Introduced by Sen. Rick Jones (R) on March 6, 2014 To prohibit automated testing devices that provide automated eye exams and issue prescriptions for glasses or contact lenses. Instead, only licensed optometrists and physicians specializing in eye care could write eyeglass and contact lens prescriptions. This would preempt eyeglass "kiosks" in drugstores and other retail locations, which is a lower cost alternative to conventional optometry services that are expanding in some other states. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Health Policy Committee on March 6, 2014
Reported in the Senate on March 25, 2014 With the recommendation that the bill pass.