Scope of Practice (AB 1570)
September 2023 – COA’s sponsored legislation to increase the optometric scope of practice is still alive and eligible for hearing next year. Click here to send a letter to your lawmakers in support of these bills.
COA supports AB 1570 (Low), which would expand the scope of practice by allowing optometrists to use lasers and remove lesions from around the eye. This bill was pulled from hearing by the author in an attempt to address concerns from the opposition and governor. It is now a two-year bill and will be considered again in January.