ARBO Regulatory Webinars
ARBO's Member Boards are invited to attend the ARBO Happy Hour member regulatory webinars which are held the third Tuesday of every other month. The Regulatory Happy Hours will cover current information relevant to optometry regulation and ARBO programs and services. The sessions are interactive and are open for all of ARBO's member regulatory Board members, Board staff, and Board attorneys to attend. You won't want to miss these exciting opportunities to engage with your peers and exchange valuable regulatory information.
The Regulatory Happy Hours are complimentary for ARBO's members. Please register and provide your email address using the form below. A Zoom link for the webinars will be sent out approximately one week prior to the date of the webinar.
- November 14, 2023 @ 1:00 pm ET / 12:00 pm CT / 11:00 am MT /10:00 am PT
November 14, 2023 @ 1:00 pm ET / 12:00 pm CT / 11:00 am MT /10:00 am PT
Applications for Licensure and RenewalJoin ARBO for this informative Regulatory Happy Hour where Dale Atkinson, Esq. will discuss the topic of applications for licensure and renewal. General topics will address why licensure applications exist with specific references to what information to gather and how to phrase the language when making inquiries. Demographics, education, examination, good moral character, criminal background checks will be presented along with "primary source" documents and the collective use of ARBO programs will form the basis for effective and efficient regulation.
- January 16, 2024 at 8:00 pm ET / 7:00 pm CT / 6:00 pm MT / 5:00 pm PT.
January 16, 2024 at 8:00 pm ET / 7:00 pm CT / 6:00 pm MT / 5:00 pm PT.
Leadership Development and ARBO Annual MeetingJoin members of the ARBO Board of Directors as they discuss leadership roles available at ARBO and their experience as ARBO Board and Committee members. Leadership opportunities for the next year will be discussed. Information will also be provided for the 2024 ARBO Annual Meeting in June including scholarships and stipends to assist with travel expenses.
- March 19, 2024 at 8:00 pm ET / 7:00m pm CT / 6:00 pm MT / 5:00 pm PT
March 19, 2024 at 8:00 pm ET / 7:00m pm CT / 6:00 pm MT / 5:00 pm PT
Conflict of Interest in RegulationJoin ARBO for this informative Regulatory Happy Hour where Dale Atkinson will address the topic of conflict of interest. Government involvement with mandatory licensure triggers due process principles to the regulatory system. Of critical importance is the idea of a "fair and impartial" system of applying the regulatory scheme. This session will discuss the legal, practical, and operational aspects of conflict of interest, what it means, what to do, and the consequences of non-compliance. Separation of regulation from trade will be emphasized with reference to recent litigation involving an optometry board.
- May 21, 2024 at 8:00 pm ET / 7:00 pm CT / 6:00 pm MT / 5:00 pm PT
May 21, 2024 at 8:00 pm ET / 7:00 pm CT / 6:00 pm MT / 5:00 pm PT
Introducing ARBO's Model Practice Act for OptometryJoin members of the ARBO Board of Directors and Dale Atkinson, Esq. to hear about ARBO's Model Practice Act for Optometry. The purpose of the ARBO Model Practice Act for Optometry is to provide a resource to Optometry Boards to integrate as a model for regulating the practice of optometry. The Model Practice Act for Optometry reflects current issues in professional regulation and facilitates greater standardization of terminology and regulation from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Greater standardization promotes increased mobility for licensed optometrists, and consistency in legal decisions related to licensure, renewal, discipline, and other board activities.