Endorsement for scheduled medicines

Registration standard

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.

Document name  PDF  Date of effect 
Endorsement for scheduled medicines registration standard  PDF (326KB)  1 July 2010 

Registration guidelines

These revised guidelines provide further guidance and assists optometrists to meet the Board’s endorsement for scheduled medicines registration standard.

Document name  PDF  Accessible format  Document date 
Guidelines for use of scheduled medicines  PDF (84.8KB)  Word version
(391 KB,DOCX) 
8 December 2014 

For clarity, the differences between the current and retired guidelines are highlighted in the document below.

Document name  PDF  Accessible format  Document date 
Optometry guidelines for use of scheduled medicines with 2014 changes highlighted  PDF (304KB)  Word version
(390 KB,DOCX) 
8 December 2014 

Further information

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.

Document name  PDF  Accessible format  Document date
FAQ: 2014 revised Guidelines for use of scheduled medicines   PDF (161KB)  Web page  2 February 2015 

Consultation process for the endorsement for scheduled medicines registration standard

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.

Document name  PDF  Accessible format  Document date 
Public consultation paper  PDF (526KB)  Word version
(615 KB,DOC) 
1 February 2017 

Retired versions

The retired version of the guidelines is no longer in effect.

Document name  PDF  Accessible format  Document date 
Retired version: Optometry guidelines for use of scheduled medicines  PDF (322KB)  Word version
(434 KB,DOC) 
21 March 2013 to 7 December 2014 
 
 
Page reviewed 10/08/2017