New York is seeing many efforts from non-physician health care providers to provide increasingly popular elective surgical services, but these shortcuts expose patients to unnecessary risk and potentially hazardous outcomes.
This is not an issue of necessity or convenience and patient care for the citizens of New York should not be compromised.
Policy should explore and implement measures that help ensure an adequate distribution of physicians in all communities and focus on attracting and retaining new physicians throughout the state.
Call to Action
Contact your legislators and urge them to oppose S3551 A4543 which permits all dental practitioners to perform a wide range of medical and surgical procedures within the oral maxillofacial area including:
- rhinoplasty (nose jobs)
- blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)
- rhytidectomy (face lift)
- submental liposuction
- otoplasty (ear surgery)
- Other procedures of the head and neck performed by plastic surgeons, otolaryngologists, ophthalmologists and neurosurgeons