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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Because certain medical services in the cosmetic or aesthetic field constitute the practice of medicine, a licensed physician must perform or properly delegate the performance of such services. However, a medical spa does>>Read More

If a medical spa is owned by a >>Read More

In Colorado, the answer to this question depends upon who is performing the service. Colorado law would >>Read More

"Medical-Aesthetic Services” that are considered to be the practice of medicine include, but are not limited to>>Read More

A Medical-Aesthetic Service can be delegated if it is>>Read More

A delegatee is the provider of Medical-Aesthetic Services who has>>Read More

A physician cannot delegate medical services to any person who is otherwise>>Read More

Written Agreement Requirement. A delegating physician and delegatee must have a written agreement documenting and detailing their relationship. This agreement must be available to the public at the site where the delegated services are performed. As well as >>Read More

Physician performance of an initial consultation with the patient is>>Read More

When delegating Medical-Aesthetic Services, the delegating physician must>>Read More

While Physician Assistants (PAs) and Nurse Practitioners (NPs) or other>>Read More

A physician must be on the premises and readily available to provide adequate personal and responsible direction and supervision. However,>>Read More

The use of lasers constitutes the practice of medicine. More specifically, the Colorado Medical Board has stated that>>Read More

While Colorado law does not directly>>Read More

The performance of injections of Botox, Collagen, Restylane or any other substance injected for a primarily cosmetic purpose are considered the practice of medicine and therefore must be performed by>>Read More

The use of electrolysis devices which are identified by the FDA as Class I devices does>>Read More

Whether a chemical peel requires physician supervision depends on>>Read More

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