Medical spas in Connecticut that offer cosmetic medical procedures must have an acting medical director who is a state-licensed physician. Bill SB-1067, which goes into effect on October 1, 2013, was passed by the state’s legislature on June 5, 2013. It states that any medical spa that offers procedures defined under the state’s sales tax laws as “cosmetic medical procedures” employ or contract with a medical director. An MD, PA, APRN or RN may perform the procedures. If a PA, APRN or RN is performing the treatment, he or she must be acting under a physician’s supervision and control. In addition, the facility must post notice of the name and specialty of the medical director, and he or she must perform an initial physical assessment of the patient before the procedure is performed. Violators are subject to fines of up to $500 per day while the violation continues.
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