Amendments to the Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008 will come into effect from 1 September 2021 to improve the safety of the use of cosmetic medicines in NSW.
The regulation will set additional requirements relating to the administration, storage, and record keeping of medicines commonly used for cosmetic purposes, such as anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers (cosmetic medicines).
The new regulation will:
A breach of the regulation is an offence with a maximum penalty of between $5,500 to $22,000 and/or imprisonment for 6 months for an individual, and between $27,500 and $110,000 for a body corporate.
These restrictions do not apply where the administration is undertaken by an authorised practitioner themselves or by an employee in a hospital acting on an authorised practitioner’s direction.
Cosmetic medicines include: