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Newfoundland and Labrador
Regulation 2012


NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR REGULATION 13/12

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
REGULATION 13/12

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Drug Regulations (Amendment)
under the
Optometry Act, 2004

(Filed February 15, 2012)

Under the authority of section 47 of the Optometry Act, 2004 the Newfoundland and Labrador Optometric Board, with the approval of the Minister of Health and Community Services, makes the following regulations.

Dated at St. John’s, February 15, 2012.

Justin Boulay
Newfoundland and Labrador Optometric Board

Susan Sullivan
Minister of Health and Community Services

REGULATIONS

Analysis


        1.   S.3 Amdt.
Therapeutic drug certificate


NLR 95/05

        1. Section 3 of the Diagnostic and Therapeutic Drug Regulations is amended by adding immediately after subsection (3) the following:

             (4)  An optometrist who holds a therapeutic drug certificate may administer and prescribe the following pharmaceutical agents for the diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the ocular surface and adnexa where there is no corneal ulceration:

             (a)  topical ocular corticosteroids; and

             (b)  topical ocular anti-infective corticosteroid combinations.