New Laws Address Mammogram Mishaps, Plastic Surgery Exams
New Law Addresses Mammogram Errors
A state law (SB 148) that took effect Friday requires diagnostic centers that perform mammograms to publicly disclose violations due to mechanical error or negligence in evaluating test results, the Torrance Daily Breeze reports.
The law is intended to help women select venues for mammogram testing (Evans, Torrance Daily Breeze, 12/25/09).
Law Sets Prohibitions for Plastic Surgery Procedures
Plastic surgeons will be prohibited from performing elective cosmetic surgery procedures on patients who have not undergone a proper physical examination up to 30 days prior to the procedure under a law (AB 2968) that took effect Friday, the Sacramento Bee reports.
The law also requires written clearance from a physician, nurse practitioner or physician's assistant certifying that a patient is able to undergo the surgery (Ferriss, Sacramento Bee, 12/26/09).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.