FUNCTION

Function

RECOGNITION , OPERATION & FINANCE SECTOR:

Recognition Unit

  • Establish recognition and accreditation approval standards by producing guidelines for the accreditation approval of optometry and optical programs in Higher Education Provider (HEP).
  • Provide training to the panel of assessors
  • Provide recognition and recommendation of accreditation approval to the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) for HEP offering optometry and opticianry programs
  • Monitor compliance to the standard in HEP offering optometry and opticianry programs.
  • Certify the qualifications issued by the HEP to allow the registration of graduates

Operation & Finance Unit

  • Manage all courses / workshops organized by MOC.
  • Manage training for MOC staff.
  • Manage MOC financial related matters.
  • Manage filing system and correspondence related to MOC.
  • Maintain MOC official website and MOC Official Facebook Page.

REGISTRATION AND ANNUAL PRACTICING CERTIFICATE (APC)  SECTOR:

  • Carry out full registration on qualified individuals
  • Issue an annual practicing certificate (APC) for all registered practitioners.
  • Conduct an interview for an Optician for registration under Section 18(2)(a).
  • Conduct contact lens examinations for Opticians before issuing contact lens permits.
  • Ensure Professional Qualification Assessment (PQA) is conducted for applicant who want to register but the qualification does not in the Second Schedule
  • Update the list of HEPs and qualifications recognized by the MOC in the First and Second Schedules of the Optics Act 1991.
  • Maintain the OPTims system.

ETHICS AND ACTS SECTOR:

  • Ensure existing laws and regulations are enforced and complied with.
  • Carry out surveillance enforcement on non-renewal practitioners annual practicing certificate (APC).
  • Handle all complaints regarding practitioners and optometry practices from the public and among optometry practitioners themselves.
  • Review the Optical Act 1991, Optical Regulations 1994 and Code of Practice for Optometry Practitioners
  • Amend the Optical Act 1991 and the Optical Regulations 1994 as required
  • Amend the Code of Practice for Optometry Practitioners and incorporate it into the Optical Act 1991.

COMPETENCE SECTOR:

  • Set CPD points for courses organized for optometry practitioners.
  • Monitor the annual CPD points collected by optometry practitioners.
  • Ensure existing SOPs are used by all optometry practitioners.
  • Ensure all optometry practitioners have high competencies.