Meeting to Discuss Therapeutic Drugs Legislation

Catalogue Number: 3793
Meeting to Discuss Therapeutic Drugs Legislation
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Reports and submissions
Association: Australian Optometrical Association
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1995
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Melbourne
Publisher/Manufacturer: Australian Optometrical Association
Description Of Item: Green folder.More than 100 pages in sectionsIncludes letters and articles from journals etc.300 x210 mm
Historical Significance: In the early 1990s the Australian Optometrical Association embarked on a campaign to have legislation enacted that would permit optometrists to treat drugs with medicines. Up to that time optometrists could use drugs to assist them in examining the eye but could not use drugs in the treatment of eye disease.The control of prescribing of medicines lay in the hands of the State and Territory legislatures The national Association's role was to support and co-ordinate the States in their efforts. The Australian Optometrical Association (now Optometry Australia) has expertise in government negotiations and the resources to lead the campaign and it took a leading role in writing submissions, providing advice and staff were often on representations to politicians and government officials.This folder contains briefing and discussion notes for a meeting of the State divisions of the Association held as art of the campaign
How Acquired: Donated by Optometry Australia
Date Acquired: 23/7/18
Condition: Good
Location: Archive office. Pamphlet and ephemera filing cabinet. Drawer 9

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