27 Nov 2023
Ahpra and the National Boards are consulting on three documents related to the regulation of registered health practitioners who perform and who advertise non-surgical cosmetic procedures.
We invite your feedback on any or all of the following draft guidelines:
The two draft practice guidelines will apply to any registered health practitioner performing non-surgical cosmetic procedures. This excludes medical practitioners, who already use their cosmetic practice guidelines implemented on 1 July 2023.
The draft advertising guidelines will apply to any registered health practitioner advertising non-surgical cosmetic procedures. Much like the Medical Board’s new cosmetic surgery advertising guidelines – now in place – these advertising guidelines include guidance around issues such as before and after images, claims about experience and qualifications and the ban on the use of testimonials. The use of social media influencers is also a focus.
The consultation is open for 10 weeks, closing on 2 February 2024.
Learn more about the consultation and how you can have your say on the Ahpra consultation page.