Cosmetic surgery reform is underway, with higher professional standards and tougher advertising 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.
The AMC accreditation standards and graduate outcome/capability statements are now in place. Education providers can now apply to the AMC to have their cosmetic surgery program assessed and accredited.
When there are Board approved programs of study, graduates of accredited and approved programs of study (from a specified date), will be eligible to apply to the Medical Board for endorsement on their registration in cosmetic surgery. Endorsement in cosmetic surgery will clearly show on the public register if a doctor has met cosmetic surgery standards.
The registration standard and accreditation standards and graduate outcome/capability statements have now been approved.
Endorsement for cosmetic surgery: What’s involved (32KB,PDF)
The AMC has published more information on the AMC cosmetic surgery webpage.