In force: 2018-07-19
15. An optometrist who holds the permit issued under 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) is deemed to have obtained the issue of the permits referred to in section 1.
Despite the foregoing, the optometrist must take part in the upgrading program provided for in Division II and have successfully completed the program before 1 April 2021, subject to suspension or cancellation of his or her permits pursuant to sections 10 and 11, with the necessary modifications.
Until an attestation of the Order is obtained according to which the optometrist has completed the upgrading program provided for in Division II, the optometrist may, as holder of the permit authorizing him or her to administer and prescribe medications for therapeutic purposes and provide eye care, perform only the acts authorized by 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), as it read on 18 July 2018.