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Washington Frequently Asked Aesthetic Legal Questions
The Washington medical spa legal summary breaks down the laws governing non-invasive medical aesthetics in the state.
Medical spas were developed to offer certain>>Read More
Generally, only a physician, or a>>Read More
If I’m not a doctor, can I employ a “medical director” to provide medical services for my medical spa?
If a non-professional business owned by>>Read More
As a general rule, non-physicians may>>Read More
Can a nurse, physician assistant or nurse practitioner take a commission for administering laser treatments or injectables like Botox?
An unlicensed person or entity may>>Read More
Prescription and nonprescription medicines, drugs>>Read More
Washington law does not>>Read More
In Washington, firing of lasers is>>Read More
In Washington, injection of Botox is>>Read More
Nurse practitioners, being independent practitioners, do>>Read More
Registered nurses only require>>Read More
Because in Washington most treatments at a medical spa are>>Read More
What about nurse practitioners and physician assistants? Can they see new patients or must a physician do it?
Nurse practitioners being independent>>Read More
When is a physician-patient relationship needed? How is it established? Is a physician-patient relationship established by a consultation?
The physician-patient relationship is an>>Read More
A medical spa is considered to be>>Read More
While Washington 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>>Read More
While food, drugs and medical devices>>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?
Because Washington's practice of medicine definition>>Read More
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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