Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs  
Bureau of Professional Licensing  
Administrative Rules for Optometry – General Rules  
Rule Set 2022-49 LR  
Thursday, February 16, 2023  
09:00 AM  
611 W. Ottawa Street, Lansing, Michigan 48909  
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 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  
By the authority conferred on the Director of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs by 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  
issue of the Michigan Register. Copies of these proposed rules may also be obtained by mail or  
electronic mail at the following email address:  
Comments on these proposed rules may be made at the hearing, by mail, or by electronic mail at the  
following addresses until 2/16/2023 at 05:00PM.  
Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: Departmental Specialist  
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