The state and federal governments and medical boards make or enforce laws that are of great significance to patient safety.
Dr. Teitelbaum has been a stalwart of lobbying in his state legislature, Congress, and the FDA for the benefit of plastic surgery patients. These activities have included:
As president of the California Society of Plastic Surgeons I advocated legislation that would protect patients from unqualified doctors, require insurance coverage of birth defects, and mandate accredited operating rooms. Here I am posing in front of the governor's office with the California state animal, the grizzly bear. Does anyone find it odd that our state animal is extinct?
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