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03 June 2018 Posted by 

NEW LAWS ON COSMETIC PROCEDURES

 

 

PEOPLE having a cosmetic procedure or treatment including Botox and dermal fillers will be better protected under strengthened legislation that has passed NSW Parliament.


Health Minister Brad Hazzard said the legislation could see shady operators fined as much as $110,000 for breaches of the regulatory requirements that put clients at risk.

“After the death of Jean Huang at a Sydney beauty clinic last year, I directed the Ministry of Health to scrutinise similar clinics and what was found was very concerning,” Mr Hazzard said.

“Despite NSW having some of the strongest laws in the country to regulate cosmetic surgery, unsafe practices were taking place and unapproved products being used.

“The new laws will help ensure medicines used in cosmetic treatments are administered safely and anyone performing a high-risk procedure must do so in a licensed facility.”

Under the new legislation, anyone who performs high-risk procedures or treatments, such as a breast augmentation, in an unlicensed facility faces a fine of $55,000.

The Bill amends the Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act to create a new classification for medicines used in cosmetic procedures, such as botulinum toxin and dermal fillers.

He added even with the passing of this Bill, consumers are still urged to be cautious.

 



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