01 Feb 2017
The Optometry Board of Australia (the Board) has released a consultation paper on the review of the Endorsement for scheduled medicines registration standard and Guidelines for use of scheduled medicines.
The Endorsement for scheduled medicines registration standard (the current registration standard) sets out the requirements for an optometrist to have their registration endorsed for scheduled medicines. The current registration standard approved by the Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council (Ministerial Council) took effect on 1 July 2010.
The Guidelines for endorsement for use of scheduled medicines (the guidelines) outline the Board’s expectations about the use of scheduled medicines by optometrists. Latest revised guidelines took effect in December 2014.
The Board has reviewed the current registration standard and related guidelines in keeping with good regulatory practice and is seeking feedback from the profession, stakeholders and the community on the proposed revised endorsement for scheduled medicines registration standard and related guidelines.
More information is available in the consultation paper which is available on the Current Consultations page.
The consultation is open until Friday 31 March 2017.