No. S 556
Optometrists and Opticians Act 2007
(Act 36 of 2007)
Optometrists and Opticians (Practice, Conduct, Ethics and Publicity) Regulations 2008
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 37 of the Optometrists and Opticians Act 2007, the Minister for Health, after consulting the Optometrists and Opticians Board, hereby makes the following Regulations:
Citation and commencement
1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Optometrists and Opticians (Practice, Conduct, Ethics and Publicity) Regulations 2008 and shall come into operation on 1st November 2008.
2.  In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires —
“aftercare” means the follow-up service provided to a patient after the prescription, fitting or supply of an optical appliance for that patient;
“contact lens practice” means acts or activities specified in items 2, 5 and 6 of Part II of the Schedule to the Act, where such acts or activities relate to contact lenses;
“contact lens practitioner” means a registered optometrist or an exempted optician permitted under the Act to carry out contact lens practice;
“exempted optician” means a person referred to in paragraph 2(1) of the Optometrists and Opticians (Exemption from Section 25(1)) Order 2008 (G.N. No. S 91/2008);
“patient” means a person who consults a registered person;
“publicity” means any form of advertisement and includes any advertisement —
(a)printed in any medium for the communication of information;
(b)appearing in, communicated through or retrievable from, any mass medium, electronic or otherwise; or
(c)contained in any medium for communication produced or for use by a firm.

Made this 6th day of October 2008.

Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Health,
[MH 78:24; AG/LEG/SL/213A/2007/1 Vol. 2]