ANNAPOLIS -- A House committee yesterday approved a weakened version of a bill designed to limit silicone breast implants in Maryland.
The Environmental Matters Committee voted 16-4 for a bill requiring physicians to comply with Food and Drug Administration requirements on silicone breast implants. Under the bill, a doctor who violates those requirements would be subject to disciplinary action in Maryland.
Introduced by Del. Joan B. Pitkin, a Prince George's Democrat, the bill originally had called for a temporary statewide ban on the implants in the wake of concerns about their safety.