New Guidelines for Non-surgical Medical Practices (Medical Spas) released by the American Med Spa Association (AmSpa) are designed to help medical aesthetic practices—and the medical aesthetic industry at large—establish and maintain a culture of safety and compliance, the Association says. In conjunction with the release of these guidelines, AmSpa will host a remote informational meeting on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at 6 pm CDT.
During the meeting, Alex Thiersch, JD, CEO and founder of AmSpa, and others involved in drafting the guidelines will answer attendees’ questions about them.
The Guidelines for Non-surgical Medical Practices (Medical Spas) cover a wide variety of topics, including:
- The provision of medical treatment;
- Medical directors, protocols and training;
- Initial examination, diagnosis and treatment plan;
- Provision of medical services, delegation and supervision;
- Restrictions of certain medical treatments and providers;
- Ownership and compensation; and
- Advertising, marketing and social media.
In addition, each article includes commentary from the authors in order to further clarify their intentions.
“These guidelines were developed in conjunction with medical spa owners, physicians, attorneys and a variety of practitioners, including plastic surgeons, dermatologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, aestheticians… you name it,” says Mr. Thiersch. “The goal of the practice guidelines is to create a unified, consistent set of guidelines that medical aesthetic practices can follow in order to ensure they are operating in a compliant manner. AmSpa is very excited about these guidelines, and I truly believe they will go a long way toward unifying the industry.”
Registration is open to anyone who wishes to attend. Questions or concerns about the guidelines may be submitted until by noon CDT on Wednesday, September 23, so they can be addressed during the meeting.