§ 463.0001 Short title
§ 463.001 Purpose; intent
§ 463.002 Definitions
§ 463.003 Board of Optometry
§ 463.004 Board headquarters
§ 463.005 Authority of the board
§ 463.0055 Administration and prescription of ocular pharmaceutical agents
§ 463.0057 Optometric faculty certificate
§ 463.006 Licensure and certification by examination
§ 463.007 Renewal of license; continuing education
§ 463.008 Inactive status
§ 463.009 Supportive personnel
§ 463.011 Exhibition of license
§ 463.012 Prescriptions; filing; release; duplication
§ 463.013 Optometric services for certain public agencies
§ 463.0135 Standards of practice
§ 463.014 Certain acts prohibited
§ 463.0141 Reports of adverse incidents in the practice of optometry
§ 463.015 Violations and penalties
§ 463.016 Grounds for disciplinary action; action by the board
§ 463.018 Reciprocity

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 463

  • Agriculture: means the science and art of production of plants and animals useful to humans, including to a variable extent the preparation of these products for human use and their disposal by marketing or otherwise, and includes aquaculture, horticulture, floriculture, viticulture, forestry, dairy, livestock, poultry, bees, and any and all forms of farm products and farm production. See Florida Statutes 570.02
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Appendages: means the eyelids, the eyebrows, the conjunctiva, and the lacrimal apparatus. See Florida Statutes 463.002
  • Appropriate regulator: means a state, federal, or foreign agency that has been granted authority to enforce state, federal, or foreign laws related to a money services business or deferred presentment provider. See Florida Statutes 560.103
  • Authorized vendor: means a person designated by a money services business licensed under part II of this chapter to act on behalf of the licensee at locations in this state pursuant to a written contract with the licensee. See Florida Statutes 560.103
  • Board: means the Board of Optometry. See Florida Statutes 463.002
  • Cashing: means providing currency for payment instruments except for travelers checks. See Florida Statutes 560.103
  • Certified optometrist: means a licensed practitioner authorized by the board to administer and prescribe ocular pharmaceutical agents. See Florida Statutes 463.002
  • Check casher: means a person who sells currency in exchange for payment instruments received, except travelers checks. See Florida Statutes 560.103
  • Commission: means the Financial Services Commission. See Florida Statutes 560.103
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture. See Florida Statutes 570.02
  • Conductor: means a natural person who presents himself or herself to a licensee for purposes of cashing a payment instrument. See Florida Statutes 560.103
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporate payment instrument: means a payment instrument on which the payee named on the instrument's face is other than a natural person. See Florida Statutes 560.103
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Currency: means the coin and paper money of the United States or of any other country which is designated as legal tender and which circulates and is customarily used and accepted as a medium of exchange in the country of issuance. See Florida Statutes 560.103
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deferred presentment provider: means a person who is licensed under part II or part III of this chapter and has filed a declaration of intent with the office to engage in deferred presentment transactions as provided under part IV of this chapter. See Florida Statutes 560.103
  • Department: means the Department of Financial Services. See Florida Statutes 560.103
  • Department: means the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. See Florida Statutes 570.02
  • Department: means the Department of Health. See Florida Statutes 463.002
  • Direct supervision: means supervision to an extent that the licensee remains on the premises while all procedures are being done and gives final approval to any procedures performed by an employee. See Florida Statutes 463.002
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • General supervision: means the responsible supervision of supportive personnel by a licensee who need not be present when such procedures are performed, but who assumes legal liability therefor. See Florida Statutes 463.002
  • Grace period: The number of days you'll have to pay your bill for purchases in full without triggering a finance charge. Source: Federal Reserve
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Licensed practitioner: means a person who is a primary health care provider licensed to engage in the practice of optometry under the authority of this chapter. See Florida Statutes 463.002
  • Licensee: means a person licensed under this chapter. See Florida Statutes 560.103
  • Location: means a branch office, mobile location, or location of an authorized vendor whose business activity is regulated under this chapter. See Florida Statutes 560.103
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Money services business: means any person located in or doing business in this state, from this state, or into this state from locations outside this state or country who acts as a payment instrument seller, foreign currency exchanger, check casher, or money transmitter. See Florida Statutes 560.103
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • oath: includes affirmations. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Ocular pharmaceutical agent: means a pharmaceutical agent that is administered topically or orally for the diagnosis or treatment of ocular conditions of the human eye and its appendages without the use of surgery or other invasive techniques. See Florida Statutes 463.002
  • Office: means the Office of Financial Regulation of the commission. See Florida Statutes 560.103
  • Officer: means an individual, other than a director, who participates in, or has authority to participate in, the major policymaking functions of a money services business, regardless of whether the individual has an official title or receives a salary or other compensation. See Florida Statutes 560.103
  • Optometry: means the diagnosis of conditions of the human eye and its appendages; the employment of any objective or subjective means or methods, including the administration of ocular pharmaceutical agents, for the purpose of determining the refractive powers of the human eyes, or any visual, muscular, neurological, or anatomic anomalies of the human eyes and their appendages; and the prescribing and employment of lenses, prisms, frames, mountings, contact lenses, orthoptic exercises, light frequencies, and any other means or methods, including ocular pharmaceutical agents, for the correction, remedy, or relief of any insufficiencies or abnormal conditions of the human eyes and their appendages. See Florida Statutes 463.002
  • Payment instrument: means a check, draft, warrant, money order, travelers check, electronic instrument, or other instrument, payment of money, or monetary value whether or not negotiable. See Florida Statutes 560.103
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, association, trust, corporation, limited liability company, or other group, however organized, but does not include a public agency or instrumentality thereof. See Florida Statutes 560.103
  • person: includes individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Sells: means to sell, issue, provide, or deliver. See Florida Statutes 560.103
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Surgery: means a procedure using an instrument, including a laser, scalpel, or needle, in which human tissue is cut, burned, scraped except as provided in…. See Florida Statutes 463.002
  • Transcript-quality: means a course which is in conjunction with or sponsored by a school or college of optometry or equivalent educational entity, which course is approved by the board and requires a test and passing grade. See Florida Statutes 463.002
  • writing: includes handwriting, printing, typewriting, and all other methods and means of forming letters and characters upon paper, stone, wood, or other materials. See Florida Statutes 1.01