148.576 USE OF LEGEND DRUGS; LIMITATIONS; REPORTS.
Subdivision 1. Authority to prescribe or administer.
A licensed optometrist who is board
certified under section
may 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. 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.
Subd. 2. Adverse reaction reports.
An optometrist certified to prescribe legend drugs
shall file with the Board of Optometry within ten working days of its occurrence a report on
any adverse reaction resulting from the optometrist's administration of a drug. The report must
include the optometrist's name, address, and license number; the patient's name, address, and
age; the patient's presenting problem; the diagnosis; the agent administered and the method of
administration; the reaction; and the subsequent action taken.
History: 1993 c 121 s 7; 2003 c 62 s 5