By the Division of Professional Licensure

September 18,  2013  10:00AM  1000 Washington St, Boston MA    Room 1C


                                 Housekeeping and Evacuation Procedures ( staff)


9:30 AM   Review of  August 21, 2013 Minutes   


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

  • CE proposal for Board review- Tabled 6/19/13
  • Gift Ban Bill-111N, CE final draught
  • Info on Mass Health participation for license renewal  

10:05 AM   Discussion:

  • Changes  to the Regulations [Dr. Zahka]
  • Tamper proof prescriptions

10:20 AM    Old Business:

  • Cope Reviews: Dr. A. Colbert & Dr. P. Elliott
  • Audit Report [Dr. Price}    

10:15 AM    Correspondence:

  • Inquiry about CPT Codes and Vision Therapy [Dr. Rakusin] - Talbed 5/15/13
  • Email from C. Steele (dated  8/28/13) re: changes to C. Steele
  1. Email from Dr. A.Levesque (dated 7/23/13) re: OP responsibility for signing off  charts - Tabled 8/21/13
  2. Biotissue re:  CPT Code 65778 to be within Scope of Service (dated 8/20/13)

10:25 AM  New Cases: [Closed Session pursuant to G.L. c. 112, § 65C]

  1. OP-13-008[RK] (Tabled 8/21/13)
  2. OP-14-001[MG] 

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 September 16th , 2013 may not be provided due to feasibility.