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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 12-1214


Approval of a Drug Which may be Used by Certain Optometrists

[42 Pa.B. 3810]
[Saturday, June 30, 2012]

 Under the Optometric Practice and Licensure Act (act) (63 P. S. §§ 244.1—244.12) and specifically as the act was amended by the act of December 16, 2002 (P. L. 1950, No. 225) (Act 225), the Secretary of Health (Secretary) has the authority under section 4.3(3) of the act (63 P. S. § 244.4c(3)) to approve drugs for use in the practice of optometry as the ''practice of optometry'' is defined in Act 225. See also Senate Bill No. 831, Regular Session of 2001-2002. The State Board of Optometry submitted a request to the Secretary in a letter received April 12, 2012, and requested that the Secretary approve the use of the following drug: tafluprost topical ophthalmic solution. Act 225 requires that the Secretary, within 90 days of the receipt of the list of drugs, and in consultation with the Physician General, approve or disapprove for good cause each drug. The Secretary has found good cause to approve the use of the following drug in the practice of optometry:

tafluprost topical ophthalmic solution

 The approval of the use of this drug is effective upon publication of this notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 12-1214. Filed for public inspection June 29, 2012, 9:00 a.m.]

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