The NSW Ministry Of Health has announced it is consulting on a draft regulation to govern products commonly used in cosmetic procedures.

The Department explained 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’.

It noted the draft regulation ‘is not intended to respond to all concerns that stakeholders may have about the cosmetic industry and cosmetic medicines’.

Rather 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 a hospital or clinical setting ‘will only be legal where it is administered by a nurse acting on the
direction of an authorised practitioner’.

This includes a medical practitioner, dentist, nurse, optometrist or podiatrist authorised under the Act.

For More Information email Monique Reyes ( or call 02 9391 9713

Have Your Say

The deadline for formal submissions is 13 April 2020.

There are two ways interested parties can submit feedback:


Consultation: Cosmetic Regulations
Legal and Regulatory Services
NSW Ministry of Health
Locked Mail Bag 961
North Sydney NSW 2059


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