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Illinois Frequently Asked Questions
The Illinois medical spa legal summary breaks down the laws governing non-invasive medical aesthetics in the state.
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Medical spas were developed to offer certain aesthetic skin care procedures developed by dermatologists and plastic surgeons in an environment thought to be more pleasing to clients. Examples of these include >>Read More
Generally, because medical spas offer treatments that are for medical purposes >>Read More
If I'm not a doctor, can I employ a "Medical Director" to provide medical services for my medical spa?
If a non-professional business owned by non-physicians employs a medical director >>Read More
Illinois law specifically prohibits >>Read More
Can a nurse, physician assistant or nurse practitioner take a commission for administering laser treatments or injectables like Botox?
Illinois law specifically >>Read More
An unlicensed person or entity may >>Read More
Both prescription and nonprescription medications and medical appliances are >>Read More
The law does not restrict where Botox treatments may be performed, as long as >>Read More
Under Illinois law, administering cosmetic laser treatments is considered >>Read More
A person who injects Botox for cosmetic purposes >>Read More
A physician must be on-site when >>Read More
Before a physician may delegate any medical procedure >>Read More
A physician is required to >>Read More
A medical spa is considered to be a medical practice. Therefore, in Illinois, >>Read More
The Illinois IDFPR issued a position statement on daily deals, such as Groupon, and determined >>Read More
Medical spas are medical practices and therefore >>Read More
Physicians should >>Read More
If a patient posted a message or a review on a medical spa’s social media page, can and how should the medical spa respond?
When communicating on social media, a medical spa should always >>Read More
Generally >>Read More
The term "medical director" implies >>Read More
Who can legally perform the following treatments: microneedling; lasers/light-emitting devices; dermaplaning; Coolsculpting; permanent makeup?
A physician may delegate these procedures to >>Read More
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Any type of entity that is permitted to provide >>Read More
Medical spas may sell >>Read More
Any medical practice that sells retail products >>Read More
Does a physician have to be physically present while a nurse practitioner is performing services in a medical spa?
Illinois law requires an APN >>Read More
A supervising physician must continuously exercise >>Read More
Can a PA perform cosmetic procedures such as operate lasers, inject Botox, and perform microdermabrasion?
As long as the cosmetic procedures are >>Read More
Can an aesthetician, cosmetologist, electrologist or vocational nurses use lasers or intense light devices?
A physician may only delegate >>Read More
A physician may only delegate >>Read More
A physician may >>Read More
May a physician leave a message on a patient’s answering machine? Verify an appointment with a family member or spouse?
When making these types of communications, >>Read More
OSHA requires: (1) lasers to be >>Read More
A med spa or physician covered by HIPAA must >>Read More