BILL NUMBER: SB 492 INTRODUCED
INTRODUCED BY Senator Hernandez
FEBRUARY 21, 2013
An act to amend Section 3167 of the Business and Professions Code,
relating to optometry.
LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST
SB 492, as introduced, Hernandez. Optometric corporations.
The Optometry Practice Act creates the State Board of Optometry,
which licenses optometrists and regulates their practice. The act
requires an optometric corporation, as defined, in conducting its
practice, to observe and be bound by statutes, rules, and regulations
to the same extent as a person holding a license to practice
optometry. The act authorizes the board to formulate and enforce
rules and regulations to carry out the purposes and objectives of the
statutes governing optometric corporations, as specified.
This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to these
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no.
State-mandated local program: no.
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
SECTION 1. Section 3167 of the Business and Professions Code is
amended to read:
3167. The board may formulate and enforce rules and regulations
to carry out the purposes and objectives of this article, including
rules and regulations requiring
(a) that the
both of the following:
(a) The articles of incorporation
or bylaws of an optometric corporation shall include a
provision whereby the provide for the sale of any
capital stock of such the
corporation owned by a disqualified person (as
, as defined in the Moscone-Knox Professional Corporation
Act) Act , or a deceased person
shall be sold to the
corporation or to the remaining shareholders of such
the corporation within such
the time as such the rules
and regulations may provide ; and (b) that an
(b) An optometric corporation
, as a condition of obtaining a certificate pursuant to
the Moscone-Knox Professional Corporation Act and this article ,
shall provide adequate security by insurance or otherwise for
claims any claim against it by
its patients a patient arising out of the
rendering of professional services.