language to be deleted (2) new language
relating to health; changing provisions for optometrists;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 148.56, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
(1) advertise as an optometrist; or
(2) employ any means for the measurement of the powers of vision or the adaptation of lenses or prisms for the aid thereof; or
(3) possess testing appliances for the purpose of the measurement of the powers of vision; or
(4) diagnose any disease, optical deficiency or deformity, or visual or muscular anomaly of the human eye; or
(5) prescribe lenses, prisms, or ocular exercises for the correction or the relief of same; or
(6) prescribe or administer legend drugs to aid in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, prevention, treatment, or management of disease, deficiency, deformity, or abnormality of the human eye and adnexa included in the curricula of accredited schools or colleges of optometry, and as limited by Minnesota statute and adopted rules by the Board of Optometry, or who holds oneself out as being able to do so.
(b) In the course of treatment, nothing in this section shall allow:
(1) legend drugs to be administered intravenously, intramuscularly, or by injection, except for treatment of anaphylaxis;
(2) invasive surgery including, but not limited to, surgery using lasers;
(3) Schedule II and III oral legend drugs and oral steroids to be administered or prescribed;
(4) oral antivirals to be prescribed or administered for more than ten days; or
(5) oral carbonic anhydrase inhibitors to be prescribed or administered for more than seven days.
Presented to the governor May 22, 2013
Signed by the governor May 24, 2013, 2:59 p.m.
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes