Operation of Clinical Laboratories and Testing

Posted in Latest News on October 17, 2013.

The 2013 legislative session brought very important changes for the practice of optometry. On April 19, 2013, Governor Rick Scott signed HB-239 into law, which significantly increased the scope of practice in several aspects for certain certified optometrists. One of those changes affects an optometrist’s ability to own and operate a clinical laboratory.

Specifically, the law amended Section 483.035, F.S., to allow certified optometrists to own and operate a clinical laboratory by modifying the definition of “licensed practitioner,” to include practitioners licensed under Chapter 463, F.S. Additionally, Section 483.181, F.S., was amended to allow certified optometrists to order clinical laboratory testing.



More Latest News

Board Chairs/Vice Chairs Annual Long-range Planning Meeting
June 12, 2019

The Annual Long Range Planning meeting has been scheduled for Friday, October 18, 2019. Please click here for more information. Continue reading


New Legislation Impacting Your Profession
May 16, 2019

Click here to view a full list of bill summaries from the 2019 Florida Legislative Session that may impact your profession. Continue reading