What Texas Medical Spas Need to Know About SB 2366

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Tuesday, March 12, 2019

On March 8, 2019, a bill was introduced in the Texas Senate that would significantly change who may perform procedures in medical spas. This bill is known as Senate Bill 2366 (SB 2366); you can review the text of SB 2366 in full here.

SB 2366 defines a “medical spa” as an establishment that offers nonsurgical medical cosmetic procedures. These procedures would fall under regulation by the Texas Medical Board, and include: 
Injections of medicines or substances for cosmetic purposes;
Colonics; and
Prescription medical devices for cosmetic purposes.

SB 2366 would prohibit anyone other than a physician assistant (PA) or advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) acting under physician supervision to perform a “nonsurgical medical cosmetic procedure” at a medical spa. This would include procedures and devices such as: 
The injection of toxins and dermal fillers; 
Skin tightening devices;
Body sculpting devices; 
Laser and intense pulsed light devices; 
Dermal peels; and
Medical dermabrasion or microdermabrasion.