Legal


January 10, 2023

California Finally Releases Application on Independent Nurse Practitioners

By Patrick O’Brien, JD, Legal Coordinator, American Med Spa Association In 2020, California passed a new law, known as ...

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January 6, 2023

FTC Proposes Rule on Non-Competes; How Would It Affect Your Medical Spa?

By Patrick O’Brien, JD, Legal Coordinator, American Med Spa Association On January 5, 2023, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission ...

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December 13, 2022

Medical Aesthetics Legal Trends of 2022: Practitioner Independence and New Restrictions Topped Legislative Agendas This Year

By Patrick O’Brien, JD By the time this issue of QP hits your doorstep, most state legislatures will have ...

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October 17, 2022

IV Bars Target of Alabama Investigation

By Patrick O’Brien, JD, Legal Coordinator, American Med Spa Association (AmSpa) Recently, the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners investigated ...

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September 19, 2022

Three Recent EEOC Lawsuits Highlight Important ADA Issues

By Patrick O’Brien, JD, Legal Coordinator, American Med Spa Association (AmSpa) The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is charged ...

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September 12, 2022

New Colorado Law Limits Non-compete Agreements

By Patrick O’Brien, Legal Coordinator, American Med Spa Association Under a new Colorado law, non-compete agreements entered into after ...

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July 12, 2022

How to Speak to Your Representatives About Medical Spa Law

By Patrick O’Brien, JD, Legal Coordinator, American Med Spa Association (AmSpa) Your state laws and administrative rules have an ...

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May 27, 2022

What You Need to Know About Tipping in Health Care

By Bradford E. Adatto, JD, ByrdAdattoImagine going to check out after your yearly doctor's appointment and being handed a receipt ...

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May 18, 2022

How to Utilize Your Legal Summary

By Patrick O'Brien, JD, Legal Coordinator, American Med Spa Association (AmSpa)Congratulations—you made the excellent decision to become an AmSpa Member ...

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April 15, 2022

Employment Law Update: The Ongoing Pandemic and OSHA Developments

By Heffernan Insurance BrokersThe pandemic continues. While many states are dropping restrictions, the virus is still spreading, and employers still ...

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April 12, 2022

California Implements New Paid Sick Leave Laws

By Renee E. Coover, JD, and Brooklyn H. Townsend, JD, ByrdAdattoCalifornia is quickly establishing new requirements on its employers when ...

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April 4, 2022

Why Intake and Consent Forms Matter

By Patrick O'Brien, JD, Legal Coordinator, American Med Spa AssociationWhen opening a medical spa, consents and intake forms are sometimes ...

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March 4, 2022

What You Need to Know About Therapeutic Ketamine Laws

By Samuel E. Pondrom, JD, ByrdAdattoKetamine has been used as an anesthetic since the 1970s, but, about 20 years ago ...

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February 8, 2022

FTC Fines Business $4.2 Million for Review Gating

By Medical Justice, Reposted with Permission.In 2019, Medical Justice alerted members to avoid the practice of "review gating."What's that, you ...

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January 19, 2022

UPDATE: Nurse Practitioners Have Full Practice Authority in These States

By Patrick O'Brien, JD, Legal Coordinator, American Med Spa Association[AmSpa first published a list of states granting APRNs full practice ...

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January 18, 2022

California Requires Electronic Prescriptions

By Patrick O'Brien, JD, Legal Coordinator, American Med Spa AssociationA California law has gone into effect as of the first ...

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