Notice Type
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Notice Title

Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians (Fees) Notice 2020

Pursuant to section 130 of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003, the following notice is given.

Notice

1. Title and commencement—(1) This notice may be cited as the Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians (Fees) Notice 2020.

(2) This notice comes into force on 28 February 2020 and applies to fees payable in respect of applications relating to the period on and after 1 April 2020.

2. Fees—The Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board sets the following fees, payable to the Board, specified in the attached Schedule.

3. Tax—Fees are inclusive of goods and services tax.

Schedule

Fees payable
Dispensing optician – application for an annual or interim practising certificate, including a disciplinary levy of $37.00 $747.00
All optometrists scopes – application for an annual or interim practising certificate, including a disciplinary levy of $20.00 $769.00
Dispensing optician – application for an annual or interim practising certificate, where the application is received by the board after 30 September in the annual practising certificate (APC) year to which the application relates, including a disciplinary levy of $25.00 (includes new graduates) $499.00
All optometrist scopes – application for an annual or interim practising certificate, where the application is received by the board after 30 September in the APC year to which the application relates, including a disciplinary levy of $13.00 (includes new graduates) $513.00
Application for an annual or interim practising certificate – for practitioners on the Registers of Optometrists or Dispensing Opticians holding a practising certificate in the year 1 April to 31 March who apply for a certificate for the following year after the expiration of their current practising certificate (after 31 March) and who are still practising after 31 March (in addition to APC fee) $240.00
Application for registration from an applicant who holds a prescribed qualification, including Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition (TTMR) applications and qualifications that have been accepted by the board under section 15(2) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 $379.00
Application for registration – where the practitioner is a New Zealand or Australia-trained graduate registering in their first year of practice since graduating $265.00
Assessment of a qualification under section 15(2) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 $960.00
Maintenance of registration and communication for non-practising practitioners $100.00
Maintenance of registration, communication, and recording of continuing professional development (CPD) credits, for non-practising practitioners $306.00
Application for change in scope of practice, where the application is received by the board within one year of the date the relevant qualification was conferred $153.00
Application for change in scope of practice, where the application is received by the board more than one year after the date the relevant qualification was conferred $368.00
Supervision session required by the Board $115.00
Certificate of Registration $30.00
Letter confirming authority to practise $30.00
Restoration of name to Register $100.00
Certificate of Good Standing $30.00
Copy of Register $30.00
Application for assessment of an individual CPD dossier by the CPD accreditation committee $204.00
Hourly fee for application for assessment of accreditation of online CPD activity $75.00
Hourly fee for application for assessment of accreditation of CPD where the activity is not open to all registrants $75.00


Dated at Wellington this 28th day of January 2020.

LINDSEY PINE, Registrar, Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board.