Oregon Statutes - Chapter 683 - Optometrists; Opticians - Section 683.040 - Qualifications of applicants.

(1) Every person desiring to commence the practice of optometry in this state must show satisfactory evidence of graduation from a school of optometry that is approved by the Oregon Board of Optometry and that maintains a standard of four school years of at least nine months each.

(2) Every person desiring to commence the practice of optometry or employ the use of pharmaceutical agents shall in addition to the requirements of subsection (1) of this section:

(a) Have satisfactorily completed a course in pharmacology, as it applies to optometry, by an institution accredited by a regional or professional accreditation organization that is approved by the board with particular emphasis on the application of pharmaceutical agents for the purpose of diagnosis and treatment in the human eye, approved by the board; and

(b) Demonstrate to the satisfaction of the board clinical competency in the prescription of pharmaceutical agents listed on the optometric nontopical formulary. [Amended by 1971 c.102 §3; 1975 c.175 §2; 1985 c.103 §3; 1991 c.967 §2; 1993 c.27 §1; 2001 c.632 §2]

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