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O-7, r. 0.1
- Regulation respecting professional activities that may be engaged in by persons other than optometrists
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O-7, r. 0.1
Regulation respecting professional activities that may be engaged in by persons other than optometrists
OPTOMETRISTS — ACTIVITIES ENGAGED IN BY OTHER PERSONS
(chapter O-7, s. 3)
(chapter C-26, s. 94, par.
The purpose of this regulation is to determine, among the professional activities that may be engaged in by optometrists, those that may be engaged in by the following persons, on the terms and conditions set out herein:
a student of optometry;
a candidate for the practice of the profession.
O.C. 1095-2012, s. 1
For the application of this regulation,
“student of optometry” means a person registered in the doctorate of optometry program or another program containing clinical activities offered by the École d’optométrie of the Université de Montréal or an educational institution located outside Québec, whose standards respect those of the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education, to the extent the person has successfully completed at least one year of a university education program in optometry;
“candidate for the practice of the profession” means a person contemplated by section 5 of the Regulation respecting equivalence standards for the issue of a permit by the Ordre des optométristes du Québec (chapter O-7, r. 12) who is completing a program of studies, a training period or an examination that when passed would allow the person to receive an equivalence of diploma or training.
O.C. 1095-2012, s. 2
A student of optometry and a candidate for the practice of the profession may, as part of a program of studies that they are completing, engage in the activities contemplated by sections 16, 19.1 and 19.1.1 of the Optometry Act (chapter O-7) except for the prescription of ophthalmic lenses and medications and the sale of ophthalmic lenses.
When engaging in one of these activities, this person must work under the supervision of an optometrist with one of the permits contemplated in section 19.2 of the Act or a physician with a specialist’s certificate in ophthalmology who has the responsibility and is available for a procedure locally within a short period of time.
O.C. 1095-2012, s. 3
O.C. 1095-2012, s. 4
O.C. 1095-2012, 2012 G.O. 2, 3267
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