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The 2010 Florida Statutes(including Special Session A)

Title XXXII
REGULATION OF PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
Chapter 484
DISPENSING OF OPTICAL DEVICES AND HEARING AIDS
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F.S. 484.006
484.006 Certain rules prohibited.
(1) No rule or policy of the board shall prohibit any optician from offering a discount in any form or manner in conjunction with the practice of opticianry or from advertising, either directly or indirectly by any means whatsoever, any definite or indefinite price or credit terms on prescriptive or corrective lenses, frames, complete prescriptive or corrective glasses, or other opticianry service.
(2) No rule or policy of the board shall prohibit any optician from practicing jointly with optometrists or allopathic or osteopathic physicians licensed in this state.
(3) No rule or policy of the board shall prohibit the sale of spectacles for reading purposes; toy glasses; goggles or sunglasses consisting of plano white, plano colored, or plano tinted glasses; or readymade nonprescription glasses; nor shall anything in this part be construed to affect in any way the manufacturing and sale of plastic or glass artificial eyes or any person engaged in the manufacturing or sale of plastic or glass artificial eyes.
(4) No rule or policy of the board shall prohibit any optician licensed under this part from engaging in the practice of opticianry with, or in the employ of, any partnership, corporation, lay body, organization, group, or individual.
(5) No rule or policy of the board shall prohibit the location of offices or branch offices by an optician.
(6) No rule or policy of the board shall prohibit the practice of opticianry under a trade name or service mark.
History.ss. 1, 5, ch. 79-275; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; ss. 11, 12, ch. 86-254; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 118, ch. 2001-277.
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