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Statutes > North-carolina > Chapter_90 > GS_90-236_1

§ 90‑236.1. Requirements for filling contact lens prescriptions.

No person, firm or corporation licensed or registered under thisArticle shall fill a prescription or dispense lenses, other than  spectaclelenses, unless the prescription specifically states on its face that theprescriber intends it to be for contact lenses and includes the type andspecifications of the contact lenses being prescribed. No person, firm orcorporation licensed under this Article shall fill a prescription beyond theexpiration date stated on the face thereof.

Any person, firm or corporation that dispenses contact lenses on theprescription of a practitioner licensed under Articles 1 or 6 of this Chaptershall, at the time of delivery of the lenses, inform the  recipient both orallyand in writing that he return to the prescriber for insertion of the lens,instruction on lens insertion and care, and to ascertain the accuracy andsuitability of the prescribed lens. The  statement shall also state that if therecipient does not return to the prescriber after delivery of the lens for thepurposes stated above, the prescriber shall not be responsible for any damagesor injury resulting from the prescribed lens, except that this sentence doesnot apply if the dispenser and the prescriber are the same person.

Prescriptions filled pursuant to this section shall be kept on file bythe prescriber and the person filling the prescription for at least 24 monthsafter the prescription is filled.

Any person, firm or corporation dispensing, furnishing or supplyingcontact lenses in interstate commerce or at retail to recipients in this State,other than a practitioner licensed under Article 1 or Article 6 of thisChapter, is deemed a "dispensing optician" under G.S. 90‑235and is subject to the provisions of this Article. (1981, c. 600, s. 1; 1985, c. 748.)