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Business and Professions Code - BPC

DIVISION 2. HEALING ARTS [500 - 4999.129]

  ( Division 2 enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 399. )

CHAPTER 7. Optometry [3000 - 3167]

  ( Chapter 7 added by Stats. 1937, Ch. 423. )

ARTICLE 1. General Provisions [3000 - 3007]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1937, Ch. 423. )

3000.
  

This chapter constitutes the chapter on optometry. It shall be known and may be cited as the Optometry Practice Act.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 2004, Ch. 426, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2005.)

3001.
  

As used in this chapter, an ophthalmic lens is any lens which has a spherical, cylindrical or prismatic power or value.

(Added by Stats. 1937, Ch. 423.)

3002.
  

As used in this chapter, a trial frame or test lens is any frame or lens used in testing the eye, which is not sold and is not for sale to clients.

(Added by Stats. 1937, Ch. 423.)

3003.
  

As used in this chapter, “optometrist” means a person who is licensed to practice optometry in this state under the authority of this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 2004, Ch. 426, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2005.)

3004.
  

As used in this chapter, “board” means the State Board of Optometry.

(Added by Stats. 2004, Ch. 426, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 2005.)

3005.
  

As used in this chapter, “place of practice” means any location where optometry is practiced.

(Added by Stats. 2004, Ch. 426, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 2005.)

3006.
  

As used in this chapter, the term “advertise” and any of its variants include the use of a newspaper, magazine, the Internet, or other publication, book, notice, circular, pamphlet, letter, handbill, poster, bill, sign, placard, card, label, tag, window display, store sign, radio announcement, or any other means or methods now or hereafter employed to bring to the attention of the public the practice of optometry or the prescribing, fitting, or sale, in connection therewith, of lenses, frames, or other accessories or appurtenances.

(Amended by Stats. 2017, Ch. 564, Sec. 2. (AB 1708) Effective January 1, 2018.)

3007.
  

An optometrist shall retain a patient’s records for a minimum of seven years from the date he or she completes treatment of the patient. If the patient is a minor, the patient’s records shall be retained for a minimum of seven years from the date he or she completes treatment of the patient and at least until the patient reaches 19 years of age.

(Added by Stats. 2007, Ch. 276, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2008.)

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