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65-4968.Revocation of registration or license for failure to comply with requirements of act; civil fines for violations; disposition of moneys; injunction remedy for violations; enforcement of act. (a) The board of examiners in optometry may revoke the license of any person who is licensed by the board of examiners in optometry and who is dispensing contact lenses in Kansas under this act for failure to comply with the requirements set forth in the patient's contact lens prescription release act. The state board of healing arts may revoke the registration or license of any person who is registered under K.S.A. 65-4967, and amendments thereto, or licensed by the state board of healing arts and who is dispensing contact lenses in Kansas under this act for failure to comply with the requirements of the patient's contact lens prescription release act.

(b) (1) Upon a finding of any violation of the patient's contact lens prescription release act, in lieu of or in addition to any other action, the board of examiners in optometry for persons licensed by the board of examiners in optometry or the state board of healing arts for persons subject to the provisions of K.S.A. 65-4967, and amendments thereto, registered under K.S.A. 65-4967, and amendments thereto, or licensed by the state board of healing arts to practice medicine and surgery may assess a civil fine not in excess of $10,000 against such person dispensing contact lenses under this act.

(2) The board of examiners in optometry shall remit all moneys received under this section to the state treasurer in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 75-4215, and amendments thereto. Upon receipt of such remittance the state treasurer shall deposit the entire amount in the state treasury. The state treasurer shall then deposit into the optometry fee fund an amount from such deposits equal to the board's actual costs, including attorney fees, related to fine assessment and enforcement as certified by the president of the board. All expenditures from such funds shall be made in accordance with appropriation acts upon warrants of the director of accounts and reports issued pursuant to vouchers approved by the president of the board or by a person designated by the president.

(3) The state board of healing arts shall remit all moneys received under this section to the state treasurer in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 75-4215, and amendments thereto. Upon receipt of such remittance the state treasurer shall deposit the entire amount in the state treasury. The state treasurer shall then deposit into the healing arts fee fund an amount from such deposits equal to the board's actual costs, including attorney fees, related to fine assessment and enforcement as certified by the president of the board. All expenditures from such funds shall be made in accordance with appropriation acts upon warrants of the director of accounts and reports issued pursuant to vouchers approved by the president of the board or by a person designated by the president.

(c) If a person dispensing contact lenses is operating in violation of the patient's contact lens prescription release act, for persons licensed by the board of examiners in optometry, the board of examiners in optometry or the attorney general may commence an action to enjoin such person from further violations. If a person dispensing contact lenses who is subject to the provisions of K.S.A. 65-4967, and amendments thereto, is registered under K.S.A. 65-4967, and amendments thereto, or is licensed by the state board of healing arts, is operating in violation of the patient's contact lens prescription release act, the state board of healing arts or the attorney general may commence an action in the name of the state of Kansas to enjoin such person from further violations or from mailing, shipping or otherwise delivering contact lenses in Kansas.

(d) The board of examiners in optometry shall administer and enforce the provisions of the patient's contact lens prescription release act for persons licensed by the board of examiners in optometry, and the state board of healing arts shall administer and enforce the provisions of the patient's contact lens prescription release act for persons subject to the provisions of K.S.A. 65-4967, and amendments thereto, registered under K.S.A. 65-4967, and amendments thereto, or licensed by the state board of healing arts, and each such board is hereby granted such specific powers as are necessary for the purpose of administering and enforcing such law, including adopting rules and regulations, which rules and regulations shall not be inconsistent with the provisions of the law being enforced.

History: L. 2002, ch. 113, § 5; Jan. 1, 2003.



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