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Massachusetts Frequently Asked Questions
The Massachusetts medical spa legal summary breaks down the laws governing non-invasive medical aesthetics in the state.
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Medical spas were developed to offer certain >>Read More
"Under Massachusetts law, a licensed>>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 entity owned by non-physicians employs a medical director >>Read More
Non-physicians may be able to share in the revenues of a medical spa through >>Read More
Can a nurse, physician assistant or nurse practitioner take a commission for administering laser treatments or injectables like Botox?
A physician, nurse, physician assistant (PA), or nurse practitioner (NP) may be >>Read More
An unlicensed person or entity may own >>Read More
The Massachusetts Department of Revenue has >>Read More
While Botox parties are not illegal, they are>>Read More
"The use of a laser in Massachusetts is considered to be a>>Read More
"A person who injects Botox for cosmetic purposes is>>Read More
"Massachusetts does not>>Read More
"While some procedures do require supervision, registered nurses in Massachusetts are >>Read More
A physician is required to perform an>>Read More
A medical spa is considered to be a >>Read More
As long as the advertisements are>>Read More
Although Massachusetts has yet to explicitly address>>Read More
"Medical spas are medical practices >>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 are increasingly being >>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?
""Micro needling, intense pulse light devices, dermabrasion >>Read More
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Any type of entity that is permitted to >>Read More
The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine (Board) says that >>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?
Due to their advanced training, NPs are >>Read More
Physician supervision >>Read More
Can a PA perform cosmetic procedures such as operate lasers, inject Botox, and perform microdermabrasion?
A PA can perform a cosmetic procedure if >>Read More
Can an aesthetician, cosmetologist, electrologist or vocational nurses use lasers or intense light devices?
The use of a laser in Massachusetts is >>Read More
Under Massachusetts law, microdermabrasion >>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