CPCA calls for a clearer picture from Medical Board

CPCA calls for a clearer picture from Medical Board

The Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA) is broadly supportive of the Medical Board of Australia’s (MBA’s) newly issued guidelines on cosmetic medical and surgical procedures.

However, the CPCA does have significant concerns about specific elements of the guidelines. In particular, while point 7.2 of the guideline rightly states that prescribing of Schedule 4 medications over the phone or by email is inappropriate, it allows prescribing by video (e.g. via skype). The CPCA contends that this is also inappropriate in performing cosmetic medical and surgical consulting where assessment of the patient’s skin and psychology are essential but cannot be effectively done via video.

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