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          AB 2683 (Hernandez)
          As Amended  July 15, 2010
          Majority vote
          |ASSEMBLY:  |72-0 |(May 20, 2010)  |SENATE: |34-0 |(August 9,     |
          |           |     |                |        |     |2010)          |
           Original Committee Reference:    B.,P. & C.P.   

           SUMMARY  :   Authorizes the practice of optometry at a health care  
          facility or residential care facility.  

           The Senate amendments  :

          1)Specify that this bill does not authorize corporations and  
            other artificial legal entities to engage in the practice of  
            medicine, as prohibited under current law.

          2)Make conforming changes.
          EXISTING LAW  :

          1)Provides for the licensure and regulation of optometrists by  
            the Board of Optometry (Board).

          2)Requires an optometrist to notify the Board in writing of the  
            address or addresses where he or she is to engage, or intends  
            to engage, in the practice of optometry.

          3)Exempts an optometrist from notifying the Board if he or she  
            engages in temporary practice which is limited to seven  
            calendar days during a 30-day period and 54 days during the  
            calendar year.

           AS PASSED BY THE ASSEMBLY  , this bill is substantially similar to  
          the version approved by the Senate.
          FISCAL EFFECT  :   According to the Senate Appropriations  
          Committee, pursuant to Senate Rule 28.8, negligible state costs.

          Analysis Prepared by  :    Rebecca May / B.,P. & C.P. / (916)  


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