Dispensing Optician Examining Committee

 

The committee consists of three individuals who are currently licensed and are primarily engaged in the business of dispensing opticians.

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Committee Information

Composition of the Dispensing Optician Examining Committee

The committee consists of three individuals who are currently licensed and are primarily engaged in the business of dispensing opticians.

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.

Committee participation expectation guidelines

These guidelines are a reference for current members and prospective appointees:

  • All new members must attend a three-hour virtual orientation.
  • Attend regular committee meetings, scheduled quarterly, on Wednesdays during business hours. The committee sets its meeting schedule each fall for the following calendar year. All meetings during the COVID-19 emergency have been held by Webinar.
  • Prepare for regular meetings by reading materials sent one to two weeks in advance of the scheduled meeting date. The packets take an average of two to four hours to read.
  • Attend the one-day Department of Health Board, Commission, Committee conference for chairs and vice-chairs.
  • Mentor newly appointed committee members as necessary.

Total annual time commitment

  • Meetings: Two days per year. Two to four hours of preparation and follow-up per meeting.
  • Conferences: One day per year for chairs and vice-chairs

Compensation

  • Members of the advisory committee shall be reimbursed for travel expenses as authorized in RCW 43.03.050 and 43.03.060.
  • Members of the committee shall be compensated in accordance with RCW 43.03.240.

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Committee Members

Name and term expiration date of members

Member Term Term expires
Sally Arias, LDO, chair 2 January 26, 2023
Kathy Kristjanson, LDO, vice-chair 1 January 14, 2024
Terry Harris, LDO 2 January 26, 2023
Committee Meetings

(subject to change)

Date Activity Documents
December 14, 2022 at 9 a.m.
Zoom Webinar 
Or
In person at 
The Olympia Center (Room 100)
222 Columbia St. N.W.
Olympia, WA  98501
Business meeting  
March 15, 2023
Location TBD
Business meeting  
September 25, 2023
Location TBD
Business meeting  
Committee Meeting Minutes

2022

2021