Announcement of the Commencement of Operation of Optical Stores and Contact Lens Department

From National Registry of Administrative Public Services



2de69aef-7f29-4362-a823-5d9bb599aff5 378473 Αναγγελία Έναρξης Λειτουργίας Καταστημάτων Οπτικών Ειδών και Τμήματος Φακών Επαφής

At a glance

Points of service

Points of Single Contact (ΚΕΠ – EKE), Regional units, Directorate of Public Health. Department of Health Services and Professions of the competent Region

Digital provision points

Number of required documents

11 to 15 + (
2
)

Fees

38 €

Deadline of completion

3 months

Description

The procedure concerns the announcement of the opening of optical stores and a contact lens department. It is addressed to natural and legal persons.

Basic information

Competent body

MINISTRY OF HEALTH

Authority/Public body’s Unit responsible for the institutional framework of the procedure

Service / organizational unit of a authority entity

Directorate of Public Health. Department of Health Services and Professions of the competent Region

Provided to

Related links


Last update

28/06/2024

Application

Application Type

Application / Solemn Declaration

Submission by:

Submitted by the applicant (digital), Submitted by the applicant (in person or by post)

Submitted by:

Persons, Legal entities

Title

Application – Solemn Declaration of the interested party (article 8 of law 1599/1986) on the subject: "Announcement of the Commencement of Operation of Optical Stores and Contact Lens Department"


What you will need

Means of authentication, identification and signature

Identification with TAXISnet codes, Identification document

    Print

    Requirements

      Fees

        Related


        Means of redress or appeal:

        Other Administrative appeal / Objection

        Rules concerning a lack of reply from the competent authority and the legal consequences for the use:

        Tacit approval

        After the expiration of the three (3) months deadline, the interested party operates the said laboratory freely (art. 3 of Law 3919/2011, Government Gazette 32 / A / 2011). The interested party, in the case of tacit approval, can request the relevant certificate of operation from the administrative authority responsible for the issuance of the act, according to par. 4 of article 10 of law 3230/2004 (Government Gazette 44 / A / 2004).

        NACE

        • 47.73 Dispensing chemist in specialised stores
        • 47.78 Other retail sale of new goods in specialised stores

        Output & Results

        Output

        Document Production

        Steps

          Digital steps

            Other information

            Official title

            Announcement of the Commencement of Operation of Optical Stores and Contact Lens Department

            Languages supported

            English

            Ways of provision

            Establishment

            Legislation

              Categories

              Τype of procedure

              Trigger

              Applied for

              Trigger (submission method)

              Application (handwritten), Application (digital)

              Type

              Outgoing
              N1

              ,


            • 1 Company law Business formation (individual, corporate)
              • For company establishment see the link below

              No No

            • 2 Conditions for non-commission of criminal offenses The interested body (applicant legal or natural person) must not have been irrevocably convicted of a felony or any of the misdemeanors of theft, embezzlement, fraud, extortion, forgery, grievous bodily harm, breach of drug laws or ethical provisions.


              No No

            • 3 Ownership The interested party must own or rent the store


              No No

            • 4 Building The optical store should operate in an independent and detached house of at least 12 sq.m. of which 6 sq.m. constitute the laboratory.


              No No

            • 5 Urban planning The building permit must indicate the use of the building or areas of the building for which the permit is requested or in any case that is indicated in the identity of the building according to no. 5 of Law 4067/2012 (Government Gazette 79 / A / 2012)


              No No

            • 6 Technical The space must meet the conditions of installation and operation of the machines to ensure the health and integrity of employees (safety relay).


              No No

            • 7 Technical The site must meet fire protection rules


              No No

            • 8 Administrative The scientifically responsible employee of the company should hold the Certificate of Announcement, which shows that she/he meets the legal requirements for practicing the profession of optician or optometrist


              No No

            • 9 Company law The interested party must declare the scientifically responsible persons for the optical and contact lens store and his replacement.


              No No

            • 10 Labour The scientifically responsible employee must declare responsibly that he accepts his appointment as "scientifically responsible" and state the days and hours in which he will be in person at the store in question.


              No No

            • 11 Educational The scientifically responsible employee must be a graduate of the specialty of optometry or optics - optometry of the Higher Technological Educational Institutions (ATEI ) of the domestic or foreign country. In case the interested party is a citizen of an EU member state and has acquired his professional qualifications in another Member State - either as a self-employed person or as an employee, his professional qualifications must have been recognized by the competent authority of the country.


              No No

            • 12 Technical The list of machines, tools and instruments must bear the CE mark, in accordance with the provisions in force, both for the optical store and the corresponding ones in case the store also operates a contact lens section. More specifically, the optical store must have: • 2 lens grinding wheels (thin - thick) • Hand diamond for engraving lenses • 2 lens cutters • 1 electric drill for GRIFF constructions Lens Slot Machine (NYLOR) • 1 electric fan heater • 1 anvil • 1 vise • 2 hammers • 2 files (one iron and one for plastics and cellulosic) • 6 limits • 2 tweezers • 2 pliers for metal frames • 3 screwdrivers • 1 lens meter (internal reading or electronic) • subdimeters • spherometer • caliper • set with screws for metal and plastic frames. In case there is a contact lens and optometry department, the store must have: • slit lamp. • keratometer or refractive keratometer or topographic • optical acuity measurement board (luminous optotype or optotype projector or LCD display with optotype panels) • Jackson cross cylinders • Shadow • test lens case and test frame or tax stone • Stereoscopic action test • Ishihara paintings (color perception test).


              No No

            • 13 Administrative In the case of operation of a contact lens section in the optical store, the interested party must have a license to sell and apply contact lenses


              No No

            • 14 Bankruptcy law If the interested party is a legal entity, it must not have been declared bankrupt

              No No

            • 15 Possession of passwords to enter software The applicant must be a TAXISnet code holder.

              No No

            • 1 Administrative fee 30 €

              Cost Calculation One-off

              Method of Payment Tax Office cashier

              Type of Cost Administrative Fee (not provided by e-paravolo webpage)

              No

            • 2 Stamp Duty 8 €

              Cost Calculation One-off

              Method of Payment Tax Office cashier

              Type of Cost Stamp Duty

              No

            • 1 Copy of general criminal record, issued in the last quarter or an equivalent document, when the applicant has the citizenship of another EU member state. Criminal Record Copy for General Use

              Copy of general criminal record, issued in the last quarter or an equivalent document, when the applicant has the citizenship of another EU member state.

              Relevant link: https://www.gov.gr/en/ipiresies/dikaiosune/poiniko-metroo/antigrapho-poinikou-metroou

              Submission by: Ex officio (manual), Submitted by the applicant (digital), Submitted by the applicant (in person or by post)

              Submitted by: Persons

              Notes: A copy of a criminal record of general use, issued in the last quarter or an equivalent document, when the applicant is a citizen of another EU member state. (Ex officio sought in the cases it is issued by the domestic competent authorities) In the absence of a copy of a criminal record, an equivalent document issued by a competent judicial or administrative authority of the country of origin or origin is required to show that the requirements are met. If the country of origin does not issue such a document, it may be replaced by an affidavit, or in the case of a non-affidavit, by a solemn declaration submitted by the person concerned to the competent judicial or administrative authority or to the notary of the country of origin or origin, who issue a certificate of the affidavit provision or official declaration.

              Document submitted under requirements: No


              No 4750

            • 2 Property titles or leasing agreement Property titles

              Property titles or leasing agreement

              Submission by: Submitted by the applicant (digital), Submitted by the applicant (in person or by post)

              Submitted by: Persons, Legal entities


              Document submitted under requirements: No


              No 2905

            • 3 Architectural plans of floor plans and sections of the spaces in duplicate signed by a qualified engineer member of Technical Chamber of Greece and considered from a functional point of view by the competent Service of the Regional Authority. Floor plan

              Architectural plans of floor plans and sections of the spaces in duplicate signed by a qualified engineer member of Technical Chamber of Greece and considered from a functional point of view by the competent Service of the Regional Authority.

              Submission by: Submitted by the applicant (digital), Submitted by the applicant (in person or by post)

              Submitted by: Persons, Legal entities

              Notes: The acceptance of architectural plans is handled internally in the public service itself

              Document submitted under requirements: No


              No 2903

            • 4 Copy of the building permit, or settlement of Law 4178/2013 (Government Gazette 174 / A / 2013) certified by the competent Building Service, which should indicate the use of the building or premises for which the licensing is requested or in any case that is indicated in the identity of the building according to article 5 of law 4067/12 (Government Gazette 79 / A / 2012) License to use

              Copy of the building permit, or settlement of Law 4178/2013 (Government Gazette 174 / A / 2013) certified by the competent Building Service, which should indicate the use of the building or premises for which the licensing is requested or in any case that is indicated in the identity of the building according to article 5 of law 4067/12 (Government Gazette 79 / A / 2012)

              Submission by: Submitted by the applicant (digital), Submitted by the applicant (in person or by post)

              Submitted by: Persons, Legal entities


              Document submitted under requirements: No


              No 9848

            • 5 Certificate of (active) fire protection from the competent fire service Certificate of Active Fire Protection

              Certificate of (active) fire protection from the competent fire service

              Relevant link: https://www.gov.gr/en/ipiresies/epikheirematike-drasterioteta/adeiodoteseis-kai-summorphose/egkriseis-kai-pistopoietika-energetikes-puroprostasias-e-adeies

              Submission by: Submitted by the applicant (digital), Submitted by the applicant (in person or by post)

              Submitted by: Persons, Legal entities

              Relevant Procedure: Certificate of (Active) Fire Protection

              Document submitted under requirements: No


              No 3804

            • 6 Copy of police ID card or other equivalent document of the interested party (natural or legal person) Identification document

              Copy of police ID card or other equivalent document of the interested party (natural or legal person)

              Submission by: Submitted by the applicant (digital), Submitted by the applicant (in person or by post)

              Submitted by: Persons, Legal entities


              Document submitted under requirements: No


              No 2244

            • 7 Copy of Announcement Certificate for the practice of the profession of optician or optometrist - optometrist Notification / Announcement / Reporting

              Copy of Announcement Certificate for the practice of the profession of optician or optometrist - optometrist

              Submission by: Submitted by the applicant (digital), Submitted by the applicant (in person or by post)

              Submitted by: Persons, Legal entities


              Document submitted under requirements: No


              No 5743

            • 8 Copy of police ID card or another equivalent document of the scientific officer Identification document

              Copy of police ID card or another equivalent document of the scientific officer

              Submission by: Submitted by the applicant (digital), Submitted by the applicant (in person or by post)

              Submitted by: Persons, Legal entities


              Document submitted under requirements: No


              No 2244

            • 9 Solemn Declaration (article 8 of law 1599/1986) of the interested party, in which he appoints the scientific manager of the store of optical items and contact lenses as well as his deputy Solemn Declaration

              Solemn Declaration (article 8 of law 1599/1986) of the interested party, in which he appoints the scientific manager of the store of optical items and contact lenses as well as his deputy

              Relevant link: https://www.gov.gr/en/ipiresies/polites-kai-kathemerinoteta/psephiaka-eggrapha-gov-gr/ekdose-upeuthunes-deloses

              Submission by: Submitted by the applicant (digital), Submitted by the applicant (in person or by post)

              Submitted by: Persons, Legal entities

              Relevant Procedure: Solemn declaration and electronic solemn declaration

              Document submitted under requirements: No


              No 7320

            • 10 Validated Solemn Declaration (article 8 of law 1599/1986) of the scientifically responsible person in which he accepts his appointment as scientifically responsible and declares the days and hours in which he will be in person at the optical and contact lens store Solemn Declaration

              Validated Solemn Declaration (article 8 of law 1599/1986) of the scientifically responsible person in which he accepts his appointment as scientifically responsible and declares the days and hours in which he will be in person at the optical and contact lens store

              Relevant link: https://www.gov.gr/en/ipiresies/polites-kai-kathemerinoteta/psephiaka-eggrapha-gov-gr/ekdose-upeuthunes-deloses

              Submission by: Submitted by the applicant (digital), Submitted by the applicant (in person or by post)

              Submitted by: Persons, Legal entities

              Relevant Procedure: Solemn declaration and electronic solemn declaration

              Document submitted under requirements: No


              No 7320

            • 11 Copy of the bachelor’s degree of high or higher education institution of Greece. or Professional equivalence decision of the Independent Department for the Implementation of European Legislation (Α.Τ.Ε.Ε.Ν.) or Copy of the bachelor’s degree of high or higher education institution of a third country. and Equivalence act of I.TE. or of D.O.A.T.A.P. Proof of Study

              Copy of the bachelor’s degree of high or higher education institution of Greece. or Professional equivalence decision of the Independent Department for the Implementation of European Legislation (Α.Τ.Ε.Ε.Ν.) or Copy of the bachelor’s degree of high or higher education institution of a third country. and Equivalence act of I.TE. or of D.O.A.T.A.P.

              Submission by: Submitted by the applicant (digital), Submitted by the applicant (in person or by post)

              Submitted by: Persons, Legal entities


              Document submitted under requirements: No


              No 2825

            • 12 Solemn Declaration of the interested body (article 8 of law 1599/1986) of the interested party who will mention the list of machines, tools and instruments Solemn Declaration

              Solemn Declaration of the interested body (article 8 of law 1599/1986) of the interested party who will mention the list of machines, tools and instruments

              Relevant link: https://www.gov.gr/en/ipiresies/polites-kai-kathemerinoteta/psephiaka-eggrapha-gov-gr/ekdose-upeuthunes-deloses

              Submission by: Submitted by the applicant (digital), Submitted by the applicant (in person or by post)

              Submitted by: Persons, Legal entities

              Relevant Procedure: Solemn declaration and electronic solemn declaration

              Document submitted under requirements: No


              No 7320

            • 13 In case the interested party is a legal entity, Articles of Association of the company and any amendments thereto, with the respective Official Gazettes of their publication and any amendments thereto. or Certificates of registration in the company books of the Court of First Instance of the registered office of the company Legal documents from legal entities

              In case the interested party is a legal entity, Articles of Association of the company and any amendments thereto, with the respective Official Gazettes of their publication and any amendments thereto. or Certificates of registration in the company books of the Court of First Instance of the registered office of the company

              Submission by: Submitted by the applicant (digital), Submitted by the applicant (in person or by post)

              Submitted by: Legal entities


              Document submitted under requirements: Yes

              Document’s requirement: Company law

              No 9338

            • 14 In case the interested party is a legal entity, Certificate of Corporate Changes issued for Limited Liability Company, Limited Partnership Company, General Partnership Company, Societe Anonyme by the competent authority Certification

              In case the interested party is a legal entity, Certificate of Corporate Changes issued for Limited Liability Company, Limited Partnership Company, General Partnership Company, Societe Anonyme by the competent authority

              Submission by: Submitted by the applicant (digital), Submitted by the applicant (in person or by post)

              Submitted by: Legal entities


              Document submitted under requirements: Yes

              Document’s requirement: Company law

              No 8619

            • 15 In case the interested party is a legal entity, Certificate of non-declaration of the legal entity in bankruptcy by the competent Court of First Instance Single Certificate of Judicial Solvency

              In case the interested party is a legal entity, Certificate of non-declaration of the legal entity in bankruptcy by the competent Court of First Instance

              Relevant link: https://www.gov.gr/en/ipiresies/dikaiosune/dikasteria/eniaio-pistopoietiko-dikastikes-pheregguotetas

              Submission by: Ex officio (manual), Submitted by the applicant (in person or by post)

              Relevant Procedure: Single Certificate of Judicial Solvency

              Notes: (Sought internally in case issued by national authorities) In the absence of a copy of a criminal record, an equivalent document issued by a competent judicial or administrative authority of the country of origin or origin is required to show that the requirements are met. If the country of origin does not issue such a document, it may be replaced by an affidavit, or in the case of a non-affidavit, by a solemn declaration submitted by the person concerned to the competent judicial or administrative authority or to the notary of the country of origin or origin, who issue a certificate of the affidavit provision or official declaration.

              Document submitted under requirements: Yes

              Document’s requirement: Company law

              No 4122

            • 16 In case the interested party is a legal entity, Legal documents to submit the application on behalf of the legal entity Legal documents from legal entities

              In case the interested party is a legal entity, Legal documents to submit the application on behalf of the legal entity

              Submission by: Submitted by the applicant (digital), Submitted by the applicant (in person or by post)

              Submitted by: Legal entities


              Document submitted under requirements: Yes

              Document’s requirement: Company law

              No 9338

            • 17 Special declaration of exemption from installation and operation license, by the Development Directorate of the relevant Regional Authority Unit. Declaration

              Special declaration of exemption from installation and operation license, by the Development Directorate of the relevant Regional Authority Unit.

              Submission by: Submitted by the applicant (digital), Submitted by the applicant (in person or by post)

              Submitted by: Persons, Legal entities


              Document submitted under requirements: Yes

              Document’s requirement: Administrative

              No 9429

            • Ministerial Decision Γ1β/ΓΠ/32182 2018 1982 Β

              Description List of machines, tools and instruments of optical shop and contact lens department

              Legal references https://www.et.gr/api/DownloadFeksApi/?fek pdf=20180201982

            • Joint Ministerial Decision Υ3β/ΓΠ/οικ.64436 2011

              Description Incorporation of the procedure for granting a license to establish and operate optical stores and contact lens departments in the Single Service Centers (SSC) and amendment of No. DIADP/E/24830/4−12−2003 (Government Gazette 1931/Β΄) "Definition of administrative procedures and their corresponding forms that are also processed through the KEPs". Modifications: - K.Y.A. Y3b/GP/oc.35572/2013 (Β΄ 1008)

              Legal references https://www.et.gr/api/DownloadFeksApi/?fek pdf=20110201394

            • Law 3852 2010 87 Α

              Description New Architecture of Self-Government and Decentralized Administration - Kallikratis Project.

              Legal references https://www.et.gr/api/DownloadFeksApi/?fek pdf=20100100087

            • Law 971 1979 223 Α

              Description On the exercise of the opticians profession and optical stores. Amendments: - Law 3661/2008 (GG 89/Α/2008) par.5 art.14 - Amending par.1 art. 21 of Law 3204/2003 (Placing on the market), par. 1 art. 14 of Law 3204/2003 (Lifting the restrictions for the establishment of stores) - Law 3204/2003 (GG 89/Α/2003) par. 4 art. 21 - Amending art. 11 of Law 971/1979 (Members of Optical Stores Committee) par. 5 art. 21 - Amending art. 12 of Law 971/1979 (Responsibilities of Optical Stores Committee) par. 6 art. 21 - Amending art. 13 of Law 971/1979 (Appointment of Optical Stores Committee) - Law 3661/2008 (GG 89/Α/2008) par. 1 art. 14 - Amending par. 2 to 7 art. 7 of Law 971/1979 (Establishment of store - Competent authority - Required documents - Deadline for processing - Process - Registry) - Law 3204/2003 (GG 89/Α/2003) par. 1 art. 21 - Amending par. 1 art. 6 of Law 971/1979 (Launching products) par. 2 art. 21 - Amending par. 3 art. 6 of Law 971/1979 (Collocation of stores) par. 3 art. 21 - Amending par. 6 art. 6 of Law 971/1979 (Store manager) par. 7 art. 21 - Amending par. 2 art. 16 of Law 971/1976 (Imposition of sanctions) - Law 2071/1992 (GG 123/Α/1992) art. 128 - Abolishment of art. 15 of Law 971/1979 (Transitional provisions)

              Legal references https://www.et.gr/api/DownloadFeksApi/?fek pdf=19790100223

            • 1 Submition of application and of required documents

              Responsible for Implementation Competent Employee

              Μethod of Implementation Manual Action

              Description The interested party submits the Application – Solemn Declaration with attached the required supporting documents to the Protocol Office of the relevant Regional Authority or to the EU-GO Single Point of Contact.

              No No


            • 2 On-site inspection

              Responsible for Implementation Collective body

              Μethod of Implementation Inspection

              Description The Audit Committee of the relevant Regional Authority Unit carries out the on-site inspection of the company to be established

              No No


            • 3 Notification of the interested party

              Responsible for Implementation Competent Employee

              Μethod of Implementation Manual Action

              Description An executive of the Department of Private Primary Health Care sends to the interested party the Certificate of Commencement of Operation of the aesthetics laboratory and files the relevant documents in the file maintained by the Department of Private Primary Health Care Units

              No Yes


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