2013 Summer Newsletter

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Nevada passes truth in advertising legislation based on an AMA model

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Plastic surgeons are not the only physician group that is frustrated by the confusion many patients have regarding the credentials of the health care professional they seek out for help. Nevada is another state alongside Maryland and Texas who have legislated the need for truth in advertising. A recent news release summarizing the new legislation from Nevada is included below. It broadly prohibits deceptive advertising and requires forthright exposure of physician’s credentials to their patients. [read more]

Florida bill seeks to rein in liposuctions

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The following article summarizes changes taking place in Florida to limit liposuction. Florida has called for inspection of offices where liposuction of greater than 1000 cc of effluent is taking place. [read more]

As medical spas evolve, regulations haven’t kept pace

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This article recently ran in the Virginian Pilot. It summarizes that med spas do not have state regulations that govern their operations. The supervision of the med spa is the responsibility of the physician fulfilling that role. As I understand it, the role of the physician/patient relationship has not changed. The physician is responsible for designing a treatment plan and supervising that plan. The injection itself can be provided by another health care personnel within the scope of their professional activities. Nurse practitioners and Physician Assistants have the capacity to order treatments but supervision is still required of the physician. Onsite supervision would be optimal. Below are a copy of the article and the pertinent state regulations. [Read More]

Election

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This fall the slate for the 2014 officers and board members will be sent to your offices. Proposed Bylaw changes will also be made available for review prior to being presented for approval at the fall business meeting. [Read More]

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This article recently ran in the Virginian Pilot. It summarizes that med spas do not have state regulations that govern their operations. The supervision of the med spa is the responsibility of the physician fulfilling that role. As I understand it, the role of the physician/patient relationship has not changed. The physician is responsible for designing a treatment plan and supervising that plan. The injection itself can be provided by another health care personnel within the scope of their professional activities. Nurse practitioners and Physician Assistants have the capacity to order treatments but supervision is still required of the physician. Onsite supervision would be optimal. Below are a copy of the article and the pertinent state regulations. [Read More]

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