This is an article about optometry oral prescribing bills that were filed to grant optometrists oral prescribing privileges.
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) today renewed its controversial recommendation that Congress permanently repeal the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula, using cuts to specialists
During the 2011 Legislative session the FSO language requiring the Board of Medicine (BOM) and the Board of Osteopathic Medicine (BOOM) to create a standard informed consent form for cataract surgery was passed in HB 470.
Organized optometry was recently successful in Kentucky in obtaining legislative authorization to perform surgery, and has made it clear that Florida will be the next battleground for expanded scope of practice.
As President Mallon has reported, the 2012 Florida Legislative Session has concluded. Due to a tremendous effort by the FSO, the optometrist quest to expand their scope of practice and gain the authority to prescribe oral drugs was defeated, despite raising almost a million dollars to push their legislative agenda. Senate Bill 1316 was one of many controversial bills that included language to expand the scope of practice for optometrists;
The 2014 Legislative Session officially begins next Tuesday, March 4, 2014. The FMA has provided the Florida Society of Ophthalmology with some important fact sheets and informational tools relative to the major legislative issues that will be addressed during the upcoming session.
Via: The News Service of Florida
Changes to Florida law rules in the best interest of patient safety and now contains important safeguards for Florida's eye patients.