The CACS provides educational and advocacy resources to all interested physicians. The goal of the CACS is to assure optimal patient care in the field of cosmetic medical and surgical care. 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.