Opticians (Registration) (Amendment No. 2) (Jersey) Law 201-

A LAW to amend further the Opticians (Registration) (Jersey) Law 1962

Adopted by the States                                             17th January 2017

Sanctioned by Order of Her Majesty in Council  [date to be inserted]

Registered by the Royal Court                              [date to be inserted]

THE STATES, subject to the sanction of Her Most Excellent Majesty in Council, have adopted the following Law –

1        Amendment of the Opticians (Registration) (Jersey) Law 1962

The Opticians (Registration) (Jersey) Law 1962[1] is amended in accordance with the following provisions of this Law.

2        Updated terminology: Articles 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 12 and 14 amended

(1)     In the following places for the words “ophthalmic optician” there shall be substituted the word “optometrist” –

(a)     in the definitions of “ophthalmic optician” and “registered optician” in Article 1(1);

(b)     in Article 2(1) (in both places where occurring);

(c)     in Article 6(2)(b);

(d)     in Article 9(5)(b) and (7);

(e)     in Article 12(1);

(f)      in Article 14(1)(a) (in both places where occurring) and (2)(a).

(2)     For the definition “registered ophthalmic optician” there shall be substituted the following definition –

“ ‘registered optometrist’ means an individual registered as an optometrist under this Law (or as an ophthalmic optician under this law up to the commencement of the Opticians (Registration) (Amendment No. 2) (Jersey) Law 201-[2]);”.

(3)     In the following places for the words “ophthalmic opticians” there shall be substituted the word “optometrists” –

(a)     in the definitions of “list” and “Register” in Article 1(1);

(b)     in Article 4;

(c)     in Article 6(1);

(d)     in Article 14(2)(a).

(4)     For Article 6(2)(c) there shall be substituted the following sub-paragraph –

“(c)    if it is registered in the register of bodies corporate carrying on business as an optometrist or a dispensing optician, or both, maintained under section 9 of the Opticians Act.”.

(5)     In Article 9(7) for the word “ophthalmic” (where it first appears) there shall be substituted the word “optometrist”.

3        Updated references to UK Act: Articles 1 and 3 amended

(1)     In the definition of “Opticians Act” for the date “1958” there shall be substituted the date “1989”.

(2)     In Article 3(1)(a)(i) for the words “section 8” there shall be substituted the words “section 11”.

(3)     In Article 8 for the words from “rules made under section 7” to the end of the Article there shall be substituted the words “Part 2A of the Opticians Act”.

4        Exemption from restriction on testing sight by trainee optometrists: Article 12 amended

After Article 12(1) there shall be inserted the following paragraph –

“(1A) However, an individual is exempt from paragraph (1) if the individual is –

(a)     training as an optometrist; and

(b)     exempt from section 24(1) of the Opticians Act by virtue of rules made under section 24(3) of that Act.”.

5        Restrictions on sale and supply of zero powered contact lenses: Article 13 amended

(1)     Article 13 is amended as follows.

(2)     In paragraphs (1) and (2) after the words “optical appliance” there shall be inserted the words “or zero powered contact lens”.

(3)     In the heading and in paragraph (2)(b) after the words “optical appliances” there shall be inserted the words “or zero powered contact lenses”.

6        Article 13A inserted

After Article 13 there shall be inserted the following Article –

“13A No obligation to buy optical appliance from any particular person

A patient shall not be required, as a condition of having his or her sight tested, to agree to buy from any particular person any optical appliance that the testing of his or her sight may show that the patient is required to wear or use.”.

7        Consequential amendments

(1)     In the following places for the words “ophthalmic optician” there shall be substituted the word “optometrist” –

(a)     Royal Court Rules 2004[3], Rule 17/3(1)(c);

(b)     Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exceptions) (Jersey) Regulations 2002[4], Regulation 5(2)(c);

(c)     Medicines (Health Professionals – Exemption) (Jersey) Order 2001[5], Article 1(5), in the definition “health professional”;

(d)     Medicines (Pharmacy and General Sale Exemptions) (Jersey) Order 1997[6], Article 1(1), in the definition “registered ophthalmic optician” and Schedule 1, Part 1, entry 2, column 1;

(e)     Medicines (Sale and Supply) (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Jersey) Order 1997[7], Article 1(1), in the definition “registered ophthalmic optician” and Article 3(4);

(f)      Medicines (Prescription Only) (Jersey) Order 1997[8], Article 1(1), in the definition “registered ophthalmic optician” and Schedule 2, entry 5, column 3.

(2)     In the following places for the words “ophthalmic opticians” there shall be substituted the word “optometrists” –

(a)     Medicines (Pharmacy and General Sale Exemptions) (Jersey) Order 1997, Schedule 1, Part 1, entry 2, column 1;

(b)     Medicines (Prescription Only) (Jersey) Order 1997, Schedule 2, entry 6, column 1.

(3)     In the following places for the word “optician” there shall be substituted the words “optometrist, dispensing optician” 

(a)     Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2005[9], Article 1(1), in the definition “health professional”;

(b)     Stamp Duties and Fees (Jersey) Law 1998[10], Schedule 1, Part 1, entry 8.

(4)     In the Social Security (Health Bonus Scheme) (Jersey) Regulations 2016[11], Regulation 1, in the definition “optician” for the words “person registered as an optician under” there shall be substituted the words “registered optician within the meaning of”.

8        Citation and commencement

This Law may be cited as the Opticians (Registration) (Amendment No. 2) (Jersey) Law 201- and shall come into force on the 7th day following its registration.

 

 

 


 



[1]                                    chapter 20.750

[2]                                    Law currently awaiting Privy Council sanction

[3]                                    chapter 07.770.72

[4]                                    chapter 08.840.50

[5]                                    chapter 20.625.55

[6]                                    chapter 20.625.70

[7]                                    chapter 20.625.80

[8]                                    chapter 20.625.95

[9]                                    chapter 15.240

[10]                                   chapter 24.960

[11]                                   R&O.141/2016


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