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The optometric law page contains links to portions of Oklahoma State Law which are relevant to the practice of optometry in the state of Oklahoma. What follows is a table of contents which is linked to the various sections of the law. The table of contents divides the law into thirteen different pages. Each page is further subdivided into specific sections. To download the entire document in Microsoft Word format click here (181 KB).1. Definition of Optometry, etc.
Sections 581 to 598
Section 581. Practice of Optometry - Definition
Section 582. Board of Examiners in Optometry - Continuance - Vacancies - Qualifications - Term of Members.
Section 583. Board of Examiners - Authority to Make Rules and Regulations - Organization - Quorum
Section 584. Qualifications of Applicants - Examination - Registration - Certificates to Practice to Persons from other States.
Section 585. Revocation of Certificate - Grounds - Unprofessional and Unethical Conduct, Definition of - Rules and Regulations - Practice Under Own Name - Notice and Hearing on Revocation - Reissuance of Revoked Certificate.
Section 586. Certificates - Recordation - Exhibition of Certificates.
Section 587. Examinations-Fees-Compensation and Expenses - Optometry Board Revolving Fund.
Section 588. Practice by Unauthorized Person - False Personation - Evidence of Violations - Punishment.
Section 589. Persons Exempted from Statute.
Section 591. Certificates of Registration.
Section 592. Effect of Invalid Sections.
Section 593. Public Policy.
Section 594. Practice in Certain Proximity to Retail Optical Outlets Prohibited.
Section 595. Certain Agreements, Contracts, Understandings, etc. Prohibited.
Section 596. Certain Practices in Mercantile Establishments Prohibited.
Section 597. Penalties.
Section 598. Provisions Cumulative.
2. Finances - Appointments - Post-Graduate Work
Sections 601 to 606
Section 601. Appropriation
Section 602. Expenses for Operation of Board.
Section 603. Appointments and Salaries
Section 604. Attendance on Educational or Postgraduate Program.
Section 605. Provisions of Act Cumulative.
Section 606. Invalidity Clause.
3. Designation of Branch of Healing Art
Sections 725.1 to 725.3
Section 725.1 Use of Word
Section 725.2 Right to Use Word "Doctor" or Abbreviation Thereof
Section 725.3 Violations of Provisions
4. Unlawful Practice of Healing Arts
Sections 731.1 to 738.4
Section 731.1 Definitions.
Section 731.2 Use of Word "Doctor" or "Dr."
Section 731.3 License or Certificate.
Section 731.4 Violations of Act.
Section 731.5 Application of Law.
Section 736.2 Injunction - County Attorney - Attorney General.
Section 738.1 Injunctions - Granted to Boards.
Section 738.2 Permission From Boards to Institute - When.
Section 738.3 Attorneys, Employment of.
Section 738.4 County Attorney - Act not to Abrogate Right.
5. Optical Goods and Devices - Sale Of
Sections 941 to 947
Section 941. Public Policy.
Section 942. Fitting, Adjusting or Applying Lenses or Other Optical Appliances, Duplicating or Replacing Lenses, Etc. Without License Unlawful.
Section 943.1 Advertisement of Ophthalmic Lenses, Frames, Eyeglasses, Spectacles or Parts.
Section 943.2 Prescriptions for Spectacles or Eyeglasses-Copies
Section 943.3 Standards - Eyeglasses, Spectacles, Lenses or other Optical Devices or Parts.
Section 944. Rebates or Premiums to Optometrists or Physicians Prohibited - Employment for Purposes of Making Eye Examinations or Doing Visual Corrections Prohibited - Exceptions - Retail Stores Prohibited From Renting Space to Persons Purporting to Do Eye Examinations.
Section 945. Discrimination between Licensed Practitioners by State Employees Prohibited - Exception.
Section 946. Violations -Punishment - Injunction - Duties of County Attorney - Act to be Cumulative with Existing Laws.
Section 947. Not to Affect Laws Concerning Chapter 14, Title 59, O.S. 1951.
6. Professional Corporations
36 O.S. 6051 to 56 O.S. 199
36 O.S. 6051 Free Choice of Practitioner and Profession - Equal Reimbursement.
56 O.S. 199. Visual or Optometric Services - Free Choice of Practitioner and Profession.
7. Rules and Regulations of the State Board of Examiners in Optometry
Title 505:1-1-1 to Title 505:1-3-9
Title 505:1-1-1 Purpose
Title 505:1-3-1 General Board Purpose and Method of Operation
Title 505:1-3-2 Powers and Duties of the Board
Title 505:1-3-3 Board Composition and Officers
Title 505:1-3-4 Board Meetings
Title 505:1-3-5 Official Board Records
Title 505:1-3-6 Availability of Records and Manner of Obtaining Information
Title 505:1-3-7 Availability of Board Rules, Regulations, Policy Statements
Title 505:1-3-9 Annual License Fee
8. Subchapter 5. Rulemaking and Declaratory Rulings Part 1
Title 505:1-5-1 to Title 505:10-3-9
Title 505:1-5-1 Opportunity for Hearing
Title 505:1-5-2 Petition for Rulemaking
Title 505:1-5-3 Notice
Title 505:1-5-4 Rulemaking hearing
Title 505:1-5-5 Effective date
Title 505:1-5-6 Emergency Rules
Title 505:1-5-7 Request for declaratory ruling
Title 505:1-7-1 Definitions
Title 505:1-7-2 Filing of papers
Title 505:1-7-3 Initiation of petition for individual proceeding
Title 505:1-7-4 Notice to parties
Title 505:1-7-5 Service of notice
Title 505:1-7-6 Time of hearing; request for extension
Title 505:1-7-7 Conduct of hearing
Title 505:1-7-8 Record of Hearing
Title 505:1-7-9 Findings of fact
Title 505:1-7-10 Notice of facts
Title 505:1-7-11 Final orders, proposed finding of facts and conclusions of law
Title 505:1-7-12 Communication with parties
Title 505:1-7-13 Subpoenas
Title 505:1-7-14 Requests for disqualification
Title 505:1-7-15 Rehearing, reopening or reconsideration
Title 505:1-7-16 Informal hearing of a matter
Title 505:1-7-17 Stipulation of an order
Title 505:10-1-1 Purpose
Title 505:10-1-2 Forms and instructions
Title 505:10-1-3 Sample of official forms
Title 505:10-3-1 Application for license
Title 505:10-3-2 Examination of Candidates
Title 505:10-3-3 License requirements
Title 505:10-3-4 Granting of license
Title 505:10-3-5 Reciprocity abolished
Title 505:10-3-6 Special volunteer licenses
Title 505:10-3-7 Acceptance of Military education, training, and experience toward
qualification for licensure examination.
Title 505:10-3-8 Expediting issuances of license or certificate, or temporary permit.
Title 505:10-3-9 Automatic extension of licenses for those deployed on active duty
with the Armed Forces.
9. Subchapter 5. Rulemaking and Declaratory Rulings Part 2
Title 505:10-5-1 to Title 505:10-5-12
Title 505:10-5-1 Minimum standard of sanitation, hygiene and professional surroundings
Title 505:10-5-2 Prohibition against practicing in proximity to retail optical outlet
Title 505:10-5-3 Prohibition against solicitation
Title 505:10-5-4 Prohibition against practicing in connection with commercial business
Title 505:10-5-5 Prohibition against practicing under name other than proper name
Title 505:10-5-6 Requirement of registering intent to dispense dangerous drugs and controlled dangerous substances
Title 505: 10-5-7 Practice in two locations
Title 505:10-5-8 Penalties for practicing without renewal certificate
Title 505:10-5-9 Required findings on examination of patient
Title 505:10-5-10 Prohibition against false advertising
Title 505:10-5-11 Authorized post-graduate educational work
Title 505:10-5-12 Code of Ethics
10. Subchapter 5. Rulemaking and Declaratory Rulings Part 3
Title 505:10-5-13 to Title 10-7-4
Title 505:10-5-13 Acts constituting unprofessional conduct
Title 505:10-5-14 Release of contact lenses prescription
Title 505:10-5-15 Employment relationships of optometrists, including Professional Entities
Title 505:10-5-16 Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agent certificate required after June 30, 2006
Title 505:10-5-17 Proper scope of practice of nonlaser surgical procedures
Title 505:10-7-1 Notification of action on License
Title 505:10-7-2 Complaints against licensees
Title 505:10-7-3 Renewal after revocation
Title 505:10-7-4 Placement of license on inactive status and restoration to active status of such licenses