Patient Safety Prevails in Optometric Bills
From Charles B. Slonim, MD, president of
the Florida Society of Ophthalmology:
"Over the past several months, the Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO) and the Florida Optometric Association have met repeatedly to discuss how prescribing of oral medications by optometrists could be done in a way that protects the safety of our Florida patients," said Charles B. Slonim, MD, president of the FSO.
"Patient safety has always been the FSO's number one priority, and I am pleased that both organizations were finally able to come together on this legislation. The FSO applauds the legislature's passing of this bill, and for their tireless efforts in making sure that the legislation ultimately provided meaningful safeguards for patients."
"Eye care in Florida is better when patient safety is paramount and there is a good professional working relationship between ophthalmologists and optometrists," said Dr. Slonim. "We look forward to the Governor signing this bill in the very near future."