Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs  
Bureau of Professional Licensing  
Administrative Rules for Optometry - General Rules  
Rule Set 2020-43 LR  
Monday, September 20, 2021  
01:00 PM  
G. Mennen Williams Building Auditorium  
525 W. Ottawa Street, Lansing, MI  
The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs will hold a public hearing to receive public  
comments on proposed changes to the Optometry - General Rules rule set.  
The proposed revisions to the rules rescind the rule requiring an applicant to demonstrate a working  
knowledge of the English language because the requirement has been relocated to the Public Health  
Code – General Rules, update educational standards, amend and add CPR certification requirements if  
an applicant is applying for or renewing a certification to administer topical ocular diagnostic  
pharmaceutical agents, revise the requirements for verification of licenses held in other jurisdictions, add  
licensure by endorsement requirements for individuals licensed in a province of Canada, and revise and  
clarify continuing education and CPR requirements for relicensure and license renewal.  
By authority conferred on the director of the department of licensing and regulatory affairs by sections  
16145, 16148, 16174, 16287, and 17431 of the public health code, 1978 PA 368, MCL 333.16145,  
333.16148, 333.16174, 333.16287, and 333.17431 and Executive Reorganization Order Nos. 1991-9,  
1996-2, 2003-1, and 2011-4, MCL 338.3501, 445.2001, 445.2011, and 445.2030. The proposed rules will  
take effect immediately after filing with the Secretary of State. The proposed rules are published on the  
9/15/2021 issue. Copies of these proposed rules may also be obtained by mail or electronic transmission  
at the following address:  
Comments on these proposed rules may be made at the hearing or by mail or electronic mail at the  
following address until 9/20/2021 at 05:00PM.  
Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Professional Licensing– Boards and  
Committees Section, Attention: Policy Analyst  
P.O. Box 30670, Lansing, MI 48909-8170  
The public hearing will be conducted in compliance with the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act. If the  
hearing is held at a physical location, the building will be accessible with handicap parking available.  
Anyone needing assistance to take part in the hearing due to disability may call 711- to make