State-By-State Rules & Regulations for Aesthetic Medicine and Medical Spas

Currently available: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Illinois, Connecticut, California

Who can legally fire a laser?

Which procedures at medical spas constitute medical treatment?

Can an aesthetician perform laser procedures? 

Who can own a medical spa?

Who can perform the procedures?

What type of training is needed?

 Is a good faith examination needed?

If I’m not a doctor, can I employ a “medical director” to provide medical services for my medical spa?

If I’m not a doctor, can I share in the profits of a medical spa?

Can a nurse, physician assistant or nurse practitioner take a commission for administering laser treatments or injectables like Botox?

Can a physician assistant practice independently? 

Can an advanced practice registered nurse practice independently?  

Do I have to be a doctor to own medical spa equipment, like lasers, or real estate?

Do I need to charge sales tax on procedures like Botox? 

 Does a physician need to be on site during laser and intense pulse light (IPL) devices?  

 What kind of physician supervision is needed for a registered nurse (RN) in a medical spa?  

Can a dentist inject Botox?  

Does a medical spa need to obtain a license to operate?  

Must I follow OSHA regulations? 

What type of records are medical spas required to keep of their patients?  


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