Section 4725.26 | Exceptions.
Division (A) of section 4725.02 of the Revised Code does not apply to the following:
(A) Physicians authorized to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery under Chapter 4731. of the Revised Code;
(B) Persons who sell optical accessories but do not assume to adapt them to the eye, and neither practice nor profess to practice optometry;
(C) An instructor in a school of optometry that is located in this state and approved by the state vision professionals board under section 4725.10 of the Revised Code who holds a valid current license to practice optometry from a licensing body in another jurisdiction and limits the practice of optometry to the instruction of students enrolled in the school.
(D) A student enrolled in a school of optometry, located in this or another state and approved by the board under section 4725.10 of the Revised Code, while the student is participating in this state in an optometry training program provided or sponsored by the school, if the student acts under the direct, personal supervision and control of an optometrist licensed by the board or authorized to practice pursuant to division (C) of this section.
(E) An individual who is licensed or otherwise specifically authorized by the Revised Code to engage in an activity that is included in the practice of optometry.
(F) An individual who is not licensed or otherwise specifically authorized by the Revised Code to engage in an activity that is included in the practice of optometry, but is acting pursuant to the rules for delegation of optometric tasks adopted under section 4725.09 of the Revised Code.
(G) An individual who holds in good standing a valid license to practice optometry from a licensing body in another jurisdiction and is practicing as a volunteer without remuneration during a charitable event that lasts not more than seven days.
When an individual meets the conditions of this division, the individual shall be deemed to hold, during the course of the charitable event, a license to practice optometry from the state vision professionals board and shall be subject to the provisions of this chapter authorizing the board to take disciplinary action against a license holder. Not less than seven calendar days before the first day of the charitable event, the individual or the event's organizer shall notify the board of the individual's intent to engage in the practice of optometry at the event. During the course of the charitable event, the individual's scope of practice is limited to the procedures that an optometrist licensed under this chapter is authorized to perform unless the individual's scope of practice in the other jurisdiction is more restrictive than in this state. If the latter is the case, the individual's scope of practice is limited to the procedures that an optometrist in the other jurisdiction may perform.
Last updated February 28, 2023 at 2:17 PM
Available Versions of this Section
- March 24, 2008 – House Bill 149 - 127th General Assembly [ View March 24, 2008 Version ]
- January 21, 2018 – Amended by House Bill 49 - 132nd General Assembly [ View January 21, 2018 Version ]
- March 22, 2019 – Amended by House Bill 541 - 132nd General Assembly [ View March 22, 2019 Version ]
- December 29, 2023 – Amended by Senate Bill 131 - 134th General Assembly [ View December 29, 2023 Version ]