As a reminder, before a certified Optometrist can prescribe oral prescriptions, there must be on file with the department proof of completion of a board approved 20-hour course on prescribing oral pharmaceutical agents. Please see Section 463.0055(1)(b), Florida Statutes, at http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0400-0499/0463/Sections/0463.0055.html, and Rule 64B13-10.002, Florida Administrative Code; Administration and Prescription of Ocular Pharmaceutical Agents at https://www.flrules.org/gateway/Division.asp?DivID=304&Sort=ID.
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February 12, 2019
The board approved Rhopressa (netarsudil ophthalmic solution) 0.02% for addition to Rule 64B13-18.002. Effective January 25, 2019, Licensees are now permitted to prescribe Rhopressa. Continue reading