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.
These revised guidelines provide further guidance and assists optometrists to meet the Board’s endorsement for scheduled medicines registration standard.
For clarity, the differences between the current and retired guidelines are highlighted in the document below.
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 Registration standard: Endorsement for Scheduled Medicines is currently under review. The public consultation commenced 1 February 2017 and closes 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 current consultations page and will be moved to the past consultations page once it closes.
The Australian Health Workforce Ministerial 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The retired version of the guidelines is no longer in effect.