37 Multiple Choice Questions for the California Optometry State Board Exam

Sep 18, 2013
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Here are 37 multiple choice questions that I created for the California optometric law exam needed to practice California Optometry. This is a great resource.

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  • Here are the 37 QUESTIONS without the answers California Optometry State Board Exam. If you scroll all the way down, you will see the questions with the highlighted answers.

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  1. Of the ocular conditions treatable by an optometrist in California, and worked in conjunction with an ophthalmologist, if a condition is getting worse, what must you do?
    1. Refer
    2. Consult
    3. Monitor
  2. Of the ocular conditions treatable by an optometrist in California, and worked in conjunction with an ophthalmologist, if a condition is reoccurring, what must you do?
    1. Refer
    2. Consult
    3. Monitor
  3. Of the ocular conditions treatable by an optometrist in California, and worked in conjunction with an ophthalmologist, if a condition is not improving, what must you do?
    1. Refer
    2. Consult
    3. Monitor
  4. Of the ocular conditions treatable by an optometrist in California, and worked in conjunction with an ophthalmologist, if a patient is still on medication, what must you do?
    1. Refer
    2. Consult
    3. Monitor
  5. When any condition is not resolving, will you need to refer, consult, or can either occur?
    1. Refer
    2. Consult
    3. Could be either
  6. When a condition is not resolving, sometimes an OD must consult and sometimes they must refer. If the condition is episcleritis or idiopathic iritis, do you refer or consult and when?
    1. Refer after 1 week
    2. Consult after 1 week
    3. Refer after 3 weeks
    4. Consult after 3 weeks
    5. Refer after 6 weeks
  7. When a condition is not resolving, sometimes an OD must consult and sometimes they must refer. If the condition is HSV, HZV (keratitis, conjunctivitis, dermatitis), do you refer or consult and when?
    1. Refer after 1 week
    2. Consult after 1 week
    3. Refer after 3 weeks
    4. Consult after 3 weeks
    5. Refer after 6 weeks
  8. When a condition is not resolving, sometimes an OD must consult and sometimes they must refer. If the condition is traumatic irits, do you refer or consult and when?
    1. Refer after 1 week
    2. Consult after 1 week
    3. Refer after 3 weeks
    4. Consult after 3 weeks
    5. Refer after 6 weeks
  9. Pain persisting after 3 days when a patient is on a class III oral narcotic requires an ophthalmologist’s involvement, in what way?
    1. Referral after 1 day
    2. Consultation after 1 day
    3. Referral after 3 days
    4. Consultation after 3 days

10. A central corneal ulcer that is not improving after 48 hours…

  1. Should be referred to an OMD
  2. Should be consulted with an OMD
  3. Referred to an OMD after 72 hrs not 48 hrs

11. Perceptal Cellulitis, Adnexal Infections, and Dacryoadenitis that are not improving require a referral to an OMD when?

  1. 12 hrs
  2. 24 hrs
  3. 48 hrs
  4. 72 hrs

12. One should consult to an OMD when a Traumatic Iritis that is worse after how long?

  1. 72 hours
  2. 48 hours
  3. 1 week
  4. 3 weeks

13. One should refer to an OMD when a Traumatic Iritis is not resolved after how long?

  1. 1 week
  2. 2 weeks
  3. 3 weeks
  4. 48 hours
  5. 72 hours

14. One should consult to an OMD when idiopathic iritis, episcleritis, inflammatory keratitis, or traumatic iritis is worse after how long?

  1. 48 hours
  2. 72 hours
  3. 1 week
  4. 3 weeks
  5. 6 weeks

15. One should consult with an OMD when idiopathic iritis or episcleritis, is not resolving after how long?

  1. 48 hours
  2. 72 hours
  3. 1 week
  4. 3 weeks
  5. 6 weeks

16. One should refer to an OMD when idiopathic iritis or episcleritis, is still on meds after how long?

  1. 48 hours
  2. 72 hours
  3. 1 week
  4. 3 weeks
  5. 6 weeks

17. One should refer to an OMD when ocular/dermatological manifestations of HSV or HZV are not improving after how long?

  1. 48 hours
  2. 72 hours
  3. 1 week
  4. 3 weeks
  5. 6 weeks

18. One should consult to an OMD when ocular/dermatological manifestations of HSV or HZV are worse after how long?

  1. 48 hours
  2. 72 hours
  3. 1 week
  4. 3 weeks
  5. 6 weeks

19. One should refer to an OMD when ocular/dermatological manifestations of HSV or HZV if not resolved after how long?

  1. 48 hours
  2. 72 hours
  3. 1 week
  4. 3 weeks
  5. 6 weeks

20. One should consult with an OMD if a episcleritis or inflammatory keratitis is reoccurring after how long?

  1. 1 week
  2. 3 weeks
  3. 6 weeks
  4. 1 year
  5. 2 years

21. One should refer or consult to an OMD if an idiopathic iritis is reoccurring after 1 year?

  1. Refer
  2. Consult

22. Sale or use of a professional degree not legally obtained results in a charge of a…

  1. Felony
  2. Misdemeanor
  3. Unprofessional Conduct
  4. Public Offense

23. Making a false statement or impersonation during a licensing exam results in a charge of a…

  1. Felony
  2. Misdemeanor
  3. Unprofessional Conduct
  4. Public Offense

24. Making or giving false information in connection with the application for license results in a charge of a…

  1. Felony
  2. Misdemeanor
  3. Unprofessional Conduct
  4. Public Offense

25. Conspiring with unlicensed person to violate the optometric code, or allowing license to be used by this person or act as his/her agent or partner results in a charge of a…

  1. Felony
  2. Misdemeanor
  3. Unprofessional Conduct
  4. Public Offense

26. Procuring a license by fraud, misrepresentation or mistake results in a charge of a…

  1. Felony
  2. Misdemeanor
  3. Unprofessional Conduct
  4. Public Offense

27. Altering with fraudulent intent or using a fraudulently altered license, permit/certification or registration issued by the SBO results in a charge of a…

  1. Felony
  2. Misdemeanor
  3. Unprofessional Conduct
  4. Public Offense

28. Accepting employment directly or indirectly by suspended or unlicensed optometrist, company or corporation results in a charge of a…

  1. Felony
  2. Misdemeanor
  3. Unprofessional Conduct
  4. Public Offense

29. Practicing optometry with a unvalid, revoked or expired license results in a charge of a…

  1. Felony
  2. Misdemeanor
  3. Unprofessional Conduct
  4. Public Offense

30. Employing directly or indirectly, any suspended or unlicensed OD to perform work requiring a license.

  1. Felony
  2. Misdemeanor
  3. Unprofessional Conduct
  4. Public Offense

31. Permitting another person to use licensee’s license results in a charge of a…

  1. Felony
  2. Misdemeanor
  3. Unprofessional Conduct
  4. Public Offense

32. Committing or soliciting an act punishable as a sexually related crime if the act is substantially related to the qualification, functions or duties of an optometrist results in a charge of a…

  1. Felony
  2. Misdemeanor
  3. Unprofessional Conduct
  4. Public Offense

33. Sexual abuse, misconduct, or relations with a patient, client, or customer results in a charge of a…

  1. Felony
  2. Misdemeanor
  3. Unprofessional Conduct
  4. Public Offense
  5. Subject to disciplinary actions

34. If a patient requests to inspect their health care records, how long do you have to grant this after receipt of request?

  1. 1 day
  2. 5 days
  3. 15 days
  4. 30 days

35. If a patient requests a copy their health care records, how long do you have to transfer the copies after receipt of request?

  1. 1 day
  2. 5 days
  3. 15 days
  4. 30 days

36. If a patient, patient’s representative or patients attorney or requests a copy their health care records for law purposes, how long do you have to transfer the copies after receipt of request?

  1. 1 day
  2. 5 days
  3. 15 days
  4. 30 days

37. If an OD chooses to make a “summary” of patient records instead of the full record, how long do you have to transfer the copies after receipt of request?

  1. 1 day
  2. 5 days
  3. 10 daysd
  4. 15 days
  5. 30 days

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Dr. Matt Geller is an entrepreneur with a track record of developing successful online platforms to solve problems in the healthcare space. Matt is the co-founder and CEO of CovalentCareers and NewGradOptometry.


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