Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board

Standards of Ethical Conduct 

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 Ethical Conduct.



Dispensing Opticians - Practising Legally

The Board has prepared an information pamphlet for Dispensing Opticians which explains how to practise legally and in accordance with the Optical Dispensing Scope of Practice. Click here to view this pamphlet.


Board Statement on Release and Receipt of Patient Information

The Board has fielded many queries from practitioners and members of the public about whether optometrists and dispensing opticians can charge for release of patient information. 

This Statement clarifies what is a complex issue, and outlines the legal obligations of practitioners with regard to the Privacy Act.




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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