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The California State Board of Optometry protects the health and safety of California consumers through licensing and regulation of the practices of Optometry and Opticianry.

New Prescribing Laws Take Effect January 1, 2022 Licensees of the California State Board of Optometry with prescribing authority are subject to the e-prescribing requirements established by Assembly Bill (AB) 2789 (Wood, 2018). Beginning January 1, 2022, most prescriptions (including but not limited to prescriptions for controlled substances) issued by a licensed healthcare practitioner to a California pharmacy must be submitted electronically. For more information on this law and its requirements, please see the AB 2789 bulletin. Practitioners also can get answers to questions about complying with the law at Electronic Data Transmission Prescriptions (E-Prescriptions) – Frequently Asked Questions provided by the California State Board of Pharmacy.

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Fraud Scam Alert! Optometry Board licensees and registrants are being targeted as part of the scam. Individuals will identify themselves as Board staff members or investigators with the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) and notify the optometry or optician registrant that they are under investigation, that their license may be suspended, or that an arrest warrant has been issued in the licensee’s name.
Optometry Board staff members or investigators will never contact licensees demanding immediate action be taken, request payment of any type, or request personalized information via the telephone or fax without conducting an official investigation or inquiry first. A licensee will be always notified via U.S. Mail to their address of record if an investigation is being conducted or any licensing fees are due. Additionally, licensees can always check their license status in their BreEZe account. For more information, click here.

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