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225 ILCS 80/5
(225 ILCS 80/5)
(from Ch. 111, par. 3905)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
Title and designation of licensed optometrists.
Every person to
whom a valid existing license as an
optometrist has been issued under this Act, shall be designated
professionally as an "optometrist" and not otherwise, and any such licensed
optometrist may, in connection with the practice of his or her profession,
title or designation of "optometrist", and, if entitled by degree from a
college or university recognized by the Department of Financial and
Regulation, may use the title of "Doctor of Optometry", or the abbreviation
"O.D.". When the name of such licensed optometrist is used professionally
in oral, written, or printed announcements, prescriptions, professional
cards, or publications for the information of the public, and is preceded
by the title "Doctor" or the abbreviation "Dr.", the explanatory
designation of "optometrist", "optometry", or "Doctor of Optometry" shall
be added immediately following such title and name. When such
announcement, prescription, professional care or publication is in writing
or in print, such explanatory addition shall be in writing, type, or print
not less than one-half the size of that used in said name and title. No
person other than the holder of a valid existing license under this Act
shall use the title and designation of "Doctor of Optometry", "O.D.", or
"optometrist", either directly or indirectly in connection with his or her
profession or business.
(Source: P.A. 94-787, eff. 5-19-06