Protecting the public and
guiding the professions

For Professionals

The Council regulates the health professions in the country in aspects pertaining to registration, education and training, professional conduct and ethical behaviour, ensuring continuing professional development, and fostering compliance with healthcare standards.

Professional Boards

Rules & Regulations

The rules and regulations of the Board include the following
Constitution of the Board View document
Scope of the Profession View document
Ethical Rules of Conduct View document


Proposed regulations and rules
Proposed amendments to the regulations defining the scope of the profession of optometry - GN R804 / GG 33546 / 20100915 View document


Regulations
Regulations relating to the conditions under which registered orthoptists may practice their profession – GN R2364/76 View document
Regulations relating to the registration of optometry students – GN R1845/77 View document
Regulations defining the scope of the profession of dispensing opticians – GN R1100/84 (Repealed by GN R280 / GG 29748 / 20070405) View document
Regulations relating to the registration by optometrists of additional qualifications – GN R1103/84 View document
Regulations defining the scope of the profession of optometry – GN R228/2001 - (Repealed by GN R280 / GG 29748 / 20070405) View document
Regulations relating to the constitution of the professional board for optometry and dispensing opticians – GN R1250/2008 View document
Regulations relating to names that may not be used in relation to the profession of optometry – GN 1212/2004 View document
Regulations defining the scope of the profession of optometry and dispensing opticians – GN R280 / GG 29748 / 20070405 View document


Rules
Rules for the registration of orthoptists – GN R2363/76 View document
Rules relating to the registration of optometrists – BN 108/96 View document
Rules for the registration of dispensing optician – BN 5/98 View document
Rules relating to continuing education and training in optometry and dispensing opticians – BN 49/2002 (Repealed by BN 29 / GG 29716 / 20070323) View document