Optometry Board of Australia - Scheduled Medicines Advisory Committee

Scheduled Medicines Advisory Committee

The Scheduled Medicines Advisory Committee advises the Board on the following matters with respect to the administration or prescribing of scheduled medicines by optometrists for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes:

  • the scheduled medicines or classes of medicines that are suitable for optometrists to administer or prescribe
  • any guidelines that might be required to support safe, competent and effective prescribing or administration practice by optometrists
  • any other matters that the Board may refer from time to time.

Optometry Scheduled Medicines Advisory Committee terms of reference (204 KB,PDF), Word version (166 KB,DOCX).

Membership

Member 
Dr Carla Abbott   Committee Chair, National Board member, optometrist holding a scheduled medicines endorsement 
Mr Ian Bluntish  Optometrist appointed by the Optometry Board of Australia
Position vacant Medical practitioner who practises as an ophthalmologist
Professor Alex Gentle Optometrist who is an academic and educator in optometry 
Associate Professor Daryl Guest  Optometrist holding a scheduled medicines endorsement appointed by the Optometry Board of Australia
Mr Benjamin Hamlyn
Optometrist appointed by the Optometry Board of Australia
Mr Graham Lakkis
Optometrist holding a scheduled medicines endorsement 
Professor Danny Liew
Medical practitioner with relevant expertise 
Miss Angela Stathopoulos
Pharmacist
Associate Professor James Ziogas
Academic and educator in pharmacology
 
 
Page reviewed 12/05/2022