Public consultation papers released

25 Sep 2015

The Optometry Board of Australia is undertaking public consultation on two guidelines.

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
Closes: 20 November 2015

The Guidelines for continuing professional development for endorsed and non-endorsed optometrists took effect on 7 January 2013. The guidelines have been in place for over two years and consultation is now occurring on proposed changes to clarify the:

  • criteria for approving providers of accredited CPD activities, and
  • location of the publication of the list of approved providers.

As the Board is committed to supporting continuing professional development (CPD) that is delivered at a standard acceptable to the optometry profession, revised criteria have been developed for consultation.

The Guidelines on the prescription of optical appliances has been in place for over three years and is due for review. The Board has not had any major issues in relation to compliance with the guideline.

You are invited to provide your comments on the consultation paper, including the questions in the paper, by 20 November 2015 – please email your submission to Optometry Consultation.

A response template is available for your use to respond to the consultation. Please note that submissions will generally be published unless requested otherwise.

 

 
 
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