201 KAR 13:050. Apprentices.


      RELATES TO: KRS 326.020, 326.035

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 326.020(3), 326.035

NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 326.035 authorizes the board to issue an apprentice license to any person in training to be an ophthalmic dispenser. This administrative regulation establishes the requirements for an apprentice ophthalmic dispenser.


      Section 1. Definitions. (1) "Apprentice ophthalmic dispenser" means a person who is in training for the vocation of ophthalmic dispenser and who dispenses ophthalmic lenses, frames and appurtenances thereto to the intended wearer only under the supervision of a physician, osteopath, optometrist or licensed ophthalmic dispenser.

      (2) "Ophthalmic dispenser" means a physician, osteopath, optometrist or licensed ophthalmic dispenser licensed pursuant to KRS 326.040 who is sponsoring an apprentice ophthalmic dispenser.


      Section 2. (1) An apprentice license shall be required of any person:

      (a) Who is not a licensed ophthalmic dispenser, but is in training to be an ophthalmic dispenser;

      (b) While in training works under the supervision of a licensed ophthalmic dispenser; and

      (c) Whose duties require that he perform the services as would be normally performed by a licensed ophthalmic dispenser.

      (2) The board may revoke the apprentice license at any time if either the employer or the apprentice fail to carry out the provisions of this administrative regulation.

      (3) A licensed apprentice ophthalmic dispenser shall at all times work under the supervision of, and in the same establishment with, an ophthalmic dispenser, and the ophthalmic dispenser shall be responsible for his acts.

      (4) The board shall issue an apprentice license for a period ending December 31 of the current year, upon receipt and board approval of the required application and a fee of fifty (50) dollars. In the event the apprentice's employment under the sponsoring ophthalmic dispenser is terminated for any reason, the board shall be notified immediately.

      (5) The board shall supply, upon request, a list of approved textbooks covering the subjects on which the examination is based.

      (6) The board may reject the application for an apprentice license or to rescind a license already issued if, upon inspection, it is found that any of the requirements for an apprentice license, as outlined in KRS 326.035 or the administrative regulations, are being violated.

      (7) All administrative regulations regarding conduct, paying of fees, suspensions or revocations and all other administrative regulations not specifically excluding apprentice licenses shall apply to the licensed apprentice ophthalmic dispenser. (OD-2; 1 Ky.R. 722; eff. 5-14-75; Am. 11 Ky.R. 56; eff. 8-7-84; 733; eff. 12-11-84; 21 Ky.R. 483; eff. 10-19-94; 27 Ky.R. 1530; 2502; eff. 4-9-2001.)