RACS welcomes the Draft National Licensing Framework for Cosmetic Surgery as part of the reforms to ‘safeguard the public and strengthen the regulation of cosmetic surgery in Australia’. RACS has long supported reform to the regulation of cosmetic surgery for these purposes.  

RACS strongly supports national consistency in the regulatory framework, and we support the performance of cosmetic surgical procedures in licensed facilities by practitioners that are working within their scope of practice. The implementation of national consistency of the requirements for accreditation and licensing would reduce the opportunity for the variations in requirements between states and territories which could influence how patients choose facilities to undertake their cosmetic surgical procedure.