Archive for October 14th, 2008

Schwarzenegger vetoes the 'Donda West Bill'

October 14th, 2008 | Category: Facial Plastic Surgery

Since we last wrote, there has been a firestorm of political activity in Sacramento regarding cosmetic surgery. The Bill AB2968, otherwise known as the ‘Donda West Bill’, was vetoed recently by the Governor reportedly because it did not represent high enough priority legislation given the backlog he was dealing with.

The Bill was proposed after the untimely death last year of Dr. Donda West, mother of Kanye West, one day following a cosmetic surgical procedure. She was found to have preexisting high blood pressure and heart disease, though the contribution of these to her death is unknown. These unfortunate events prompted California legislators to try to find an answer to prevent this kind of tragedy in the future. The resulting bill that was overwhelmingly supported by lawmakers would have required all patients seeking cosmetic surgery to have a physical exam and medical clearance for surgery. Read more

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