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Conn. Surgeons Calling for Medical Spa Regulations

by Associated Press

Lynn Kelley Author,  Flickr

Safety at medical spas is pushed by Connecticut plastic surgeons

Connecticut plastic surgeons are meeting at the state Capitol complex in Hartford to urge passage of a bill addressing safety at medical spas.

They're holding a Tuesday news conference to highlight the need for patient safety requirements at medical spas, which offer a range of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic services including liposuction and Botox injections.

A bill before the General Assembly would grant the public health commissioner regulatory oversight for these facilities and require a state-licensed physician be employed to oversee operations.

Anyone who violates the new regulations would have to pay a fine of up to $500 a day.

The news conference is organized by the Connecticut Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons.



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