Lawmakers Push for More Cosmetic Surgery Oversight
In response to the death of Kanye West's mother six months ago, lawmakers are pushing for increased protections and surveillance for patients undergoing cosmetic surgery. Assembly member Wilmer Amina Carter (D-Rialto) has introduced a bill (AB 2968) that would require a patient to receive a physical examination before undergoing cosmetic surgery. Meanwhile, state Sen. Mark Ridley-Thomas (D-Los Angeles) introduced a bill (SB 2454) that would require outpatient facilities to be inspected at least once every three years.
- "Push for Stricter Plastic Surgery Rules Swells in Wake of Death of Kanye West's Mother" (Lin II, Los Angeles Times, 5/26).