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Who can own a medical spa?

In Indiana, if the word "medical” appears in the medical spa corporation’s name, then

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Can a nurse, esthetician, Physician Assistant (PA) or Nurse Practitioner (NP) own a med spa by employing a medical director?

As mentioned above, a medical spa may be owned by

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Can a nurse, esthetician, PA or NP take a commission for administering laser treatments or injectables like Botox?

Indiana law prohibits licensed

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Does a physician have to examine every new patient before the patient is treated?

Indiana requires licensed physicians to

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What about Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners – can they see new patients or must it always be a physician?

As described above, PAs and NPs are permitted to

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Can physicians delegate medical tasks and duties to non-physicians?

Physicians may delegate particular acts, duties, or functions that are

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Does a physician have to be present at the med spa at all times?

It depends on the circumstances.

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Who can perform laser treatments?

In Indiana, laser treatments constitute the practice of medicine. Surgical operations, as defined in Indiana law,

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Can Estheticians Perform Laser Treatments?

In general, estheticians may not perform laser treatments since laser treatments constitute the practice of medicine. However, it is permissible

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Botox and other Injectable Fillers: Who can inject?

Botox and injectable fillers may be characterized as a penetration of the skin for cure, relief, or intended palliation, and may constitute the practice of medicine. If so, only

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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 contained on this site is for general reference only. 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.

Summary updated June 2014

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