Arizona Medical Laser Laws

Arizona Medical Laser Laws & State Regulations

The information provided is for general education purposes. Please consult with a healthcare attorney for proper legal guidance for all cosmetic laser operation laws and regulations within your designated state. This information is NOT intended to be legal advise or a substitute for legal guidance. This information may be incomplete or outdated. You need to contact a healthcare attorney & State government for most updated information. 

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Arizona Administrative Code
Title 12, Chapter 1, Radiation Regulatory Agency: R12-1-1440. Medical Lasers

https://azdhs.gov/documents/licensing/radiation-regulatory/laser-tech/cosmetic-laser-tech-rules.pdf

Class 3 and Class 4 laser products used in the practice of medicine must have a means for measuring the level of laser radiation within specified range of error and a guard mechanism on the switch to control patient exposure and prevent inadvertent exposure.

Must calibrate a laser according to the manufacturer’s specified calibration procedure, at intervals that do not exceed those specified by the manufacturer.

In a medical facility where several medical disciplines or a number of different practitioners use Class 3b and Class 4 lasers, a Laser Safety Committee must be formed to govern laser activity, establish use criteria, and approve operating procedures.

For Class 3b and Class 4 lasers, a Physician must also establish a written laser safety training program.

 

R12-1-1438. Hair Removal and Other Cosmetic Procedures Using Laser and Intense Pulsed Light

Requires “registration of any medical laser or IPL device that is a Class II surgical device, certified as complying with the labeling standards in 21 CFR 801.109”

Registrant must “ensure that the device is only used by a licensed practitioner or an operator who is working under the direct supervision of a licensed practitioner, or at minimum, an operator who is working under the indirect supervision of a licensed practitioner.”

“Ensure that a licensed practitioner purchases or orders the Class II surgical device that will be used for hair removal procedures.”

A.R.S. R4-16-301 through 303 provides for a Supervising physician to delegate specific Medical procedures to a medical assistant Consistent with the CAAHEP Standards for An Accredited Educational Program for the Medical Assistant.

 

R12-1-1438. Hair Removal and Other Cosmetic Procedures Using Laser and Intense Pulsed Light

A registrant must “not permit an individual to use a medical laser or IPL device for hair removal procedures unless the individual completes an approved operator didactic training program of at least 40 hours duration; is directly supervised for at least 24 hours on the job by a licensed practitioner; and performs or assists in at least 10 hair removal procedures. The individual shall obtain this hands-on experience under the direct supervision of a licensed practitioner

A registrant must ensure that the operator follows written procedure protocols established by a licensed practitioner; ensure that the operator follows any written order issued by a licensed practitioner, which describes the specific site of hair removal; maintain a record of each hair removal procedure protocol , maintain each procedure protocol onsite, and ensure that the protocol contains instructions for the patient concerning follow-up monitoring; design each protocol to promote the exercise of professional judgement by the operator “commensurate with the individual’s education, experience, and training.”; require that a licensed practitioner observe the performance of each operator during actual procedures at intervals that do not exceed six months, maintain a record of the observation, verify that a licensed practitioner is qualified to perform hair removal procedures, and provide radiation safety training.