Last Update: 7/21/16

Chapter 246-851 WAC

OPTOMETRISTS

WAC Sections

Approval of schools and colleges of optometry.
Continuing education requirement.
Approval of courses.
Category 1Credit for education from optometry-specific organizations.
Category 2Credit for education from nonoptometric organizations.
Category 3Credit for teaching.
Category 4Credit for publishing and exhibiting.
Category 5Credit for self-directed study.
Credits for practice management.
Credits for cultural competency in clinical care.
Minimum equipment requirements.
Mobile optometric units.
Contact lens advertising.
Maintenance of records.
Renting space from and practicing on premises of commercial (mercantile) concern.
Proper identification of licensees.
Doctor of optometry presumed responsible for advertisements.
Misleading titles or degrees.
Improper professional relationship.
Employed doctors of optometry, franchises and equipment use agreements.
Practice under another optometrist's name.
Certification required for use of pharmaceutical agents.
Drug formulary.
Optometrist with prescriptive authorization.
AIDS prevention and information education requirements.
Philosophy governing voluntary substance abuse monitoring programs.
Terms used in WAC 246-851-440 through 246-851-470.
Approval of substance abuse monitoring programs.
Participation in approved substance abuse monitoring program.
Examination and licensure.
How to obtain a temporary practice permit while the national background check is completed.
Credentialing by endorsement.
Contact lens prescription defined.
Inactive credential.
Retired active credential.
Sexual misconduct.
Adjudicative proceedings.
Certification required for use or prescription of drugs administered orally for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.
Drug list.
Guidelines for the use of oral Schedule II hydrocodone combination products and Schedule III through V controlled substances and legend drugs.
Certification required for administration of epinephrine by injection for treatment of anaphylactic shock.
Approval or removal of medications.
Optometry fees and renewal cycle.
DISPOSITION OF SECTIONS FORMERLY CODIFIED IN THIS CHAPTER
246-851-020
Renewal of licenses. [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070. WSR 91-22-061 (Order 210B), § 246-851-020, filed 11/1/91, effective 12/2/91; WSR 91-06-025 (Order 119B), recodified as § 246-851-020, filed 2/26/91, effective 3/29/91; WSR 88-07-047 (Order PM 710), § 308-53-010, filed 3/11/88; Order PL 239, § 308-53-010, filed 3/3/76; Order 228, § 308-53-010, filed 11/6/75; Order PL 173, § 308-53-010, filed 8/22/74.] Repealed by WSR 98-05-060, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280.
246-851-030
Temporary permit policy recommendation. [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070. WSR 91-22-061 (Order 210B), § 246-851-030, filed 11/1/91, effective 12/2/91; WSR 91-06-025 (Order 119B), recodified as § 246-851-030, filed 2/26/91, effective 3/29/91; WSR 88-07-047 (Order PM 710), § 308-53-030, filed 3/11/88. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070(5); WSR 84-09-082 (Order PL 465), § 308-53-030, filed 4/18/84; WSR 78-02-030 (Order PL 281), § 308-53-030, filed 1/17/78.] Repealed by WSR 92-06-030 (Order 248B), filed 2/26/92, effective 3/28/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070.
246-851-050
Examination eligibility. [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070. WSR 91-06-025 (Order 119B), recodified as § 246-851-050, filed 2/26/91, effective 3/29/91; WSR 90-11-080 (Order 056), § 308-53-075, filed 5/16/90, effective 6/16/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070(5). WSR 86-13-008 (Order PM 598), § 308-53-075, filed 6/5/86.] Repealed by WSR 92-06-030 (Order 248B), filed 2/26/92, effective 3/28/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070.
246-851-060
Examination subjects. [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070. WSR 91-06-025 (Order 119B), recodified as § 246-851-060, filed 2/26/91, effective 3/29/91; WSR 90-11-080 (Order 056), § 308-53-084, filed 5/16/90, effective 6/16/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070(5). WSR 87-09-046 (Order PM 646), § 308-53-084, filed 4/14/87; WSR 86-13-008 (Order PM 598), § 308-53-084, filed 6/5/86.] Repealed by WSR 95-14-114, filed 6/30/95, effective 7/31/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070.
246-851-070
Grading examinations. [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070. WSR 91-06-025 (Order 119B), recodified as § 246-851-070, filed 2/26/91, effective 3/29/91; WSR 90-11-080 (Order 056), § 308-53-085, filed 5/16/90, effective 6/16/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070(5). WSR 87-09-046 (Order PM 646), § 308-53-085, filed 4/14/87; WSR 86-13-008 (Order PM 598), § 308-53-085, filed 6/5/86; WSR 84-09-082 (Order PL 465), § 308-53-085, filed 4/18/84; WSR 83-10-052 (Order PL 433), § 308-53-085, filed 5/3/83; WSR 82-12-077 (Order PL 399), § 308-53-085, filed 6/2/82.] Repealed by WSR 95-14-114, filed 6/30/95, effective 7/31/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070.
246-851-080
Examination appeal procedures. [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070. WSR 91-22-061 (Order 210B), § 246-851-080, filed 11/1/91, effective 12/2/91; WSR 91-06-025 (Order 119B), recodified as § 246-851-080, filed 2/26/91, effective 3/29/91; WSR 87-17-020 (Order PM 666), § 308-53-320, filed 8/12/87.] Repealed by WSR 96-20-087, filed 10/1/96, effective 11/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070(2).
246-851-100
Credit hour defined. [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070(2). WSR 97-12-088, § 246-851-100, filed 6/4/97, effective 7/5/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070. WSR 91-06-025 (Order 119B), recodified as § 246-851-100, filed 2/26/91, effective 3/29/91; Order PL 239, § 308-53-110, filed 3/3/76.] Repealed by WSR 98-05-060, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280.
246-851-110
Courses presumed to qualify for credit. [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070. WSR 10-04-067, § 246-851-110, filed 1/29/10, effective 3/1/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070(2). WSR 97-12-088, § 246-851-110, filed 6/4/97, effective 7/5/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070. WSR 94-04-041, § 246-851-110, filed 1/27/94, effective 2/27/94; WSR 93-18-092 (Order 393B), § 246-851-110, filed 9/1/93, effective 10/2/93; WSR 91-06-025 (Order 119B), recodified as § 246-851-110, filed 2/26/91, effective 3/29/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070(2). WSR 89-10-030 (Order PM 839), § 308-53-120, filed 4/27/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070. WSR 88-07-047 (Order PM 710), § 308-53-120, filed 3/11/88. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070(5). WSR 84-09-082 (Order PL 465), § 308-53-120, filed 4/18/84; Order PL 239, § 308-53-120, filed 3/3/76.] Repealed by WSR 15-24-119, filed 12/1/15, effective 1/1/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070(2).
246-851-130
Post-graduate educational program. [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070. WSR 91-06-025 (Order 119B), recodified as § 246-851-130, filed 2/26/91, effective 3/29/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070(2). WSR 89-10-030 (Order PM 839), § 308-53-125, filed 4/27/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070(5). WSR 80-01-088 (Order PL 326), § 308-53-125, filed 12/28/79.] Repealed by WSR 15-24-119, filed 12/1/15, effective 1/1/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070(2).
246-851-160
Credit for reports. [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070(2). WSR 02-10-065, § 246-851-160, filed 4/26/02, effective 5/27/02; WSR 97-12-088, § 246-851-160, filed 6/4/97, effective 7/5/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070. WSR 91-22-061 (Order 210B), § 246-851-160, filed 11/1/91, effective 12/2/91; WSR 91-06-025 (Order 119B), recodified as § 246-851-160, filed 2/26/91, effective 3/29/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070(2). WSR 89-10-030 (Order PM 839), § 308-53-145, filed 4/27/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070. WSR 88-07-047 (Order PM 710), § 308-53-145, filed 3/11/88. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070(5). WSR 80-04-054 (Order PL 331), § 308-53-145, filed 3/21/80.] Repealed by WSR 04-21-077, filed 10/20/04, effective 11/20/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070(2).
246-851-180
Credit for lecturing. [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070(2). WSR 97-12-088, § 246-851-180, filed 6/4/97, effective 7/5/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070. WSR 91-22-061 (Order 210B), § 246-851-180, filed 11/1/91, effective 12/2/91; WSR 91-06-025 (Order 119B), recodified as § 246-851-180, filed 2/26/91, effective 3/29/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070(2). WSR 89-10-030 (Order PM 839), § 308-53-150, filed 4/27/89; Order PL 239, § 308-53-150, filed 3/3/76.] Repealed by WSR 15-24-119, filed 12/1/15, effective 1/1/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070(2).
246-851-190
Credit for CPR training. [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070(2). WSR 97-12-088, § 246-851-190, filed 6/4/97, effective 7/5/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070. WSR 91-06-025 (Order 119B), recodified as § 246-851-190, filed 2/26/91, effective 3/29/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070(2). WSR 89-10-030 (Order PM 839), § 308-53-151, filed 4/27/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070(5). WSR 82-12-077 (Order PL 399), § 308-53-151, filed 6/2/82.] Repealed by WSR 15-24-119, filed 12/1/15, effective 1/1/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070(2).
246-851-200
Dual acceptance of continuing education credits. [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070(2). WSR 97-12-088, § 246-851-200, filed 6/4/97, effective 7/5/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070. WSR 91-06-025 (Order 119B), recodified as § 246-851-200, filed 2/26/91, effective 3/29/91; Order PL 256, § 308-53-155, filed 9/13/76.] Repealed by WSR 02-10-134, filed 5/1/02, effective 6/1/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070(2).
246-851-210
Certification for continuing education courses. [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070. WSR 91-22-061 (Order 210B), § 246-851-210, filed 11/1/91, effective 12/2/91; WSR 91-06-025 (Order 119B), recodified as § 246-851-210, filed 2/26/91, effective 3/29/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070(2). WSR 89-10-030 (Order PM 839), § 308-53-165, filed 4/27/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070(5) and 18.54.075. WSR 85-16-054 (Order PL 545), § 308-53-165, filed 7/31/85. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070(5). WSR 80-01-088 (Order PL 326), § 308-53-165, filed 12/28/79.] Repealed by WSR 97-12-088, filed 6/4/97, effective 7/5/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070(2).
246-851-220
Surplus credit hours. [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070(2). WSR 97-12-088, § 246-851-220, filed 6/4/97, effective 7/5/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070. WSR 91-06-025 (Order 119B), recodified as § 246-851-220, filed 2/26/91, effective 3/29/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070(2). WSR 89-10-030 (Order PM 839), § 308-53-170, filed 4/27/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070. WSR 88-07-047 (Order PM 710), § 308-53-170, filed 3/11/88; Order PL 239, § 308-53-170, filed 3/3/76.] Repealed by WSR 98-05-060, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280.
246-851-240
Discretionary exception for emergency situation. [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070(2). WSR 97-12-088, § 246-851-240, filed 6/4/97, effective 7/5/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070. WSR 91-06-025 (Order 119B), recodified as § 246-851-240, filed 2/26/91, effective 3/29/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070(2). WSR 89-10-030 (Order PM 839), § 308-53-180, filed 4/27/89; Order PL 239, § 308-53-180, filed 3/3/76.] Repealed by WSR 98-05-060, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280.
246-851-270
Retention of minimum contact lens records. [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070. WSR 92-20-048 (Order 308B), § 246-851-270, filed 9/30/92, effective 10/31/92; WSR 91-06-025 (Order 119B), recodified as § 246-851-270, filed 2/26/91, effective 3/29/91; Order PL 256, § 308-53-210, filed 9/13/76.] Repealed by WSR 99-16-047, filed 7/30/99, effective 8/30/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070(2).
246-851-340
Transmittal of patient information and records. [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070. WSR 91-06-025 (Order 119B), recodified as § 246-851-340, filed 2/26/91, effective 3/29/91; Order PL-271, § 308-53-250, filed 7/25/77.] Repealed by WSR 99-16-047, filed 7/30/99, effective 8/30/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070(2).
246-851-360
Required identification on prescriptions. [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070. WSR 93-18-092 (Order 393B), § 246-851-360, filed 9/1/93, effective 10/2/93; WSR 92-20-048 (Order 308B), § 246-851-360, filed 9/30/92, effective 10/31/92; WSR 91-06-025 (Order 119B), recodified as § 246-851-360, filed 2/26/91, effective 3/29/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070(5). WSR 86-13-008 (Order PM 598), § 308-53-265, filed 6/5/86.] Repealed by WSR 99-16-047, filed 7/30/99, effective 8/30/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070(2).
246-851-390
Practice under trade name. [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070. WSR 92-20-019 (Order 305B), § 246-851-390, filed 9/25/92, effective 10/26/92; WSR 91-06-025 (Order 119B), recodified as § 246-851-390, filed 2/26/91, effective 3/29/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070(5). WSR 80-04-054 (Order PL 331), § 308-53-280, filed 3/21/80.] Repealed by WSR 03-05-021, filed 2/10/03, effective 3/13/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070(2).
246-851-480
Temporary permit. [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070, 18.130.050 and 18.130.075. WSR 92-06-030 (Order 248B), § 246-851-480, filed 2/26/92, effective 3/28/92.] Repealed by WSR 96-20-087, filed 10/1/96, effective 11/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070(2).
246-851-510
Reinstatement of lapsed license. [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070. WSR 92-20-019 (Order 305B), § 246-851-510, filed 9/25/92, effective 10/26/92.] Repealed by WSR 98-05-060, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280.
246-851-530
Determination of contact lens specifications by dispensing opticians. [Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070. WSR 92-20-048 (Order 308B), § 246-851-530, filed 9/30/92, effective 10/31/92.] Repealed by WSR 93-18-092 (Order 393B), filed 9/1/93, effective 10/2/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.54.070.