WSR 10-04-067



(Board of Optometry)

[ Filed January 29, 2010, 4:54 p.m. , effective March 1, 2010 ]

Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: WAC 246-851-110 Course presumed to qualify for credit, optometry continuing education. The rule corrects the reference from the Washington Association of Optometric Physicians to that organization's current name, the Optometric Physicians of Washington.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 246-851-110 Courses presumed to qualify for credit.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.54.070.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 09-23-058 on November 12, 2009.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: January 29, 2010.

Michael D. Van Brocklin, O.D.

Chair, Board of Optometry


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 97-12-088, filed 6/4/97, effective 7/5/97)

WAC 246-851-110   Courses presumed to qualify for credit.   Courses offered by the following organizations are presumed to qualify as continuing education courses without specific prior approval of the board. However, the board reserves the right to not accept credits if the board determines that a course did not provide appropriate information or training.

(1) The American Optometric Association.

(2) Any college or school of optometry whose scholastic standards are deemed sufficient by the board under RCW 18.53.060(2).

(3) The ((Washington Association of)) Optometric Physicians of Washington.

(4) Any state optometric association which is recognized by the licensing authority of its state as a qualified professional association or educational organization.

(5) The state optometry board.

(6) The optometry licensing authority of any other state.

(7) The American Academy of Optometry.

(8) The Optometric Extension Program.

(9) The College of Optometrists in Vision Development.

(10) The National Eye Research Foundation.

(11) Regional congresses of any of the organizations listed in subsections (1) through (10) of this section.

(12) The Council on Post-Graduate Education of the American Optometric Association.

(13) The Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (C.O.P.E.).

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070(2). 97-12-088, 246-851-110, filed 6/4/97, effective 7/5/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070. 94-04-041, 246-851-110, filed 1/27/94, effective 2/27/94; 93-18-092 (Order 393B), 246-851-110, filed 9/1/93, effective 10/2/93; 91-06-025 (Order 119B), recodified as 246-851-110, filed 2/26/91, effective 3/29/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070(2). 89-10-030 (Order PM 839), 308-53-120, filed 4/27/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070. 88-07-047 (Order PM 710), 308-53-120, filed 3/11/88. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070(5). 84-09-082 (Order PL 465), 308-53-120, filed 4/18/84; Order PL 239, 308-53-120, filed 3/3/76.]

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