Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board

Statements and Guidelines

The Board is in the process of developing statements and guidelines on various practice-related issues.  As they are finalised they will be displayed on this page.

Statement on release and receipt of patient information: outlines the law with regard to the Privacy Act, and releasing patient information to them or to another health provider.  Includes information on the rare occasions that a charge can be made for release of information.

Statement on Internet Medicine : outlines the legal and ethical obligations of conducting practice or parts of practice over the internet.

For competence assurance policies, including Policy on Risk of Harm, and Supervision Guidelines, click here.


Guidelines for registered health care workers on transmissible major viral infections - Click here to view these guidelines.



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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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