Board of Examiners in Optometry
Minutes of Public Hearing
(See SDCL subdivision 1-26-4(8))
The South Dakota Board of Examiners in Optometry convened at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, December 6, 2010, at the Tieszen Law Office, Prof. L.L.C., 306 East Capitol, Suite 300, Pierre, South Dakota.
The purpose of the hearing was to conduct a public hearing on the proposed amendments to ARSD '' 20:50:08:01, 20:50:08:02.01, and 20:50:08:02.02.
The Hearing was called to order by President Lisa Kollis-Young, OD. A quorum of the Board was in attendance by teleconference pursuant to SDCL §§ 1-25-1 and 1-26-4. Members of the Board present were Dr. Lisa Kollis-Young, Dr. Joseph Hartford, and Dr. Thomas Garrity. Others in attendance were Naomi Cromwell, Esq., and Deni Amundson, Executive Secretary, attending telephonically.
Naomi Cromwell reported to the Board that notice of the public hearing was published pursuant to the requirements of SDCL 1-26-4(3) and 1-26-4.1.
Naomi Cromwell reported to the Board regarding BFM and LRC comments on the rules. BFM concurs with the assumptions and fiscal impact calculated. LRC approved the amendment for legality and provided suggested changes, which were reviewed with the Board.
An opportunity was given for opponents and proponents of the proposed changes to address the Board. No testimony was provided.
Board discussion was had on LRC’s suggested changes. There were no objections or concerns. Dr. Garrity moved to accept changes as presented. Dr. Hartford seconded, motion passed by roll call vote.
President Kollis-Young advised the Board that the South Dakota Optometric Society supports the proposed changes in the rules.
As there were no further comments on the proposed rules, the public hearing was adjourned at 6:41 p.m. o’clock.