Why the medical board can’t prevent untrained doctors from doing cosmetic surgery

The National Law does not attempt to dictate or define a doctor's scope of practice.

A highly profitable medical industry is undergoing a rebranding in the aftermath of the new laws banning doctors without the necessary training from describing themselves as ‘cosmetic surgeons’.

This ban applies to all doctors who are not recognised in the specialties of surgery, O&G or ophthalmology or who have not completed cosmetic surgery training formally endorsed by the Australian Medical Council.