The performance of optometric services for the public while in the employ of or while under the direct or indirect control of any person or entity of any kind other than a holder of a certificate of licensure, a corporation of holders of certificates of licensure, a not for profit charitable corporation or foundation, or a professional corporation as defined in Chapter 1785. of the Revised Code, of holders of certificates of licensure constitutes "dishonesty and unprofessional conduct" as that phrase is used in section 4725.19 of the Revised Code.
For the purposes of this rule, nonprofit charitable corporations or foundations that are primarily financed by federal grants, state grants and endowments, such as Prevent Blindness Ohio and low vision centers, may employ optometrists as long as no control is exerted over optometric procedures that are deemed necessary by optometrists working at these locations.
Prior History: (R.C. 119.032 review dates:
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 119.03
Rule Amplifies: 4725.09
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/65, 6/1/99, 1/1/04)