The CACS provides educational and advocacy resources to all interested physicians. The goal of the CACS is to assure optimal and safe patient care in the field of cosmetic medical and surgical treatment. The CACS functions as an information source and liaison between the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the California Medical Board (CMB) in medical regulatory and equivalency matters.
In this role, the CACS has been involved in patient safety issues (e.g. liposuction guidelines), legislative issues (e.g. office surgical suite accreditation), and regulatory processes (e.g. Board Certification Equivalency issues). The CACS continues to monitor state legislative activities and foster positive relationships within local and California State government offices and agencies.
Code of Ethics
The History of the CACS
On January 20, 1998 the California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery was incorporated in the state of California.
The founders believed the principal objectives of the California Academy were to foster, promote, support, augment, develop and encourage the science and art of cosmetic surgery.
The California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery is an independent organization, recognized as a nonprofit entity by the Internal Revenue Service under Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code. The California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery has an independent set of officers, a board of trustees, and an executive director who manage, maintain, and set policy for the Board. The Board has evolved over the last few decades to keep up with the latest trends in cosmetic surgery while maintaining the highest standards.