PRP Given Go-ahead by Health CanadaMohsen Talani
The Globe and Mail published an article on July 7th that sparked uncertainty in regards to service providers and patients seeking the PRP procedure. On July 18th, Health Canada clarified the distinction of PRP from stem cell techniques, confirming that PRP is an approved procedure.
A statement from Health Canada:
“HEALTH CANADA WOULD LIKE TO CLARIFY FOR PATIENTS AND PRACTITIONERS THAT PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP) TREATMENTS, INCLUDING PLATELET RICH FIBRIN TREATMENTS, ARE NOT THE SAME AS CELL THERAPIES AND, AS A RESULT, ARE NOT SUBJECT TO HEALTH CANADA’S POLICY POSITION PAPER ON AUTOLOGOUS CELL THERAPY PRODUCTS.
THE PREPARATION OF PRP FALLS UNDER THE SCOPE OF THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY AND IS REGULATED PROVINCIALLY AND TERRITORIALLY WHEN IT IS A) CONDUCTED BY “PRACTITIONERS,” INCLUDING PHYSICIANS AND DENTISTS; B) OBTAINED FROM A PATIENT; AND C) ADMINISTERED BACK TO THE SAME PATIENT IN A SINGLE PROCEDURE.”
This statement affirmed that medical aesthetic practitioners may continue to offer PRP treatments to clientele as the procedure is within the scope of practice for physicians and nurses in Ontario.