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BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS CODE
SECTION 3000-3007



3000.  This chapter constitutes the chapter on optometry. It shall
be known and may be cited as the Optometry Practice Act.



3001.  As used in this chapter, an ophthalmic lens is any lens which
has a spherical, cylindrical or prismatic power or value.



3002.  As used in this chapter, a trial frame or test lens is any
frame or lens used in testing the eye, which is not sold and is not
for sale to clients.


3003.  As used in this chapter, "optometrist" means a person who is
licensed to practice optometry in this state under the authority of
this chapter.


3004.  As used in this chapter, "board" means the State Board of
Optometry.


3005.  As used in this chapter, "place of practice" means any
location where optometry is practiced.



3006.  As used in this chapter, the term "advertise" and any of its
variants include the use of a newspaper, magazine, or other
publication, book, notice, circular, pamphlet, letter, handbill,
poster, bill, sign, placard, card, label, tag, window display, store
sign, radio announcement, or any other means or methods now or
hereafter employed to bring to the attention of the public the
practice of optometry or the prescribing, fitting, or sale, in
connection therewith, of lenses, frames, or other accessories or
appurtenances.


3007.  An optometrist shall retain a patient's records for a minimum
of seven years from the date he or she completes treatment of the
patient. If the patient is a minor, the patient's records shall be
retained for a minimum of seven years from the date he or she
completes treatment of the patient and at least until the patient
reaches 19 years of age.