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65-1502. Who deemed practitioners. (a) Except as provided in K.S.A. 65-1508 and amendments thereto, a person shall be deemed to be practicing optometry within the meaning of the optometry law if such person in any manner:

(1) Holds oneself out to the public as being engaged in or who maintains an office for the practice of optometry as defined in K.S.A. 65-1501 and amendments thereto;

(2) makes a test or examination of the eye or eyes of another to ascertain the refractive, the muscular or the pathological condition thereof;

(3) adapts lenses to the human eye for any purpose, either directly or indirectly; or

(4) conducts or performs orthoptic exercises or visual training therapy for the correction, remedy or relief of any insufficiencies or abnormal conditions of the eyes.

(b) "Maintains an office for the practice of optometry" for the purposes of this section and the optometry law means:

(1) To directly or indirectly control or attempt to control the professional judgment or the practice of a licensee; or

(2) to bear any of the expenses of or to have, own or acquire any interest in the practice, books, records, files or materials of a licensee.

(c) Nothing herein contained shall be construed to prohibit a licensee from entering into leases, agreements, mortgages or other types of debt instruments not in violation of this section or any other section of the optometry law.

History: L. 1923, ch. 220, § 2; R.S. 1923, 65-1502; L. 1976, ch. 270, § 1; L. 1990, ch. 223, § 2; July 1.

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