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Optometric Examiners, Kentucky Board of

Authority: KRS 320.230
Status: Active
Term: 4 years
Description: The Kentucky Board of Optometric Examiners is composed of five gubernatorial appointees. The board is responsible for regulating the practice and licensure of optometry in Kentucky. The board grants initial licensure to qualified optometrists and oversees the annual renewal of licenses and also investigates complaints against practitioners and is responsible for imposing disciplinary sanctions against those who violate Kentucky Revised Statutes Chapter 320. The board promulgates regulations concerning professional and business practice standards, continuing education and licensure requirements.
Composition: 5 members appointed by the Governor. 4 members shall be KY licensed practicing optometrists whose licenses are in good standing, selected from a list of 3 names for each vacancy submitted by the Kentucky Optometric Assoc. 1 member shall be citizen at-large who is not associated with or financially interested in the practice or business regulated. Each optometrist member shall be a KY licensed practicing optometrist in good standing for not less than 5 years immediately preceding his or her appointment to the Board. They shall not be in any way connected with or interested in any optometric school, college, or institution of learning or optometric supply business.
Compensation: Not to exceed $125 per day plus expenses
Meeting Schedule: Once a year or may be called by Chair as deemed necessary.
Needs Senate Confirmation: No
          163 West Short Street, Suite 550
          Lexington, KY
County: Fayette
Phone: (859) 246-2744
Fax: (859) 246-2746


NameAppointedTerm ExpiresPositionCounty
Mayes, Freddie M. OD10/28/20152/9/2019Secretary-TreasurerMuhlenberg
Shrewsbury, Jonathan L. OD10/28/20157/1/2019Member at-largeOhio
Peplinski, Lee S.3/30/20173/9/2019MemberJefferson
Reynolds, William T. OD6/29/20177/1/2020MemberMadison
Corder, Harold Eugene II11/27/201711/11/2021Member; representing consumersPulaski
Peplinski, Dr. Lee S.2/20/20192/9/2023MemberJefferson
Mayes,  Freddie M, OD2/28/20192/9/2023Member, representing optometristsMuhlenberg
Shrewsbury,  Jonathan Lee OD11/8/20197/1/2023Member, representing optometristsOhio

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