Nebraska Revised Statute 38-2617

Chapter 38 Section 2617

38-2617.

Use of pharmaceutical agents or dispensing of contact lens containing ocular pharmaceutical agent by licensed optometrist; standard of care.

(1) A licensed optometrist who administers or prescribes pharmaceutical agents for examination or for treatment shall provide the same standard of care to patients as that provided by a physician licensed in this state to practice medicine and surgery utilizing the same pharmaceutical agents for examination or treatment.

(2) An optometrist who dispenses a contact lens containing an ocular pharmaceutical agent which is classified by the federal Food and Drug Administration as a drug shall comply with the rules and regulations of the board relating to packaging, labeling, storage, drug utilization review, and record keeping. The board shall adopt and promulgate rules and regulations relating to packaging, labeling, storage, drug utilization review, and record keeping for such contact lenses.

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