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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 119.03, notice is hereby given that the Ohio
State Board of Optometry intends to conduct a public hearing for the purpose of
adopting, amending, and rescinding Ohio Administrative Code Sections 4725.

The proposed rule to be amended is: 4725-9-03

The proposed rule to be amended deal with the following subject matter:

Board approval of continuing education – House Bill 290 from the 131st General
Assembly was passed and signed into law on April 6, 2017, allowing a health care
provider to receive up to 8 hours of continuing education credit for volunteer
services to the indigent and uninsured.

The Ohio State Board of Optometry shall hold a public hearing on the proposed rule
adoptions and rescissions on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. on the 31st
floor of the Vern Riffe Center located at 77 S. High Street, Columbus, Ohio. At this
hearing, any person affected by the rules may appear and be heard in person, by the
person’s attorney, or both, may present the person’s position, arguments, or
contentions orally or in writing, offer and examine witnesses, and present evidence
that tends to show that the rules, if adopted or effectuated, will be unreasonable or
unlawful.

Individuals desiring only to submit their position, arguments, or contentions in
writing (written statement) may do so by submitting them to the following address:

Ohio State Board of Optometry
77 S. High St. 16th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Attn: Public Rule Hearing

Any such written statements actually received by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, December 8,
2017
, will be considered by the Ohio State Board of Optometry. A person who timely
submits a written statement prior to the hearing as described above, is not required
to appear at the hearing to have the written statement considered in the rule making
process.