Cosmetic surgery reform is underway, with higher professional standards, tougher advertising requirements and new registration requirements.
As part of the registration changes, an endorsement for cosmetic surgery will:
There are two planks in the platform for endorsement for cosmetic surgery:
The MBA registration standard defines what an applicant for endorsement needs to do to gain and keep their endorsement. The registration standard is the regulatory tool that makes it possible to identify who is trained and qualified to do cosmetic surgery safely.
AMC accreditation standards set the standards for programs of study, and will determine which qualifications are approved for endorsement. AMC graduate outcome/capability statements are part of the standards. They define the knowledge, skills and professional behaviours and attributes that graduates of an accredited cosmetic surgery program will be able to demonstrate.
When AMC accreditation standards and graduate outcome/capability statements are in place, education providers will be able to apply to the AMC to have their cosmetic surgery program assessed and accredited.
Graduates of accredited programs of study (from a specified date), will be eligible to apply to the Medical Board for endorsement in cosmetic surgery. Endorsement in cosmetic surgery will clearly show on the public register if a doctor has met cosmetic surgery standards.
Endorsement for cosmetic surgery: What’s involved (32KB,PDF)
The AMC has published more information on the AMC cosmetic surgery webpage.