How will the AmSpa bill affect your business?⁠

by | Oct 27, 2020 | Leadership, Operations | 0 comments

How will the AmSpa bill affect your business?⁠ ⁠

There is quite a buzz going on inside the aesthetic industry right now…⁠ ⁠

The American Medspa Association (AmSpa) has drafted a new bill for the Texas 2021 legislation session. According to AmSpa, “The continued success and public support for the medical aesthetic industry hinges on having high-quality medical practices that comply with all federal, state and local laws.”⁠ ⁠

Therefore, AmSpa has developed national practice guidelines that are likely to be filed this November. AmSpa hopes to pass the bill in Texas first, eventually passing the legislation in all 50 states. While the exact bill that AmSpa is introducing hasn’t been made available, you can find a draft of the proposed bill on my website:⁠ ⁠

This legislation will affect the operations, ownership, and laws concerning Medical Spa owners. The new regulations would require medspas to be Physician Owned and will define medspas as medical practices. In turn, this would require medspas to adhere to stricter corporate practices of medical doctrine, rather than being regulated on a state medical board basis. ⁠ ⁠

The new regulations would also significantly impact the delegation and on-site requirements of aesthetic services currently. Many of the proposed rules would require physicians to be on-site for all procedures. Ablative lasers procedures could only be performed by an RN or above unless a physician was directly supervising. The same holds for Non-Ablative Lasers, Light Treatments, and Energy Device Treatments.⁠ ⁠

Procedures such as Microneedling would operate under the current supervision regulations for anyone who is a practicing RN or above. However, anyone who is not an RN (such as medical assistants, estheticians or LPN) would no longer be allowed to perform these procedures unless a physician was on-site. ⁠ ⁠

There is a lot of controversy surrounding whether or not this legislation in Texas should be passed and potentially extended to the other 49 states. I’m curious to know your thoughts. Do you believe this bill should pass? Tell me in the comments!⁠

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