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OPTOMETRY LAWS OF OKLAHOMA
59 O.S. 601-606

FINANCES - APPOINTMENTS - POST-GRADUATE WORK

Section 601. Appropriation
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      There is hereby appropriated to the Board of Examiners in Optometry from the moneys which will accrue to the Optometry Board fund of the State of Oklahoma, for each fiscal year hereafter, a sum equal to ninety per cent (90%) of such accruals.

Section 602. Expenses for Operation of Board
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      Said appropriations herein made shall be used by the Board of Examiners in Optometry for the necessary expenses of operation of said board during the fiscal years set out in Section 1 of this Act, including expenses for personnel services, salary of Secretary-Treasurer of the Board, per diem of members of the Board of Examiners, and all the expenses of the maintenance and operation deemed reasonably necessary or desirable in the operation of the business of said Board.

Section 603. Appointments and Salaries
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      The Board of Examiners in Optometry shall create positions, make the appointment, and unless otherwise provided by act of the Legislature, shall fix the salary of officials, attorneys and other employees necessary to perform the duties imposed upon the Board of Examiners in Optometry by law, payable from the appropriations made by this act for such services provided in Section 2.

Section 604. Attendance on Educational or Postgraduate Program
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      Every person holding a license to practice optometry in this state shall be required to present to the Board of Examiners in Optometry, not later than the thirtieth day of June of each year, satisfactory evidence that during the preceding twelve (12) months said person attended not less than two (2) days of a total of at least 12 hours of educational or postgraduate programs approved by said Board, or that said person was prevented, because of sickness or any other reason acceptable to the Board, from attending said educational or postgraduate program.
      The filing of proof of attendance at educational programs or clinics shall be a condition precedent to the issuance of a renewal license. The Board may reinstate the license of said licensee to practice optometry upon presentation of satisfactory proof of postgraduate study of a standard approved by said examiners and payment of all fees due including a late reinstatement fee not to exceed three times the annual renewal fee.

Section 605. Provisions of Act Cumulative
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      The provisions of this act shall be cumulative to other laws.

Section 606. Invalidity Clause.
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      If any of the provisions hereof are adjudged to be unconstitutional or invalid, such adjudication shall not affect the validity or constitutionality of any of the other provisions hereof.


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