A call for evidence on the need for change to the Opticians Act and a consultation on associated policies has been made by the General Optical Council.
Evidence, information and views are sought on the following areas: Protection of title, restricted activities and registers; fitting of contact lenses; sale and supply of optical appliances; registration of businesses; testing of sight; delivery of remote care and technology; and GOC objectives for legislative reform.
Acting director of regulatory strategy, Marcus Dye said: ‘This is a unique opportunity for our stakeholders to have their say on the future of legislation and regulation. The information and evidence we collect will inform the development of any business case for future change to the Act. As well as inform whether we should consider making more immediate changes to our associated policies.’
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