|Petition Title||Informed consent prior to treatment|
|Date Filed||2/13/2012 [Transmittal Sheet]|
To amend regulations for standards of practice relating to the requirement of an optometrist for a patient to sign a contract agreement without informed consent about the procedures and examinations to be performed.
In accordance with Virginia law, the petition has been filed with the Register of Regulations and will be published on March 12, 2012. Comment on the petition may be sent by email, regular mail or posted on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall at www.townhall.virginia.gov; comment will be requested until April 5, 2012. Following receipt of all comments on the petition to amend regulations, the Board will decide whether to make any changes to the regulatory language. This matter will be on the Board’s agenda for its next meeting scheduled for May 9, 2012.
|Comment Period||Ended 4/5/2012 0 comments|
|Agency Decision||Take no action [Transmittal Sheet]|
|Agency Decision Summary||
At its meeting on May 9, 2012, the Board voted to deny the petition because the requirements for informed consent in current regulations are sufficient to protect patients. An adequate eye examination conducted by an optometrist would include an examination for any medical conditions that might exist.
|Name / Title:||Elaine J. Yeatts / Agency Regulatory Coordinator|
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
|Telephone:||(804)367-4688 FAX: (804)527-4434 TDD: ()-|