USANZ Letter to Minister for Health and Aged Care - 23 May 2023
USANZ is continuing its advocacy work related to the protection of the title 'surgeon'.
On 23 May 2023, USANZ President Prof Helen O'Connell AO wrote a letter to Hon Mark Butler MP, Minister for Health and Aged Care.
Download the PDF: Letter to Minister Butler - Title Surgeon.
As mentioned in our announcement on the RACS Submission to the Queensland Parliament Health and Environment Committee, there was a public hearing regarding the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (Surgeons) Amendment Bill 2023. The submission took place on Monday 22 May and was made by RACS Vice-President, Prof Owen Ung, and Chair, Health Policy & Advocacy, Prof Mark Frydenberg. The hearing is available to watch now on the Parliament TV archive.
For further information on the advocacy work related to this issue, please see the following announcements:
- USANZ in the Media - Response to Aphra Comments on Cosmetic Surgery
- USANZ in the Media - Endorsement Model for Cosmetic Surgery