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 4780
General Information
Action Summary In addition to editorial changes, the Board will consider deletion of unnecessary or unenforceable rules, addition of a limitation on the number of times an applicant can take and fail the licensing examination before additional education is necessary, and addition of specificity about evidence of continued competency required for licensure by endorsement and reinstatement. For reinstatement of a lapsed license, the Board will also consider requiring evidence of any disciplinary or malpractice action and, if the applicant is licensed in another state, evidence of a current, unrestricted license.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [005114]
Result of Prior Periodic Review Filed 8/9/2016
New Periodic Review This action will be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
7871 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 06/28/2017.
8042 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 12/28/2018.
8529 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/11/2019.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Kelli Moss  / Acting Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)597-4077    FAX: (804)793-9145    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.