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Arkansas Frequently Asked Aesthetic Legal Questions

The Arkansas medical spa legal summary breaks down the laws governing non-invasive medical aesthetics in the state.

Who can own a med spa? Who can inject Botox? Who can fire a laser? Are Botox parties legal?

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Under the Arkansas Medical Corporation Act, a medical spa, or any entity that provides medical treatment, must be owned and operated only by>>Read More

Under the Arkansas Medical Corporation Act, one or more persons licensed under the Act may associate to form a medical corporation. A typical scenario of illegal med spa ownership occurs when>>Read More

The medical corporation (or physician) can pay its employees, like nurses and estheticians,>>Read More

A "proper practitioner-patient relationship” must be created before the issuance of a prescription or treatment is performed or delegated. The State of Arkansas requires>>Read More

Physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) or other advanced practice nurses have a higher level of training. PAs and NPs can perform >>Read More

Under the Arkansas Medical Practices Act, physicians>>Read More

First, Arkansas guidelines require that the physician be>>Read More

Pursuant to the Arkansas State Board of Medicine, the use of medical lasers, for therapeutic or cosmetic purposes, constitutes the practice of medicine and can only be performed by>>Read More

Pursuant to the Medical Practices Act, Ark. Code Ann. §17-95-202, the use of medical lasers on human beings, for therapeutic or cosmetic purposes, constitutes the practice of medicine. As explained above, the Arkansas Medical Practices Act does permit >>Read More

Injections of any kind are considered the practice of medicine and therefore must be performed by >>Read More

In Arkansas, only a licensed>>Read More

In Arkansas, the medical director of a medical spa must be a licensed>>Read More

It depends. In Arkansas a licensed dentist may administer Botox and other injectable fillers to>>Read More

Again, it depends. In Arkansas, the use of lasers for cosmetic or medical procedures (i.e. laser hair removal and laser skin rejuvenation) is considered to be the practice of medicine>>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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