Iowa 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 This information may be incomplete or outdated.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.
Iowa Board of Medicine Report from the Ad Hoc Committee on the Use of Lasers, Intense Pulsed Light Devices, and Radio-Frequency Devices
The Board established an Ad Hoc Committee on the Use of Lasers, Intense Pulsed Light Devices, and Radio-Frequency Devices. The Committee issued a report that was accepted in April 2006.
The Committee concluded that the regulation of lasers and associated devices is a very complex issue, involving a broad range of changing technologies and significant scope of practice implications. However, unregulated widespread use of these devices is an increasing public safety concern. Concerns regarding safety risks for these devices vary significantly. In addition to safety risks, there are concerns regarding the efficacy of the services offered, including fraudulent practices. Choosing a qualified healthcare provider to provide medical treatment with lasers or associated devices is an important decision. The public should consider all of the issues discussed above before choosing a provider. Report from the Ad Hoc Committee on the Use of Lasers, Intense Pulsed Light Devices, and Radio-Frequency Devices