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How to File a Complaint with the Alabama Board of Optometry

Refer to Administrative Code 630-X-3-.01.

Any person may file a complaint with the Alabama Board of Optometry.

Complaints against licensed optometrists for unprofessional, unethical, or illegal conduct and complaints against any other person who may be accused of violating any provision of the Alabama Optometry Law, contact the Executive Director in writing and under oath (signed, including the phrase "Sworn to and subscribed before me ..." and notarized).

The Alabama Board of Optometry is responsible for investigating unprofessional, unethical, or illegal acts, and does not pursue consumer complaints. These complaints are directed to consumer rights organizations.

The complaint must set out in detail the charge(s) against the accused person and must contain a telephone number at which the person registering the complaint can be reached.

If desired, you may print and use this downloadable form (in .pdf format) for your complaint.

Mail the notarized complaint to:

Alabama Board of Optometry
Attn: Executive Director
1431 Second Avenue, North
Bessemer, AL 35020

If you have questions about these procedures, you may contact the board office (205) 481-9993 or fred.wallace@optometry.alabama.gov.

If the complaint received does not conform to these guidelines, the board will advise you in writing of the proper procedures. The board cannot act until your complaint complies with these procedures.


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