Effective date: 5/5/2014

    The Board of Optometry invites and encourages all members of the public to provide comment on matters or propositions before the Board or a committee of the Board. The opportunity to provide comment shall be subject to the following:
    (1) Members of the public will be given an opportunity to provide comment on subject matters before the Board after an agenda item is introduced at a properly noticed board meeting.
    (2) Members of the public shall be limited to 3 minutes to provide comment. This time shall not include time spent by the presenter responding to questions posed by Board members, staff or board counsel. The chair of the Board may extend the time to provide comment if time permits.
    (3) A member of the public shall notify board staff in writing of his or her interest to be heard on a proposition or matter before the Board. The notification shall identify the person or entity, indicate support, opposition, or neutrality, and identify who will speak on behalf of a group or faction of persons consisting of three or more persons. Any person or entity appearing before the Board may use a pseudonym if he or she does not wish to be identified.
Rulemaking authorized by Florida Statutes § 286.0114. Implements Florida Statutes § 286.0114. History”‘New 5-5-14.