Law in Optometric Practice

Law in Optometric Practice

By Stephen P. Taylor, BSc, MSc, PhD, FBCO, FAAO, Vision Consultant, Private Practice, UK


Introduction to the UK legal system; The National Health Service; NHS terms of service; NHS GOS regulations; Complaints and NHS tribunals; The Opticians Act; The General Optical Council; OSAC and the GOC; GOC disciplinary procedures; Referral and case records; Law relating to the use of drugs; Professional ethics and professional discipline; Standards of vision; Industrial eye protection and consumer protection; The negligent professional; The need for insurance; European optometry; Computers and the Data Protection Act; General law and optometry