Special Management Law for Cosmetic Surgeries or Procedures Can Improve Anesthesia Patient Safety
On September 6, 2018, the Ministry of Health and Welfare announced the amendments to the Special Management Law. Articles 23 to 27 were implemented on January 1, 2019, and the provisions of Article 27 regulate the anesthesia project. After many major anesthesia medical legal events in cosmetic surgeries or procedures, the government officials finally faced up to the issue of patient’s safety and tried to eliminate the difficulties and let the amendments pass. We should give big encouraged applause to the government officials. The government hopes through proper management, patient safety in cosmetic surgeries or procedures should have better guarantee. Regardless of any medical intervention, patient safety is the primary consideration. It is well known that the risk of surgery must include anesthesia, so the amendments to the Special Management Law allows us to see the dawn of patient safety.