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Massachusetts Frequently Asked Questions


The Massachusetts medical spa legal summary breaks down the laws governing non-invasive medical aesthetics in the state.

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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.


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Medical spas were developed to offer certain >>Read More

"Under Massachusetts law, a licensed>>Read More

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

Non-physicians may be able to share in the revenues of a medical spa through >>Read More

A physician, nurse, physician assistant (PA), or nurse practitioner (NP) may be >>Read More

An unlicensed person or entity may own >>Read More

The Massachusetts Department of Revenue has >>Read More

While Botox parties are not illegal, they are>>Read More

"The use of a laser in Massachusetts is considered to be a>>Read More

"A person who injects Botox for cosmetic purposes is>>Read More

"Massachusetts does not>>Read More

"While some procedures do require supervision, registered nurses in Massachusetts are >>Read More

A physician is required to perform an>>Read More

A medical spa is considered to be a >>Read More

As long as the advertisements are>>Read More

Although Massachusetts has yet to explicitly address>>Read More

"Medical spas are medical practices >>Read More

HIPAA allows covered health care providers>>Read More

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

While food, drugs, and medical devices are increasingly being >>Read More

The term "medical director" implies >>Read More

""Micro needling, intense pulse light devices, dermabrasion >>Read More


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Any type of entity that is permitted to >>Read More

The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine (Board) says that >>Read More

Any medical practice that sells retail products should >>Read More

Due to their advanced training, NPs are >>Read More

Physician supervision >>Read More

A PA can perform a cosmetic procedure if  >>Read More

The use of a laser in Massachusetts is >>Read More

Under Massachusetts law, microdermabrasion >>Read More

A physician may use a patient photo if >>Read More

When leaving a message on the patient's answering machine, the physician should >>Read More

OSHA requires: (1) lasers to be >>Read More

A med spa or physician covered by HIPAA must >>Read More

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