32-1684.01. Optical establishment license; qualifications

A. Any person, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society that wishes to operate an optical establishment shall submit a verified application to the board on a form prescribed by the board.  The application shall include the application fee and the following information:

1. The location of the proposed optical establishment.

2. The proposed business hours of the optical establishment.

3. The names and license numbers of the licensed dispensing opticians who work at the optical establishment.

B. An applicant for a license under this section shall provide evidence to the board's satisfaction that at least one licensed dispensing optician works at the optical establishment on a full-time basis.

C. Within thirty days after the receipt of an original application or renewal application and the application fee, the board shall investigate the qualifications of the applicant.  If the applicant meets the qualifications of this chapter and board rules, the board shall approve the application and issue a license.  If the application is disapproved, the board shall notify the applicant as provided in section 32-1694, subsection A.

D. To renew a license a licensee shall submit a renewal application to the board on or before June 30 of each year on a form prescribed by the board.  The application shall include the applicable renewal fee and information the board deems necessary for it to determine that the licensee continues to meet the requirements of this chapter and board rules.

E. A licensee that submits a renewal application and applicable fee after June 30 but before July 31 shall pay a late fee pursuant to section 32-1685 in addition to the renewal fee.

F. A license expires if a licensee does not submit a renewal application and renewal fee on or before July 31 pursuant to subsection E of this section.  After that date the applicant shall apply for licensure as an original applicant.