Dispensing Optician Examining Committee

The mandate of the Dispensing Optician Examining Committee is to protect the public's health and safety and to promote the welfare of the state by regulating the competency and quality of professional health care providers under its jurisdiction. The committee accomplishes this through a variety of activities working with the Department of Health, Health Systems Quality Assurance division.

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Committee Information


The examining committee consists of three persons primarily engaged in the business of dispensing opticians and who currently hold a valid license.

Reimbursement and Compensation

  • Reasonable allowances will be provided to cover reasonable and necessary subsistence and lodging expenses while engaged on official business.
  • Transportation expenses will be reimbursed or paid based on the method deemed most advantageous or economical to the state.
  • Members are eligible to receive compensation in an amount not to exceed fifty dollars for each day during which the member attends an official meeting of the group or performs statutorily prescribed duties approved by the chairperson of the group.

Duties of the Dispensing Optician Examining Committee include:

  • Providing recommendations on the apprenticeship program.
  • Participating in policy development.
  • Providing recommendations on continuing education or continuing competency requirements.
  • Providing recommendations on standards of professional conduct or practice.
  • The committee meets about four times a year. Historically, meetings have been scheduled in March, June, September, and December during business hours.
  • If you're interested in applying for an appointment to the Dispensing Optician Examining Committee see our website. Select the "Application – Secretary Appointed." Note on the application that you are applying for the Dispensing Optician Examining Committee.
Committee Members

Name and term expiration date of members

Member Term End
Kathleen Stuntz, dispensing optician May 1, 2026
Jennifer Barnwell, dispensing optician May 1, 2026
Monica Brenzel, dispensing optician January 31, 2026
Committee Meetings

All meetings are subject to change and start at 9 a.m. unless otherwise noted.

Date Activity Documents

March 6, 2024, at 9 a.m. – Virtual

Regular meeting Agenda (PDF)
September 20, 2024, at 9 a.m. – Virtual Regular meeting  
Committee Meeting Minutes