Nebraska Revised Statute 38-2614

Chapter 38 Section 2614


Optometrist; therapeutic pharmaceutical agents; certification of courses of instruction; board approval.

(1) An optometrist licensed in this state may use topical ocular pharmaceutical agents for therapeutic purposes authorized under subdivision (1)(b) or (c) of section 38-2605 if such person is certified by the department, with the recommendation of the board, as qualified to use ocular pharmaceutical agents for therapeutic purposes, including the treatment of glaucoma.

(2) In order to be certified by the department under subsection (1) of this section, the optometrist shall show (a) satisfactory completion of classroom education and clinical training which emphasizes the examination, diagnosis, and treatment of the eye, ocular adnexa, and visual system offered by a school or college approved by the board and passage of an examination approved by the board or (b) evidence of certification in another state for the use of therapeutic pharmaceutical agents which is deemed by the board as satisfactory validation of such qualifications.