Overdue legislation reform planned by GOC

The GOC outlined its response to information provided on proposed changes to the Opticians Act

A change in legislation will be sought by the General Optical Council to extend regulation to all businesses carrying out restricted functions.

Dr Anne Wright, chair of the Council, said: ‘Extending regulation to all businesses carrying out restricted functions is long overdue. This vital reform would close an important gap in public protection and create a more level playing field for optical businesses.’

The GOC outlined its intention to draft a framework for business regulation that would be subject to public consultation. Its response followed an analysis of the information received during a call for evidence on the Opticians Act and associated GOC policies.

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