By the Division of Professional Licensure

May 15th, 2013
Room 1C

Housekeeping and Evacuation Procedures ( staff)

9:30 AM Review of April 24th, 2013Minutes 

9:40 AM Board Counsel Report: [Rachael Phinney, Esq.]

  1. Info on Mass Health participation for license renewal
  2. Global Fees: New Health Care Cost Containment Law

10:00 AM Associate Executive Director Report: [Michael Hawley]

  1. Travel Reimbursement – June 21st deadline

10:05 AM Discussion:

  • NOCEC Meeting Report [Dr. Rakusin]
  • CE Standards when CE programs are approved directly by the Board [Dr. Rakusin]

10:15 AM Investigative Conference: [Closed Session pursuant to G.L. c. 112 s. 65C]

  • OP-13-003[TK]

10:35 AM Old Business:

  • ARBO Report
  • 2012 Audit


  • Dr. Robert Tieri requesting approval for Office plan (dated 5/6/13)
  • Board response to Massachusetts Society of Optometrists Inquiry re: Optometric Procedures
  • Email from Dr. Larsen re: Optometrist liability for eyewear purchased on internet (dated 5/6/13)
  • Inquiry about CPT Codes and Vision Therapy [Dr. Rakusin]
  • CE Entities

10:50 AM New Cases: [Closed Session pursuant to G.L. c. 112, § 65C]

  • OP-13-004[FW] Tabled 3/20/13

Open Session for Topics not reasonably anticipated by the Chair 48 hours in advance of meeting.



***Reasonable accommodations or modifications will be provided to individuals with disabilities to participate in the Optometry board meeting. All requests should be directed to Deborah Cassano by calling 617-727-3110 or TTY/TDD: (617) 727-2099 by no later than 24 hours prior to the noted Board meeting date. While the Division of Professional Licensure will attempt to honor all requests, those requests received after May 13th, 2013 may not be provided due to feasibility.