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By Eva Loayza | December 13th, 2012 - 1:25pm
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Assembly Democrats News Release

Conaway, Tucker & Benson Bill to Protect Patients Getting Cosmetic Surgical Procedures Clears Assembly Committee

(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Herb Conaway, Jr., M.D., Cleopatra Tucker and Daniel Benson requiring physicians to perform cosmetic surgical procedures in facilities that meet nationally recognized standards for patient safety and quality care was approved Thursday by an Assembly panel.

"An increasing number of invasive cosmetic surgical procedures are being performed in medical offices and outpatient surgical facilities that are not adequately equipped, by physicians with inadequate surgical training who are utilizing inappropriate anesthesia," said Conaway (D-Burlington). "This is a recipe for disaster at the patient's expense. This bill ensures that these procedures are performed in an appropriate setting that is conducive to safe, high-quality patient care..."

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