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Cosmetic products regulation

Topic: Health

The Ministry of Health is consulting on a draft regulation which seeks to improve the safe use of products commonly used in cosmetic procedures in NSW.

What's this about?

The main aim of the draft regulation is to improve the safe use of products commonly used in cosmetic procedures in NSW within the remit of the Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act 1966.

The draft regulation is not intended to respond to all concerns that stakeholders may have about the cosmetic industry and cosmetic medicines. The draft regulation provides the requirements for the storage, administration and record-keeping regarding:

  • botulinum toxins
  • hyaluronic acid
  • deoxycholic acid
  • polyacrylamide
  • polylactic acid.

Administration of these substances to a patient outside of a hospital or clinical setting will only be legal where it is administered by an authorised practitioner or a nurse acting on the direction of an authorised practitioner. This includes a medical practitioner, dentist, nurse, optometrist or podiatrist authorised under the Act.

Have your say

There are two ways you can submit your feedback:

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Mail: Consultation: Cosmetic Regulations
    Legal and Regulatory Services
    Ministry of Health
    Locked Mail Bag 961
    North Sydney NSW 2059

Have your say by 13 April 2020.

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