§ 5-35.2-1 Definitions
§ 5-35.2-2 Qualification of optician applicants
§ 5-35.2-3 Optician’s biennial license fee
§ 5-35.2-4 Advertising by opticians
§ 5-35.2-5 Unlawful sale of spectacles
§ 5-35.2-6 Freedom of choice for eye care
§ 5-35.2-7 Continuing education of opticians
§ 5-35.2-8 Advisory committee for opticianry
§ 5-35.2-9 Persons exempt from requirements
§ 5-35.2-10 Refusal, suspension, or revocation of license for unprofessional conduct
§ 5-35.2-11 Construction of glass lenses – Violations – Penalty
§ 5-35.2-12 Penalty for violations
§ 5-35.2-13 Prosecution of violations
§ 5-35.2-14 Rules and regulations
§ 5-35.2-15 Severability

Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws > Chapter 5-35.2 - Opticians

  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Advisory committee: means the advisory committee of opticianry as established herein. See Rhode Island General Laws 5-35.2-1
  • 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.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Applicant: means a child daycare provider that applies for a license to operate. See Rhode Island General Laws 42-12.5-2
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Child: means any person less than eighteen (18) years of age. See Rhode Island General Laws 42-12.5-2
  • Child day care: means daily care and/or supervision offered commercially to the public for any part of a twenty-four-hour (24) day to children away from their homes. See Rhode Island General Laws 42-12.5-2
  • Child daycare center: means any person, firm, corporation, association, or agency who, on a regular or irregular basis, receives any child under the age of sixteen (16) years, for the purpose of care and/or supervision, not in a home or residence, apart from the child's parent or guardian for any part of a twenty-four-hour (24) day irrespective of compensation. See Rhode Island General Laws 42-12.5-2
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • 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.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the department of health. See Rhode Island General Laws 5-35.2-1
  • Department: means the department of human services (DHS). See Rhode Island General Laws 42-12.5-2
  • Department: means the department of transportation, or, if the department shall be abolished, the board, body, or commission succeeding to the principal functions thereof or upon whom the powers given by chapter 5 of Title 37 to the department shall be given by law. See Rhode Island General Laws 42-13.1-3
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Director: means the director of the department of health. See Rhode Island General Laws 5-35.2-1
  • Director: means the director of the department of human services, or the director's designee. See Rhode Island General Laws 42-12.5-2
  • Electronic funds transfer: The transfer of money between accounts by consumer electronic systems-such as automated teller machines (ATMs) and electronic payment of bills-rather than by check or cash. (Wire transfers, checks, drafts, and paper instruments do not fall into this category.) Source: OCC
  • Energy crisis: means a condition of danger to the health, safety, welfare, or economic well being of the citizens of this state due to existing or impending abnormal market disruptions as they relate to energy resources. See Rhode Island General Laws 42-60-3
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • 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.
  • Family daycare home: means any home, other than the child's home, in which child day care in lieu of parental care and/or supervision is offered at the same time to four (4) or more children who are not relatives of the caregiver. See Rhode Island General Laws 42-12.5-2
  • 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.
  • Group family daycare home: means a residence occupied by an individual of at least twenty-one (21) years of age who provides care for not less than nine (9) and not more than twelve (12) children, with the assistance of one or more approved adults, for any part of a twenty-four-hour (24) day. See Rhode Island General Laws 42-12.5-2
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • in writing: include printing, engraving, lithographing, and photo-lithographing, and all other representations of words in letters of the usual form. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-16
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Joint committee: Committees including membership from both houses of teh legislature. Joint committees are usually established with narrow jurisdictions and normally lack authority to report legislation.
  • 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.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • Licensee: means any person, firm, corporation, association, or agency that holds a valid license under this chapter. See Rhode Island General Laws 42-12.5-2
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. Source: OCC
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Optician: means a person licensed in this state to practice opticianry pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See Rhode Island General Laws 5-35.2-1
  • Other vehicle: means any vehicle that has not been defined pursuant to this chapter as a large commercial truck. See Rhode Island General Laws 42-13.1-3
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • person: extends to and includes co-partnerships and bodies corporate and politic. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-6
  • practice of opticianry: means the preparation or dispensing of eyeglasses, spectacles, lenses, or related appurtenances, for the intended wearers, or users, on prescription from licensed physicians or optometrists, or duplications or reproductions of previously prepared eyeglasses, spectacles, lenses, or related appurtenances; or the person who, in accordance with such prescriptions, duplications, or reproductions, measures, adapts, fits, and adjusts eyeglasses, spectacles, lenses, including spectacles add powers for task specific use or occupational applications, or appurtenances, to the human face. See Rhode Island General Laws 5-35.2-1
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • real estate: may be construed to include lands, tenements, and hereditaments and rights thereto and interests therein. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-10
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Regulation: means any requirement for licensure, promulgated pursuant to this chapter, having the force of law. See Rhode Island General Laws 42-12.5-2
  • Related: means any of the following relationships, by marriage, blood or adoption, even following the death or divorce of a natural parent: parent, grandparent, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, and first cousin. See Rhode Island General Laws 42-12.5-2
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • RFID: means a toll collection system approved by the department that may consist of a toll tag placed inside the vehicle and an overhead antenna that reads the toll tag and collects the toll. See Rhode Island General Laws 42-13.1-3
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • 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.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Subpoena duces tecum: A command to a witness to produce documents.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Toll evader: means , for the purposes of this chapter, any registered owner of any large commercial truck that passes through any electronic tolling location as authorized pursuant to § 42-13. See Rhode Island General Laws 42-13.1-3
  • Toll facility: means equipment or capital improvements funded in whole or in part by toll revenue, or required to effectuate toll collection. See Rhode Island General Laws 42-13.1-3
  • town: may be construed to include city; the words "town council" include city council; the words "town clerk" include city clerk; the words "ward clerk" include clerk of election district; the words "town treasurer" include city treasurer; and the words "town sergeant" include city sergeant. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-9
  • traumatic brain injury: means an injury to the skull, the brain contents or its coverings, not of a degenerative or congenital nature, which may or may not produce an altered state of consciousness or result in temporary or permanent decrease of mental, cognitive, behavioral or physical functioning which causes partial or total disability. See Rhode Island General Laws 42-12-21
  • Turnpike and bridge authority: means the Rhode Island turnpike and bridge authority (RITBA), a public instrumentality of the state of Rhode Island, created by the general assembly pursuant to chapter 12 of Title 24. See Rhode Island General Laws 42-13.1-3
  • United States: include the several states and the territories of the United States. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-8
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.