CHAPTER 252

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 63

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 21 OF TITLE 24, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO THE USE OF DRUGS OR SURGERY IN EXAMINATIONS.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaivare:

Section 1. Amend §2116 of Chapter 21, Title 24, Delaware Code, by striking said section in its entirety and substitute a new section to read as follows:

"§2116. Use of Drugs or Surgery in Examinations

Nothing in this Chapter shall be construed as conferring on the holder of any certificate of registration for license, issued by the Board the right to make use of drugs or surgery in the treatment of eye diseases. He may employ topical ophthalmic drugs for diagnostic purposes only, the drugs that he may use for such diagnosis will be limited to the following four classes of drugs: Topical Anesthetics, Mydriatics, Cycloplegics and Myotics; provided however, that the Delaware State Board of Examiners in Optometry will include an examination on the subject of pharmacology as it relates to optometry and the use of topically applied diagnostic drugs for all new applicants for licensure; further provided that no presently licensed optometrist shall be permitted to make use of topically applied diagnostic drugs until he shall have completed a refresher course in pharmacology as it relates to optometry and the use of topically applied diagnostic drugs given by an institution accredited by a regional or professional accrediting organization which is recognized by the National Commission on Accreditation and is approved by the Delaware State Board of Examiners in Optometry."

Aproved July 10, 1975