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Does a Medical Spa Have to Be Part of a Doctor's Office?
Do they have to have a medical license?
2 Doctor Answers | Asked by anon
Medical Spas are run and owned as businesses
Many medical spas in California are not actually part of a doctor's office. The are owned and operated as businesses and not by physicians. They attempt to circumvent the laws of California by hiring a "Medical Director" who could be "overseeing" medi spas all over the State. This is considered the "corporate practice of medicine" and is illegal. I have found that most of these medi spas are actually run by a non-physician medical providers such as nurses or...
Dr. Reichner has provided an excellent answer. Regulations vary by state. Some medical spas are within Doctor's offices, adjacent to them., in the same town, or in a distant state. Some spas are run by corporations and hire medical directors. It really does differ and you should inquire in each circumstance.