Bill Status of SB1876 98th General Assembly
Short Description: CLINICL LABORATORY-OPTOMETRIST
Sen. Andy Manar
(Rep. Michael J. Zalewski and Elgie R. Sims, Jr.)
| 8/5/2013||Senate||Public Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0185|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Clinical Laboratory and Blood Bank Act. Removes the definition of "therapeutic optometrist" and replaces it with a definition of "optometrist". In a provision concerning the examination of specimens, provides that a clinical laboratory shall examine specimens only at the request of, among others, a licensed optometrist (instead of a therapeutic optometrist for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes related to the use of diagnostic topical or therapeutic ocular pharmaceutical agents). Provides that an optometrist licensed in Illinois (instead of a therapeutic optometrist) may include certain information concerning a diagnosis or other matters on a laboratory report form.