The untimely death of Kanye West's mother, Donda West, has prompted the California Senate to apply new rules for elective surgery. The Senate announced today that they've approved a requirement that patients must be given a physical examination prior to cosmetic surgery.

According to Sen. Mark Ridley-Thomas (D-Los Angeles), the new legislation was in direct response to West's shocking death due to postoperative complications. West died on November 10 in Los Angeles, after undergoing an abdominoplasty -- commonly known as a tummy tuck -- and breast reduction.

"Many of us are concerned about the quality of care extended to those who receive elective surgery," Ridley-Thomas told the Los Angeles Times.