Who can own a medical spa?
The "corporate practice of medicine” doctrine is established under Kansas case law. Only
Can a nurse, esthetician, PA or NP own a med spa by employing a medical director?
Pursuant to the corporate practice of medicine doctrine discussed above, a corporation or other entity owned by a
Can a nurse, esthetician, PA, or NP take a commission for administering laser treatments or injectables like Botox?
Fee-splitting between a physician and
Does a physician have to examine every new patient before the patient is treated?
In a May 1, 2010, resolution, the Kansas Medical Society recommended that prior to receiving any aesthetic medical procedure which alters or causes biological change to living tissue (including injections, laser or other light-based treatments), patients must be assessed by
What about PAs and NPs—can they see new patients or does it have to be a physician?
As discussed above, the Kansas Medical Society has recommended that patient assessments for
Can a physician delegate medical tasks and duties to non-physicians?
A licensed physician can delegate medical tasks to
Does a physician have to be present at the med spa at all times?
The Kansas Medical Society has recommended that
Who can perform laser treatments?
As discussed above, a physician may delegate laser procedures if
Can estheticians perform laser treatments?
Generally, estheticians can only perform non-medical, esthetic treatments related to non-invasive beautification services such as temporary hair removal, cosmetic preparations and eyebrow and eyelash services. However, the laser-based treatment regulations discussed above would allow
Botox and other injectable fillers: who can inject?
The Kansas Medical Society has recommended that a
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Summary updated June 2014