2015 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 19a - Public Health and Well-Being
Chapter 368ll - Miscellaneous Provisions
Section 19a-903c - Medical spas.

CT Gen Stat § 19a-903c (2015) What's This?

(a) For purposes of this section:

(1) “Medical spa” means an establishment in which cosmetic medical procedures are performed, but shall not include, hospitals or other licensed health care facilities; and

(2) “Cosmetic medical procedure” means any procedure performed on a person that is directed at improving the person’s appearance and that does not meaningfully promote the proper function of the body or prevent or treat illness or disease and may include, but is not limited to, cosmetic surgery, hair transplants, cosmetic injections, cosmetic soft tissue fillers, dermaplaning, dermastamping, dermarolling, dermabrasion that removes cells beyond the stratum corneum, chemical peels using modification solutions that exceed thirty per cent concentration with a pH value of lower than 3.0, laser hair removal, laser skin resurfacing, laser treatment of leg veins, sclerotherapy and other laser procedures, intense pulsed light, injection of cosmetic filling agents and neurotoxins and the use of class II medical devices designed to induce deep skin tissue alteration.

(b) Each medical spa shall employ or contract for the services of: (1) A physician licensed pursuant to chapter 370; (2) a physician assistant licensed pursuant to chapter 370; or (3) an advanced practice registered nurse licensed pursuant to chapter 378. Each such physician, physician assistant or advanced practice registered nurse shall: (A) Be actively practicing in the state; and (B) have received education or training from an institution of higher education or professional organization to perform cosmetic medical procedures and have experience performing such procedures. Any cosmetic medical procedure performed at a medical spa shall be performed in accordance with the provisions of this title and title 20, and shall only be performed by such physician, physician assistant or advanced practice registered nurse, or a registered nurse licensed pursuant to chapter 378.

(c) A physician, physician assistant or advanced practice registered nurse who is employed by, or under contract with, the medical spa shall perform an initial in-person physical assessment of each person undergoing a cosmetic medical procedure at the medical spa prior to such procedure being performed.

(d) Each medical spa shall post information, including the names and any specialty areas of any physician, physician assistant, advanced practice registered nurse or registered nurse performing cosmetic medical procedures, in a conspicuous place that is accessible to customers at the medical spa and on any Internet web site maintained by the medical spa. Such information shall also be: (1) Contained in any advertisement by the medical spa or state that such information may be found on the medical spa’s Internet web site and list the address for such Internet web site; and (2) contained in a written notice that is provided to each person before undergoing any cosmetic medical procedure at the medical spa.

(P.A. 14-119, S. 1; P.A. 15-242, S. 19.)

History: P.A. 15-242 amended Subsec. (a)(1) by redefining “medical spa” and amended Subsec. (c) by adding “in-person”.

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