Nevada working to curb backroom doctors, dentists



Salon Staff
April 5, 2012 11:00PM (UTC)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas and Reno are glitzy cities where looks matter and sex sells. They're not unique among places where cosmetic procedures can be had for a price in a back alley.

But several recent incidents, including the death of a woman from a buttocks enhancement injection in Las Vegas, has Nevada state officials looking ways to stop unlicensed health care providers.

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The 42-year-old mother of three was being treated in the back room of a tile store when she died.

Now, a former state attorney general is heading a task force examining phony providers.

And the Latino Research Center at the University of Nevada, Reno, is documenting reports of unlicensed care within the state's Hispanic community.

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Officials say they aim to provide recommendations in June for the state Legislature.


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