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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.

Effective July 1, 2014, House Bill 1896 is codified under Tenn. Code Ann. 63-1-152 and called the "Tennessee Patient Safety Cosmetic Medical Procedures Act.” In Tennessee, a medical spa is defined as "any entity, however named or organized, which offers or performs cosmetic medical services; >>Read More

The new law does not expressly limit who can own a medical spa; however, the conditions >>Read More

Tennessee, like many other states, does >>Read More

As written, the new law in Tennessee does >>Read More

The new law does not prohibit delegating duties. However, no duties should be delegated >>Read More

On March 20, 2013, the Board of Medical Examiners in a letter to Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam addressed the issue of whether the new law should encompass "direct” or "indirect” supervision by the supervising physician. The Tennessee legislature did >>Read More

Under Tennessee law a licensed >>Read More

The new law does not prohibit aestheticians from providing such services. However, as shown above, Tennessee law appears to encompass laser treatments as >>Read More

According to the Attorney General for Tennessee, a doctor practicing medicine, dentist, or a >>Read More






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