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                         Laws of Minnesota 1992 

                        CHAPTER 419-H.F.No. 2924 
           An act relating to licensure board powers; amending 
          the examination procedure for licensing optometrists; 
          amending Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 148.57, 
          subdivision 1. 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 148.57, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [EXAMINATION.] A person not authorized to 
practice optometry in the state and desiring to do so shall 
apply to the director of the state board of optometry for 
examination and pay to the board a fee in an amount set by the 
board.  The candidate desiring to apply for examination by to 
the board shall complete a form furnished by the board and shall 
file the same with the secretary of the board at least two weeks 
prior to the date of the examination.  With the submission of 
the application form, the candidate shall prove that the 
candidate (a) is of good moral character, and (b) is a graduate 
of an optometry school requiring at least two academic years of 
preprofessional training for admittance to such school and which 
has been approved by the board, or is currently enrolled in the 
final year of study at such a school, and pass all parts of an 
examination.  The examination shall include both a written test 
portion and a clinical practical demonstration portion and shall 
thoroughly test the fitness of the candidate to practice in this 
state.  In regard to the written examination and clinical 
practical examinations, the board (a) may prepare, administer, 
and grade the examination itself or (b) may recognize and 
approve in whole or in part a similar an examination prepared, 
administered and graded by the a national board of examiners in 
optometry or (c) may administer a recognized and approved 
examination prepared and graded by or under the direction of the 
a national board of examiners in optometry.  The board shall 
issue a license to each applicant who satisfactorily passes 
the examination examinations and fulfills the other requirements 
stated in this section. The applicant shall pay to the board a 
fee as set by the board upon issuance of the license.  In the 
event the candidate fails to pass a part of the examination, 
upon the payment of an additional fee as set by the board, the 
candidate may retake the examination at the time the board next 
schedules such examinations reapply to the board of optometry.  
The fees mentioned in this section are for the use of the board 
and in no case shall be refunded. 
    Presented to the governor April 6, 1992 
    Signed by the governor April 8, 1992, 4:20 p.m.