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Section 4725.02 | License required.


(A) Except as provided in section 4725.26 of the Revised Code, no person shall engage in the practice of optometry, including the determination of the kind of procedure, treatment, or optical accessories needed by a person or the examination of the eyes of any person for the purpose of fitting the same with optical accessories, unless the person holds a current, valid certificate of licensure from the state vision professionals board. No person shall claim to be the lawful holder of a certificate of licensure when in fact the person is not such lawful holder, or impersonate any licensed optometrist.

(B) No optometrist shall personally furnish a therapeutic pharmaceutical agent to any person, except that a licensed optometrist may personally furnish a therapeutic pharmaceutical agent to a patient if no charge is imposed for the agent or for furnishing it and the amount furnished does not exceed a seventy-two hour supply, except that if the minimum available quantity of the agent is greater than a seventy-two hour supply, the optometrist may furnish the minimum available quantity.

Last updated February 24, 2023 at 4:31 PM

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