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Board Policies
Occasionally, the ND Board of Optometry creates Board Policies based on interpretations of Chapter 43-13 of the North Dakota Century Code, which are not published in the Code. The following are General Board Policies adopted by the Board:


As of January 1, 1996, the Board will only approve COPE approved courses with the exception of courses sponsored by the North Dakota Optometric Association.

All optometrists licensed by the North Dakota Board of Optometry must be TPA certified by January 1, 2001.

The Board has adopted the AOA Guidelines Pamphlets as the generally accepted standard of care for North Dakota Optometrists as of January 1, 1997.

Renewal fees must be paid by December 31 annually with no grace period. Licenses not renewed by December 31 will be suspended until the license renewal fee has been paid plus a $50.00 late fee.

Beginning January 1, 2006, all optometrists practicing in North Dakota under a lease agreement must provide the Board with a copy of that agreement on an annual basis.

It is the consensus of the Board that prescribing of Latisse is within the scope of practice for North Dakota optometrists.

Optometrists practicing in the state of North Dakota must maintain their CPR certification on an annual basis, and will receive one hour of CE credit annually for that certification.

It is the consensus of the Board that prescribing Patanase is within the scope of practice for North Dakota optometrists.

Optometrists practicing in the state of North Dakota may not directly or indirectly use the term "Board Certified" in any form of advertisement.

Beginning January 1, 2013, the Board will use OE tracker to keep track of CE hours. The Board will pay the annual fee for OE tracker for all North Dakota optometrists. The renewal fee will be $200.00 per year beginning January 1, 2013.

Beginning January 1, 2013, the Board will perform background checks on all applicants for lincensure.

Beginning April 4, 2015, the Board wlll grant 12 hours of CE credit to optometrists who participate in the National Board of Optometry's CPDO self assessment examination.


General Policies