§ 23.81. Coverage.
(a) This section and § § 23.8223.89 apply to all optometrists who are required to be licensed under the act; however, any applicant, upon successful completion of the optometric examination for licensure, shall be exempt from the requirements of continuing education for only the biennial period during which the applicant successfully completed such examination if the applicant takes such examination within two years from his graduation from an accredited college or school of optometry.
(b) Any individual who is in an inactive status or is a retired practitioner is not required to meet the continuing education requirements as outlined in this section § § 23.8223.89 except to the extent that, upon application for reactivation, such individual shall be required to show proof of continuing education for the biennial period immediately preceding such request for reactivation.
The provisions of this § 23.81 adopted April 16, 1982, effective April 17, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 1231.
This section cited in 49 Pa. Code § 23.84 (relating to provider and program registration); and 49 Pa. Code § 23.89 (relating to falsification of information).
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