NSW Government reviews cosmetic surgery regulation

The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons has, for many years, called for nationally-consistent regulation of cosmetic surgery, particularly  around the use of anaesthetic in unlicensed facilities, arguing the current lack of  oversight poses an unacceptable risk to patient safety.

ASPS applauds Minister Jillian Skinner for this timely initiative.  We hope the Discussion Paper will lead to legislation that helps protect the safety of the increasing number of consumers seeking cosmetic procedures.

Related Material 

Confirming 3 March 2017 As Deadline For Regulation Of Facilities Carrying Out Cosmetic Surgery (29 July 2016)

Guidelines For Registered Medical Practitioners Who Perform Cosmetic Medical Surgical Procedures (Effect From 1 October 2016)

The Amending Regulation Of The Private Health Faculties Regulation 2010 Effective From 3 March 2017                                       

ASPS Media Release (9 December 2015)                                                                                                                                    

NSW Ministry Of Health Discussion Paper, Cosmetic Surgery And The Private Health Facilities Act 2007: The Regulation Of Facilities Carrying Out Cosmetic Surgery (9 December 2015)

NSW Minister For Health, Jillian Skinner, Media Release (9 December 2015)

ASPS Media Release (2 September 2015)

ABC Article (2 September 2015)

SMH Article (3 September 2015)

Medical Board's Public Consultation Paper And Regulation Impact Statement – Registered Medical Practitioners Who Provide Cosmetic Medical And Surgical Procedures (Closed: 29 May 2015)



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Cosmetic Surgery Regulation

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