Transition arrangements: The new Endorsement for scheduled medicines registration standard, the new Guidelines for use of scheduled medicines and the new Board approved list of scheduled medicines is published to allow practitioners to be familiar with these before they come into effect on 10 September, until then the current documents are still in effect.
Registration standards define the requirements that applicants or registrants need to meet to be registered.
This standard sets out the qualifications and other requirements that must be met in order for a registered optometrist or applicant for registration as an optometrist to be granted an endorsement under section 94 of the National Law as qualified to prescribe or supply scheduled medicines.
Revised: Endorsement for scheduled medicines registration standard
These revised guidelines provide further guidance and assists optometrists to meet the Board’s endorsement for scheduled medicines registration standard.
Revised: Guidelines for use of scheduled medicines
The following additional document has been developed to supplement the registration standard and guidelines by providing further information to optometrists regarding the Optometry Board’s expectations and requirements. This document should be read in conjunction with the standard and guidelines.
The review of the Registration standard: Endorsement for Scheduled Medicines commenced public consultation on 1 February 2017 and closed on 31 March 2017. The public consultation paper provides an overview of the consultation process, rationale for any changes and sets out the proposed way forward, including areas where further work is planned. This is found on the past consultations page.
The COAG Health Council approval letter for the registration standard is found on the Ministerial Council Directions and Approval page.
The retired version of the guidelines is no longer in effect.