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District of Columbia Frequently Asked Medical Aesthetic Legal Questions
The District of Columbia medical spa legal summary breaks down the laws governing non-invasive medical aesthetics in the state.
Who can own a med spa?
Who can inject Botox and fillers?
Who can fire a laser?
Are Botox parties legal?
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Medical spas were developed to offer certain aesthetic skin care procedures >>Read More
Under District of Columbia law, a med spa may be owned by >>Read More
If I'm not a doctor, can I employ a "Medical Director" to provide medical services for my medical spa?
A business owned by a non-physician >>Read More
As a general rule, non-physicians >>Read More
Can a nurse, physician assistant or nurse practitioner take a commission for administering laser treatments or injectables like Botox?
A nurse, physician assistant (PA), or nurse practitioner (NP) may >>Read More
An unlicensed person or entity may >>Read More
Prescription and non-prescription medicines, drugs, and medical devices furnished >>Read More
District of Columbia law does not >>Read More
In District of Columbia, firing of lasers >>Read More
District of Columbia considers the injection of Botox >>Read More
The level of physician supervision will depend >>Read More
Registered nurses only require >>Read More
A physician is >>Read More
A medical spa is considered to be a >>Read More
While District of Columbia law does not >>Read More
Medical spas are >>Read More
HIPAA allows covered health care providers >>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 always >>Read More
Generally >>Read More
The definition of >>Read More
Who can legally perform the following treatments: microneedling; lasers/light-emitting devices; dermaplaning; Coolsculpting; permanent makeup?
Under District of Columbia law, >>Read More
ADDITIONAL AmSpaPLUS! FAQ
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In District of Columbia, a medical spa may be owned by >>Read More
Medical practices are >>Read More
Any medical practice that sells retail products must >>Read More
Does a physician have to be physically present while a nurse practitioner is performing services in a medical spa?
Physician supervision is >>Read More
Physician supervision >>Read More
Can a PA perform cosmetic procedures such as operate lasers, inject Botox, and perform microdermabrasion?
A PA can perform a cosmetic procedure if >>Read More
Can an aesthetician, cosmetologist, electrologist or vocational nurses use lasers or intense light devices?
Under District of Columbia law, firing of lasers >>Read More
In District of Columbia, microdermabrasion >>Read More
A physician may use a patient photo if >>Read More
May a physician leave a message on a patient’s answering machine? Verify an appointment with a family member or spouse?
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