Following the roll call tDrs.
Banks, William Hendrix and Mrs. Trudy
Mitchell and Mrs. Mary Richardsonmas Mr. Johnny Loper,
the Boardís attorney and Ms. Sarah Buthe, a member of Mr. Loperís
to receive advice from the Boardís attorney,
Mr. Loper, on the statutory authority of the Board
to issue temporary licenses or permits to practice optometry in North
Carolina the President asked for a motion that the Board
go into closed session.
On a motion by Dr. Hendrix seconded by Dr. Banks and carried
unanimously the Board went into closed session
in accordance with the provisions of NCGS 143-318.11 (a) (3)
In closed session, Mr. Loper reviewed the requirements for
licensing optometrists to practice in the State of North Carolina as set forth
in Article 6 of Chapter 90 of the General Statutes and Chapter 42 of the North
Carolina Administrative Code. Following discussion and the answering of
questions by Mr. Loper Dr. Hendrix moved and Dr. Anderson seconded a motion
that carried unanimously that the Boardreturn to open session.
The President asked Mr. Loper to write a letter to the Board
advising the Board of its lack of authority
under the provisions of NCGS Chapter 90 Article 6 and Chapter 42 of the NCAC to
issue temporary licenses or permits to practice optometry in situations of
emergency as currently exist along the Gulf Coast States of the United
Dr. Hendrix moved and Dr. Banks seconded a motion that the Board
notify those parties making inquires concerning the possibilities of the Boardís
issuing temporary licenses or permits to practice optometry in North Carolina
that there is no statutory authority under the laws of this state that have
been granted to the Board in this regard.† The motion carried unanimously.
Rafferty seconded a motion that the meeting be adjourned..† The motion
regularly scheduled Asheville,
NC at the Grove Park Inn beginning at † on Thursday,
November 11 and ending no later than
on Sunday, November 13, 2005.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
Agenda &† Mr.
Loperís letter dated September 19, 2005