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State-by-State Medical Aesthetic Laws and Regulations

What is a Legal Summary?

AmSpa's legal summaries allow you to quickly reference the laws governing medical spas in your state. They are a list of commonly asked questions researched and prepared for easy use by a team of skilled lawyers at ByrdAdatto Law Firm. ByrdAdatto also offers one free consultation to our members to help guide you with your aesthetic business.

Membership with AmSpa allows for access to one state legal summary. If you are interested in more than one state, please reach out to us directly or call (312) 981-0993. AmSpa Basic summaries answer up to 60 legal questions, while AmSpa Plus summaries answer up to 80 legal questions. You can see these questions outlined below:





AmSpa Plus Legal Summary


Become a member to see answers to over 80 medical aesthetic legal questions including, but not limited to, these frequently asked questions.

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AmSpa Plus Exclusive Legal Questions
80+ Questions Including:
  • What type of entity may own a medical spa?
  • Can medical spas sell retail products i.e. skin creams?
  • Do medical spas have to charge sales tax on retail products?
  • Does a physician have to be physically present while a nurse practitioner is performing services in a medical spa?
  • Do physicians have to be physically present when a PA is performing services in a medical spa?
  • Can a PA perform cosmetic procedures such as operate lasers, inject Botox, and perform microdermabrasion?
  • Can an aesthetician, cosmetologist, electrologist or vocational nurses use lasers or intense light devices?
  • Who can perform microdermabrasion?
  • Can a physician use a picture album containing patient photos?
  • May a physician leave a message on a patient’s answering machine? Verify an appointment with a family member or spouse?
  • Are lasers subject to OSHA requirements?
  • What administrative requirements are provided in the HIPAA Security and Privacy Rules?

AmSpa Basic Legal Summary


Become a member to see answers to over 60 medical aesthetic legal questions including, but not limited to, these frequently asked questions.

Not an AmSpa Basic member? Become a member today!

Basic Questions (Included in the Plus Summary)
65+ Questions Including:
  • Which procedures at medical spas constitute medical treatment?
  • Who can own a medical spa?
  • If I'm not a doctor, can I employ a "Medical Director" to provide medical services for my medical spa?
  • If I'm not a doctor can I share in the profits of a medical spa?
  • Can a nurse, physician assistant or nurse practitioner take a commission for administering laser treatments or injectables like Botox?
  • Do I have to be a doctor to own medical spa equipment, like lasers, or real estate?
  • Do I need to charge sales tax on procedures like Botox?
  • Are Botox parties legal?
  • Who can legally fire a laser under this state's law?
  • Who can legally inject Botox under this state's law?
  • Does a physician need to be on site during laser and intense pulse light (IPL) devices?
  • What kind of physician supervision is needed for a registered nurse (RN) in a medical spa?
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Don't See Your Question Above?

Along with the state legal summary, AmSpa members receive one free consultation with the ByrdAdatto law firm. During your consultation, an attorney can help to diagnose any legal compliance issues you may be facing and potentially address some more specific questions depending on their complexity. Click here to learn more about the ByrdAdatto law firm.


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