20 Apr 2023
The introduction of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (Surgeons) Amendment Bill 2023 into the Queensland Parliament today is an important step towards making cosmetic surgery safer.
If passed, the amendments in the Bill will mean only those with specialist surgical training will be able to legally call themselves a ‘surgeon’.
Queensland is the host jurisdiction for the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law. This means any proposed changes agreed by Australian Health Ministers need to be introduced into Queensland Parliament for debate and passage. Western Australia will also need to introduce an amendment bill into their parliament.
The Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (Surgeons) Amendment Bill has been referred to the Health and Environment Committee for scrutiny.
More information is available on Queensland Legislation website.
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