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California optometry scope expansion bill tabled until 2015

August 27, 2014

A bill in California that intended to allow optometrists to use therapeutic lasers and pharmaceutical agents approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as well as immunizations has been ordered to inactive file, according to the California legislature website.

John G. Rosten, OD, president of the California Optometric Association, announced in an update on the bill that scope expansion had proved difficult in the state.

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