(A) The state board of optometry shall adopt rules as it considers necessary to govern the practice of optometry and to administer and enforce sections 4725.01 to 4725.34 of the Revised Code. All rules adopted under those sections shall be adopted in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.
(B) The board, in consultation with the state board of pharmacy, shall adopt rules specifying any oral drugs or dangerous drugs that are therapeutic pharmaceutical agents under division (C)(3) of section 4725.01 of the Revised Code.
(C) The board shall adopt rules that establish standards to be met and procedures to be followed with respect to the delegation by an optometrist of the performance of an optometric task to a person who is not licensed or otherwise specifically authorized by the Revised Code to perform the task. The rules shall permit an optometrist who holds a topical ocular pharmaceutical agents certificate or therapeutic pharmaceutical agents certificate to delegate the administration of drugs included in the optometrist's scope of practice. The rules adopted under this division shall provide for all of the following:
(1) On-site supervision when the delegation occurs in an institution or other facility that is used primarily for the purpose of providing health care, unless the board established a specific exception to the on-site supervision requirement with respect to routine administration of a topical drug;
(2) Evaluation of whether delegation is appropriate according to the acuity of the patient involved;
(3) Training and competency requirements that must be met by the person administering the drugs;
(4) Other standards and procedures the board considers relevant.
(D) The state board of optometry shall adopt rules establishing criminal records checks requirements for applicants under section 4776.03 of the Revised Code.
Effective Date: 04-10-2001; 2007 HB104 03-24-2008; 2007 HB149 03-24-2008