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Pennsylvania Frequently Asked Questions


The Pennsylvania 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.


AmSpa Basic FAQ


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Medical spas were developed to offer certain >>Read More

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

In Pennsylvania, non-physicians >>Read More

A physician, nurse, PA, or NP >>Read More

An unlicensed person or entity may >>Read More

Prescription and nonprescription medicines, drugs, and medical devices are >>Read More

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The injection of Botox and other injectables is>>Read More

"Whether the physician must be on-site depends upon >>Read More

Registered nurses only require general oversight when >>Read More

When prescribing, administering or dispensing drugs>>Read More

A medical spa is >>Read More

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In Pennsylvania, medical spas are >>Read More

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

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

The term "medical director" implies >>Read More

Microneedling, laser or intense pulse light devices >>Read More


ADDITIONAL AmSpaPLUS! FAQ


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

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

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

Physical presence of a physician is >>Read More

A supervising physician's physical presence is >>Read More

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

Non-physician use of lasers or intense light devices is >>Read More

Under Pennsylvania law, the scope of practice for >>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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