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Washington Summary of State Laws & Regulations

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.

The injection of Botox, fillers, and laser treatments are statutorily defined as the practice of medicine. Washington common law>>Read More

Employment of a physician as a medical director where a non-physician runs the medical spa in its entirety is>>Read More

Washington law>>Read More

A physician or>>Read More

See answers below for specific delegations allowed for>>Read More

See answers below for specific delegations allowed for>>Read More

Certain conditions must be met and>>Read More

Under Washington law, the use of laser, light radio frequency and plasma devices ("LLRP” devices) is the practice of medicine. See RCW 18.71.011; WAC 246-919-605. Properly trained>>Read More

Yes, but with>>Read More

Properly trained physicians and>>Read More

An esthetician>>Read More

Recently, the Washington Dental Quality Assurance Commission obtained verbal approval, during a public commission meeting, to allow general dentists to>>Read More

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