Opticians Act, 1956

Rules for regulation and control of prescribing, dispensing of prescriptions or sales.

51.—(1) The Board may, by rules, make provision for the regulation and control of—

(a) the prescribing of spectacles by registered ophthalmic opticians,

(b) the dispensing of prescriptions of registered medical practitioners or registered ophthalmic opticians for spectacles by registered opticians, or

(c) sales of spectacles, being sales by or conducted by registered opticians.

(2) A registered optician who contravenes a rule which is made for the purposes of this section and which is stated to be a penal rule shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding, in the case of a first offence, ten pounds and, in the case of a second or any subsequent offence, fifty pounds.