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Certificate of Practice/License

SUBJECT – CERTIFICATES

REGULATION – CERTIFICATE OF PRACTICE /LICENSE


CERTIFICATE OF PRACTICE

Purpose:  The purpose of this policy is to ensure the proper usage of the tile of “Optician” ¹and to protect the public by ensuring that all opticianry services are provided by a licensed Optician. 

Procedure: In keeping with the Province of Manitoba’s Opticians’ Act and the bylaws of the Opticians of Manitoba ,the registrar must issue a Certificate of Practice/License to a registrant who applies for it and whose name is entered on the register of regulated registrants if all of the following are satisfied:

  1. the registrant’s registration is not suspended or cancelled;
  2. the registrant meets any requirements for maintenance of competence that are established by OOM policy and bylaws;
  3. the registrant provides evidence of having a minimum of one million dollars $1,000,000 in Errors and Omissions Professional Liability insurance or coverage as required by OOM policy and bylaws;
  4. the registrant has paid the licensing fees provided for in the OOM by-laws;
  5. the registrant provides the registrar with any other information that the OOM polices/bylaws require,
  6. the registrant meets any other requirements set out in the OOM policies/bylaws for licensing.

Conditions

A Certificate of Practice/License may be issued subject to any conditions that the registrar considers advisable.

Information to be shown on Certificate of Practice/License

The Certificate of Practice/License must include:

  1. the legal² name of the regulated registrant
  2. the class of regulated license  as the Opticians of Manitoba has more than one class of regulated registrants;
  3. any conditions imposed on the regulated registrants practice;
  4. the name of the Opticians of Manitoba as the regulatory body that is issuing the certificate/license, and the date it is issued;
  5. a statement that the certificate of practice is issued pursuant to the Province of Manitoba Opticians Act
  6. the expiry date of the certificate.

NOTE: If you generally use an abbreviated version of your legal name such as ”Jim” for the name “James” or another alias that you commonly use  ,you may request that the abbreviated version OR ALIAS be inserted on your license card in brackets between your legal first and legal surname. e.g. James ( your legal first name)  “ JIM” ( your abbreviated name or alias )   Smith (your legal surname).

Certificate of Practice – Inactive Registrants 

Certificates of Practice are not issued to registrants who hold an inactive license.

Conditions

A Certificate of Practice/License may be issued subject to any conditions that the registrar considers advisable.

Application not approved

If an application for a Certificate of Practice/License is not approved, or is approved subject to conditions, the registrar must

(a) give notice to the applicant in writing, with reasons for the decision; and
(b) advise the registrant of the right to appeal the decision to the council.

Appeal

A person whose application for a Certificate of Practice/License is not approved or is approved subject to conditions may appeal the decision.

Producing Certificate of Practice/License

A registrant who holds a current valid Certificate of Practice/License must, on request, make it available for inspection.

Displaying Certificate of Practice/License 

A registrant who holds a current valid Certificate of Practice/ License must wear the Certificate/license in a conspicuous place on their clothing while on the premises in which the registrant conducts his or her practice. Registrants who fail to comply with this requirement will be subject to disciplinary action.

REFERENCES:

Province of Manitoba – Opticians Act

Opticians of Manitoba Bylaws


1 – optician” means a person who(a) prepares and dispenses lenses, including contact lenses, spectacles, eye glasses and appurtenances thereto, or any of those things, to the intended wearers thereof on the written prescriptions of duly qualified medical practitioners or of the holders of certificates of registration under The Optometry Act; and (b) in accordance with such prescriptions interprets, measures, adapts, fits, and adjusts, such lenses, including contact lenses, spectacles, eye-glasses and appurtenances thereto or any of those things, to the human face for the aid of vision or the correction of visual or ocular anomalies of human eyes
2 – The name of a natural person recognized on official records, especially as recorded on a birth certificate or as changed by legal process.
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