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Frequently Asked Questions


  1. Who can own a medical spa?
  2. Can a nurse, esthetician, Physician Assistant (PA) or Nurse Practitioner (NP) own a med spa by employing a medical director?
  3. Can a nurse, esthetician, PA or NP take a commission for administering laser treatments or injectables like Botox?
  4. Does a physician have to examine every new patient before the patient is treated?
  5. What about Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners – can they see new patients or must it always be a physician?
  6. Can physicians delegate medical tasks and duties to non-physicians?
  7. Does a physician have to be present at the med spa at all times?
  8. Who can perform laser treatments?
  9. Can Estheticians Perform Laser Treatments?
  10. Botox and other Injectable Fillers: Who can inject?


Who can own a medical spa?

The law regarding who can own a med spa in Connecticut is

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Can a nurse, esthetician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner own a med spa by employing a medical director?

The law regarding who can own a med spa in Connecticut is

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

There is no express prohibition on

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What about physician assistants and nurse practitioners – can they see new patients or must it always be a physician?

Physician assistants and advanced practice registered nurses have a

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Does a physician have to examine every new patient before the patient is treated?

There is a new Connecticut statute, effective October 1, 2014, which requires that a physician

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Can physicians delegate medical tasks and duties to non-physicians?

Yes, provided that the physician only delegates those tasks that are within the

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Does a physician have to be present at the med spa at all times?

No, so long as certain conditions are met.

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Who can perform laser treatments?

The use of lasers for hair removal is considered within the scope of medical practice in Connecticut. A physician is

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Can estheticians perform laser treatments?

Pursuant to a Declaratory Ruling, estheticians

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Botox and other injectable fillers: Who can inject?

There is no state law that explicitly indicates who can perform injections of this type. However, based on a Declaratory Ruling issued by the Board of Examiners for Nursing as well as other Department of Public Health guidance, the administration of

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Are there any other developments in Connecticut medical spa law?

Public Act 14-119, An Act Concerning the Department of Public Health’s Recommendations Concerning Medical Spas

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The information and answers contained in these frequently asked questions provide a general guide to certain laws that apply to "medical spas” in this particular state. The information contained on this site is for general reference only. This information is not intended to provide legal advice, and it should not be relied upon as legal advice. This information is not intended to create, and receipt of it does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers: You should not act upon this information without seeking knowledgeable legal counsel that takes the laws of your jurisdiction into account. All uses of the content of this site, other than personal uses, are prohibited.

Summary updated June 2014

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