View the formal announcement here.
The MSO team worked extensively on proposed changes to optometry regulations. These proposed changes were then reviewed by the full State Board over several official board meetings. Many of the MSO's recommended changes were incorporated into DPL's proposed amendments.
DPL's proposed regulation changes cover a number of aspects, including:
- moving to licensure by endorsement to make it easier for out-of-state ODs to get a Massachusetts license
- updating required equipment
- updating requirements of contact lens evaluations
- minor changes to CE requirements
You can view the complete set of DPL's proposed regulation changes here:
Proposed amendments to 246 CMR 1.00
Proposed amendments to 246 CMR 2.00
Proposed amendments to 246 CMR 3.00
Interested parties may attend the Sept. 21 Public Hearing and offer oral and/or written comments to the Division of Professional Licensure.