2006 Code of Virginia § 54.1-3221 - "Diagnostic pharmaceutical agents" defined; utilization; acquisition

54.1-3221. "Diagnostic pharmaceutical agents" defined; utilization;acquisition.

A. Certified optometrists may administer diagnostic pharmaceutical agentsonly by topical application to the human eye. "Diagnostic pharmaceuticalagents" shall be defined as Schedule VI controlled substances as set forthin the Drug Control Act ( 54.1-3400 et seq.) that are used for the purposeof examining and determining abnormal or diseased conditions of the human eyeor related structures.

B. Any optometrist who utilizes diagnostic pharmaceutical agents withoutbeing certified as required by this article shall be subject to thedisciplinary sanctions provided in this chapter.

C. Licensed drug suppliers or pharmacists are authorized to supplyoptometrists with diagnostic pharmaceutical agents upon presentation ofevidence of Board certification for administration of such drugs.

(1983, c. 6, 54-386.2; 1988, c. 765; 1992, c. 146; 2004, c. 744.)

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