Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board

Standards of Clinical Competence

Section 118 of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act requires the Board to set standards of clinical competence, cultural competence and ethical conduct for optometrists and dispensing opticians.  The Board has set the following Standards of Clinical Competence.

 

For optometrists

In accordance with the Board’s core functions under section 118(i) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (HPCA Act), the Board has set the following standards of clinical competence to be observed by the profession of optometry. These clinical standards are closely aligned with, and should be read in conjunction with, the Optometrist Scope of Practice. Those practitioners holding further accreditation (i.e. for independent management of glaucoma) must adhere to their respective guidelines in addition to these standards and the scope of practice.         

Standards of Clinical Competence for all optometrist scopes of practice (effective from November 2018)

 

For dispensing opticians

In accordance with the Board’s core functions under section 118(i) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (HPCA Act), the Board has set the following standards of clinical competence to be observed by Dispensing Opticians. These clinical standards are closely aligned with, and should be read in conjunction with, the Optical Dispensing Scope of Practice.          

Click here to view the Standards of Clinical Competence for Dispensing Opticians

 

Other Board Standards

The Board's Standards of Cultural Competence can be found here.

The Board's Standards of Ethical Conduct can be found here.

Contact Us

Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board

Level 5, 22 Willeston Street,
Wellington 6011
PO Box 9644, Wellington 6141
Tel: +64 4 474 0705, Fax +64 4 474 0709

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