Optometrist APC Fee and Discipline Levy Proposal for 2019/20

A proposal to amend optometrist APC fees and to impose a discipline levy for the 2019/20 practising year.

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Submissions closed on 30 November 2018. 

 

Decision
Three submissions were received on this consultation. After careful consideration of the submissions the Board received, the Board resolved to approve its proposals in the consultation document to reduce the optometrist APC fee and to impose a disciplinary levy for the practising year commencing 1 April 2019.

UNSW Qualification Amendment

A proposal to amend the qualification provided by the University of New South Wales, accredited by the Board for registration in the Optometrist Scope of Practice.

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Click here to access Appendix 1

Click here to access Appendix 2

 

Decision

No submissions were received on this consultation. Therefore, after careful consideration, the Board resolved to confirm its proposed amendment to the qualification provided by the University of New South Wales.

Standards of Clinical Competence for Optometrists

A proposal to make changes to the Board’s Standards of Clinical Competence for Optometrists.

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Decision

After careful consideration of the submissions the Board received on this consultation, the Board resolved to approve the revised standards with a few further minor amendments taking into consideration submission feedback. Click here to access the revised standards.

Proposal to Amend the Optical Dispensing Scope of Practice

The Board proposed to amend the Optical Dispensing Scope of Practice.

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Decision

After careful consideration of the submissions the Board received on this consultation, the Board resolved to change the name of the scope of practice to the ‘Dispensing Optician Scope of Practice’, but not to make any amendments to the description of the scope of practice at this time, pending incorporation of formal auxiliary task training into all courses accredited for registration and/or via implementation of a postgraduate training course available to all Dispensing Opticians.

Recertification programme requirements for dispensing opticians

The Board proposed to amend the self-audit requirements for the CPD recertification programme for dispensing opticians.

Click here to access the consultation document.  Click here to access the current CPD recertification programme for dispensing opticians.

 

Decision

After careful consideration of the submissions the Board received on this consultation, the Board resolved not to make any amendments to the self audit requirements for the recertification programme for dispensing opticians.

Proposal to Amend the Optical Dispensing Scope of Practice

The Board proposed to amend the Optical Dispensing Scope of Practice.

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Decision

The Board has deferred a decision on this consultation and is seeking further advice and considering options. A formal decision on this consultation will be communicated in due course.

UNSW Proposal

A proposal to amend the qualification provided by the University of New South Wales, accredited by the Board for registration in the Optometrist Scope of Practice.

Click here to access the consultation document.

Click here to access Appendix 1

Click here to access Appendix 2

 

The Board welcomes submissions. Submissions are due 2 October 2018.

Standards of Clinical Competence for Optometrists

A proposal to make changes to the Board’s Standards of Clinical Competence for Optometrists.

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The Board welcomes submissions. Submissions are due 4 October 2018.

Review of Optometry Scopes of Practice

The Board consulted on proposals for change to the optometry scopes of practice in 2016.

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Click here to view Appendix 1

Click here to view Appendix 2

Click here to view Appendix 3.

Submissions closed on the 23rd of December 2016.

 

Decision 

Click here to view the Board decision made with respect to this consultation.

Click here to view the accompanying Notice of changes to Optometrist Scopes of Practice published in the New Zealand Gazette on the 9th of March 2017.

Review of Board Fees 2016

The Board also consulted on a proposal to impose a small disciplinary levy on dispensing opticians for the 2017/18 practising year in late 2016.

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Submissions closed on the 9th of December 2016.

 

Decision

After careful consideration of the two submissions the Board received on this consultation, the Board resolved to confirm its proposal to impose a small disciplinary levy on dispensing opticians for the 2017/18 practising year.

Click here to view the accompanying Notice of changes to fees published in the New Zealand Gazette on the 22nd of December 2016.

 

 

 

If you would like information on any previous consultation issued by the Board, please contact the Board’s Registrar, Lindsey Pine, by clicking here.