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Cosmetic Surgery (Standards) Bill

A Bill to make provision to include medical practitioners specialising in cosmetic surgery in the Specialist Register for medical practitioners

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Make provision to include medical practitioners specialising in cosmetic surgery in the Specialist Register for medical practitioners.

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

1 Register of Cosmetic Surgery Practitioners

(1) The Medical Act 1983 is amended as follows.

(2) In section 34 (publication of the registers), after subsection (2)(ba)(ii) insert—

(iii) whether he is eligible to be admitted to the Specialist Register in accordance with the scheme set out in section 34DA of this Act;”.

(3) After section 34D, insert—

34DA Scheme for registering cosmetic surgery practitioners

(1) Within twelve months of the day on which this section comes into force, the General Council must create a scheme through which a medical practitioner who possesses professional qualifications, certificates or credentials relating to cosmetic surgery or cosmetic procedures is required to be identified as such on the Specialist Register, even if he practises outside the National Health Service, unless excluded under subsection (3).

(2) In creating this scheme, the General Council must set out the criteria which will be considered in determining whether to include a person as qualified to provide cosmetic surgery or cosmetic procedures in the Specialist Register, having regard to the recommendations made by the Cosmetic Surgery Interspecialty Committee of the Royal College of Surgeons.

(3) The criteria in subsection (2) must ensure that any person whose name has been removed from the Specialist Register under regulations made

by virtue of section 29B (grant refused and withdrawal of licence) of this Act is excluded from the Specialist Register.”

2 Extent, commencement and short title

(1) This Act extends to England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

(2) This Act comes into force at the end of the period of three months beginning with the day on which this Act is passed.

(3) This Act may be cited as the Cosmetic Surgery (Standards) Act 2017.



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