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.
Endorsement for scheduled medicines registration standard
These revised guidelines provide further guidance and assists optometrists to meet the Board’s endorsement for scheduled medicines registration standard.
* The Optometry Board of Australia has conducted a Patient and Consumer Health and Safety Impact Assessment for the revised Guidelines for use of scheduled medicines. Read the final report (193 KB,PDF)
The review of the Registration standard: Endorsement for Scheduled Medicines commenced public consultation on 1 February 2017 and closed 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 past consultations page.
The COAG Health Council approval letter for the registration standard is found on the Ministerial Council Directions and Approval page.
The retired version of the guidelines is no longer in effect.
Retired version: Guidelines for use of scheduled medicines