SB 698

Over the past two weeks, the FSPS has fielded many questions regarding the implications of SB 698, which requires a consent before a physician, resident, or medical student may examine the pelvic area or rectum, including the external organs. The law was not targeted at plastic surgeons, but a literal interpretation by our legal team suggests that plastic surgeons should, indeed, obtain a consent before performing such an examination.
Rest assured that we are currently working at the Department of Health and Board of Medicine to limit the impact of the new legislation, but in the meantime our members are encouraged to use a consent such as the one attached.