Risky Business: January 2015 Medical Spa Report

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Tuesday, December 30, 2014

by Renee E. Coover, JD
As medical spas increase in popularity, the industry is becoming more attractive to physicians and estheticians alike. However, a medical spa is governed by the same rules and regulations as a medical practice, and practicing illegally or without proper supervision and training could put one’s license at great risk. So before your employees don a lab coat, fire a laser, bring in new clients, or get paid a percentage for each treatment they perform, it is important for you and your staff to familiarize yourselves with the laws and regulations in your state. Each state’s laws vary in regard to what an esthetician or laser technician can and can’t do in the medical setting (and some states do not even recognize the term "laser technician”), but there are a few key legal issues for estheticians to know in any medical spa setting, regardless of the state in which they reside.
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