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    Chapter 17B: Establishment of department; "the department" defined

      Section: 52:17B-41.17: Advertisements by ophthalmic dispenser or ophthalmic technician; rebates or commissions

           It shall be lawful for an ophthalmic dispenser or ophthalmic technician to advertise; provided, that no mention shall be made, either directly or indirectly by any means whatsoever, of a discount, any definite or indefinite price or credit terms on corrective ophthalmic lenses, frames, complete prescription or corrective glasses; and provided, that such ophthalmic dispenser or ophthalmic technician does not advertise in any manner that would tend to mislead or deceive the public or that would in any manner discredit others in the eye care field. An ophthalmic dispenser or ophthalmic technician shall have the right with each individual patient to recommend an ophthalmologist or optometrist.

It shall be unlawful to advertise or employ displays in such a manner as to suggest, infer or indicate that persons licensed under this act are qualified to give professional advice concerning eye care.

It shall be unlawful for any ophthalmic dispenser or ophthalmic technician to use the word "licensed" or any of its synonyms.

It shall be unlawful for any ophthalmic dispenser or ophthalmic technician or employee or agent thereof or any other person on their behalf to offer to pay a rebate or commission in any form whatsoever to any ophthalmologist, refractionist, or optometrist in return for referring patients to anyone licensed under this act.

L.1952, c. 336, p. 1085, s. 17.

This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-09-26 13:37:55.

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