HB378 (2013) Detail

Requiring optometrists to warn parents about the progression of myopia when prescribing distance lenses for children.


HB 378 – AS INTRODUCED

2013 SESSION

13-0079

10/01

HOUSE BILL 378

AN ACT requiring optometrists to warn parents about the progression of myopia when prescribing distance lenses for children.

SPONSORS: Rep. Parison, Hills 25

COMMITTEE: Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs

ANALYSIS

This bill adds a requirement that optometrists warn parents about the progression of myopia when prescribing distance lenses for children.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

13-0079

10/01

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Thirteen

AN ACT requiring optometrists to warn parents about the progression of myopia when prescribing distance lenses for children.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

1 New Section; Optometry; Warning Required. Amend RSA 327 by inserting after section 34 the following new section:

327:35 Warning Required; Progression of Myopia. An optometrist prescribing corrective lenses for distance vision for a minor child shall warn the parents or guardian of the child of the progression of myopia related to the prescription of such corrective lenses. The board may supply suitable quantities of an explanatory publication for practitioners to provide such warning to the parents of minor children.

2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Links

HB378 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB378 Revision: 24355 Date: Jan. 17, 2013, midnight

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