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49 Pa. Code § 23.83. Continuing education subject matter.

§ 23.83. Continuing education subject matter.

 (a)  Acceptable courses of study are limited to those pertaining to the use of means or methods for examination, diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the human visual system and may include examination for and adapting and fitting of all types of lenses. The Board will not accept courses of study which do not relate to the actual practice of optometry such as studies in office management and financial procedures.

 (b)  Courses that will meet the requirements for certification in the prescription and administration of pharmaceutical agents for therapeutic purposes in accordance with section 4.1 of the act (63 P.S. §  244.4a) shall concern the treatment and management of ocular or oculo-systemic disease.

 (c)  Courses that will meet the requirements for certification to treat glaucoma in accordance with section 4.2 of the act (63 P.S. §  244.4b) shall concern the treatment and management of primary open angle glaucoma, exfoliation glaucoma and pigmentary glaucoma.


   The provisions of this §  23.83 amended under section 3(b)(12) of the Optometric Practice and Licensure Act (63 P.S. §  244.3(b)(12)).


   The provisions of this §  23.83 adopted April 16, 1982, effective April 17, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 1231; amended March 12, 2004, effective March 13, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 1453. Immediately preceeding text appears at serial page (288941).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  23.27a (relating to license by endorsement under 63 Pa.C.S. §  3111); 49 Pa. Code §  23.81 (relating to coverage); 49 Pa. Code §  23.84 (relating to provider and program registration); 49 Pa. Code §  23.86 (relating to sources of continuing education hours); and 49 Pa. Code §  23.89 (relating to falsification of information).

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