[38] Bill 70 Original (PDF)

Bill 70 2006

An Act to amend the
Optometry Act, 1991

Note: This Act amends the Optometry Act, 1991. For the legislative history of the Act, see Public Statutes - Detailed Legislative History on

Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:

1.  Section 4 of the Optometry Act, 1991 is amended by adding the following paragraph:

4. Prescribing designated therapeutic pharmaceutical agents for the treatment of prescribed diseases.

2.  Section 12 of the Act is repealed and the following substituted:


12.  Subject to the approval of the Lieutenant Governor in Council and with prior review by the Minister, the Council may make regulations,

(a) restricting the drugs that a member may use in the course of engaging in the practice of optometry;

(b) designating therapeutic pharmaceutical agents for the purpose of paragraph 4 of section 4.


3.  This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.

Short title

4.  The short title of this Act is the Optometry Amendment Act, 2006.



The Bill amends the Optometry Act, 1991 to allow optometrists to prescribe therapeutic pharmaceutical agents for the treatment of certain eye diseases.