(1)(a) The Council on Optometric Nontopical Formulary is established and shall consist of seven members appointed as follows:
(A) One member of the Oregon Board of Optometry appointed by the Oregon Board of Optometry;
(B) One member who is a pharmacist licensed by the State Board of Pharmacy or a person with an advanced degree in pharmacology or pharmacognosy appointed by the State Board of Pharmacy;
(C) One member of the Oregon Medical Board appointed by the Oregon Medical Board;
(D) One member of the faculty of the Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine appointed by the Oregon Medical Board;
(E) One member who is a physician licensed under ORS chapter 677 appointed by the Oregon Medical Board after consideration of three qualified nominees provided by the Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology;
(F) One member who is a practicing optometrist appointed by the Oregon Board of Optometry after consideration of three qualified nominees from the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association; and
(G) One member with a degree in optometry or ophthalmology who is a member of the faculty at a college of optometry appointed by the Oregon Board of Optometry.
(b)(A) The chair of the council shall be elected by a majority of the members.
(B) The term of office of each member of the council shall be two years. A member shall serve until a successor is appointed. If a vacancy occurs, it shall be filled for the unexpired term by a person with the same qualifications as the vacating member.
(C) Any member of the council who fails to attend two consecutive meetings of the council, whether regular or special, shall forfeit office unless the council member is prevented from attending by serious illness of the member or of a member of the council memberís family.
(D) Meetings of the council shall be called at the request of the chair or at the request of two or more members of the council.
(E) Members of the council shall serve without compensation.
(2) After public hearings, the council shall determine the substances to be included in the optometric nontopical formulary that may be used by an optometrist under ORS 683.010 (3). The council shall review the formulary periodically. Immediately upon adoption or revision of the formulary, the council shall transmit the approved formulary to the Oregon Board of Optometry. The board shall adopt the formulary or a portion of the formulary. If the council approves protocols for the use of a nontopical pharmaceutical agent and the board adopts the portion of the formulary listing that agent, the board must also adopt those protocols. The board may not expand or add to the formulary submitted for adoption in any manner. [2001 c.632 §7]
Note: 683.240 was added to and made a part of 683.010 to 683.310 by legislative action but was not added to any smaller series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.
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