Next NHOA Meeting – October 1 – 3, 2021
The next NHOA CE meeting is coming up soon, and we have a varied, interesting and exciting program planned. We are excited to get back to a live, in-person format, and the schedule will be set soon. There will be something for everyone!
NHOA CALENDAR (updated 4/28/21) 2021 President Huffer
Dates From/To Event Location/Time
1/20/21 Wednesday NHOA Board of Directors Online/ZOOM, time tbd
3/10/21 Wednesday NHOA Board of Directors Online/ZOOM, time tbd
4/21/21 Wednesday NHOA CE Meeting Grappone Ctr, Concord, all day
5/19/21 Wednesday NHOA Board of Directors, Online/ZOOM, 7 PM
6/23/21 Wednesday AOA Presidents’ Council Denver CO, all day
6/22 – 6/26/21 Tues – Sat AOA Optometry’s Meeting Denver CO, all day
7/14/21 Wednesday NHOA Board of Directors In-Person, time tbd
9/15/21 Wednesday NHOA Board of Directors In-Person, time tbd
10/1-2-3/21 Fri – Sun NHOA CE Meeting Sheraton Harborside Portsmouth
11/17/21 Wednesday NHOA Board of Directors In-Person, time tbd
NOTICE FROM THE STATE BOARD
This document, entitled “2020 CE REQUIREMENTS FOR NH OPTOMETRISTS,” was sent recently by Guy Lessard OD, President of the NH Board of Registration:
Regarding Continuing Requirement for Optometrists in 2020
For several months, efforts to curb the COVID-19 pandemic have restricted the availability of in-person continuing education. On May 19, the Governor’s Office announced modifications to the continuing education requirements of the various licensing boards in the state.
Without going over all of the details, the Board of Registration in Optometry is summarizing the document as it applies to its licensees:
-The modifications apply only to CE taken during 2020, to be reported in 2021.
-Licensees shall be allowed to complete continuing education requirements through remote instruction until December 31, 2020.
-Remote instruction is understood to be online “live” courses, webinars, and other such presentations on topics that would normally be accepted for Class I CE.
-There is no requirement that the CE hours include tests on the material.
-There is no change in the number of CE hours required, and the rules for Class I, Class I Alternative, and Class II categories are unchanged.
-It is highly recommended that licensees secure documentation of courses taken.
Should you have any questions, please contact Sharon.Canney@oplc.gov
Guy R Lessard, OD
Board of Registration in Optometry
|January 20||Wednesday||NHOA Board of Directors||via ZOOM, time tba|
|March 17||Wednesday||NHOA Board of Directors||via ZOOM, time tba|
|May 19||Wednesday||NHOA Board of Directors||In-Person or ZOOM, tba|
|July 14||Wednesday||NHOA Board of Directors||In-Person, location tba|
|September 15||Wednesday||NHOA Board of Directors||In-Person, location tba|
|November 17||Wednesday||NHOA Board of Directors||In-Person, location tba|
|June 23 – 27||Tuesday – Saturday||Optometry’s Meeting (Reynolds)|
|Elections and installation of BoT will be held online, the rest of the meeting will be ONLINE 12/3/2020|
|July 15||Wednesday||NHOA Board of Directors||Online (ZOOM) meeting|
|September 16||Wednesday||NHOA Board of Directors||Online (ZOOM) meeting|
|October 2-4||Friday – Sunday||NHOA CE Meeting POSTPONED|
|October 7||Wednesday||NHOA Annual Meeting||Online (ZOOM) meeting|
|November 18||Wednesday||NHOA Board of Directors||Online (ZOOM) meeting|
|January||AOA Presidents’Council||POSTPONED, will be held 6/23/2021 during OM|
|February 5-6-7||Friday-Saturday-Sunday||NHOA CE Meeting||POSTPONED to Feb 4-5-6, 2022|
|March 31||Wednesday||NHOA CE Meeting||Grappone Center, Concord|
|June 22 – 26||Tuesday – Saturday||Optometry’s Meeting (Layman)||Anaheim CA|
|October 1-2-3||Friday-Saturday-Sunday||NHOA CE Meeting||Sheraton Harborside Hotel, Portsmouth|
|November 3 – 6||Wednesday – Saturday||AAO||Boston MA|