The British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM) has sent its members guidance on reopening their clinics based on the legal opinion of a QC working in public law.
BCAM notes that the advice shared provides clear detail of the legal position in relation to the legality of operation, compliance with guidance and the requirements to comply with the Government’s new COVID-19 Secure strategy.
Dr Uliana Gout, BCAM president, said, “I am delighted the BCAM team has risen to the COVID-19 challenge. There has been a focused and combined effort to obtain independent legal opinion based on the current government guidance, alongside clinical protocols for re-opening. I am certain these will be of great benefit to BCAM members as they look to restart their practices.”
The association is also publishing a suite of documents on the process of risk assessment, operation under the COVID-19 Secure strategy and protocols that aim to support practitioners through the next few months.
BCAM secretary Dr Philip Dobson said, “This is a vitally important topic and it is essential that everyone takes the best legal advice when making decisions which affect the safety of patients, staff and the public.”
Aesthetics has requested more information on the legal opinion obtained by BCAM. The advice has been emailed to members.