Review of the regulation of cosmetic procedures – New South Wales

NSW Health has released a short Report on the Review of the Regulation of Cosmetic Procedures (April 2018).

The report made nine recommendations which have been, or are in the process of being, implemented including:

  • a new offence for medical practitioners who carry out certain cosmetic services and treatment in an unlicensed private health facility
  • tighter regulations for the prescribing, use, storage, access, and administration of medicines commonly used in procedures
  • additional regulations on extreme body modification procedures which are carried out by non-medical practitioners.