Alaska Administrative Code
Title 12 - Professional Regulations
Part 1 - Boards and Commissions Subject to Centralized Licensing
Chapter 30 - Board of Dispensing Opticians
Article 4 - General Provisions
Section 12 AAC 30.990 - Definitions

Universal Citation: 12 AK Admin Code 12 AAC 30.990

Current through December 14, 2023

(a) In AS 08.71 and this chapter, unless the context requires otherwise,

(1) "apprentice" means a novice in the field of opticianry who is working towards completion of the requirements in AS 08.71.110 under the regular supervision of a supervisor who meets the requirements of AS 08.71.160, 12 AAC 30.110(h), and 12 AAC 30.125;

(2) repealed 12/25/2019;

(3) "contact lens" means a lens designed for the correction or relief of visual defects or for cosmetic purposes, that is placed on the anterior surface of the cornea;

(4) "contact lens parameters" means a listing of those parameters necessary to produce a duplicate contact lens;

(5) "contact-lens prescription" means a written authorization to fit for contact lenses and includes the dioptric power of spheres, cylinders, and axis, and instructs the patient to return for a follow up visit;

(6) "department" means the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development;

(7) "division" means the division of corporations, business and professional licensing in the department;

(8) "eyeglasses" has the same meaning given the term "spectacles" in this section;

(9) "jurisdiction" means a licensing board or administrative agency of this state, another state, territory, or possession of the United States, responsible for issuing licenses and maintaining records for dispensing opticians;

(10) "spectacles" means an external prosthetic appliance for the correction or relief of an optical or visual defect;

(11) "supervision" has the same meaning as in AS 08.71.240;

(12) "supervisor" means a person who meets the requirements of AS 08.71.160, 12 AAC 30.110(h), and 12 AAC 30.125 to supervise an apprentice.

(b) For the purposes of AS 08.71.170, "minimum professional standards" includes

(1) taking any necessary and correct measurements for placement of pupilary distance, segments, optical centers, and prism for each pair of spectacles dispensed; and

(2) verifying that each pair of spectacles and contact lens dispensed meets the specifications and parameters for the prescription, using the necessary optical equipment.

Eff. 4/22/83, Register 86; am 5/25/2000, Register 154; am 5/1/97, Register 142; am 1/5/2002, Register 161; am 2/26/2003, Register 165; am 12/25/2019, Register 232, January 2020

Authority:AS 08.71.055

AS 08.71.090

AS 08.71.110

AS 08.71.130

AS 08.71.145

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