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    Certified Optician owning practice

    I was just curious. In the state of Massachusetts, can a certified optician own his/her own practice without a state license as long as they have an OD on premise at all times?

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    Even if you aren't licensed, I would think as long as you have an OD on staff or hire a licensed optician you would be fine. I know in other states, having the OD on staff, regardless if they're there or not, is what matters most. If not, then you have to have a licensed optician on the premises at all times. But either would give you coverage to own the practice

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    This is Massachusetts.

    Talk to a lawyer.

    Better still get your license.

    fwiw I think it's the OD who should be most concerned.

    My friend concurs this would be a shade of gray in professional licensing law that MA is famous for and should be reviewed by a lawyer.
    Last edited by Uncle Fester; 10-08-2021 at 12:15 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Fester View Post
    This is Massachusetts.

    Talk to a lawyer.

    Better still get your license.

    fwiw I think it's the OD who should be most concerned.

    My friend concurs this would be a shade of gray in professional licensing law that MA is famous for and should be reviewed by a lawyer.

    They really that strict up there?

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    At least in my neck of the woods inspectors stop by once or twice a year and verify both OD's and Opticians are licensed.

    fwiw Multi story buildings in Boston are inspected every 5 years for recertification so a Carolina* tragedy is very unlikely.

    The State and cities make fees high enough to pay for this and leave a little something extra if you know what I mean.
    Last edited by Uncle Fester; 10-08-2021 at 07:12 PM. Reason: *Opps... Florida but not much difference!!!...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Fester View Post
    At least in my neck of the woods inspectors stop by once or twice a year and verify both OD's and Opticians are licensed.

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    Proof! That there IS “Eye glass Police”! Yikes, I’ve never, ever heard of a state that did that. Most states enforcement consists of Independent ODs and Opticians to rat out local competition not complying with state/local regs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Fester View Post
    This is Massachusetts.

    Talk to a lawyer.

    Better still get your license.

    fwiw I think it's the OD who should be most concerned.

    My friend concurs this would be a shade of gray in professional licensing law that MA is famous for and should be reviewed by a lawyer.
    My Vote Goes to you Sir. It's better to take advice from lawyer.

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