Past Consultations

Where there are consultations which have closed, they will be shown below along with the individual submissions that were received and considered.

Where there are consultations which are open for input, they will be shown under Current Consultations.


Public consultation on the draft guideline for informing a National Board about where you practice

Released: 13 April 2018
Closed: 25 May 2018

Submissions received will be available on the Past Consultations page of the AHPRA website.


Public consultation on review of accreditation arrangements - assignment of accreditation functions

National Boards and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) consulted on future accreditation arrangements from mid-2019, when the current term of assignment of accreditation function ends.

Released: 17 April 2018
Closed: 14 May 2018

Submissions received will be available on the Past Consultations page of the AHPRA website.


Public consultation on the draft revised registration standard for continuing professional development including guidelines

Released: 13 March 2018
Closed: 4 May 2018

The six Boards involved in reviewing core registration standards undertook research and benchmarking to inform the development of the revised standards. The Optometry Board of Australia is reviewing its CPD registration standard and related guidelines as part of this multi-profession review. A high level summary of the research and benchmarking, conducted from a regulatory risk perspective for the six Boards, was used to inform the core registration standards (continuing professional development, professional indemnity insurance and recency of practice). The research summary is available to download.

Submissions received

The National Board is collating feedback received and will publish it as soon as practical.


Public consultation on revised registration standard and guidelines

  • Endorsement for scheduled medicines registration standard, and
  • Guidelines for use of scheduled medicines

Released: 1 February 2017
Closed: 31 March 2017

Submissions received

The National Board is collating feedback received and will publish it as soon as practical.


Public consultation on:

  • Revised guidelines for continuing professional development for endorsed and non-endorsed optometrists
  • Revised guidelines on the prescription of optical appliances

Released: 25 September 2015
Closed: 20 November 2015

Submissions received


Public consultation on draft Guidelines for the regulatory management of registered health practitioners and students infected with blood-borne viruses

Released: 24 July 2014 
Closed: 26 September 2014

Submissions received will be available on the Past Consultations page of the AHPRA website.


Public consultation on a review of the following registration standards:

  • Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) arrangements registration standard
  • Recency of practice registration standard

Released: 19 May 2014
Closed: 14 July 2014

Submissions published


Public consultation on a review of the English language skills and Criminal history registration standards

Released: 25 October 2013 Closed: 23 December 2013 

Submissions received will be available on the Past Consultations page of the AHPRA website.


International criminal history checks - further public consultation

Released: 2 October 2013
Closed: 31 October 2013

Submissions received will be available on the Past Consultations page of the AHPRA website.


Cross-Board consultation on common guidelines and shared Code of conduct

Released: 4 April 2013 Closed: 30 May 2013

Submissions received will be available on the Past Consultations page of the AHPRA website.  


Public consultation on amendments to Guidelines for use of Scheduled Medicines

Released: 23 November 2012
Closed: 4 February 2013

Submissions received


Consultation paper on review of accreditation arrangements for the first ten professions to enter the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme

Released: 20 September 2012
Closed: 2 November 2012

Submissions received


Consultation paper on Draft Registration standard for limited registration for teaching or research

Released: 28 August 2012
Closed: 23 October 2012

Submissions received


Consultation paper on international criminal history checks

Released: 25 June 2012
Closed: 17 August 2012 
 

Submissions received can be found here.


Consultation on Draft amendment to Continuing professional development registration standard and Guidelines on continuing professional development for endorsed and non-endorsed optometrists

Released: 27 March 2012
Closed 18 May 2012

Submissions received


Consultation Paper on the Definition of Practice

Released: 4 October 2011
Closed: 2 December 2011


Consultation on guidelines for supervision of optometrists

Released: 21 September 2011
Closed: 18 November 2011

Submissions received


Registration standards for general registration and limited registration

Released: 5 August 2011
Closed: 3 October 2011

Submissions received


Consultation paper on proposal for therapeutic qualification to be included as a requirement for general registration

Released: 14 January 2011
Closed: 4 March 2011

Submissions received

Exemption from Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

Public submissions are available on this website for transparency on our consultations regarding important matters affecting optometrists.


We publish submissions in their original format as made by the submitter. If you have difficulty accessing a submission, please contact AHPRA at webservices@ahpra.gov.au, and we will try to contact the submitter to provide an accessible version of their submission for your reference.


Please note that submitters are asked to provide their submissions to our public consultations in web accessible formats, and we guide them on how this can be achieved. We will update inaccessible submissions on this website when accessible format versions of files become available.

 
 
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