AN ACT to amend Chapter 31 of the Revised Code of the State of Delaware.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That the Act entitled "Delaware State Board of Examiners in Optometry," approved March 22, 1909, being Chapter 31 of the Revised Code of the State of Delaware, be and the same is hereby amended by repealing all of 896, Section 4 of said Chapter, and inserting in lieu thereof a new section to be known as 896, Section 4.

896. Section 4. Every person before beginning to practice Optometry in this State, after the passage of this Act, must be twenty-one years of age, of good moral character, must have had a preliminary education of at least four years of high school or the equivalent, from a state department of public education, or from a first class university entrance examination, and have graduated from a school or college approved by the Board of Examiners which maintains a course of Optometry of at least three years of residence work in Optometry, and shall take an examination before said Board of Examiners to determine his or her qualifications. Said examination shall consist of tests in Practical Optics, Theoretical Optics, Physiological Optics, Theoretical Optometry, Practical Optometry, Ocular Anatomy and Physiology, General Anatomy, General Physiology, Pathology and Hygiene, and such other knowledge as the Board deems essential to the practice of Optometry. Any person desiring to be examined by said Board shall file his or her application accompanied by an examination fee of Twenty-five Dollars, and shall appear before said Board at such time and place as said Board may designate. All persons successfully passing such examination shall be registered in the Board Register, which shall be kept by the Secretary of said Board, as licensed to practice Optometry, and shall also receive a certificate of such registration, to be signed by the President and Secretary of said Board, which shall be filed as herein provided. If any applicant be rejected, he or she shall be entitled to be admitted to another examination occurring not less than three months thereafter without further payment, but for all subsequent examination, which shall not occur at intervals of less than three months, he or she shall pay an examination fee of Five Dollars.

Approved March 18, A. D. 1927.