Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Optometry
Regulations of the Virginia Board of Optometry [18 VAC 105 ‑ 20]
Review 1516
Periodic Review of this Chapter
Includes a Small Business Impact Review
Date Filed: 8/9/2016
Notice of Periodic Review
Pursuant to Executive Order 17 (2014) and ยงยง 2.2-4007.1 and 2.2-4017 of the Code of Virginia, the Board of Optometry is conducting a periodic review and small business impact review of 18VAC105-20-05 et seq., Regulations Governing the Practice of Optometry.

The review of this regulation will be guided by the principles in Executive Order 17 (2014).

The purpose of this review is to determine whether this regulation should be repealed, amended, or retained in its current form. Public comment is sought on the review of any issue relating to this regulation, including whether the regulation (i) is necessary for the protection of public health, safety, and welfare or for the economical performance of important governmental functions; (ii) minimizes the economic impact on small businesses in a manner consistent with the stated objectives of applicable law; and (iii) is clearly written and easily understandable.

The comment period begins September 5, 2016, and ends on October 5, 2016.

Comments may be submitted online to the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall at Comments may also be sent to: Elaine Yeatts, Agency Regulatory Coordinator, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300, Henrico, VA 23233. FAX: 804-527-4434, email address:

Comments must include the commenter's name and address (physical or email) information in order to receive a response to the comment from the agency. Following the close of the public comment period, a report of both reviews will be posted on the Town Hall and a report of the small business impact review will be published in the Virginia Register of Regulations.
Publication of Notice in the Register and Public Comment Period
Published in the Virginia Register on 9/5/2016
Comment Period begins on the publication date and ended on 10/5/2016

Comments Received: 0

Review Result
Amend the regulation
TH-07 Periodic Review Report of Findings   (not yet submitted)
Action Implementing the Result
Action ID #4780: Periodic review
Attorney General Certification
Submitted to OAG: 8/9/2016
Review Completed: 8/9/2016
Result: Certified
pdf Review Memo