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Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 82 History

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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 82

(By Delegates Morgan, Stephens, Argento, Butcher, Givens, Hall, Hartman, Hatfield, Martin, D. Poling, Ross, Skaff, Staggers, Swartzmiller, Talbott, Azinger, Cowles, McGeehan, C. Miller, and Porter)


[Originating in the Committee on Government Organization; April 6, 2009]

Requesting that the Joint Committee on Government and Finance authorize a study of the Board of Optometry.

W
HEREAS , The Board of Optometry had 295 licensees in 2008 ; and
W
HEREAS , Changes have occurred in the practice of optometry that have not been incorporated into the regulatory framework governing the board; and
W
HEREAS , The Legislature is committed to protecting the public through the licensure and regulation of professions and occupations in this state; and
W
HEREAS , The statute governing the Board of Optometry and the practice of optometry should be reviewed to consider any appropriate and necessary revisions to the laws and rules governing these professions; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance is hereby requested to authorize a study of the law governing the Board of optometry and the scope of practice of optometrists
; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance report to the Regular Session of the Legislature, 2010, on its findings, conclusions and recommendations, together with drafts of any legislation necessary to effectuate its recommendations; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Legislative expenses necessary to conduct this study, to prepare a report and to draft necessary legislation be paid from legislative appropriations to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance.
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