Medical Spa Laws: 2024 Legislative Session

AmSpa believes that it is important to the medical aesthetic industry to have a clear, easy to follow legal framework without unnecessary costs or burdens. Therefore, we support efforts that reduce non-compliant and untrained practices, efforts that responsibly expand licensed scope of practice and autonomy, and efforts that streamline and reduce regulatory burdens on medical spas.

Midwest

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Kansas

Bill would regulate laser hair removal

HB 2643 01/31/2024: House Referred to Committee on Health and Human Services. SB 461 02/07/2024: Senate Referred to Committee on Public Health and Welfare, hearing scheduled for 2/13 8:30am.

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Illinois

Bill would license medical estheticians

12/18/2023 Filed with the Clerk

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Illinois

Illinois bill would bring physician assistants independence

6/5/2023 Signed by Governor into Law

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Iowa

Iowa bills would allow physician assistants to collaborate

5/10/23 Signed by Governor into law

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Indiana

Bill would allow physician assistants (PAs) to practice without collaborative agreements in certain settings

Failed to pass

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Northeast

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New York

Reintroduced bills would create laser hair removal license

A 2623 1/03/2024 Referred to House Committee on Economic Development. S 3607 1/03/2024 Referred to Senate Committee on Consumer Protection.

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New Jersey

Bill creates path to independence for nurse practitioners

01/09/2024 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee

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Rhode Island

Rhode Island bill seeks to regulate and license medical spas

3/15/23 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

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Maryland

Maryland bills would allow physician assistants to collaborate

Failed to pass

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Rhode Island

Rhode Island bill seeks to enact physician assistant license compact

2/3/2023 HB 5332 Referred to House Committee on Corporations. 2/16/2023 HB 278 Senate Committee on Health and Human Services.

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New York

Bill seeks to create laser hair removal (LHR) license

Failed to pass, legislature adjourned Sin Dei

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New York

Bill would allow aestheticians to perform microneedling

01/03/2024 Referred to Assembly Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry Committee

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South

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South Carolina

Bill would license advanced estheticians

2/6/2024 Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

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Maryland

Bills would expand services for estheticians

HB 1302: 2/9/2024 First Reading Economic Matters, Hearing 3/6 at 1:00 p.m. SB 1044: 2/6/2024 Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

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Maryland

Bill would regulate laser hair removal

02/08/2024: Referred to Senate Finance Committee

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Tennessee

Bill would allow physician assistants to collaborate

1/31/2024 Introduced

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Maryland

Bill would allow physician assistants to collaborate

01/10/2024: First reading in Senate assigned to Finance Committee

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Oklahoma

Bill would regulate laser hair removal

02/05/2024: Prefiled

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South Carolina

Bill would regulate laser hair removal

01/09/2024: Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs

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Florida

Bill clarifies laser supervision

H1321 01/09/2024: 1st Reading. S1328 01/10/24: Referred to Health Policy; Appropriations Committee on Health and Human Services; Rules.

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Texas

TEXAS Bills Seek to Restrict PA and NP Practice

Bill failed to pass, legislature adjourned Sin Dei

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Oklahoma

Oklahoma bill may bring nurse practitioners independence

5/26/2023 Died in House Committee

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Texas

Texas bill seeks to restrict supervision and delegation

Bill failed to pass, legislature adjourned Sin Dei

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Florida

Florida bills would restrict medical ownership

5/5/23 Died in Committee

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South Carolina

South Carolina bill may bring physician assistants and nurse practitioners independence

7/1/2023 Died in Committee

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Virginia

Virginia bill would allow dentists to use botulinum toxin in their practices

2/21/2023 Passed House

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West Virginia

West Virginia bill would rename PAs to "physician associates"

Failed to pass

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Florida

Florida bill may bring physician assistants independence

Failed to pass

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Tennessee

Tennessee bill would allow physician assistants to collaborate

3/15/2023 Died in Committee

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Oklahoma

Oklahoma bill seeks to create laser hair removal license

5/26/2023 Died in Committee

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North Carolina

North Carolina bill would allow physician assistants to work in team-based practices

2/27/2023 passed House and sent to Senate

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West

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Washington

Bill would regulate laser hair removal

01/15/2024: First reading, referred to Health Care & Wellness

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Washington

Washington bill would allow physician assistants to collaborate

1/09/2024 Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Health Care & Wellness at 1:30 PM

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Nevada

Nevada bill would amend RN and advanced esthetician practice

6/1/2023 - Signed by Governor into law

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Montana

Montana bill would restrict nurse practitioner independence

3/11/2023 Missed deadline and failed to advance

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Colorado

Bill would allow physician assistants to collaborate with physicians

4/26/2023 Signed by Governor

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Washington

Bill would allow physician assistants (PAs) to collaborate

4/23/2023 Died in Committee

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Montana

Bill would bring physician assistants (PAs) independence

4/18/2023 Signed by Governor into law

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Arizona

Bill would allow physician assistants (PAs) to collaborate

4/17/2023 Signed by Governor into law

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Utah

Bill would allow cosmetologists to perform microneedling treatments

3/3/2023 Failed to Pass

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Oregon

Bill would rename physician assistants to physician associates

6/25/2023 Died in Committee

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