Michigan Office of Administrative Hearings and Rules  
1. Agency Information  
Agency name:  
Licensing and Regulatory Affairs  
Bureau of Professional Licensing  
Name of person completing this form:  
Dena Marks  
Phone number of person completing this form:  
E-mail of person completing this form:  
Name of Department Regulatory Affairs Officer reviewing this form:  
Elizabeth Arasim  
2. Rule Set Information  
MOAHR assigned rule set number:  
2022-49 LR  
Title of proposed rule set:  
Optometry – General Rules  
3. Purpose for the proposed rules and background:  
This rule set pertains to the licensure, relicensure, and license renewals of optometrists.  
The rules will be amended to provide clarity pertaining to continuing education. All rules and  
assigned rule numbers will be reviewed, updated, and revised as needed for clarity, to provide up-to-  
date information, and to comply with current drafting rules.  
4. Summary of proposed rules:  
The proposed rules rescind the rule pertaining to opioid and controlled substances training as it is no  
longer needed in this rule set; provide for the approval and adoption of the National Board of  
Examiners in Optometry examination; update accreditation standards of approved educational  
programs; clarify the requirements for renewal of a limited license; clarify rules pertaining to  
preapproved continuing education programs; update the Council on Optometric Practitioner  
Education categories; clarify the requirements for requesting a continuing education waiver; and  
rescind and relocate some rules for organization and clarity.  
5. List names of newspapers in which the notice of public hearing was published and  
publication dates:  
MCL 24.242 and 24.245  
Agency Report to JCAR-Page 2  
The Flint Journal, January 24, 2023  
The Grand Rapids Press, January 24, 2023  
The Mining Journal, January 30, 2023  
6. Date of publication of rules and notice of public hearing in Michigan Register:  
7. Date, time, and location of public hearing:  
2/16/2023 09:00 AM at UL-5 , 611 W. Ottawa Street, Lansing, Michigan 48909  
8. Provide the link the agency used to post the regulatory impact statement and cost-benefit  
analysis on its website:  
9. List of the name and title of agency representative(s) who attended the public hearing:  
Kerry Przybylo, State Administrative Manager, Bureau of Professional Licensing  
10. Persons submitting comments of support:  
11. Persons submitting comments of opposition:  
12. Persons submitting other comments:  
Robert T. Kocembo, OD, ChFC Roko Research and Design, PLLC, submitted comments  
recommending changes to the training standards for identifying victims of human trafficking rule but  
did not submit comments in support or opposition to the proposed changes to the rules.  
13. Identify any changes made to the proposed rules based on comments received during the  
public comment period:  
Name &  
Organization public hearing  
Comments made at Written  
Agency Rationale Rule number  
for Rule Change & citation  
and Description changed  
of Change(s)  
14.Date report completed:  
MCL 24.242 and 24.245