Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Optometry
Regulations of the Virginia Board of Optometry [18 VAC 105 ‑ 20]
Periodic review
Action 831
General Information
Action Summary The Board of Optometry is recommending that 18 VAC 105-20-10 et seq. be amended to revise certain requirements of licensure by endorsement, to reduce the burden of reinstatement, to add some miscellaneous fees consistent with other boards, and to clarify certain provisions related to the provision of prescriptions for contact lenses, the use of professional designations and continuing education. The Board recommended increasing by two the number of continuing education hours but expanding the scope of course work for which optometrists may receive credit. It will also consider establishment of an inactive license and any other issues raised during public comment on the Notice of Intended Regulatory Action.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project No project yet assigned to this action
Result of Prior Periodic Review Filed 4/1/2001
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
1215 NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 04/25/2001 before DPB completed its review.
1235 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 12/05/2001.
1655 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 08/16/2002.
1971 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/15/2003.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Leslie L. Knachel  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)597-4130    FAX: (804)793-9145    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.