Doctors launch legal action against AHPRA

AHPRA is facing legal action amid accusations it is putting the public at risk by allowing optometrists to independently diagnose and treat glaucoma patients.

The regulator sits at the centre of a growing political storm over what critics say is its inability to contain chiropractors, psychologists and pharmacists from radically expanding their scope of practice into clinical areas without medical oversight.

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists claims AHPRA's decision to allow optometrists to diagnose and manage glaucoma patients, under guidelines