The board will recognize candidates as qualified to take the pharmacology examination, the treatment and management of ocular disease, in accordance with the following:
(A) All applicants for the licensing examination, and optometrists who do not hold a valid topical ocular pharmaceutical agents certificate who apply for therapeutic certification, must document to the board successful completion of at least eighty-seven clock hours of study and training which shall include principles of general, ocular, and therapeutic pharmacology, the diagnosis of disorders of the visual system, the treatment of ocular disease and injury, the nature of adverse reactions caused by ocular pharmaceutical agents and emergency steps to be taken in such cases, ocular signs and symptoms of systemic disease, appropriate criteria for referrals to physicians, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
(B) All of the hours of study and training required as a prerequisite to the pharmacology examination must have been completed at an institution accredited by a regional or professional accredited organization that is recognized or approved by the "council on postsecondary accreditation" or the United States department of education or its successor. Candidates must document this requirement by submitting proof of valid completion of study.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/20/2008 and 05/19/2013
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4725.09
Prior Effective Dates: 6/26/92, 6/1/99