The Legal Lowdown on Botox Parties

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When it comes to treating clients with injectables, medical spa professionals should make sure they are following the law. Alex R. Thiersch, J.D., founder and director of the American Med Spa Association (AmSpa), says that in New Jersey, only a doctor should perform injectables, while other states don’t want anyone with less training than a registered nurse to perform the procedure. “Check with your practice’s healthcare attorney to make sure that you are up to date with the rules and regulations that dictate who can administer injectables in your state,” says Thiersch.

As for Botox parties, the Nevada legislature recently passed a law that will make the practice illegal. The regulation stipulates that all injections must be performed at a medical facility or a medical aesthetic practice or medical spa. This means that injections cannot be performed in homes, hotels, spas, or salons, which is noteworthy considering the importance of hotels and salons to the economy in Las Vegas. It is not immediately clear if other states will follow suit by adopting similar legislation. However, Nevada is an influential state for medical esthetic issues. Previously, both dentists and doctors in Nevada wanted to corner the market on injectables. In late 2017, the state passed legislation that stated that only physicians could administer injectables.
 

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