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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.

Medical spas were developed to offer certain >>Read More

Generally, only a >>Read More

Unlicensed persons may >>Read More

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

Non-physicians may >>Read More

Non-physicians may >>Read More

An unlicensed person or entity that violates the ban on the corporate practice of medicine >>Read More

Under California law it is considered a “kickback” to offer >>Read More

A medical corporation or a physician may pay its employees >>Read More

In California, a medical spa >>Read More

An unlicensed person or entity may >>Read More

Staff may be compensated via commission for >>Read More

Typically sales tax must be charged for medical treatments like >>Read More

In California, Botox parties >>Read More

The California medical board has very clearly laid out which practitioners may>>Read More

A person who injects Botox for cosmetic purposes is >>Read More

In California >>Read More

A medical assistant (MA) is >>Read More

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In California, medical spas >>Read More

In California, a physician >>Read More

Physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) may >>Read More

A medical spa is considered to be, >>Read More

In California, a medical spa>>Read More

The California legislature recently enacted legislation to>>Read More

In California, medical spas >>Read More

The physician-patient relationship is >>Read More

Informed consent is >>Read More

Physicians should >>Read More

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

OSHA is a federal organization >>Read More

HIPAA is federal law >>Read More

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A DEA registration number is >>Read More

The FDA is a regulatory agency that protects the public health by >>Read More

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The term "medical director" implies >>Read More

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



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