SB 1100 Creates new provisions relating to the sale of contact lenses and prescription aid glasses
Sponsor: Riddle
LR Number: 6779S.02I Fiscal Notes
Committee: Professional Registration
Last Action: 3/29/2018 - Second Read and Referred S Professional Registration Committee Journal Page: S809
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Effective Date: August 28, 2018

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Current Bill Summary

SB 1100 - Under this act, no person located outside of Missouri shall ship, mail, deliver, or sell contact lenses or prescription aid glasses to a patient at a Missouri address unless the person is registered with the State Board of Optometry as described in the act and is in possession of a valid prescription for the patient. No person shall operate an assessment mechanism to conduct an eye exam or to generate a prescription for contact lenses or prescription aid glasses to a patient at a Missouri residence unless the gathered diagnostic information is read and interpreted by a licensed optometrist or physician who has an established doctor-patient relationship with the patient and has performed at least one in-person comprehensive eye exam with the patient. An "assessment mechanism" is defined as automated or virtual equipment, applications, or technology designed to be used on a telephone, computer, or through the Internet to conduct an eye exam either in-person or remotely.

Any person who violates the provisions of this act shall pay a fine in an amount not to exceed $15,000 per violation.