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Legislative Update: SB 492 (Optometry Scope of Practice)

SB 492 (Hernandez) moved out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee on Thursday, only after the CMA advocacy team successfully stripped the most egregious language from the bill. However, SB 492 will still allow Optometrists to administer flu and shingles vaccines.

CMA/SFMS and many physicians expressed grave concerns about the bill, as it allows optometrists to perform scalpel and laser surgical eye procedures and medication injections without training. SB 492 removes accountability and standards in eye care while putting patients at risk. And for these reasons, CMA and SFMS are opposing the bill and urging California legislators to reject this bill.

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