Archive for the ‘Board certification’ Category

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Judge requires liquidation as part of board certification case

August 18, 2013

The court ruled the American Optometric Society (AOS) bankruptcy case must be converted into a liquidation (Chapter 7) and not a Chapter 11 reorganization as originally filed. Read the rest of this entry ?

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ABO program receives NCCA accreditation

February 2, 2013

The American Board of Optometry (ABO) is pleased to announce that its board certification program has been accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) for a five-year period. Read the rest of this entry ?

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NCCA accredits ABO program

January 9, 2013

The American Board of Optometry (ABO) announced its board certification program has been accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) for a five-year period. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Court orders AOS to pay ABO attorney’s fees

December 5, 2012

The American Board of Optometry issued the following release on Dec. 4, 2012:

The Trial Court of California yesterday again ruled in favor of the American Board of Optometry (ABO) by ordering the American Optometric Society (AOS) to pay the ABO attorney’s fees in the amount of $462,508. Read the rest of this entry ?

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ASCO president says board certification case can be a learning opportunity

September 10, 2012

Editor’s note: Six optometric organizations (the AOA, American Optometric Student Association, Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry, American Academy of Optometry, Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry and National Board of Examiners in Optometry) originally formed the Joint Board Certification Project Team in 2007 to examine the issue of optometric board certification and propose a model for certification and maintenance of certification that is attainable, credible and defensible.

At the annual meeting of the AOA in 2009, the House of Delegates voted in favor of the AOA participating in the establishment and governance of the American Board of Optometry (ABO) as the entity to develop and implement the framework for board certification and maintenance of certification.

A lawsuit was brought against the ABO in 2010, and a federal judge ruled in favor of the ABO this year.

As part of the discussion moving forward on this topic, AOA News asked David Heath, O.D., president of the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO), for his thoughts on the subject. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Court releases final ruling in ABO case

August 24, 2012

Judgement, page 1

The court released its final ruling  in the false advertising lawsuit against the American Board of Optometry.

 

 

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Hopping urges ODs to move forward after favorable ABO ruling

August 3, 2012

AOA President Ronald Hopping, O.D., MPH, issued a statement in response to the ruling in favor of the American Board of Optometry (ABO) in the false advertising lawsuit brought by the American Optometric Society (AOS). Read the rest of this entry ?

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ABO announces new diplomates

February 23, 2012

 The American Board of Optometry (ABO) released the results of its Nov. 28 – Dec. 11, 2011, Board Certification Examination.

A total of 276 doctors (94.8 percent) successfully passed the exam, becoming Diplomates of the American Board of Optometry. Read the rest of this entry ?

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ABO announces end to phase-in period

January 13, 2012

The American Board of Optometry (ABO) has announced the timetable for the expiration of the Phase-In Rules of the ABO’s Board Certification process.

As directed by the profession, the American Board of Optometry began the process for optometric board certification with modified qualification rules of a 3-Year Phase-In Period. Read the rest of this entry ?

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ABO plans for future, addresses misconceptions

December 19, 2011

As the second round of candidates for American Board of Optometry (ABO) board certification completed the examination slated from Nov. 28 to Dec. 11, representatives discussed the next steps for the profession.

“We’re extremely excited by the response we’ve had this year,” said ABO Chairman of the Board Paul Ajamian, O.D. “The second exam was administered successfully, and we expect many more to participate in the process in 2012, as we enter the final year of the initial qualifying rules.” Read the rest of this entry ?