Chiro, optometry boards slammed by AMA

The AMA has launched a scathing attack on chiropractor, optometry and psychology boards for pushing their own professional agendas ahead of patient safety.

AMA president Dr Steve Hambleton accused the Optometry Board of Australia of acting by “stealth” when it drew up guidelines giving the green light for optometrists to prescribe anti-glaucoma medications, without the knowledge to the patient’s doctor.

He also warned that the chiropractor and psychology boards, which are tasked with protecting public safety, were also looking for opportunities to expand