Quality Assurance Program
The development of an ongoing quality assurance program for therapeutically certified optometrists was mandated by legislation in 1995. The Quality Enhancement and Improvement (QEI) Committee of the Maryland Board of Optometry was appointed by the Secretary of the Department of Health to implement a quality assurance program to ensure the quality of care provided by therapeutically certified optometrists
Effective March 1, 2020, the QEI Committee and the quality assurance program will be no longer mandated by law. However, the Board shall recommend to the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health quality assurance guidelines for therapeutically certified optometrists and optometric care.
After considering the recommendations of the Board, the Secretary shall adopt regulations that establish standards of quality for therapeutically certified optometrists and optometric care.