§ 63-8-101 Short title
§ 63-8-102 Chapter definitions
§ 63-8-103 Board of optometry — Created — Members — Terms
§ 63-8-104 Oath of board members
§ 63-8-105 Appointments to the board
§ 63-8-106 Removal of members of board
§ 63-8-107 Officers of board — Meetings — Examinations
§ 63-8-108 Quorum — Records of board
§ 63-8-109 Reports of board
§ 63-8-110 Compensation of board members
§ 63-8-111 Administrative support
§ 63-8-112 Powers of board — Examinations
§ 63-8-113 Unlawful practices — Advertising
§ 63-8-114 Exemptions
§ 63-8-115 Qualifications of applicants
§ 63-8-116 Display of certificate
§ 63-8-118 Discrimination between ocular practitioners prohibited
§ 63-8-119 Annual registration — Continuing education
§ 63-8-120 Discipline of certificate holders
§ 63-8-121 Administrative procedures
§ 63-8-122 Penalties
§ 63-8-123 Regulation of laboratory practices of optometrists
§ 63-8-124 Public policy
§ 63-8-125 Lease between an optometrist and manufacturer, wholesaler or retailer of ophthalmic materials — Control of professional judgment or practice by lessor prohibited
§ 63-8-126 Drug prescriptions
§ 63-8-127 Prohibition against requirement of minimum purchase of ophthalmic materials as a condition of participation in vision or health care plan
§ 63-8-128 Inactive licenses to perform pro bono services

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 63 > Chapter 8

  • Adult: means , as defined in §. See Tennessee Code 37-5-103
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Agency: means the community services agency. See Tennessee Code 37-5-303
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • 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.
  • Board: means the board of optometry created by this chapter or similar boards created by the optometry law of other states. See Tennessee Code 63-8-102
  • Board: means the community services agency board. See Tennessee Code 37-5-303
  • Certificate of fitness: means the certificate issued by the board certifying to the division that the person therein named has met the requirements of this chapter and passed the standard examination given by the board. See Tennessee Code 63-8-102
  • Certificate of registration: means the certificate issued by the division of health related boards under chapter 1 of this title. See Tennessee Code 63-8-102
  • Child: means :

    • (i) A person under eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 37-5-103

    • Code: includes the Tennessee Code and all amendments and revisions to the code and all additions and supplements to the code. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • Commissioner: means the commissioner of finance and administration, or the commissioner's designee, unless otherwise stated in this part. See Tennessee Code 37-5-303
    • Commissioner: means the commissioner of children's services. See Tennessee Code 37-5-103
    • 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.
    • County mayor: means and includes "county executive" unless the context clearly indicates otherwise. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • 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 finance and administration, unless otherwise stated in this part. See Tennessee Code 37-5-303
    • Department: means the department of children's services. See Tennessee Code 37-5-103
    • Division: means the division of health related boards in the department of health. See Tennessee Code 63-8-102
    • 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.
    • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
    • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
    • Itinerant optometrist: means an optometrist who maintains an office at a location other than such optometrist's principal office. See Tennessee Code 63-8-102
    • 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.
    • Juvenile: means a person under eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 37-5-103
    • 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
    • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
    • Month: means a calendar month. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • Muscular anomalies: means any deviation from the normal standard. See Tennessee Code 63-8-102
    • Oath: includes affirmation. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • 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.
    • Ophthalmic materials: means any lens that has a spherical, cylindrical or prismatic power or value used before or upon the eye, any contact lens that has no prescription power and any frame or other appliance used for the purpose of holding or positioning any ophthalmic lenses before the eyes. See Tennessee Code 63-8-102
    • Optometrist: means a person who is engaged in the practice of optometry as defined. See Tennessee Code 63-8-102
    • Orthoptic training: means any ocular exercise for the correction or relief of abnormal muscles or functions of the eyes. See Tennessee Code 63-8-102
    • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
    • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • Practice of optometry as a profession: means :

      • (A) The employment of objective or subjective methods, either or both, for the purpose of ascertaining defects of vision or muscular anomalies or other abnormal conditions of the eyes. See Tennessee Code 63-8-102

      • Principal office: means the office location so designated by the optometrist involved. See Tennessee Code 63-8-102
      • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
      • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
      • Property: includes both personal and real property. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
      • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in a perceivable form. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • 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.
      • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
      • Representative: when applied to those who represent a decedent, includes executors and administrators, unless the context implies heirs and distributees. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • signed: includes a mark, the name being written near the mark and witnessed, or any other symbol or methodology executed or adopted by a party with intention to authenticate a writing or record, regardless of being witnessed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • Standard examination: means the examination prescribed by §. See Tennessee Code 63-8-102
      • State: means any of the fifty (50) states of the union, the District of Columbia and territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 63-8-102
      • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
      • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
      • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
      • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • Unruly: means , as defined in §. See Tennessee Code 37-5-103
      • written: includes printing, typewriting, engraving, lithography, and any other mode of representing words and letters. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • Youth development center: means a hardware secure facility that houses children who have been adjudicated delinquent and who meet the criteria as established by the department for placement at such facility. See Tennessee Code 37-5-103