Diagnosis for 8.9.22: Checking the pulse of Florida health care news and policy

Florida Politics

It’s time again to check the pulse — of Florida’s health care policy and politics.

A state medical board wants to require physicians to use ultrasound equipment while performing Brazilian butt lifts and limit the number of procedures Florida-licensed physicians can perform a day to make the procedure safer for patients, who are mostly women.

But some plastic surgeons say the new rule could make the procedure riskier, not safer, contending the Board of Medicine should not limit the number of procedures a surgeon can perform daily.

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