The Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine (ACAM) is saddened and alarmed by the death of Ms Jean Huang on Friday 1st September, 2017.
ACAM is a body of medical practitioners trained to provide high quality cosmetic medical care. Our aims and objectives are to promote the education of Society members and other persons directly associated with Laser and Cosmetic Medicine activities, and to enhance general public awareness particular to the profession of Cosmetic Medicine.
Currently there is very poor oversight and regulation of the Cosmetic Medicine industry. S4 medications such as lignocaine, botulinum toxin and dermal fillers are readily available in every street mall, despite the law stating they can only be supplied by a registered medical practitioner. There has been an issue with overseas trained doctors who are not registered with AHPRA claiming to be a "doctor" and performing cosmetic procedures, as has occurred in this instance.
Regulatory bodies, including ACAM, AHPRA, HCCC and the NSW Department of Heath need to work together to address the concerning issues in relation to the regulation of practitioners and also the premises where these procedures are being performed.
1. Licensing and regulation of facilities providing cosmetic medicine procedures.
2. Ensuring that practitioners providing cosmetic medicine procedures are qualified and registered with AHPRA
For the standards prescribed by ACAM please visit our website: www.acam.org.au
For further information contact:
Dr Sharron Phillipson at the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine on 612 9929 2566/ mob 0412 402 669/ firstname.lastname@example.org or details can be found on the website www.acam.org.au.
Dr Sharron Phillipson
Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine
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