board of Optometry (MBO) joins with the US Food and Drug Administration to alert consumers of risks associated with Non-Prescription Decorative Contact Lenses
Halloween inspired cosmetic contact lenses which can prove to be a health hazard.
Level Licensure Statement
As of January 1, 2013, all Minnesota Licensed Optometrists meet therapeutic certification standards (TPA) and are considered as meeting nationally recognized TMOD requirements. This level licensure standard is all inclusive of any former education including, but not limited to DPA, TPA certifications if the Minnesota licensed O.D. is currently or initially licensed after January 1, 2013.
Contact the board office with any questions you have. We will work to resolve any remaining questions.
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