The 15th Standing Committee of the Beijing People's Congress has recently examined a draft legislation which aimed to prohibit medical institutions from providing cosmetology to minors, unless agreed by the child’s guardian. JAVY’s executive director Ge Youshan Esq. commented on this issue when interviewed by the Securities Daily.
As Mr. Ge mentioned, medical cosmetology for minors has been a controversial topic for quite a while. Some unscrupulous medical providers intentionally held back the risk of cosmetology, while exaggerate the positive outcome, in order to induce minors to impulsively pay for such surgery. However, if the aforementioned surgery fails, the minors may suffer from irrevocable damage on their health. Yet for many years, there are no laws to regulate this problem, thus creating many social issues.
According to the draft, providing cosmetology for minors without the guardian’s consent may result in a monetary penalty between RMB 10,000 and 50,000, the associated medical practitioner may be suspended for 1-6 months if any serious consequences occurred.
Mr. Ge also pointed out that the authority has placed closer scrutiny over the beauty industry when it comes to minors. He called for a stricter regulatory system including civil, administrative and even criminal enforcement actions on illegal medical institutions, to protect our youth’s health.
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