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Cosmetic and Beauty IPL/Lasers Regulatory Impact Statement

6 February 2017 (updated 17 March 2017)

Analysis of Public Submissions - Technical Report

Analysis of Public Submissions - Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement in the use of Intense Pulsed Light (IPLs) Sources and Lasers for Cosmetic or Beauty Therapy was published on 17 March 2017.

Background

The regulation of the laser treatment industry is undertaken by the individual states and territories.

The Cosmetic and Beauty Therapy Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)/Lasers Working Group recently completed the analysis of public responses to the IPL/Laser Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) put forward in 2015. A report was tabled at the November Radiation Health Committee (RHC) meeting for consideration.

The RHC concluded that there was insufficient information to substantiate the cost versus benefit estimations that would be required for a Decision RIS to be developed and therefore the Committee agreed not to proceed with a Decision RIS.

The Committee agreed that there is an opportunity to develop a national uniform approach to key issues raised by the consultation process. The development of a guide would provide a common framework for terminology, education, training, equipment, patient care and injury reporting that would be available to all states and territories.

The Committee agreed that the guide would be developed as a matter of priority and ARPANSA will promote it within the industry throughout Australia.

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