The Legal and Regulatory Services Branch is responsible for developing new regulations within the health portfolio. In addition, all regulations are subject to staged repeal every five years under the Subordinate Legislation Act 1989. The Legal and Regulatory Services Branch also develops regulatory impact statements required in accordance with that Act.

Consultation: Amendments to the Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008​

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.

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 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

Submissions on the draft regu​lation will be accepted until 6 April 2020 and can be made to MOH-cosmeticregulation@health.nsw.gov.au or by mail to:

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

Page Updated: Monday 13 January 2020
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