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Is Your Medical Spa Legally Compliant?

Launching a medical aesthetic office can be an incredibly challenging, but ultimately rewarding, venture. Before opening the doors to your practice, there are several key factors to consider, including but not limited to: market characteristics, population statistics, competition, potential resources, and personal drive.

Think you are immune from a medical spa crackdown? Think again.

Law enforcement and medical boards penalize medical spas with increasing frequency. Fines, medical license suspensions, and even arrests work to protect patients from medical spas operating outside of the law.

While you may think that your medical spa is fully compliant with the law, you may be surprised to learn that you’re missing crucial, legally required documents in your aesthetics practice. Not having these documents ready to present to a medical board inspector upon request could lead to legal penalties including:

  • $50,000-100,000 fines

  • Medical license suspension

  • Forced closure of your practice


If an inspector from the medical board arrives in your practice, they may request one or more of the following documents, which must be on site 24/7:

  1. Licenses to practice for every single provider

  2. Legal agreements between the medical director(s) and all extender providers

  3. Standard operating procedures (SOPs) for all treatments you offer in your practice

  4. SOPs and scope of practice for all providers, whether contracted or employed by your medical spa

If you’re missing one or more of these, your best hope is to incur a fine of $50,000-100,000. Worst case scenarios include suspension of a medical license and/or forced closure of your practice.


If your medical spa is missing any of this crucial documents, you are operating outside of the law and are at risk for fines and other legal action. How do you go about having these documents quickly and without going through the expense of an attorney?

I have put together a series of Standard Operating Procedures and Scope of Practice documents that many medical spas do not have in their practices. These documents already contain all of the necessary legal protections. They are customizable and easy-to-modify digital files you can save on your computer and use over and over again, if necessary.

You can purchase and download a single document, or a document bundle that includes all of the treatments, all of the legal forms, or the entire collection of treatment and legal SOPs.

Download one or more of the forms you need and receive a complimentary 30-minute legal consultation with a law office specializing in aesthetic medical law, further ensuring you are fully compliant with both US law and the laws governing your state.


Treatment SOPs, which are required to be on site for patient safety, provider compliance, and other legal purposes, include, but are not limited to:

  • Injectables

  • Microneedling

  • Lasers

  • Body contouring

  • Vaginal rejuvenation

Legal SOPs, designed to protect medical directors, extender providers, and ensure patient safety, include:

  • Laser safety

  • Medication administration

  • Authorization to perform procedures

  • Agreement between MDs and extenders

  • Scope of Practice for Nurse Practitioners

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