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Georgia Summary of State Laws & Regulations
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Who can own a medical spa?

Probably anyone. Medical practice ownership, including

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Can a nurse, esthetician, PA or NP own a med spa by employing a medical director?

Absent a restriction on the corporate practice of

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Can a nurse, esthetician, PA, or NP take a commission for administering laser treatments or injectables like Botox?

This would violate Georgia’s

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Does a doctor have to examine every new patient before the patient is treated? What about PAs and NPs—can they see new patients or does it have to be a physician?

There is a difference of opinion about whether a

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

A physician’s ability to delegate and the supervisory requirements vary widely depending on the

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

This is entirely dependent on the

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Who can perform laser treatments?

By federal law, lasers are "prescription devices,” which cannot be sold over the counter and can only be used by qualified and licensed individuals. There are two levels of licensure for "laser practitioners”:

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Can estheticians perform laser treatments?

It is subject to licensure and

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Botox and other injectable fillers: who can inject?

In additional to a physician, a

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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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