Pending Bills - 2016 Session
of the General Assembly


ISEPS is following these bills in the current session of the Illinois General Assembly . . .

  • HB 6166 (Moeller) and SB 2899 (Althoff)
    • These identical bills are the sunset renewal of the Optometry Practice Act which occurs every 10 years.  However, this proposed legislation would remove the longstanding provision that prohibits optometrists from performing surgery, and it also would authorize them to give injections in and around the eye, as well as IV fluorescein injections.  A number of surgical procedures would continue to be not allowed.
    • ISEPS Position:  OPPOSE; unless language allowing surgery and injections is removed
    • Read more about this issue -- CLICK HERE
Last Updated on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 02:21 PM