Compilation of Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia
Department 430 - RULES OF GEORGIA STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS IN OPTOMETRY.
Chapter 430-2 - REGISTRATION
Rule 430-2-.09 - Reinstatement
RULE 430-2-.09. Reinstatement
(1) Reinstatement is at the sole discretion of the Board.
(2) The Board may consider reinstatement when the following requirements have been met:
(a) Reinstatement applications received within one (1) year from the last effective date of the licensee shall include evidence of thirty-six (36) continuing education hours in accordance with Board rule 430- 2-.04(5)(a-h), and must have been obtained within two (2) years prior to the date of reinstatement application.
(b) Reinstatement applications received after one (1) year from the last effective date of the license shall include:
1. Evidence of fifty (50) continuing education hours, thirty-six (36) of which must be in accordance with Board rule 430-2-.04(5) (a-h). The remaining fourteen (14) of the fifty (50) continuing education hours shall be in pharmacology and pathology and shall be obtained in person, and must have been obtained within two (2) years prior to the date of reinstatement application.
2. In addition, applicants for reinstatement after one year of the last effective date of the license shall register and take and pass the Georgia Laws and Rules exam.
(c) Provides documentation of current CPR.
(d) Provides evidence of current liability insurance as defined by law.
(e) Has met qualifications for scope of practice that includes therapeutics licensure.
(f) The Board may deny reinstatement for failure to demonstrate current knowledge, skill and proficiency in the practice of optometry or being mentally or physically unable to practice optometry with reasonable skill and safety or for any ground set forth in O.C.G.A. §43-1-19.
(g) The Board reserves the authority to require any additional information or documentation necessary to complete the reinstatement application.
O.C.G.A. §§43-1-19, 43-30-4, and 43-30-8.(Original Rule entitled "To Reinstate a Lapsed License" adopted. F. Oct. 30, 2008; eff Nov. 19, 2008. Amended: New title "Reinstatement." F. May 7, 2015; eff. May 27, 2015.)