|The 26th Alaska State Legislature, 2009 - 2010|
House Approves Standard Level of Care for Optometrists
|Thomas’ HB 245 Brings Statutes in Line with Current Education Levels and Trends|
Posted: March 22, 2010
(Juneau) - The Alaska State House today unanimously passed House Bill 245, legislation creating uniform licensure criteria for optometrists in Alaska. The bill, sponsored by Representative Bill Thomas, R-Haines, reduces the current three levels of licensure to one, which will standardize care and reduce confusion among the public.
The Board of Optometry would like to have a standard level of care that everyone receives from optometrists, which is one of the key provisions in HB 245.
“The Board of Optometry would like to have a standard level of care that everyone receives from optometrists, which is one of the key provisions in HB 245, “Thomas said. “The bill brings Alaska in line with current licensing criteria across the country. Alaskans deserve the best, most current, and highest standard of care possible. HB 245 ensures that optometrists working in Alaska have the credentials to practice at the highest level.”
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