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

      Section: 52:17B-41.1: Purpose of act; "ophthalmic appliances and lenses" defined; exemptions; prohibited acts

           This act is enacted in the exercise of the police powers of the State and its purposes generally are to protect the public health, welfare and safety by providing for the regulation of the sale, dispensing and supplying of all ophthalmic appliances, eyeglasses, or ophthalmic lenses to the ultimate wearer or consumer in this State.

For the purposes of this act, ophthalmic appliances and lenses are defined as those employed for the aid or protection of human vision or for the correction of defects of human vision.

Physicians and optometrists, duly licensed to practice medicine and optometry in this State, are specifically exempt from the provisions of this act.

A person registered under the provisions of this act is specifically prohibited from engaging in the practice of ocular refraction, orthoptics, visual training, or fitting contact lenses; or the prescribing of subnormal vision aids or telescopic spectacles, in his own behalf or as an employee or student of another, whether under the personal supervision of his employer or preceptor or not.

No person not licensed to practice medicine or optometry in this State shall directly or indirectly, for himself or others, do or engage in any act or practices specifically prohibited to duly registered ophthalmic dispensers and ophthalmic technicians by the provisions of this act.

L.1952, c. 336, p. 1076, s. 1.

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

Older versions of 52:17B-41.1 (if available):

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