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49 Pa. Code § 23.44. Additional practice locations.

§ 23.44. Additional practice locations.

 (a)  No optometrist may establish an additional practice location for the practice of optometry until a notice of intention to do so, together with the fee specified at §  23.91 (relating to fees), has been submitted to the Board in compliance with §  23.33(a) (relating to practice), and a certified duplicate of the optometrist’s license has been issued by the Board for permanent display at the new practice location. Separate notice and certification is required for each additional location.

 (b)  [Reserved].

 (c)  [Reserved].

 (d)  [Reserved].

 (e)  The notice to the Board shall specify persons who will be practicing optometry at the proposed new location, in addition to the optometrist filing the notice. If the new location will be owned by a professional corporation or established under a fictitious name, this notice shall certify compliance with the conditions specified at § §  23.34 and 23.35 (relating to professional corporations; and fictitious names).

 (f)  [Reserved].

 (g)  [Reserved].

 (h)  [Reserved].

 (i)  [Reserved].

 (j)  [Reserved].

 (k)  The Board will maintain records noting the practice locations of each optometrist licensed in this Commonwealth.


   The provisions of this §  23.44 amended under section 3(b)(14) of the Optometric Practice and Licensure Act (63 P.S. §  244.3(b)(14)).


   The provisions of this §  23.44 adopted September 16, 1965; amended October 28, 1988, effective October 29, 1988, 18 Pa.B. 4863. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (88257) to (88258).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  23.31 (relating to advertising); and 49 Pa. Code §  23.33 (relating to practice).

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