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Board Name: Board of Dispensing Opticians
Board ID: 20
Address: 665 Mainstream Drive, Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 615-532-3202
Board Contact: Sandra Sturgis
Contact Phone: 615-741-3111
Appointing Authority: Governor
TCA: 63-14-101
Duties: Adopt rules and regulations governing examination of applicants; Establish code of ethics and standards of practice for Tennessee dispensing opticians; Receive applications; Determine and conduct examinations; Issue licenses.
Number of Members:
Compensation: The Board of Dispensing Opticians was created in 1955 by an act of the State Legislature. Its mission is to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of Tennesseans by requiring those who practice the profession of opticianry within this state be qualified. The Board interprets the laws, rules, and regulations to determine the appropriate standards of practice in an effort to ensure the highest degree of professional conduct. The Board is authorized to issue licenses to qualified candidates who have completed appropriate education and successfully completed required examinations. The Board is responsible for the investigation of alleged violations of the Practice Act and rules and is responsible for the discipline of licensees who are found guilty of such violations.
Appropriations: Funds through the budget of the Department of Health.
Meeting Schedule: At least once each year for the purpose of receiving applications and giving examinations and may meet at such other times and places as the Board shall designate from time to time by rules and regulations regularly adopted.
Hours Required: