Misuse of ‘surgeon’ title punishable with $60,000 fines under draft laws

Laws covering cosmetic surgery are going under the knife in Queensland as the state looks to crack down on 'surgeons' with no recognised medical training
Australian Associated Press

Cosmetic ‘surgeons’ who are not registered as surgeons, ophthalmologists or obstetricians will face potential prison terms of up to three years, and fines of up to $60,000, under draft legislation.

Queensland Health Minister Yvette D’Ath introduced the bill to the state’s parliament on Thursday, saying it would “ensure that the safety of Australian patients is prioritised over the financial interests of doctors providing cosmetic procedures”.