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Which procedures at medical spas constitute medical treatment?

Who can own a medical spa?

Can a non-physician own all or part of a medical spa?

If I’m not a doctor, can I employ a “medical director” to provide medical services for my medical spa?

If I'm not a doctor, can I share in the profits of a medical spa?

If I’m not a doctor or a licensed practitioner, how can I make money from a medical spa.

What are the penalties for improperly owning a medical spa by violating the Corporate Practice of Medicine Doctrine?

I’ve heard that providing gift cards or reward programs in exchange for referrals is a “kickback.” Is this true? What are kickbacks?

a) What are the anti-kickback statutes?

b) What are some examples of prohibited kickbacks and referral arrangements?

c) How do I properly incentivize my staff and patients to bring my med spa more business without engaging in kickbacks?

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

Can a medical spa pay a person or entity to market the practice’s services?

Do I have to be a doctor to own medical spa equipment, like lasers, or real estate?

Can staff take commissions on non-medical retail products?

Do I need to charge sales tax on procedures like Botox?

Are Botox parties legal?

Who can legally fire a laser under Illinois law?

a) What are laser technicians and can they operate lasers under proper supervision?

Who can legally inject Botox under Illinois law?

Does a physician need to be on site during laser and intense pulse light (IPL) devices?

What is a medical assistant? What role do they play in a medical spa?

a) Should a medical assistant be licensed to practice in Illinois?

b) What is the legal scope of medical assistants in Illinois?

c) Should a medical assistant disclose, while working, his or her name and the practitioner’s license status on a nametag?

d) May medical assistants perform any procedure in a medical spa so long as they are properly supervised?

e) Are medical assistants allowed to pierce the skin?

f) Are medical assistants allowed to administer Botox or inject collagen?

g) Are medical assistants allowed to use lasers or intense light devices to remove hair, scars, moles or other blemishes?

What kind of physician supervision is needed for a registered nurse (RN) in a medical spa?

a) Can a registered nurse use a laser or intense pulse light device in a medical spa?

Can a med spa hire an aesthetician to perform nonmedical dermabrasion, cosmetic facial and skin treatments?

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

What about nurse practitioners and physician assistants? Can they see new patients or must a physician do it?

Does a medical spa need to obtain a license to operate?

Can a medical spa advertise its professional services?

a) How should a medical practice advertise its prices?

b) Can a medical spa include testimonials and endorsements by actual patients or models in its advertising?

c) Does a physician have to use his or her name in advertisements?

Can a medical spa offer discounts through Groupon or other similar social networking websites?

What type of records are medical spas required to keep of their patients?

When is a physician-patient relationship needed? How is it established? Is a physician-patient relationship established by a consultation?

What is informed consent?

a) Do all medical procedures require informed consent?

b) What information must a physician disclose to satisfy informed consent?

Can a med spa text or email patients to convey confidential medical information?

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?

What is OSHA and does it apply to medical spas?

What is HIPAA?

Does Illinois have its own version of HIPAA? How does it differ?

What is a DEA Registration Number?

a) Are separate DEA registration numbers required for separate locations owned by the same physician?

What is the FDA and what do they do?

Is it legal to purchase drugs like Botox and fillers from overseas? From Canada, Europe, or Asia?

Can a chiropractor or dentist serve as a medical director?

Who can legally perform the following treatments: microneedling; lasers/light-emitting devices; dermaplaning; Coolsculpting; permanent makeup?



 

Which procedures at medical spas constitute medical treatment?

Medical spas were developed to offer...

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Who can own a medical spa?

Generally, because medical spas offer treatments that are for...

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Can a non-physician own all or part of a medical spa?

A physician, or a group of physicians, that have...

>>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...

>>Read More

If I'm not a doctor, can I share in the profits of a medical spa?

Illinois law specifically...

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If I’m not a doctor or a licensed practitioner, how can I make money from a medical spa.

"Generally speaking, non-physicians can...

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What are the penalties for improperly owning a medical spa by violating the Corporate Practice of Medicine Doctrine?

"An unlicensed person or entity that violates the ban on the...

>>Read More

I’ve heard that providing gift cards or reward programs in exchange for referrals is a “kickback.” Is this true? What are kickbacks?

Under Illinois law it is considered a “kickback” if...

>>Read More

a) What are the anti-kickback statutes?

There are federal and state anti-kickback statutes....

>>Read More

b) What are some examples of prohibited kickbacks and referral arrangements?

Some examples of prohibited kickbacks and referral arrangements are...

>>Read More

c) How do I properly incentivize my staff and patients to bring my med spa more business without engaging in kickbacks?

We advise you to contact your local...

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

Illinois law specifically prohibits...

>>Read More

Can a medical spa pay a person or entity to market the practice’s services?

A medical spa may employ...

>>Read More

Do I have to be a doctor to own medical spa equipment, like lasers, or real estate?

An unlicensed person or entity may...

>>Read More

Can staff take commissions on non-medical retail products?

As long as the retail products are not...

>>Read More

Do I need to charge sales tax on procedures like Botox?

Both prescription and nonprescription medications and medical appliances...

>>Read More

Are Botox parties legal?

The law does not restrict...

>>Read More

Who can legally fire a laser under Illinois law?

Under Illinois law, administering cosmetic laser treatments is...

>>Read More

a) What are laser technicians and can they operate lasers under proper supervision?

The IDFPR does not formally recognize...

>>Read More

Who can legally inject Botox under Illinois law?

A person who injects Botox for cosmetic purposes is...

>>Read More

Does a physician need to be on site during laser and intense pulse light (IPL) devices?

A physician must be on-site when a...

>>Read More

What is a medical assistant? What role do they play in a medical spa?

The IDFPR does not formally recognize...

>>Read More

a) Should a medical assistant be licensed to practice in Illinois?

Illinois law does...

>>Read More

b) What is the legal scope of medical assistants in Illinois?

Illinois law does not...

>>Read More

c) Should a medical assistant disclose, while working, his or her name and the practitioner’s license status on a nametag?

Illinois law requires all persons providing...

>>Read More

d) May medical assistants perform any procedure in a medical spa so long as they are properly supervised?

Because Illinois law does not...

>>Read More

e) Are medical assistants allowed to pierce the skin?

Because Illinois law does not specifically...

>>Read More

f) Are medical assistants allowed to administer Botox or inject collagen?

Illinois law does not specifically...

>>Read More

g) Are medical assistants allowed to use lasers or intense light devices to remove hair, scars, moles or other blemishes?

A physician may delegate...

>>Read More

What kind of physician supervision is needed for a registered nurse (RN) in a medical spa?

Before a physician may delegate any medical procedure...

>>Read More

a) Can a registered nurse use a laser or intense pulse light device in a medical spa?

RNs are allowed to...

>>Read More

Can a med spa hire an aesthetician to perform nonmedical dermabrasion, cosmetic facial and skin treatments?

Physicians can hire licensed...

>>Read More

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

A physician is required to...

>>Read More

What about nurse practitioners and physician assistants? Can they see new patients or must a physician do it?

A PA or APN may conduct an...

>>Read More

Does a medical spa need to obtain a license to operate?

A medical spa is considered to be a...

>>Read More

Can a medical spa advertise its professional services?

Medical spas are free to advertise in...

>>Read More

a) How should a medical practice advertise its prices?

Under Illinois law, a medical spa advertisement may...

>>Read More

b) Can a medical spa include testimonials and endorsements by actual patients or models in its advertising?

Illinois previously prohibited the use of...

>>Read More

c) Does a physician have to use his or her name in advertisements?

An advertisement should..

>>Read More

Can a medical spa offer discounts through Groupon or other similar social networking websites?

The Illinois IDFPR issued a position statement on...

>>Read More

What type of records are medical spas required to keep of their patients?

Medical spas are medical...

>>Read More

When is a physician-patient relationship needed? How is it established? Is a physician-patient relationship established by a consultation?

The physician-patient relationship is...

>>Read More

What is informed consent?

Informed consent is the permission given by a...

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a) Do all medical procedures require informed consent?

Simple and common procedures like a typical...

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b) What information must a physician disclose to satisfy informed consent?

A physician must disclose all information that is...

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Can a med spa text or email patients to convey confidential medical information?

Physicians should keep their professional...

>>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...

>>Read More

What is OSHA and does it apply to medical spas?

OSHA is a federal...

>>Read More

What is HIPAA?

HIPAA is federal law that aims to...

>>Read More

Does Illinois have its own version of HIPAA? How does it differ?

The Illinois Personal Information Protection Act...

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What is a DEA Registration Number?

A DEA registration number is a number...

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a) Are separate DEA registration numbers required for separate locations owned by the same physician?

A separate registration is...

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What is the FDA and what do they do?

The FDA is a regulatory agency that...

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Is it legal to purchase drugs like Botox and fillers from overseas? From Canada, Europe, or Asia?

While food, drugs, and medical devices are...

>>Read More

Can a chiropractor or dentist serve as a medical director?

The term "medical director" implies...

>>Read More

Who can legally perform the following treatments: microneedling; lasers/light-emitting devices; dermaplaning; Coolsculpting; permanent makeup?

Micro needling, laser or intense pulse light devices...

>>Read More



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