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Thursday
Dec182014

Connecticut Passes New Medical Spa Bill Requiring More Medical Oversight

Conneticut has passed new laws for medicals spas that requires all medical spas to employ on staff or by contract a physicain, PA or APRN and that those oversight providers make an assessment before any medical proceedure.

The law also ends some practices like "Botox parties" where there's often a party atmosphere (sometimes including alchol) that can affect consent practices. 

Most medspas already operate according to these types of standards and these measures are actually targeting the king of treatments that are offered in hair salons and day spas.

Here's the law. Link

Connecticut Seal - Medical Spa Bill

Substitute Senate Bill No. 418 | Public Act No. 14-119

AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATIONS CONCERNING MEDICAL SPAS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2014) (a) For purposes of this section:

(1) "Medical spa" means an establishment in which cosmetic medical procedures are performed; and

(2) "Cosmetic medical procedure" means any procedure performed on a person that is directed at improving the person's appearance and that does not meaningfully promote the proper function of the body or prevent or treat illness or disease and may include, but is not limited to, cosmetic surgery, hair transplants, cosmetic injections, cosmetic soft tissue fillers, dermaplaning, dermastamping, dermarolling, dermabrasion that removes cells beyond the stratum corneum, chemical peels using modification solutions that exceed thirty per cent concentration with a pH value of lower than 3. 0, laser hair removal, laser skin resurfacing, laser treatment of leg veins, sclerotherapy and other laser procedures, intense pulsed light, injection of cosmetic filling agents and neurotoxins and the use of class II medical devices designed to induce deep skin tissue alteration.

(b) Each medical spa shall employ or contract for the services of: (1) A physician licensed pursuant to chapter 370 of the general statutes; (2) a physician assistant licensed pursuant to chapter 370 of the general statutes; or (3) an advanced practice registered nurse licensed pursuant to chapter 378 of the general statutes. Each such physician, physician assistant or advanced practice registered nurse shall: (A) Be actively practicing in the state; and (B) have received education or training from an institution of higher education or professional organization to perform cosmetic medical procedures and have experience performing such procedures. Any cosmetic medical procedure performed at a medical spa shall be performed in accordance with the provisions of titles 19a and 20 of the general statutes, and shall only be performed by such physician, physician assistant or advanced practice registered nurse, or a registered nurse licensed pursuant to chapter 378 of the general statutes.

(c) A physician, physician assistant or advanced practice registered nurse who is employed by, or under contract with, the medical spa shall perform an initial physical assessment of each person undergoing a cosmetic medical procedure at the medical spa prior to such procedure being performed.

(d) Each medical spa shall post information, including the names and any specialty areas of any physician, physician assistant, advanced practice registered nurse or registered nurse performing cosmetic medical procedures, in a conspicuous place that is accessible to customers at the medical spa and on any Internet web site maintained by the medical spa. Such information shall also be: (1) Contained in any advertisement by the medical spa or state that such information may be found on the medical spa's Internet web site and list the address for such Internet web site; and (2) contained in a written notice that is provided to each person before undergoing any cosmetic medical procedure at the medical spa.

Reader Comments (2)

Hi I have a question about IPL machine. Anyone ever heard of Dermaflash Sx by MEDOP USA? I am looking to get a few treatments for rosacea and dark spots and the place near me uses this machine. I would appreciate any feedback. Thank you!!!!

I am looking to get a few laser treatments for rosacea and dark spots. The place nearest to my house uses Dermoflash Sx machine by MedOp USA. Does anyone have any experience with this machine? I would be most grateful for feedback.

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