Eye Surgery Bill Would be Dangerous Medicine - Safe Surgery NC

Eye Surgery Bill Would be Dangerous Medicine

This article was written by Vickie W. Clark for News & Record.


Every North Carolinian who cares about patient safety should join me in asking our state senators to stop House Bill 36, a dangerous bill that would let non-surgeons perform delicate eye surgery.

Optometrists, who aren’t surgeons or even medical doctors, are lobbying senators in the final days of this year’s legislative session to pass this bad bill. No matter how the bill’s supporters might portray it, it has one objective: allowing laser and scalpel surgery by non-medical-doctors, a dangerous proposition.

PublicationNews & Record

Date Published: June 25, 2017

HB36 is a dangerous bill before the North Carolina General Assembly. If passed, HB36 will enable Optometrists, who did not attend medical school, the ability to perform eye surgery within our state.