Medical Board of Australia - Independent review of the regulation of health practitioners in cosmetic surgery

Independent review of the regulation of health practitioners in cosmetic surgery

Public consultation - Independent review of the regulation of health practitioners in cosmetic surgery

Released: 4 March 2022

Closed: 14 April 2022

The Independent Reviewer thanks all those who contributed to this consultation.

The Reviewer will report his findings and recommendations to Ahpra and the Medical Board of Australia mid-2022. 

For more information, please see the Frequently asked questions.

If you have further questions about the consultation email CSReview@ahpra.gov.au.


Published on 14 January 2022. Updated on 14 February 2022.

Ahpra and the Medical Board of Australia have commissioned a review of the regulation of health practitioners in the cosmetic surgery industry.

The independent review was announced on 30 November 2021 and:

  • is looking at patient safety issues in the cosmetic surgery sector, including how to strengthen risk-based regulation of practitioners in the industry
  • will ensure Ahpra and the National Boards’ regulatory approach keeps pace with rapid changes in the cosmetic surgery industry
  • will make recommendations to Ahpra and the Medical Board of Australia about actions that will better protect the public.

More information about the scope of the review and the full Terms of Reference can be found in the announcement of the ‘Review of the regulation of health practitioners in cosmetic surgery.’

Review panel and advisory group

Mr Andrew Brown, the former Queensland Health Ombudsman, has been appointed lead reviewer. He is working with an expert panel comprising: 

An advisory group or groups may also be appointed and convened at key points throughout the review.  

For more information please review the Frequently asked questions.

 
 
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