California Lawmakers Pass DONDA WEST LAW
On Wednesday, September 9, 2009, the Senate approved a measure, dubbed the Donda West Law, inspired by the death of rapper Kanye West’s mother.
She died in 2007 at 58 from complications after cosmetic surgery, allegedly performed without a physical examination.
The proposal would prohibit performance of electronic cosmetic facial surgery unless, within 30 days before the procedure, a physical examination is conducted and written clearance for surgery is provided. West died from preexisting coronary artery disease and multiple postoperative factors following surgery, experts said.
“Sometimes patients may think they are well enough for cosmetic surgery, but in reality are not,” said Assemblywoman Wilmer Amina Carter (D-Rialto), author of the bill, AB 1116. “This bill will potentially save lives.”
Source: LA Times