14 Nov 2022
Public consultation begins on:
All three reforms were recommended by the recent independent review and are part of wider changes designed to make cosmetic surgery safer. The consultation paper (with the draft documents) is available on the Medical Board website.
‘We’re keeping our word and moving quickly to make cosmetic surgery safer,’ Dr Anne Tonkin, MBA Chair, said.
'Your feedback will help us set the right foundations for safer cosmetic surgery, so consumers know who to go to and doctors know what is expected,' Dr Tonkin said.
This is a shorter, streamlined consultation to meet the timeframes expected by Health Ministers. It draws on the extensive public consultation that underpinned the independent review.
In early 2023, after reflecting on consultation feedback, the Board will finalise both advertising and professional guidelines and refer the registration standard to Health Ministers.
In parallel, the AMC is developing and will consult on accreditation standards and graduate outcomes required to gain endorsement. These are the gateways to public recognition of expertise and will determine which qualifications are recognised for endorsement. There are no qualifications approved yet.
A package of reforms will make cosmetic surgery safer. Here’s a quick summary of what is changing, the impact of each change and how the reforms fit together:
These policy reforms are backed by a wide range of education, communication, enforcement and process changes. You can read more on Ahpra’s cosmetic surgery hub.
We’re keen to hear from all stakeholders including organisations, medical practitioners, other health practitioners and consumers.
You can use the submission form or submit feedback via the online surveys for organisations and practitioners, and for consumers. Please visit the current consultations page on the MBA website for all options.