36-7-31. Use of therapeutic pharmaceutical agents to treat glaucoma or ocular hypertension--Education and examination required.
Before using therapeutic pharmaceutical agents for the treatment of glaucoma or ocular hypertension an optometrist certified for diagnostic and therapeutic pharmaceutical agents shall complete education with emphasis on treatment and management of glaucoma and ocular hypertension provided by an institution accredited by a regional or professional accreditation organization which is recognized or approved by the council on postsecondary accreditation of the United States Office of Education within the Department of Health and Human Services and approved by the Board of Examiners in Optometry by rule promulgated pursuant to chapter 1-26. Upon completion of the education, the optometrist shall pass an oral or written examination approved by the board. The board shall suspend the certification for therapeutic pharmaceutical agents of any optometrist who fails to comply with this section by July 1, 1996.