Nevada working to curb backroom doctors, dentists

CRISTINA SILVA KEN RITTER Associated Press Published:

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.

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.

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