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Massachusetts Summary of State Laws & Regulations

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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.

Medical spas were developed to offer certain >>Read More

"Under Massachusetts law, a licensed>>Read More

Massachusetts law requires that a>>Read More

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

Non-physicians (including MSOs) may make money from a medical spa through >>Read More

An unlicensed person or entity that violates the ban on the corporate practice of medicine>>Read More

Under Massachusetts law it is considered a “kickback” if >>Read More

A physician, nurse, physician assistant (PA), or nurse practitioner (NP) may be >>Read More

A medical spa may >>Read More

An unlicensed person or entity may own >>Read More

As long as the retail products are not >>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

A medical assistant (MA) is >>Read More

"While some procedures do require supervision, registered nurses in Massachusetts are >>Read More

"Medical spas can hire licensed>>Read More

A physician is required to perform an>>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

The physician-patient relationship is >>Read More

Informed consent from a patient is premised on the belief that a patient >>Read More

HIPAA allows covered health care providers>>Read More

When communicating on social media, a medical spa should >>Read More

OSHA is a federal organization >>Read More

HIPAA is federal law >>Read More

Massachusetts' statutes contain a set>>Read More

A DEA registration number is >>Read More

The FDA is a regulatory agency that protects >>Read More

While food, drugs, and medical devices are increasingly being >>Read More

The term "medical director" implies >>Read More

""Micro needling, intense pulse light devices, dermabrasion >>Read More



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