Historical: Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery (ACCS) – 2009

Application for New Medical Specialty

In 2009 the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery (ACCS) made an application to the Australian Medical Council (AMC) for its recognition of a new specialty in cosmetic medicine. ASPS opposed the application and responded appropriately throughout the consultation period. To date, the AMC has not brought down its ruling.

Download a copy of our intial submission (May 2009). For all relevant documents, please contact us.

Application to the ACCC for the authorisation of the ACCS Code of Conduct

In November 2008, the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery (ACCS) lodged an application with the ACCC to authorise its Code of Conduct. ASPS and RACS opposed the application and was successful in limiting its scope through a series of conditions. “Authorisation” is a strictly defined legal term in relation to constraint of trade under the Trade Practices Act and does not imply accreditation or approval.

Download our response to the final determination (July 2009). Download RACS’ response to the final determination (July 2009). For all relevant documents, please contact us.