H.R.2221 - Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Burr, Richard [R-NC-5] (Introduced 05/22/2003)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 09/09/2003 Subcommittee Hearings Held. (All Actions)|
|Notes:||For further action, see H.R. 3140, which became Public Law 108-164 on 12/6/2003.|
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Summary: H.R.2221 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Information (Except Text)
Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act - Requires a "prescriber" (a person permitted under State law to issue prescriptions for contact lenses) to provide to the patient a copy of the patient's contact lens prescription free of charge.
Introduced in House (05/22/2003)
Declares that a contact lens prescription shall expire: (1) on the date specified by the law of the State involved, if that date is one year or more after the issue date of the prescription; or (2) not less than one year after the issue date of the prescription, if such State law specifies no date or a date that is less than one year after the date of the prescription. Permits an exception in either instance for a patient's ocular health.
Prohibits advertising that lenses for which a prescription is required may be obtained without a prescription. Prohibits a prescriber from issuing certain waivers.
States that any violation of this Act shall be treated as a violation of the Federal Trade Commission Act regarding unfair or deceptive acts or practices.