ORS 683.220¹
Licensing of applicant holding license in another state

The Oregon Board of Optometry may grant to an applicant a license by endorsement for the practice of optometry in the State of Oregon if the applicant:

(1) Holds a license for the practice of optometry obtained by examination in another state of the United States. Any discipline or sanction related to the practice of optometry imposed upon the applicant by any state licensing agency must be disclosed on the application for licensure;

(2) Continuously engaged in the practice of optometry for not less than two years immediately preceding the application to the board;

(3) Has educational qualifications the board considers equivalent to the educational requirements necessary for licensing by the board at the time the applicant commenced the practice of optometry. The educational requirements shall include passing the National Board of Examiners in Optometry examination or its equivalent, as determined by the board;

(4) Meets the requirements for Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agent certification established by rule by the board;

(5) Passes a written examination approved by the board on Oregon optometric law and administrative rules;

(6) Submits documentation satisfactory to the board of continuing optometric education hours equivalent to the requirements established by ORS 683.210 (Continuing education requirement); and

(7) Pays the application fee set by the board. [1977 c.243 §3; 1985 c.103 §8; 1987 c.443 §11; 1991 c.67 §184; 2001 c.458 §1]

Chapter 683

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Constitu­tionality of pro­hi­bi­­tions of advertising, (1976) Vol 37, p 1375; Practice of optometry under sublease between optometrist and lay corpora­tion operating optical dispensary, (1982) Vol. 43, p 119

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 683—Optometrists; Opticians, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors683.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 683, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano683.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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