24 January 2011
This is the first issue of a newsletter from the Optometry Board of Australia under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the National Scheme).
It outlines the details of the National Scheme and focuses on a series of new obligations for optometrists under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act (the National Law) as in force in each state and territory. The National Scheme, which includes 10 health professions, started in all states and territories except Western Australia on 1 July 2010. WA has now passed the necessary legislation and joined the National Scheme on 18 October 2010. Please read the Board newsletter for more important information directly relevant to the practice and regulation of optometry in Australia.