The state of Arkansas has issued a state of emergency for residents due to a string of plastic surgery procedures that have left many residents without the ability to work or go to the grocery store.
A new state law says plastic surgeons must undergo a “medical evaluation” and a “physical examination” before they can perform any procedures.
“I’m in shock,” said Jameel Kishore, who lost both his eyes in a 2012 plastic surgery procedure.
“I’ve been here 15 years, I’ve never been a patient of this company.
I don’t know what to do with myself.
I feel hopeless.”
The law passed earlier this year would prohibit plastic surgeons from using a scalpel to remove the eyes or face of a patient.
It also states they must undergo psychological counseling and receive a written evaluation.
The Arkansas legislature has approved a bill to address the state’s lack of mental health resources, and it is now awaiting the governor’s signature.
Asa Hutchinson signed the bill into law earlier this month.
The bill passed in March, but it has not yet gone into effect.
Governor Hutchinson said he wants to “put it in the hands of the legislature and see what they have to say and make sure that they understand what the legislation is about.”
“I believe the bill is a good way to ensure that people are being treated fairly,” he said.
“We want to make sure we provide those services that are needed in a timely manner and that people feel like they are getting fair treatment.”
The legislation is not just about the health of the patients, but also for the health and well-being of the people around them.
It would prohibit a surgeon from making any changes to a patient’s health or well-feeling while they are under anesthesia.
The governor said in an interview earlier this week that the bill was necessary because many patients were still being treated with the same surgical procedures they underwent during their lifetime.
“You have people that are in their 70s or 80s that are going through a procedure, and you are trying to give them a face and body lift, and then the face and back lift, without getting a proper medical evaluation, that’s not a normal process,” Hutchinson said.
The legislation has also been criticized by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, which says the bill would not only negatively impact the mental health of its members, but would also violate state privacy laws.
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery said the bill has been passed in a “sadistic” way.
“It is clear that legislators have not considered the safety of the state and residents of the State of Arkansas,” the group said in a statement.
“This law will not make it any safer to perform any of the cosmetic procedures of the American society and is therefore unacceptable and unjustifiable.”
The state is one of seven states with no medical professionals qualified to perform facial and other body lifts, but plastic surgeons are allowed to use a scalper to remove both eyes and a face.