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New York Frequently Asked Medical Aesthetic Legal Questions
The New York 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 >>Read More
Generally, because medical spas >>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
Non-physicians may >>Read More
Can a nurse, physician assistant or nurse practitioner take a commission for administering laser treatments or injectables like Botox?
New York law >>Read More
An unlicensed person or entity may >>Read More
Prescription and nonprescription medicines, drugs, and medical devices are >>Read More
In New York, Botox parties >>Read More
New York considers the firing of lasers>>Read More
In New York there are>>Read More
During any laser or IPL use >>Read More
Registered nurses require >>Read More
A physician is>>Read More
A medical spa is considered to be, >>Read More
New York has>>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 >>Read More
Food, drugs, and medical devices are increasingly being imported >>Read More
The term "medical director" implies >>Read More
Who can legally perform the following treatments: microneedling; lasers/light-emitting devices; dermaplaning; Coolsculpting; permanent makeup?
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
New York law does not >>Read More
Any medical practice that sells retail products should >>Read More
Does a physician have to be physically present while a nurse practitioner is performing services in a medical spa?
Physical presence of a physician is >>Read More
While New York law calls for >>Read More
Can a PA perform cosmetic procedures such as operate lasers, inject Botox, and perform microdermabrasion?
A PA may perform any cosmetic procedure that is within >>Read More
Can an aesthetician, cosmetologist, electrologist or vocational nurses use lasers or intense light devices?
RNs may use lasers for >>Read More
New York law does not >>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