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Illinois Summary of State Laws & Regulations
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Frequently Asked Questions

Disclaimer: 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 on this site is for general reference only and accuracy cannot be guaranteed, as medical spa legalities and regulations change very frequently. 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.

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

Only a >>Read More

If a non-professional business owned by non-physicians employs a medical director >>Read More

Illinois law specifically prohibits >>Read More

Generally speaking, non-physicians can make money from a medical spa through use of >>Read More

An unlicensed person or entity that violates the ban on the corporate practice of medicine >>Read More

Under Illinois law it is considered a “kickback” if anything >>Read More

Illinois law specifically >>Read More

A medical spa may employ and provide >>Read More

An unlicensed person or entity may >>Read More

Yes, so long as >>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

The IDFPR does not >>Read More

Before a physician may delegate any medical procedure >>Read More

Physicians can hire licensed cosmetologists to >>Read More

A physician is required to >>Read More

Can they see new patients or must a physician do it? >>Read More

A medical spa is considered to be a medical practice. Therefore, in Illinois, >>Read More

Illinois law expressly limits what a medical spa can advertise to the following: >>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

The physician-patient relationship is needed prior to performing medical treatment in a medical spa. The physician-patient relationship arises >>Read More

Informed consent is >>Read More

Physicians should >>Read More

When communicating on social media, a medical spa should always >>Read More

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, (OSHA), is a federal organization >>Read More

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is federal law >>Read More

Yes, the Illinois Personal Information Protection Act complements HIPAA and provides additional protections to consumers. The Act is broader in scope than HIPAA because >>Read More

A DEA registration number is >>Read More

The FDA is a regulatory agency that protects the public health by >>Read More

Generally >>Read More

The term "medical director" implies >>Read More

A physician may delegate these procedures to >>Read More

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