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California’s upcoming recycling law.
The American Optometric Association says it is ‘tirelessly working to have SB 230 vetoed by Gov. Ron DeSantis.’
Such legislation would "block, limit or discourage doctors of optometry from being referenced as doctors and physicians."
They can now perform certain office-based optometric surgical procedures.
A new bill would give optometrists the right to perform certain laser procedures.
The bill covers three types of procedures.
The legislation would expand Medicare Part B coverage.
ODs would gain the right to manage glaucoma independently.
The measure goes into effect July 1.
The legislation as it stands is described as a 'compromise' between ODs and ophthalmologists.
They want the right to perform certain surgical procedures.
Patients 'will have greater access to needed medications.'
Not enough signatures were collected for a spot on a statewide ballot.
The rule takes effect Oct. 1.
An opposition group has reportedly raised $1M.
They're expected to open within the next few months.
But the bill has drawn opposition from some ophthalmologists.
It's a 'ballot question committee to educate voters.'
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