O-7, r. 14 - Regulation respecting the standards for the issue and holding of the permit authorizing an optometrist to administer and prescribe medications for therapeutic purposes and provide eye care

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chapter O-7, r. 14
Regulation respecting the standards for the issue and holding of the permit authorizing an optometrist to administer and prescribe medications for therapeutic purposes and provide eye care
OPTOMETRISTS — PERMIT TO ADMINISTER MEDICATIONS
Optometry Act
(chapter O-7, s. 19.2, 2nd par.).
O-7
September 1 2012
Replaced, O.C. 846-2018, 2018 G.O. 2, 2763; eff. 2018-07-19; see chapter O-7, r. 14.1.
DIVISION I
STANDARDS FOR THE ISSUE OF THE PERMIT
1. The permit authorizing an optometrist to administer and prescribe medications for therapeutic purposes and provide eye care shall be issued to a member of the Ordre des optométristes du Québec who:
(1)  has submitted his application in writing to the secretary of the Order in the form of Schedule I;
(2)  has paid the fees fixed by the board of directors of the Order for the issue of the permit;
(3)  holds a permit authorizing him to administer medications for eye examination purposes, pursuant to the Regulation respecting the standards for the issue and holding of the permit authorizing an optometrist to administer medications (O-7, r. 13);
(4)  has successfully completed a training period, during the 4 years preceding the year of the application, under a training program offered by an educational institution that issues a diploma meeting the requirements for the permit issued by the Ordre des optométristes du Québec or another training program considered equivalent by the board of directors; such training shall comprise a minimum of 100 hours of theoretical and clinical courses in eye health and the pharmacological treatment of certain ocular pathologies.
O.C. 1024-2003, s. 1.
2. The permit is also issued to a member of the Ordre des optométristes who satisfies the other conditions prescribed in section 1, even if he has completed his training prior to the period referred to in paragraph 4 of that section or it is not of the level referred to in that paragraph, provided that he satisfies one of the following conditions:
(1)  he participates in the training program and passes the examination provided for in sections 3 to 7;
(2)  he is holder of legal authorization outside Québec to administer and prescribe medication for therapeutic purposes and provide eye care in accordance with terms and conditions comparable to those prescribed in the Regulation respecting the medications that may be administered and prescribed for therapeutic purposes by an optometrist and respecting the eye care that may be provided by an optometrist (chapter O-7, r. 11).
O.C. 1024-2003, s. 2; O.C. 397-2009, s. 1.
3. The training program shall be approved by the board of directors and it shall include a minimum of 100 hours of theoretical and clinical courses in eye health and the pharmacological treatment of ocular pathologies.
O.C. 1024-2003, s. 3.
4. The training program may provide that the theoretical training be given using any audio-visual means.
O.C. 1024-2003, s. 4.
5. Upon completion of the training program, an examination shall be administered with a view to assessing the optometrist’s knowledge in eye health and the pharmacological treatment of ocular pathologies, and his clinical training in those subject areas.
O.C. 1024-2003, s. 5.
6. The examination may include written, oral and practical parts, for each of the subject areas referred to in section 3.
O.C. 1024-2003, s. 6.
7. In order to pass the examination, an optometrist shall obtain 60% for each of the written, oral and practical parts included in the examination.
O.C. 1024-2003, s. 7.
DIVISION II
HOLDING, SUSPENSION AND REVOCATION OF THE PERMIT
8. In order to hold the permit referred to in Division I for more than 3 years, an optometrist shall take part in the upgrading program approved by the board of directors and provided for in sections 9 and 10.
O.C. 1024-2003, s. 8.
9. The upgrading program shall require that every optometrist holding the permit referred to in Division I update his knowledge every 3 years.
O.C. 1024-2003, s. 9.
10. The upgrading program shall include 15 hours of theoretical or clinical training related to the subject areas referred to in section 3.
O.C. 1024-2003, s. 10.
11. Paragraph 2 of section 1 applies, with the necessary modifications, to the upgrading program referred to in this Division.
O.C. 1024-2003, s. 11.
12. The board of directors shall suspend the permit referred to in Division I where it is held by an optometrist who cannot establish that he has met the requirements of the upgrading program. Such suspension may not last longer than 6 months.
O.C. 1024-2003, s. 12.
13. At the expiry of the period for which the permit is suspended, the board of directors shall permanently revoke the permit within 30 days if the optometrist cannot establish that he has met the requirements of the upgrading program.
O.C. 1024-2003, s. 13.
14. An optometrist whose permit referred to in Division I has been revoked by the board of directors shall again meet the conditions prescribed in that division for the issue of the permit.
O.C. 1024-2003, s. 14.
15. (Omitted).
O.C. 1024-2003, s. 15.
APPLICATION FOR THE PERMIT AUTHORIZING AN OPTOMETRIST TO ADMINISTER AND PRESCRIBE MEDICATIONS FOR THERAPEUTIC PURPOSES AND PROVIDE EYE CARE
(s. 1)
I, the undersigned _________________________________ residing at ___________________________, hereby declare the following:
(1) I am entered on the roll of the Ordre des optométristes du Québec;
(2) my professional domicile is located at _____________________________________ and I also practise at __________________________________;
(3) I have enclosed the documents establishing that my training complies with the training prescribed by the Regulation respecting the standards for the issue and holding of the permit authorizing an optometrist to administer and prescribe medications for therapeutic purposes and provide eye care (chapter O-7, r. 14);
(4) I am applying to the board of directors for the permit authorizing me to administer and prescribe medications for therapeutic purposes and to provide eye care, in accordance with the provisions of the Optometry Act (chapter O-7), of the Regulation respecting the standards for the issue and holding of the permit authorizing an optometrist to administer and prescribe medications for therapeutic purposes and provide eye care and of the Regulation respecting the medications that may be administered an optometrist and prescribed for therapeutic purposes by an optometrist and respecting the eye are that may be provided by an optometrist (chapter O-7, r. 11).
Member’s signature ________________________________
Date ________________________________
O.C. 1024-2003, Sch. I.
REFERENCES
O.C. 1024-2003, 2003 G.O. 2, 3137
S.Q. 2008, c. 11, s. 212
O.C. 397-2009, 2009 G.O. 2, 1302